AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) CFO Robert Kuhn sold 5,000 shares of AptarGroup stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $87.43, for a total value of $437,150.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Shares of AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE ATR) traded down $0.81 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $87.60. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 244,371 shares, compared to its average volume of 247,492. The company has a quick ratio of 2.29, a current ratio of 2.75 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.96. AptarGroup, Inc. has a 52 week low of $71.44 and a 52 week high of $90.79. The company has a market capitalization of $5,460.00, a PE ratio of 26.79, a P/E/G ratio of 3.11 and a beta of 0.96.

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

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 22nd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 1st were paid 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 1.46%. AptarGroup’s payout ratio is currently 37.54%.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut AptarGroup from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $85.00 target price on shares of AptarGroup in a report on Thursday, October 12th. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of AptarGroup in a report on Friday, October 27th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $78.00 target price on shares of AptarGroup in a report on Thursday, August 31st. Finally, BidaskClub cut AptarGroup from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $84.57.

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

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About AptarGroup

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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