Aptar stock: buy or sell?
August 22nd, 2019
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.
Should I buy Aptar stock?You can't be a successful trader if you don't follow a methodolgy or system that assist you in choosing companies and the correct market timing. That's why is so important to define your own trading plan that matches with your character as inversor. At Stocks2.com, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.
Currently, Aptar stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is Aptar stock a buy?
Banks and financial institutions post stock ratings everyday.At Stocks2.com, we detected 8 ratings published for ATR stock in the last 30 days.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-4-5||Bank of America||Underperform||Underperform|
|2019-2-27||Robert W. Baird||Neutral||Outperform|
Aptar stock analysis
Aptar closed today at $120.54 and grew a beatiful 1.01%.
Aptar shares grew 1.01% to $120.54 today. Since SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up on May, ATR price climbed $7.09 per share (6.25%). For the last 13 days when ATR stock price broke down the SMA50d line, it slid $-2.33 per share (-1.90%). On July, ATR hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on June tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.
Aptar closed this week at $120.54 and remained constant a neutral 0.24%. Late July ATR collapsed a horrible -5.18% in just one week.
Price pattern shows an uptrend with two rising tops and bottoms, and now trading upwards to the $125.84 resistance. Not so far away is the last all-time high Aptar marked early July. Since mid May when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, ATR price gained $7.27 per share (6.42%). Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up late January, ATR climbed $24.08 (24.96%).
Aptar stock price history
Aptar IPO was on April 23rd, 1993 at $2.77 per share1. Since then, ATR stock surged a 4,251.60%, with a yearly average of 163.50%. If you had invested $1,000 in Aptar stock in 1993, it would worth $42,516.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
Aptar stock historical price chart
ATR stock reached all-time highs on July with a price of $125.84.
Aptar stock price target is $122.50Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. You should not follow the analysts' ATR stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. We detected 4 price targets for Aptar stock published in the last 30 days:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-8-1||UBS Group||Raises Target||$115.00||$122.00||6.1%|
|2019-5-2||Deutsche Bank||Set Price Target||n/a||$124.00||-|
|2019-4-5||Bank of America||Reiterates||$87.00||$100.00||14.9%|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareAfter publishing its last earnings report on April, Aptar rose an excellent 8.67%. Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared to 2017, last anual turnover report draw a wonderful gain of 11.97% to $2,764.76 million USD. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, in contrary, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) slightly fell a -1.87% to 7.04%. Aptar presents anual results in December, and to compare its evolution since then, we estimate annual sales and income figures by adding results from the last 4 quarters. This is called TTM (or Twelve Trailing Months). So, Aptar TTM sales up to March 2019 were $2,805.87 and income $198.45 M USD. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review Aptar business evolution since December 2018: Annual revenues up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, appreciated a slightly good 1.49%. Regarding profit margin, Aptar remained stable 0.03% to 7.04%
|2013||$2,520 M||-||$172 M6.8%||-|
|2014||$2,598 M||3.09%||$192 M7.4%||11.44%|
|2015||$2,317 M||-10.80%||$199 M8.6%||4.01%|
|2016||$2,331 M||0.59%||$206 M8.8%||3.13%|
|2017||$2,469 M||5.94%||$220 M8.9%||7.02%|
|2018||$2,765 M||11.97%||$195 M7.0%||-11.49%|
|TTM||$2,806 M||1.49%||$198 M7.1%||1.90%|
Quarterly financial resultsAptar posted $744.46 M in revenues for 2019-Q1, a 8.68% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $63.00 million with a profit margin of 8.46%. Profit margin gained a 2.53% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 5.94%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Aptar sales marked a decent growth and jumped a 5.84%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Aptar posted 2 positive quarters in a row.
|2017-Q2||$618 M||-||$65 M10.5%||-|
|2017-Q3||$624 M||1.07%||$54 M8.6%||-17.88%|
|2017-Q4||$626 M||0.25%||$50 M7.9%||-7.49%|
|2018-Q1||$703 M||12.38%||$59 M8.4%||19.77%|
|2018-Q2||$711 M||1.03%||$56 M7.8%||-5.94%|
|2018-Q3||$666 M||-6.31%||$39 M5.9%||-30.08%|
|2018-Q4||$685 M||2.89%||$41 M5.9%||4.30%|
|2019-Q1||$744 M||8.68%||$63 M8.5%||54.90%|
Aptar ownershipWhen you are planning to invest in a stock, it's worth to review its ownership structure.
Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Aptar, 0.70% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.
Bearish positions for ATR stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Aptar:
|Market cap||$7.6 B||$4.6 B||$26.7 B||$9.0 B||$854.8 M|
|Total shares||63.2 M||112.7 M||334.7 M||135.3 M||26.3 M|
|Float shares||63.5 M||112.9 M||328.0 M||127.7 M||29.5 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||93.1%||101.7%||89.0%||110.1%||88.3%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.7%||0.1%||0.8%||1.9%||3.1%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Thursday, August 22nd, 2019|
|Day range||$119.04 - $120.72|
|Average true range||$2.31|
|50d mov avg||$121.43|
|100d mov avg||$116.85|
|200d mov avg||$108.14|
Aptar performanceTo better understand Aptar performance you must compare its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. We selected Berry Global, Ball, Crown, Greif Bros, Owens-Illinois, , Sealed Air, Silgan and Sonoco Products as the bechmarking frame for Aptar stock.