In a stock pitch for an interview, one of the most important thing to convey with this question is that you are capable of thinking in a differentiated manner. How are you different from the Street? What is "priced in" to the stock? What have you done in your research that you'd consider proprietary, e.g. that you haven't seen covered in the various sellside reports? All of these are really critical to crafting a coherent investment thesis.
My question is: if there is no sell-side coverage, do you just go ahead and skip this in a written/oral stock pitch for an interview?