ARK Invest, the asset management firm founded by Catherine Wood (Trades, Portfolio), disclosed this week that it boosted its positions in Beam Therapeutics Inc. (BEAM, Financial) and Berkley Lights Inc. (BLI, Financial) and trimmed its holding in HUYA Inc. (HUYA, Financial) in May, according to GuruFocus Real-Time Picks, a Premium feature of the website.
According to its website, the New York-based firm seeks to deliver long-term growth by investing in the stock of public companies that have the potential to benefit from disruptive innovation categories such as artificial intelligence, robotics, energy storage, DNA sequencing and blockchain technology.
The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biotech company produces genetic medicines based on its base-editing technology. According to GuruFocus, Beam Therapeutics’ cash-to-debt ratio of 3.69 and debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32 underperform more than 66% of global competitors.
The Emeryville, California-based biotech company focuses on the acceleration of development and commercialization of biotherapeutics and other cell-based products. GuruFocus ranks the company’s financial strength 6 out of 10 on the heels of a double-digit Altman Z-score despite cash-to-debt and debt-to-equity ratios underperforming more than 60% of global competitors.
The firm sold 5,554,468 shares of HUYA (HUYA, Financial), slashing the position 50.55% and the equity portfolio 0.17%. Shares traded around $15.30 on May 28; the stock is significantly undervalued based on Thursday’s price-to-GF-Value ratio of 0.50.
GuruFocus ranks the Guangzhou, China-based media company’s financial strength 7 out of 10 on several positive investing signs, which include a high Piotroski F-score of 7 and cash-to-debt and debt-to-equity ratios outperforming more than 90% of global competitors.
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