Intact Investment Management Has Trimmed Its Open Text (OTEX) Holding; Aptargroup (ATR) SI Increased By 4.59%

January 14, 2018 - By Peter Kolinski

Aptargroup Incorporated (NYSE:ATR) had an increase of 4.59% in short interest. ATR’s SI was 1.35M shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 4.59% from 1.29M shares previously. With 236,300 avg volume, 6 days are for Aptargroup Incorporated (NYSE:ATR)’s short sellers to cover ATR’s short positions. The SI to Aptargroup Incorporated’s float is 2.22%. The stock increased 0.36% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $86.56. About 179,424 shares traded. AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) has risen 10.03% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.67% the S&P500.

Intact Investment Management Inc decreased Open Text Corp (OTEX) stake by 3.36% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Intact Investment Management Inc sold 25,400 shares as Open Text Corp (OTEX)’s stock declined 3.85%. The Intact Investment Management Inc holds 729,840 shares with $29.38M value, down from 755,240 last quarter. Open Text Corp now has $8.98B valuation. The stock increased 0.06% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $33.81. About 410,138 shares traded. Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ:OTEX) has risen 15.94% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.76% 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 $5.39 billion. The firm operates in three divisions: Beauty + Home, Pharma, and Food + Beverage. It has a 25.38 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.

Since August 22, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $1.73 million activity. On Monday, October 30 Haffar Salim sold $1.57M worth of AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) or 18,130 shares. 2,000 shares were sold by Kampouri Monnas Giovanna, worth $164,267 on Tuesday, August 22.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.38 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.14, from 1.52 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 20 investors sold AptarGroup, Inc. shares while 84 reduced holdings. 36 funds opened positions while 107 raised stakes. 55.56 million shares or 0.96% less from 56.10 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Farmers Merchants Investments holds 38,232 shares. Liberty Mutual Gru Asset Mgmt owns 16,330 shares or 0.08% of their US portfolio. Timessquare Capital Management Lc reported 278,000 shares. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership holds 0% in AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) or 38,208 shares. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale stated it has 0.04% in AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR). Gofen & Glossberg Ltd Liability Il holds 41,522 shares. Guyasuta invested in 0.17% or 16,785 shares. Vident Invest Advisory Limited Co stated it has 2,563 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Northern Trust holds 681,185 shares. Pacad Invest Limited holds 0.04% or 2,000 shares in its portfolio. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Llc holds 0.01% or 2,508 shares in its portfolio. Profund Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 7,346 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Hutchin Hill Cap L P owns 0.03% invested in AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) for 9,400 shares. Mondrian Prtn has invested 0.1% of its portfolio in AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR). Jane Street Limited Company stated it has 0% of its portfolio in AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR).

Among 8 analysts covering AptarGroup Inc (NYSE:ATR), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. AptarGroup Inc had 30 analyst reports since September 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, November 10, the company rating was initiated by Macquarie Research. As per Tuesday, September 15, the company rating was upgraded by Bank of America. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold” on Friday, June 30. The stock has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Monday, October 30. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, May 26 by BMO Capital Markets. On Tuesday, January 5 the stock rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Neutral”. The firm has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Wednesday, September 20. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, June 7 by Jefferies. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Wednesday, July 19. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, July 28 report.

Analysts await Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ:OTEX) to report earnings on February, 1. They expect $0.12 EPS, down 33.33% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.18 per share. OTEX’s profit will be $31.86 million for 70.44 P/E if the $0.12 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.14 actual EPS reported by Open Text Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -14.29% negative EPS growth.

Intact Investment Management Inc increased Thomson Reuters Corp (NYSE:TRI) stake by 153,800 shares to 708,048 valued at $40.52 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Cme Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) stake by 7,500 shares and now owns 24,000 shares. Algonquin Pwr Utils Corp (AQUNF) was raised too.

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