Is ServiceNow (NOW) A Smart Long-Term Buy?
ClearBridge Investments, an investment management firm, published its “Select Strategy” third quarter 2021 investor letter – a copy of which can be downloaded here. The ClearBridge Select Strategy underperformed its Russell 3000 Index benchmark in the third quarter. On an absolute basis, the Strategy had gains in four of the 10 sectors in which it was invested during the quarter (out of 11 sectors total). The IT and real estate sectors were the primary contributors to performance while the communication services and consumer discretionary sectors were the main detractors. You can take a look at the fund’s top 5 holdings to have an idea about their best picks for 2021.
ClearBridge Select Strategy, in its Q3 2021 investor letter, mentioned ServiceNow, Inc. (NYSE: NOW) and discussed its stance on the firm. ServiceNow, Inc. is a Santa Clara, California-based software company with a $114.2 billion market capitalization. NOW delivered a -11.57% return since the beginning of the year, while its 12-month returns are up by 8.38%. The stock closed at $574.04 per share on January 06, 2022.
Here is what ClearBridge Select Strategy has to say about ServiceNow, Inc. in its Q3 2021 investor letter:
“Offsetting the consumer slowdown, the Strategy benefited from resilience among its disruptive IT and communications holdings serving the enterprise market. ServiceNow is also a strong performer in helping businesses streamline their workflows and enhance customer relationships and marketing.”
Based on our calculations, ServiceNow, Inc. (NYSE: NOW) was not able to clinch a spot in our list of the 30 Most Popular Stocks Among Hedge Funds. NOW was in 87 hedge fund portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2021, compared to 91 funds in the previous quarter. ServiceNow, Inc. (NYSE: NOW) delivered a -7.05% return in the past 3 months.
In December 2021, we also shared another hedge fund’s views on NOW in another article. You can find more than 100 investor letters from hedge funds and prominent investors on our hedge fund investor letters 2021 Q3 page.
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