News articles about AptarGroup (NYSE:ATR) have been trending positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded 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 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.7329745871424 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Several research analysts have commented on ATR shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of AptarGroup from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of AptarGroup in a report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $85.00 price target on shares of AptarGroup in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. AptarGroup presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $84.57.
Shares of AptarGroup (ATR) traded up $0.31 during trading on Friday, hitting $86.56. 179,424 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 250,944. AptarGroup has a fifty-two week low of $71.44 and a fifty-two week high of $90.79. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.96, a quick ratio of 2.29 and a current ratio of 2.75. The firm has a market cap of $5,340.00, a PE ratio of 25.38, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.87 and a beta of 0.95.
AptarGroup (NYSE:ATR) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The industrial products company reported $0.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.03. AptarGroup had a net margin of 9.24% and a return on equity of 16.82%. The business had revenue of $624.33 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $599.31 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.82 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.9% on a year-over-year basis. analysts expect that AptarGroup will post 3.35 earnings per share for the current year.
In related news, Director Ralf K. Wunderlich sold 26,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction 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 filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Maritza Gomez Montiel sold 3,780 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction 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 sale, the director now owns 3,336 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $286,362.24. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 77,910 shares of company stock valued at $6,745,469. Company 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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