Strs Ohio increased its holdings in AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) by 14.8% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 5,699 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after purchasing an additional 735 shares during the period. Strs Ohio’s holdings in AptarGroup were worth $536,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. State of Alaska Department of Revenue increased its stake in AptarGroup by 2.0% in the 4th quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 6,603 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $621,000 after acquiring an additional 128 shares during the last quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in AptarGroup by 59.9% in the 3rd quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 1,348 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $145,000 after acquiring an additional 505 shares during the last quarter. Notis McConarty Edward increased its stake in AptarGroup by 1.3% in the 3rd quarter. Notis McConarty Edward now owns 51,260 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $5,523,000 after acquiring an additional 675 shares during the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its stake in AptarGroup by 0.9% in the 3rd quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 83,962 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $9,046,000 after acquiring an additional 727 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Hall Laurie J Trustee increased its stake in AptarGroup by 39.2% in the 3rd quarter. Hall Laurie J Trustee now owns 2,840 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $306,000 after acquiring an additional 800 shares during the last quarter. 93.38% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

A number of analysts have issued reports on ATR shares. Vertical Research raised AptarGroup from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 7th. UBS Group set a $106.00 price objective on AptarGroup and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, January 18th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised AptarGroup from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $105.25.

Shares of NYSE ATR traded up $0.56 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $101.95. 507 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 212,143. The company has a market cap of $6.37 billion, a P/E ratio of 29.62, a P/E/G ratio of 2.74 and a beta of 0.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81, a quick ratio of 1.34 and a current ratio of 1.87. AptarGroup, Inc. has a 12 month low of $79.97 and a 12 month high of $112.31.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 20th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, January 30th will be given a dividend of $0.34 per share. This represents a $1.36 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.33%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, January 29th. AptarGroup’s dividend payout ratio is currently 39.53%.

In other news, Director Maritza Gomez Montiel sold 707 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $93.58, for a total transaction of $66,161.06. Following the transaction, the director now owns 4,033 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $377,408.14. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders own 3.40% of the company’s stock.

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About AptarGroup

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 operates in three segments: Beauty + Home, Pharma, and Food + Beverage.

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