AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) CFO Robert Kuhn sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $87.43, for a total value of $437,150.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

AptarGroup, Inc. (ATR) traded up $0.85 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $88.41. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 232,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 279,198. AptarGroup, Inc. has a 1 year low of $71.44 and a 1 year high of $90.79. The company has a current ratio of 2.75, a quick ratio of 2.29 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.96. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,413.96, a PE ratio of 26.34, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.05 and a beta of 0.97.

AptarGroup (NYSE:ATR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The industrial products company reported $0.83 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $624.33 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $599.31 million. AptarGroup had a return on equity of 16.82% and a net margin of 9.24%. AptarGroup’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.82 earnings per share. equities analysts expect that AptarGroup, Inc. will post 3.35 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 22nd. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 1st were given a dividend of $0.32 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, October 31st. This represents a $1.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.45%. AptarGroup’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 37.43%.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC bought a new stake in AptarGroup in the third quarter valued at approximately $412,000. California Public Employees Retirement System increased its stake in shares of AptarGroup by 3.8% during the third quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 154,284 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $13,316,000 after purchasing an additional 5,684 shares during the period. Zions Bancorporation bought a new position in shares of AptarGroup during the third quarter worth approximately $187,000. Janus Henderson Group PLC increased its stake in shares of AptarGroup by 142.8% during the third quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 43,700 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $3,772,000 after purchasing an additional 25,700 shares during the period. Finally, Jane Street Group LLC increased its stake in AptarGroup by 48.3% during the 3rd quarter. Jane Street Group LLC now owns 5,492 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $474,000 after acquiring an additional 1,789 shares during the period. 90.88% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on ATR shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded AptarGroup from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $78.00 target price on shares of AptarGroup in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. BidaskClub lowered AptarGroup from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 24th. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of AptarGroup in a report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reissued a “hold” rating and set a $85.00 price target on shares of AptarGroup in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. AptarGroup has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $84.57.

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AptarGroup Company Profile

AptarGroup, Inc is a provider of a range of packaging, dispensing and sealing solutions, primarily for the beauty, personal care, homecare, prescription drug, consumer healthcare, injectables, food and beverage markets. The Company has manufacturing facilities located throughout the world, including North America, Europe, Asia and South America.

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