News stories about AptarGroup (NYSE:ATR) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AptarGroup earned a daily sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.6751745912823 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

AptarGroup (NYSE:ATR) traded down $0.43 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $87.90. 251,057 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 217,797. The stock has a market capitalization of $5,475.64, a PE ratio of 26.64, a P/E/G ratio of 3.09 and a beta of 0.95. 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 has a twelve month low of $71.44 and a twelve month high of $90.79.

AptarGroup (NYSE:ATR) last released its earnings results 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 business had revenue of $624.33 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $599.31 million. AptarGroup had a net margin of 9.24% and a return on equity of 16.82%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 5.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.82 earnings per share. equities research analysts expect that AptarGroup will post 3.35 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 22nd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 1st were paid a dividend of $0.32 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, October 31st. This represents a $1.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.46%. AptarGroup’s dividend payout ratio is currently 37.43%.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on the stock. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of AptarGroup in a report on Friday, September 22nd. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $85.00 price objective on shares of AptarGroup in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of AptarGroup from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. BidaskClub cut shares of AptarGroup from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 24th. Finally, Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and set a $78.00 target price on shares of AptarGroup in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. Two 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 company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $84.57.

In related news, CFO Robert Kuhn sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $87.43, for a total transaction of $437,150.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Ralf K. Wunderlich sold 26,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $87.03, for a total transaction of $2,262,780.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 77,910 shares of company stock valued at $6,745,469 in the last three months. Corporate 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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