Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. purchased a new position in shares of AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm purchased 132,701 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $11,525,000. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. owned about 0.21% of AptarGroup as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of ATR. Great Lakes Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of AptarGroup by 0.4% in the second quarter. Great Lakes Advisors LLC now owns 5,683 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $494,000 after buying an additional 20 shares during the last quarter. Opus Capital Group LLC increased its position in shares of AptarGroup by 0.6% in the first quarter. Opus Capital Group LLC now owns 5,086 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $391,000 after buying an additional 30 shares during the last quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank increased its position in shares of AptarGroup by 1.7% in the first quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 1,771 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $137,000 after buying an additional 30 shares during the last quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. increased its position in shares of AptarGroup by 0.9% in the first quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. now owns 3,565 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $274,000 after buying an additional 31 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc. increased its position in shares of AptarGroup by 1.0% in the first quarter. Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc. now owns 4,327 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $333,000 after buying an additional 44 shares during the last quarter. 92.08% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE ATR) opened at 82.00 on Wednesday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $85.03 and its 200 day moving average price is $81.30. AptarGroup, Inc. has a 12-month low of $70.32 and a 12-month high of $90.79. The company has a market capitalization of $5.14 billion, a PE ratio of 24.12 and a beta of 0.96.

AptarGroup (NYSE:ATR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The industrial products company reported $1.01 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.96 by $0.05. AptarGroup had a return on equity of 16.91% and a net margin of 9.36%. The business had revenue of $617.75 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $624.74 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.91 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down .4% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts forecast that AptarGroup, Inc. will post $3.34 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, August 16th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, July 26th were given a dividend of $0.32 per share. The ex-dividend date was Monday, July 24th. This represents a $1.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.56%. AptarGroup’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 37.54%.

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Several research analysts have commented on the company. BidaskClub downgraded AptarGroup from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised AptarGroup from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and set a $77.00 target price on shares of AptarGroup in a research note on Thursday, June 8th. Vertical Research raised AptarGroup from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and boosted their target price for the stock from $70.00 to $77.00 in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and set a $92.00 target price on shares of AptarGroup in a research note on Thursday, July 20th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $81.83.

In other news, Director Monnas Giovanna Kampouri sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $82.13, for a total value of $164,260.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 6,469 shares in the company, valued at $531,298.97. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, insider Gael Touya sold 35,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $81.25, for a total value of $2,843,750.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 33,092 shares in the company, valued at $2,688,725. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 76,000 shares of company stock worth $6,353,280. Company insiders own 5.30% of the company’s stock.

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for AptarGroup (NYSE:ATR)

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