Why Arista Networks (ANET) Stock is a Compelling Investment Case

Alex Smith
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On October 12, 2020, Giverny Capital released its Q3 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The Fund returned 6.50% for the third quarter of 2020. Meanwhile, the benchmark S&P 500 Index gained 8.93%. You should check out Giverny Capital's top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of this year.

In the said letter, Giverny Capital highlighted a few stocks and Arista Networks Inc. (NYSE:ANET) is one of them. Arista Networks Inc. (NYSE:ANET) is a computer networking company. Year-to-date, Arista Networks Inc. (NYSE:ANET) stock gained 1.4% and on October 23rd it had a closing price of $214.11. Here is what Giverny Capital said:

"In the case of Arista, we believe it has the best offering of computer networking solutions for large-scale data centers run by customers like Microsoft and Facebook, largely because it also offers a software operating system for managing rapid growth of those centers. Arista’s “cloud giant” customers took a breather on capacity expansion this year, but we think demand for cloud computing will continue to grow, creating a tailwind for Arista."

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In Q2 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Arista Networks Inc. (NYSE:ANET) stock increased by about 38% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers believe in Arista's growth potential. Our calculations showed that Arista Networks Inc. (NYSE:ANET) isn't ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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