News stories about AptarGroup (NYSE:ATR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AptarGroup earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.0658147131756 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
AptarGroup (NYSE ATR) traded up $0.14 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $85.90. 162,614 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 279,947. The stock has a market capitalization of $5,350.00, a P/E ratio of 25.19, a P/E/G ratio of 3.03 and a beta of 0.95. AptarGroup has a 52-week low of $71.44 and a 52-week 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.
AptarGroup (NYSE:ATR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The industrial products company reported $0.83 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.80 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $624.33 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $599.31 million. AptarGroup had a net margin of 9.24% and a return on equity of 16.82%. The firm’s revenue was up 5.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.82 earnings per share. analysts predict that AptarGroup will post 3.35 earnings per share for the current year.
A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of AptarGroup from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $85.00 price target on shares of AptarGroup in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of AptarGroup in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $78.00 price target on shares of AptarGroup in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of AptarGroup from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $84.57.
In other news, Director Ralf K. Wunderlich sold 26,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $87.03, for a total value of $2,262,780.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Maritza Gomez Montiel sold 3,780 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 8th. The shares were 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 approximately $286,362.24. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 77,910 shares of company stock worth $6,745,469 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 5.30% of the company’s stock.
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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