Brokerages predict that AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) will post earnings per share (EPS) of $0.71 for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Five analysts have made estimates for AptarGroup’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.68 and the highest is $0.72. AptarGroup reported earnings of $0.69 per share during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 2.9%. The company is scheduled to issue its next earnings results on Thursday, February 8th.

On average, analysts expect that AptarGroup will report full year earnings of $3.35 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.32 to $3.37. For the next year, analysts expect that the business will post earnings of $3.57 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.25 to $3.70. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that cover AptarGroup.

AptarGroup (NYSE:ATR) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The industrial products company reported $0.83 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.80 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $624.33 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $599.31 million. AptarGroup had a return on equity of 16.82% and a net margin of 9.24%. The company’s revenue was up 5.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.82 EPS.

ATR has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of AptarGroup in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded AptarGroup from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Robert W. Baird restated a “hold” rating and set a $85.00 price objective on shares of AptarGroup in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. AptarGroup has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $84.57.

Shares of AptarGroup (ATR) opened at $87.01 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,374.71, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.44, a PEG ratio of 2.85 and a beta of 0.95. The company has a current ratio of 2.75, a quick ratio of 2.29 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.96. AptarGroup has a 1 year low of $71.44 and a 1 year high of $90.79.

In other AptarGroup news, CFO Robert Kuhn sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $87.43, for a total value of $437,150.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, Director Maritza Gomez Montiel sold 3,780 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $85.84, for a total value of $324,475.20. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 3,336 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $286,362.24. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 77,910 shares of company stock valued at $6,745,469. 5.30% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of ATR. Zions Bancorporation bought a new position in AptarGroup in the third quarter valued at about $187,000. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its position in AptarGroup by 8.1% in the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 2,501 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $217,000 after purchasing an additional 187 shares during the last quarter. Susquehanna International Group LLP raised its position in AptarGroup by 233.1% in the second quarter. Susquehanna International Group LLP now owns 2,528 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $220,000 after purchasing an additional 4,428 shares during the last quarter. Vident Investment Advisory LLC bought a new position in AptarGroup in the third quarter valued at about $221,000. Finally, Acrospire Investment Management LLC bought a new position in AptarGroup in the second quarter valued at about $243,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 90.85% of the company’s stock.

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AptarGroup Company Profile

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.

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