Unfavorable Pricing Environment Dragged Allegiant Travel Company (ALGT)


Diamond Hill Capital, an investment management company, released its “Small Cap Fund” third-quarter 2023 investor letter. A copy of the same can be downloaded here. During Q3 2023, US stocks fell by 3%, bringing YTD gains to around 12% as measured by the Russell 3000 Index. The portfolio trailed the Russell 2000 Index in Q3 and returned -5.62% bringing the YTD returns to 6.70%. Relative weakness in consumer discretionary holdings, industrials, and technology impacted the performance in the quarter. In addition, you can check the top 5 holdings of the fund to know its best picks in 2023.

Diamond Hill Small Cap Fund highlighted stocks like Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ:ALGT) in its Q3 2023 investor letter. Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ:ALGT) is a travel company. On November 8, 2023, Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ:ALGT) stock closed at $61.01 per share. One-month return of Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ:ALGT) was -18.23%, and its shares lost 17.70% of their value over the last 52 weeks. Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ:ALGT) has a market capitalization of $1.125 billion.

Diamond Hill Small Cap Fund made the following comment about Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ:ALGT) in its Q3 2023 investor letter:

“Other bottom contributors in Q3 included Rimini Street, Lancaster Colony Corporation and Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ:ALGT). Packaged food products manufacturer Lancaster Colony and regional airline Allegiant Travel underperformed in Q3 against a weakening consumer backdrop as well as, for Allegiant, an unfavorable pricing environment.”

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A family boarding an airplane with their suitcases, symbolic of the company’s reach into the global travel industry.

Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ:ALGT) is not on our list of 30 Most Popular Stocks Among Hedge Funds. As per our database, 22 hedge fund portfolios held Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ:ALGT) at the end of second quarter which was 19 in the previous quarter.

We discussed Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ:ALGT) in another article and shared the list of best airline stocks to buy according to Wall Street analysts. In addition, please check out our hedge fund investor letters Q3 2023 page for more investor letters from hedge funds and other leading investors.


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