Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its holdings in shares of AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) by 2.3% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 632,688 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after purchasing an additional 14,380 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned about 1.01% of AptarGroup worth $59,515,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in ATR. Federated Investors Inc. PA lifted its stake in AptarGroup by 2,451.7% during the third quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 610,990 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $65,828,000 after purchasing an additional 587,046 shares during the period. Bessemer Group Inc. lifted its stake in AptarGroup by 105.4% during the fourth quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 817,478 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $76,900,000 after purchasing an additional 419,489 shares during the period. FMR LLC lifted its stake in AptarGroup by 50.8% during the third quarter. FMR LLC now owns 1,040,954 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $112,154,000 after purchasing an additional 350,558 shares during the period. Cornerstone Capital Inc. lifted its stake in AptarGroup by 871.6% during the third quarter. Cornerstone Capital Inc. now owns 204,816 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $22,067,000 after purchasing an additional 183,735 shares during the period. Finally, BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in AptarGroup by 3.3% during the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 5,529,612 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $520,170,000 after purchasing an additional 174,573 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 91.25% of the company’s stock.

NYSE ATR opened at $105.52 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $6.64 billion, a PE ratio of 26.43, a PEG ratio of 2.41 and a beta of 0.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.79, a current ratio of 1.93 and a quick ratio of 1.38. AptarGroup, Inc. has a 1-year low of $86.85 and a 1-year high of $112.31.

AptarGroup (NYSE:ATR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 20th. The industrial products company reported $0.92 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.85 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $685.03 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $668.21 million. AptarGroup had a net margin of 7.04% and a return on equity of 18.66%. The company’s revenue was up 9.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.81 earnings per share. Equities analysts predict that AptarGroup, Inc. will post 4.24 earnings per share for the current year.

ATR has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Vertical Research upgraded shares of AptarGroup from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 7th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of AptarGroup from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 10th. UBS Group set a $106.00 price objective on shares of AptarGroup and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, January 18th. William Blair reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of AptarGroup in a report on Thursday, February 21st. Finally, KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of AptarGroup in a report on Friday, February 22nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $106.50.

In related news, Director Maritza Gomez Montiel sold 707 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $93.58, for a total value of $66,161.06. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 4,033 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $377,408.14. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Stephen J. Hagge sold 3,634 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $101.28, for a total transaction of $368,051.52. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 70,671 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,157,558.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 3.40% of the company’s stock.

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AptarGroup Profile

AptarGroup, Inc provides a range of packaging, dispensing, and sealing solutions primarily for the beauty, personal care, home care, prescription drug, consumer health care, injectable, and food and beverage markets. The company operates through three segments: Beauty + Home, Pharma, and Food + Beverage.

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