Much of Ark Investment Management CEO Cathie Wood’s trading in recent weeks has consisted of buying beaten-down technology stocks.
That was worth about $218,500 as of Tuesday’s close and $221,300 in recent trading.
Wood also continued to unload data-mining company Palantir Technologies (PLTR) . Ark funds shed 298 shares. That was worth $3,630 as of Tuesday’s close and $3,558 in recent trading.
Of the Ark funds that sold Palantir, ARK Autonomous Technology & Robotics ETF (ARKQ) has only 100 shares left, Ark Next Generation ETF has only 50 shares left and Ark Space Exploration & Innovation ETF (ARKX) has just 50 shares remaining as well.
On Feb. 19, Ark offered this commentary about Palantir. “Shares of Palantir fell nearly 16% on Thursday [Feb. 17] after the company reported fourth-quarter earnings,” Ark said.
“While surpassing revenue expectations with 34% year-over-year growth thanks to success in U.S. commercial, Palantir reported a significant deceleration in growth in the larger government division, suggesting perhaps a change in government procurement behavior," she said.
“Palantir provides software platforms that facilitate data analysis, organization, and storage in the public and private sectors.”
The company was co-founded by tech-venture-capital titan Peter Thiel.
As for Etsy, Morningstar analyst Sean Dunlop likes it. He puts fair value for the stock at $221, up from its recent quote of $159.82.
“Etsy has carved out an interesting competitive niche, jockeying for e-commerce wallet share across a variety of heterogeneous verticals in the long tail of unbranded products,” he wrote in a commentary last month.
Dunlop said that moving forward, they expect Etsy to:
· “Continue to add unique inventory (recently onboarding a number of Indian sellers);
· “To expand its burgeoning international operations (44% of fourth-quarter gross merchandise volume);
· “To continue to improve search functionality;
· “To expand its suite of seller tools and advertising options, while periodically targeting competitively advantaged tuck-in acquisitions that offer exposure to similarly differentiated end markets."