NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Following significant pullback, this is a good time for investors to pick up shares of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR - Get Report) and Apollo Management, LLC (APO - Get Report), according to Oppenheimer analyst Chris Kotowski.
Shares of KKR closed at $18.30 Wednesday, down 14% from their recent intraday high of $21.33 on April 26. APO closed at $22.64 Wednesday, down 18% from their intraday high of $27.50 on May 7.
In a note to clients late on Wednesday, Kotowski wrote that "we can't find any news to account for the declines," and that the stocks were likely down for two "bad" reasons. First, "yield stocks are out of favor," he wrote, and second, "APO's CEO was quoted at a conference saying that they were 'selling everything that isn't nailed down.'"
"No. 1 is a bad reason because while the private equity (PE)-oriented asset managers do in fact have good yields, they are primarily equity, not fixed-income, vehicles. No. 2 is a bad reason because selling things is how they realize revenues," Kotowski wrote."We think the stocks are attractive valued at roughly 7x