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Fly News Breaks for December 28, 2018
GNTX, SRI
Dec 28, 2018 | 10:47 EDT
Buckingham analyst Glenn Chin reiterates a Buy rating on Stoneridge (SRI) with a $32 price target after the Department of Transportation approved the company's application for commercial vehicles to operate with the MirrorEye camera monitoring system in lieu of two rear-vision mirrors as previously required by law. The approval provides an exemption for the Stoneridge MirrorEye system only, and does not apply to competing camera monitoring systems, Chin tells investors in a research note. He believes the development provides Stoneridge with a "significant" competitive advantage in the U.S. Further, the approval provides a "significant catalyst" for Stoneridge shares and further reinforces the business case for customer adoption of MirrorEye, says the analyst. Alternatively, Chin expects competitor Gentex (GNTX) to come under pressure following the decision. He has an Underperform rating on those shares. Stoneridge is up 2% to $23.45 in morning trading while Gentex is down 9c to $19.99.