News articles about AptarGroup (NYSE:ATR) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AptarGroup earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.1212232696605 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Several brokerages recently commented on ATR. Zacks Investment Research lowered AptarGroup from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $85.00 price target on shares of AptarGroup in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of AptarGroup in a research note on Friday, September 22nd. Two 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. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $84.57.
Shares of AptarGroup (ATR) opened at $87.19 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 2.29, a current ratio of 2.75 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.96. The company has a market capitalization of $5,374.71, a P/E ratio of 25.49, a PEG ratio of 2.85 and a beta of 0.95. AptarGroup has a 52 week low of $71.44 and a 52 week high of $90.79.
AptarGroup (NYSE:ATR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The industrial products company reported $0.83 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $624.33 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $599.31 million. AptarGroup had a return on equity of 16.82% and a net margin of 9.24%. AptarGroup’s revenue was up 5.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.82 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that AptarGroup will post 3.35 EPS for the current year.
In other AptarGroup news, Director Maritza Gomez Montiel sold 3,780 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $85.84, for a total transaction of $324,475.20. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 3,336 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $286,362.24. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CFO Robert Kuhn sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $87.43, for a total value of $437,150.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 77,910 shares of company stock valued at $6,745,469 over the last ninety days. 5.30% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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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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