BMO Capital Reconfirmed AptarGroup (ATR) As “Hold”; Has Price Objective Of $92.0000, Ingersoll Rand Plc (IR) Sellers Decreased By 18.1% Their Shorts



July 20, 2017 – By Adrian Mccoy

Ingersoll Rand Plc (NYSE:IR) had a decrease of 18.1% in short interest. IR’s SI was 2.96M shares in July as released by FINRA. Its down 18.1% from 3.62M shares previously. With 1.60M avg volume, 2 days are for Ingersoll Rand Plc (NYSE:IR)’s short sellers to cover IR’s short positions. It closed at $93.2 lastly. It is down 39.42% since July 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.72% the S&P500.

Among 8 analysts covering AptarGroup Inc (NYSE:ATR), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. AptarGroup Inc has $90 highest and $72 lowest target. $81.20’s average target is -9.87% below currents $90.09 stock price. AptarGroup Inc had 19 analyst reports since September 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, June 30 report. The rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Neutral” on Tuesday, January 5. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, November 16 by Robert W. Baird. Bank of America downgraded AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) on Wednesday, December 7 to “Underperform” rating. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, September 9 report. Jefferies maintained the shares of ATR in report on Friday, July 14 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, June 23 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The company was upgraded on Monday, November 2 by Deutsche Bank. BMO Capital Markets maintained AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) rating on Friday, May 26. BMO Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $7900 target. The rating was upgraded by Vertical Research on Monday, October 31 to “Hold”.

Among 16 analysts covering Ingersoll-Rand Plc (NYSE:IR), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Ingersoll-Rand Plc had 41 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, April 19 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, April 12 by Credit Suisse. The stock of Ingersoll-Rand PLC (NYSE:IR) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, July 13. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, July 29 with “Sector Perform”. On Monday, June 5 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. On Monday, April 3 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The stock of Ingersoll-Rand PLC (NYSE:IR) earned “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, October 27. The stock of Ingersoll-Rand PLC (NYSE:IR) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, April 14 by Buckingham Research. The rating was downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets to “Sector Weight” on Friday, September 9. Nomura upgraded Ingersoll-Rand PLC (NYSE:IR) on Monday, March 7 to “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.33 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.13, from 1.2 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 37 investors sold Ingersoll-Rand PLC shares while 175 reduced holdings. 102 funds opened positions while 181 raised stakes. 216.69 million shares or 10.11% more from 196.79 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Americafirst Cap Management Ltd Liability Corp reported 4,339 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Nomura Asset Management Limited reported 0.04% of its portfolio in Ingersoll-Rand PLC (NYSE:IR). 271,903 are owned by Suntrust Banks Inc. Tower Bridge stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Ingersoll-Rand PLC (NYSE:IR). Farmers Tru invested in 65,159 shares or 1.69% of the stock. Sumitomo Life stated it has 17,898 shares or 0.19% of all its holdings. Bancshares Of Ny Mellon has invested 0.1% in Ingersoll-Rand PLC (NYSE:IR). Fjarde Ap has 0.1% invested in Ingersoll-Rand PLC (NYSE:IR). Hightower Advisors Limited has invested 0.02% in Ingersoll-Rand PLC (NYSE:IR). Smith Salley Assocs has invested 1.18% in Ingersoll-Rand PLC (NYSE:IR). Bartlett & Ltd Liability Com holds 0% of its portfolio in Ingersoll-Rand PLC (NYSE:IR) for 100 shares. Blb&B Advisors Limited Liability stated it has 14,744 shares. First Interstate Bancshares invested in 0.01% or 786 shares. Boston Advsr Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.37% or 207,187 shares in its portfolio. M&T Bancorporation Corp stated it has 0.01% in Ingersoll-Rand PLC (NYSE:IR).

Ingersoll-Rand Public Limited Company provides products, services and solutions to improve the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings, transport and protect food and perishables. The company has market cap of $24.05 billion. The Company’s business divisions include Climate and Industrial. It has a 16.93 P/E ratio. It is engaged in the design, manufacture, sale and service of a portfolio of industrial and commercial products that include brand names, such as Ingersoll-Rand, Trane, American Standard, ARO and Club Car.

Since February 13, 2017, it had 2 buys, and 14 sales for $33.60 million activity. The insider HARRIS KING W sold $998,488. 27,500 AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) shares with value of $2.19M were sold by HAGGE STEPHEN J. Another trade for 45,000 shares valued at $3.59M was sold by Kuhn Robert. On Thursday, May 11 CHEVASSUS ALAIN sold $1.56M worth of AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) or 19,000 shares. On Wednesday, March 1 Tanda Stephan B. bought $150,420 worth of AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) or 2,000 shares. Saint-Leger Ursula sold $4.09M worth of stock. 21,167 shares were sold by Haffar Salim, worth $1.62M.

It closed at $90.09 lastly. It is down 10.03% since July 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.67% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.13, from 1.05 in 2016Q3. It dropped, as 36 investors sold AptarGroup, Inc. shares while 100 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 92 raised stakes. 54.68 million shares or 0.11% more from 54.62 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. South Dakota Inv Council, South Dakota-based fund reported 8,300 shares. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky reported 15,100 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Moreover, Gemmer Asset Management Ltd Liability has 0.01% invested in AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) for 224 shares. Proshare Advsr Limited Liability has invested 0.07% in AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR). Wells Fargo Mn reported 646,144 shares. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co stated it has 6.44 million shares. Rhumbline Advisers owns 124,546 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Northern Tru Corp has invested 0.01% in AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR). Credit Suisse Ag holds 0.01% or 146,540 shares in its portfolio. Apriem Advisors holds 0% of its portfolio in AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) for 54 shares. Ct Mason reported 4,512 shares. Moreover, Advantus Cap Management has 0.02% invested in AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR). Edge Asset Mgmt owns 215,345 shares. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec has 0.37% invested in AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) for 1.97 million shares. Reynders Mcveigh Mgmt Ltd Company reported 210,730 shares.

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