Shares of AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR – Get Free Report) have been given a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” by the four research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $140.00.
A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on ATR shares. Wells Fargo & Company raised their price target on AptarGroup from $140.00 to $152.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, September 11th. StockNews.com initiated coverage on shares of AptarGroup in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. They issued a “buy” rating for the company.
Hedge Funds Weigh In On AptarGroup
A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of ATR. Morgan Stanley lifted its holdings in AptarGroup by 10.0% during the 3rd quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 4,608,460 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $576,242,000 after purchasing an additional 420,457 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp raised its stake in shares of AptarGroup by 5.7% in the third quarter. State Street Corp now owns 3,159,250 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $300,224,000 after acquiring an additional 171,060 shares during the last quarter. Boston Trust Walden Corp boosted its holdings in shares of AptarGroup by 2.1% in the 3rd quarter. Boston Trust Walden Corp now owns 1,416,897 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $177,169,000 after acquiring an additional 29,503 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC grew its position in AptarGroup by 19.7% during the 3rd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 1,371,141 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $171,447,000 after acquiring an additional 225,296 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Geode Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in AptarGroup by 5.2% during the 2nd quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 1,167,108 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $135,864,000 after purchasing an additional 57,501 shares in the last quarter. 88.61% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
AptarGroup Stock Down 0.5 %
NYSE:ATR opened at $127.32 on Tuesday. The business’s fifty day moving average price is $124.93 and its 200 day moving average price is $121.39. The firm has a market capitalization of $8.38 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.24, a PEG ratio of 3.90 and a beta of 0.62. The company has a current ratio of 1.22, a quick ratio of 0.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31. AptarGroup has a 1-year low of $101.50 and a 1-year high of $133.79.
AptarGroup (NYSE:ATR – Get Free Report) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The industrial products company reported $1.39 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.28 by $0.11. The company had revenue of $893.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $889.92 million. AptarGroup had a return on equity of 13.94% and a net margin of 8.16%. On average, sell-side analysts forecast that AptarGroup will post 4.68 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
AptarGroup Dividend Announcement
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 16th. Investors of record on Thursday, October 26th were paid a $0.41 dividend. This represents a $1.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.29%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, October 25th. AptarGroup’s payout ratio is 38.95%.
AptarGroup, Inc designs and manufactures a range of drug delivery, consumer product dispensing, and active material science solutions and services for the pharmaceutical, beauty, personal care, home care, and food and beverage markets. The company operates through three segments: Aptar Pharma, Aptar Beauty, and Aptar Closures.
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