Could Aptargroup Inc (NYSE:ATR) Skyrocket? The Stock Had Too Little Sellers

November 10, 2018 - By whatsonthorold

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Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q2 2018. Its down 0.22, from 1.15 in 2018Q1. It fall, as 27 investors sold AptarGroup, Inc. shares while 102 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 89 raised stakes. 56.55 million shares or 2.65% more from 55.09 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported.
Massachusetts-based Page Arthur B has invested 2.79% in AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR). Jefferies Grp Ltd Liability holds 0% or 6,560 shares. Regions Fincl has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR). Hermes Investment Mgmt Ltd holds 0.71% in AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) or 573,187 shares. 5,300 were accumulated by South Dakota Council. Captrust Advisors holds 0% of its portfolio in AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) for 810 shares. Baker Ellis Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Company holds 1,500 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Arizona State Retirement Sys owns 43,314 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. Envestnet Asset Mgmt has 9,842 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Somerville Kurt F stated it has 166,123 shares. Assetmark accumulated 56 shares. First Tru Advsrs L P has invested 0.01% in AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR). Bright Rock Cap Lc reported 0.24% stake. Johnson Fincl Group Inc has 0% invested in AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) for 250 shares. Proshare Advisors Limited Liability Corporation, Maryland-based fund reported 83,674 shares.

Since June 21, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 9 insider sales for $14.35 million activity. Kampouri Monnas Giovanna had sold 12,667 shares worth $1.34M. $2.35 million worth of AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) was sold by Haffar Salim on Monday, July 30. The insider HAGGE STEPHEN J sold $2.61 million. The insider Prieur Marc sold $81,984.

The stock of Aptargroup Inc (NYSE:ATR) registered a decrease of 4.1% in short interest. ATR’s total short interest was 1.51M shares in November as published by FINRA. Its down 4.1% from 1.58 million shares, reported previously. With 178,900 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 9 days to cover their ATR’s short positions. The short interest to Aptargroup Inc’s float is 2.49%.

The stock decreased 0.80% or $0.84 during the last trading session, reaching $104.29. About 227,448 shares traded. AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) has risen 28.39% since November 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.77% the S&P500.

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 has market cap of $6.49 billion. The firm operates in three divisions: Beauty + Home, Pharma, and Food + Beverage. It has a 30.86 P/E ratio. The Beauty + Home segment primarily sells pumps, closures, aerosol valves, and accessories to the personal care and household markets; and pumps and decorative components to the beauty market.

AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) Ratings Coverage

Among 6 analysts covering AptarGroup (NYSE:ATR), 0 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. AptarGroup had 6 analyst reports since May 18, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, July 31 the stock rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Market Perform”. The stock of AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) earned “Sell” rating by Vertical Research on Tuesday, July 31. UBS initiated it with “Hold” rating and $10500 target in Wednesday, June 20 report. The company was maintained on Monday, July 30 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Monday, July 30.

More recent AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “AptarGroup’s (ATR) CEO Stephan Tanda on Q3 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on November 02, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “AptarGroup Inc. 2018 Q3 – Results – Earnings Call Slides” on November 02, 2018. Fool.com‘s news article titled: “AptarGroup, Inc. Keeps Moving Forward in a Busy Quarter” with publication date: November 07, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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