Dempze Nancy E Buys 370 Shares of AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR)

Dempze Nancy E boosted its holdings in shares of AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATRFree Report) by 1.7% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 22,123 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 370 shares during the quarter. AptarGroup makes up about 2.5% of Dempze Nancy E’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 22nd largest holding. Dempze Nancy E’s holdings in AptarGroup were worth $2,766,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. boosted its position in shares of AptarGroup by 10.3% in the first quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 10,393 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $1,221,000 after purchasing an additional 970 shares during the period. HighTower Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of AptarGroup by 6.3% in the first quarter. HighTower Advisors LLC now owns 6,976 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $820,000 after purchasing an additional 416 shares during the period. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can boosted its position in shares of AptarGroup by 9.1% in the first quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 37,547 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $4,539,000 after purchasing an additional 3,125 shares during the period. Raymond James Trust N.A. boosted its position in shares of AptarGroup by 7.1% in the first quarter. Raymond James Trust N.A. now owns 4,632 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $545,000 after purchasing an additional 308 shares during the period. Finally, Sei Investments Co. boosted its position in shares of AptarGroup by 0.4% in the first quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 122,797 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $14,429,000 after purchasing an additional 484 shares during the period. 88.61% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

AptarGroup Trading Down 0.4 %

Shares of ATR traded down $0.58 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $139.83. The stock had a trading volume of 37,816 shares, compared to its average volume of 332,315. AptarGroup, Inc. has a 1 year low of $109.95 and a 1 year high of $142.42. The firm has a market cap of $9.23 billion, a PE ratio of 33.02, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.86 and a beta of 0.58. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a current ratio of 1.24 and a quick ratio of 0.83. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $130.97 and its 200 day moving average is $127.62.

AptarGroup (NYSE:ATRGet Free Report) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, February 9th. The industrial products company reported $1.21 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.12 by $0.09. AptarGroup had a net margin of 8.16% and a return on equity of 14.46%. The firm had revenue of $838.48 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $842.50 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.92 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 5.3% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, analysts forecast that AptarGroup, Inc. will post 5.19 EPS for the current fiscal year.

AptarGroup Announces Dividend

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, February 22nd. Investors of record on Thursday, February 1st were issued a dividend of $0.41 per share. This represents a $1.64 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.17%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, January 31st. AptarGroup’s payout ratio is 38.59%.

Insider Activity at AptarGroup

In related news, insider Marc Prieur sold 3,200 shares of AptarGroup stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $126.24, for a total transaction of $403,968.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 13,828 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,745,646.72. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. 1.00% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

Separately, Robert W. Baird raised shares of AptarGroup from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and upped their price target for the company from $125.00 to $150.00 in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd.

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About AptarGroup

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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 Aptar Pharma, Aptar Beauty, and Aptar Closures segments.

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