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Mohawk Industries (MHK) Increased in Q1 Despite a Challenging Macro Backdrop

Ariel Investments, an investment management company, released its “Ariel Fund” first-quarter 2024 investor letter. A copy of the same can be downloaded here. US equities exceeded expectations in the first quarter of 2024. The market was driven by optimism and strong market sentiment. The fund appreciated +6.41% in the quarter against this backdrop, outperforming the Russell 2500 Value Index’s +6.07% gain however, slightly trailing the Russell 2500 Index's +6.92% return. In addition, you can check the top 5 holdings of the fund to know its best picks in 2024.

Ariel Fund highlighted stocks like Mohawk Industries, Inc. (NYSE:MHK), in the first quarter 2024 investor letter. Mohawk Industries, Inc. (NYSE:MHK) designs and manufactures flooring products. The one-month return of Mohawk Industries, Inc. (NYSE:MHK) was -3.21%, and its shares gained 21.63% of their value over the last 52 weeks. On June 6, 2024, Mohawk Industries, Inc. (NYSE:MHK) stock closed at $115.97 per share with a market capitalization of $7.406 billion.

Ariel Fund stated the following regarding Mohawk Industries, Inc. (NYSE:MHK) in its first quarter 2024 investor letter:

"Manufacturer and distributor of floorcovering products, Mohawk Industries, Inc. (NYSE:MHK) also increased during the quarter. Although consumer demand and pricing remains muted due to a challenging macro backdrop, cost savings and productivity initiatives, along with lower input costs more than offset these difficulties. In our view, MHK’s healthy balance sheet and success managing through economic cycles position the company to benefit from long-term growth in residential remodeling, new home construction and commercial projects. At current levels, MHK is trading at a compelling discount to our estimate of private market value."

An aerial view of a house filled with beautiful flooring products.

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Mohawk Industries, Inc. (NYSE:MHK) is not on our list of 31 Most Popular Stocks Among Hedge Funds. As per our database, 41 hedge fund portfolios held Mohawk Industries, Inc. (NYSE:MHK) at the end of the first quarter which was 40 in the previous quarter. The net sales of Mohawk Industries, Inc. (NYSE:MHK) for the quarter were $2.7 billion, which represents a 4.5% decrease compared to last year. While we acknowledge the potential of Mohawk Industries, Inc. (NYSE:MHK) as an investment, our conviction lies in the belief that AI stocks hold greater promise for delivering higher returns, and doing so within a shorter timeframe. If you are looking for an AI stock that is as promising as NVIDIA but that trades at less than 5 times its earnings, check out our report about the cheapest AI stock.

In another article, we discussed Mohawk Industries, Inc. (NYSE:MHK) and shared the list of best land and timber stocks to invest in. In addition, please check out our hedge fund investor letters Q1 2024 page for more investor letters from hedge funds and other leading investors.

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Disclosure: None. This article is originally published at Insider Monkey.