Is Altra Industrial Motion (AIMC) Stock a Buy For 2021?

Alex Smith
·3 min read

Wasatch Core Growth Fund recently released its Q4 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The fund posted a return of 26.5% for the quarter, underperforming its benchmark, the Russell 2000 Index which returned 31.4% in the same quarter. You should check out Wasatch's top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of 2021.

In the Q4 2020 Investor Letter, Wasatch highlighted a few stocks and Altra Industrial Motion Corp. (NASDAQ:AIMC) is one of them. Altra Industrial Motion Corp. (NASDAQ:AIMC) is a manufacturer of mechanical power transmission products - brakes, clutches, couplings, and the like. In the last three months, Altra Industrial Motion Corp. (NASDAQ:AIMC) stock gained 1.1% and on February 23rd it had a closing price of $58.26. Here is what Wasatch said:

"The top contributor to Fund performance for the fourth quarter was Altra Industrial Motion Corp. (AIMC). The company is a designer, producer and marketer of a wide range of mechanical power-transmission and motion-control equipment. Altra offers products such as industrial clutches and brakes, enclosed gear drives, open gearing, couplings, engineered bearing assemblies, linear components and other related items. After selling off several months ago along with other economically cyclical industrial names, the stock has made a strong comeback—which we think was enhanced by the management team’s actions to improve operating margins and reduce debt."

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In Q3 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Altra Industrial Motion Corp. (NASDAQ:AIMC) stock increased by about 83% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers believe in AIMC's growth potential. Our calculations showed that Altra Industrial Motion Corp. (NASDAQ:AIMC) isn't ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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