Media headlines about AptarGroup (NYSE:ATR) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AptarGroup earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.0868608753177 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on ATR shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of AptarGroup from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $100.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of AptarGroup in a research report on Friday, October 27th. BidaskClub lowered shares of AptarGroup from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Robert W. Baird reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $85.00 price objective on shares of AptarGroup in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $78.00 price objective on shares of AptarGroup in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $84.57.

Shares of AptarGroup (NYSE ATR) traded down $0.83 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $88.17. 251,694 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 278,880. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.96, a current ratio of 2.75 and a quick ratio of 2.29. The company has a market cap of $5,540.00, a P/E ratio of 26.68, a P/E/G ratio of 3.09 and a beta of 0.95. AptarGroup has a twelve month low of $71.44 and a twelve month high of $90.79.

AptarGroup (NYSE:ATR) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The industrial products company reported $0.83 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.03. The business 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 company’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 EPS. analysts expect that AptarGroup will post 3.35 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 22nd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 1st were paid a $0.32 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, October 31st. This represents a $1.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.45%. AptarGroup’s dividend payout ratio is currently 37.54%.

In other AptarGroup news, Director Maritza Gomez Montiel sold 3,780 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $85.84, for a total value of $324,475.20. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 3,336 shares in the company, valued at approximately $286,362.24. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Robert Kuhn sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $87.43, for a total transaction of $437,150.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 77,910 shares of company stock worth $6,745,469 over the last 90 days. Insiders own 5.30% of the company’s stock.

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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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