This Is Too Hot For Aptargroup Inc. (NYSE: ATR), Let’s Take A Closer Look

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Stocks Info

As a NYSE listed company, ATR falls under the Healthcare sector while operating within the Medical Instruments & Supplies industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $138.96 and fluctuated between $139.21 as its day high and $131.51 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Aptargroup Inc. is $9.14B. A total of 0.65 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 2.11 shares.

Insider Activity

Aside from predicting where a stock will go, investors also consider insider trades as an indicator of the stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, ATR has seen 0 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 34 BUYs and 50 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 157,544 shares during that period but sold 150,175.

In the most recent transaction, Prieur Marc sold 3,200 shares of ATR for 126.24 per share on Dec 07. After the transaction, the Segment President now owns 13,828 company shares. In a previous transaction on Nov 24, Kampouri Monnas Giovanna sold 2,387 shares at 128.38 per share. ATR shares that Director owns now total 11,648.

Among the insiders who sold shares, FOTIADES GEORGE L disposed of 9,500 shares on Aug 28 at a per-share price of $128.46. This resulted in the Director holding 4,962 shares of ATR after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Tlili Hedi sold 2,989 shares at $125.23 per share on Aug 24. Company shares held by the Segment President now total 9,379.

Dividend

Investors prefer companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook. Aptargroup Inc. pays an annual dividend of $1.80 (1.30%), resulting in a dividend yield of 1.61 (1.16%), and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 32.70. ATR’s most recent ex-dividend date was 1/31/2024 when it declared a $0.41 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 2/22/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 11/16/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 10/25/2023. The ATR stock dividend was $0.41 per share in cash.

In spite of price targets being rarely accurate, it tends to exert some kind influence from time to time, and was often accepted by the market as having some value. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for ATR in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $147.20 with high estimates of $157.00 and low estimates of $135.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, ATR has a high of $134.84 and a low of $107.89.

As of this writing, ATR has an earnings estimate of $Nutrien Ltd. per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of Arbor Realty Trust estimates, with a high estimate of $Entergy Corporation per share and a lower estimate of $ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

The balance sheet of a company shows what assets and liabilities a company has, as well as the amount, equity investors have invested. With the help of this information, a company’s financial ratios can be calculated to give investors an overview of the company’s prospects. ATR’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $123.67M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $1.24B in debt and $982.49M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $35.00, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $1.98B.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for ATR is Buy with a score of 4.00.

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