Aptar stock: buy or sell?

ATR stock price: $120.54 1.01% At close on August 22nd, 2019

Updated on:
August 22nd, 2019

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Aptar shares grew 1.01% to $120.54 today.

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.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean ATR will fall in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

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.

Is ATR a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-8-1UBS Groupn/aNeutral
2019-7-8Morgan Stanleyn/aOverweight
2019-5-2Deutsche Bankn/aBuy
2019-4-5Bank of AmericaUnderperformUnderperform
2019-2-27Robert W. BairdNeutralOutperform
2019-2-22Vertical ResearchHoldSell
2019-2-22KeyCorpn/aHold
2019-1-7Vertical ResearchSellHold

Aptar stock analysis

Daily outlook

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.

ATR stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

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%).

ATR stock chart (weekly)

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 $122.50

Predicting 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:
ATR stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-8-1UBS GroupRaises Target$115.00$122.006.1%
2019-7-8Morgan StanleyInitiatesn/a$144.00-
2019-5-2Deutsche BankSet Price Targetn/a$124.00-
2019-4-5Bank of AmericaReiterates$87.00$100.0014.9%
(in average)$101.00$122.5021.0%
The price target for Aptar stock is $122.50, moving in a range between $144.00 and $100.00. In average, analysts' outlook on ATR price forecast is positive, upgrading the target by a 21.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After publishing its last earnings report on April, Aptar rose an excellent 8.67%. Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
ATR earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q2-n/a1.01n/a
2017-Q32017-10-260.80.833.7%
2017-Q42018-02-120.710.8114.1%
2018-Q12018-04-260.930.996.5%
2018-Q22018-07-261.011.097.9%
2018-Q32018-11-010.930.996.5%
2018-Q42019-02-200.840.929.5%
2019-Q12019-04-30n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a
2019-Q3-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared 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%

ATR annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$2,520 M-$172 M6.8%-
2014$2,598 M3.09%$192 M7.4%11.44%
2015$2,317 M-10.80%$199 M8.6%4.01%
2016$2,331 M0.59%$206 M8.8%3.13%
2017$2,469 M5.94%$220 M8.9%7.02%
2018$2,765 M11.97%$195 M7.0%-11.49%
TTM $2,806 M1.49%$198 M7.1%1.90%

Quarterly financial results

Aptar 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.
ATR quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q2$618 M-$65 M10.5%-
2017-Q3$624 M1.07%$54 M8.6%-17.88%
2017-Q4$626 M0.25%$50 M7.9%-7.49%
2018-Q1$703 M12.38%$59 M8.4%19.77%
2018-Q2$711 M1.03%$56 M7.8%-5.94%
2018-Q3$666 M-6.31%$39 M5.9%-30.08%
2018-Q4$685 M2.89%$41 M5.9%4.30%
2019-Q1$744 M8.68%$63 M8.5%54.90%

Aptar ownership

When 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:

ATRBERYBLLCCKGEF
Market cap$7.6 B$4.6 B$26.7 B$9.0 B$854.8 M
Total shares63.2 M112.7 M334.7 M135.3 M26.3 M
Float shares63.5 M112.9 M328.0 M127.7 M29.5 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 selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

Aptar summary

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
Open$119.83
Close$120.54
Day range$119.04 - $120.72
Previous close$119.33
Session gain1.01%
Average true range$2.31
50d mov avg$121.43
100d mov avg$116.85
200d mov avg$108.14
Daily patternlt11a
Weekly pattern lb02a

Aptar performance

To 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.
Stock3m6m12m
ATRAptar7.05%18.84%17.65%
BERYBerry Global-14.33%-21.78%-11.33%
BLLBall30.28%44.91%95.70%
CCKCrown11.08%22.39%58.01%
GEFGreif Bros-8.42%-19.40%-37.04%
OIOwens-Illinois-38.30%-48.43%-42.48%
PKG12.03%4.55%-5.66%
SEESealed Air0.34%-3.36%8.71%
SLGNSilgan0.60%4.57%11.17%
SONSonoco Products-9.52%-3.48%4.03%

Aptar competitors

We chose a few stocks to conform a list of Aptar competitors to watch if you are interested in investing in ATR: