AptarGroup (ATR) has 1,178,765 shares of shorts outstanding as on August 15, 2016, with 6 days left to cover or roll them over. On Jul 29, 2016, the open interest of short positions was 1,376,500 shares. The stock has a decent trading volume of 198,169 shares daily. The marginal decrease in the short positions is by -14.4%, which amounts to -197,735 shares. Short positions are 1.9% of the available float. The short interest information was released on Wednesday Aug 24th after the market close.
AptarGroup (NYSE:ATR): During Wednesdays trading session, Bulls were in full control of the stock right from the opening. The stock opened at $77.22 and $77.22 proved to be the low of the day. Continuous buying at higher levels pushed the stock towards an intraday high of $77.74. The buying momentum continued till the end and the stock did not give up its gains. It closed at $77.58, notching a gain of 0.31% for the day. The total traded volume was 185,908 . The stock had closed at $77.34 on the previous day.
In a related news,The director of Aptargroup Inc, Harris King W sold 13,100 shares at $76.62 on August 3, 2016. The Insider selling transaction had a total value worth of $1,003,722. The Insider information was disclosed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in a Form 4 filing.
AptarGroup, Inc. is a solution provider of a range of packaging delivery solutions for the beauty, personal care, home care, prescription drug, consumer health care, injectables, food and beverage markets. The Company has manufacturing facilities located throughout the world, including North America, Europe, Asia and South America. It offers various dispensing and sealing solutions. Its primary products are dispensing pumps, closures, aerosol valves and elastomer primary packaging components. It also manufactures and sells elastomer primary packaging components, which include stoppers for infusion, antibiotic, lyophilization and diagnostic vials. Its elastomer components also include pre-filled syringe components, such as plungers, needle shields, tip caps and cartridges, as well as dropper bulbs and disposable syringe plungers. The Companys segments include Beauty + Home, Pharma and Food + Beverage.