Reminder - AptarGroup (ATR) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 1/27/14, AptarGroup Inc. (ATR) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.25, payable on 2/19/14. As a percentage of ATR's recent stock price of $66.86, this dividend works out to approximately 0.37%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for ATR, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.25 declared by AptarGroup Inc.:

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In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from ATR is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.50% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of ATR shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

AptarGroup Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, ATR's low point in its 52 week range is $50.79 per share, with $68.78 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $66.78.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, ATR makes up 1.79% of the First Trust Materials AlphaDEX Fund ETF ( FXZ) which is trading lower by about 0.8% on the day Thursday.

In Thursday trading, AptarGroup Inc. shares are currently down about 0.2% on the day.

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