Trade-Ideas LLC identified

AptarGroup

(

ATR

) as a new lifetime high candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified AptarGroup as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • ATR has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $26.3 million.
  • ATR has traded 2,736 shares today.
  • ATR is trading at a new lifetime high.

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More details on ATR:

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 stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.6%. ATR has a PE ratio of 27. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate AptarGroup a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

The average volume for AptarGroup has been 327,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. AptarGroup has a market cap of $4.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 7.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates AptarGroup as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The stock has not only risen over the past year, it has done so at a faster pace than the S&P 500, reflecting the earnings growth and other positive factors similar to those we have cited here. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, it goes without saying that even the best stocks can fall in an overall down market. However, in any other environment, this stock still has good upside potential despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year.
  • APTARGROUP INC has improved earnings per share by 7.9% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, APTARGROUP INC increased its bottom line by earning $3.11 versus $2.86 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($3.25 versus $3.11).
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has exceeded that of the S&P 500 and greatly outperformed compared to the Containers & Packaging industry average. The net income increased by 4.3% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $41.60 million to $43.39 million.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio is somewhat low, currently at 0.71, and is less than that of the industry average, implying that there has been a relatively successful effort in the management of debt levels. To add to this, ATR has a quick ratio of 2.21, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • Regardless of the drop in revenue, the company managed to outperform against the industry average of 10.2%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 8.7%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.

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