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KeyBanc upgrades Gates Industrial to Overweight, citing undervalued shares.

Gates Industrial Corp. Upgrade and Price Target Increase

KeyBanc Upgrades Gates Industrial Stock Rating

Gates Industrial Corp. (NYSE:) received a stock rating upgrade from KeyBanc on Thursday, moving from Sector Weight to Overweight. Additionally, the firm set a new price target for Gates Industrial at $18.00.

Analyst Perspective on Gates Industrial Stock

KeyBanc’s decision to upgrade Gates Industrial’s stock rating comes as the analyst sees the current valuation of the company’s shares as excessively discounted when compared to its industry counterparts and historical trends. The recent exit of private equity from its stake in the company is also taken into account.

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Outlook for Gates Industrial’s Future Earnings

Despite recognized challenges in the short-cycle market, the analyst believes that Gates Industrial has already accounted for these factors in its initial outlook, reducing the risks for the company’s future earnings estimates. This is expected to pave the way for potential positive adjustments to earnings forecasts and stock performance throughout the year.

Anticipated Positive Momentum for Gates Industrial’s Stock

KeyBanc anticipates that the removal of the private equity overhang will contribute to a significant revaluation of Gates Industrial’s stock. Upward revisions to the company’s earnings per share (EPS) are also expected to drive positive momentum in the stock’s performance.

Confidence in Gates Industrial’s Future Performance

The upgrade and new price target reflect a confidence in Gates Industrial’s capacity to outperform market expectations and adjust to the changing dynamics within its sector throughout 2024.

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