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What’s Ahead for Aptargroup Inc (NYSE:ATR) After Less Shorted Shares?

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Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q2 2018. Its down 0.22, from 1.15 in 2018Q1. It worsened, 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.
Granite Inv Ptnrs Limited Liability Company accumulated 0.02% or 3,063 shares. Farmers & Merchants Investments invested 0.26% of its portfolio in AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR). Jefferies Grp Incorporated Ltd Liability Com accumulated 6,560 shares or 0% of the stock. First Republic Investment Mgmt invested in 0% or 3,317 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 3,662 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Broderick Brian C stated it has 84,834 shares. Voya Inv Management Lc reported 22,213 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Piedmont Investment Advisors Ltd Liability has invested 0% in AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR). Tower Research Cap Ltd Company (Trc) accumulated 0% or 696 shares. Alliancebernstein Lp invested in 34,758 shares or 0% of the stock. Panagora Asset reported 2,652 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Opus Capital Group Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 3,410 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Twin Tree Mngmt Lp reported 19,480 shares stake. Assetmark has 56 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management holds 0.01% in AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) or 48,829 shares.

Since June 21, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 9 selling transactions for $14.35 million activity. On Tuesday, August 28 HAGGE STEPHEN J sold $2.61M worth of AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) or 25,000 shares. $1.34M worth of stock was sold by Kampouri Monnas Giovanna on Tuesday, September 4. Shares for $81,984 were sold by Prieur Marc. $2.35M worth of AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) was sold by Haffar Salim on Monday, July 30.

The stock of Aptargroup Inc (NYSE:ATR) registered a decrease of 4.1% in short interest. ATR’s total short interest was 1.51 million shares in November as published by FINRA. Its down 4.1% from 1.58M 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. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Monday, July 30 with “Neutral”. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of ATR in report on Monday, July 30 with “Market Perform” rating. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 31 by Wells Fargo. Vertical Research downgraded AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) on Tuesday, July 31 to “Sell” rating. UBS initiated AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) on Wednesday, June 20 with “Hold” rating.

More recent AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “AptarGroup Inc. 2018 Q3 – Results – Earnings Call Slides” on November 02, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “AptarGroup’s (ATR) CEO Stephan Tanda on Q3 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” 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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