Northwest Natural Gas Company (NWN) Touches $63.80 Formed H&S; Aptargroup (ATR) Shorts Raised By 10.08%

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Northwest Natural Gas Company (NWN) formed inverse H&S with $68.90 target or 8.00% above today’s $63.80 share price. Northwest Natural Gas Company (NWN) has $1.84B valuation. The stock decreased 1.39% or $0.9 during the last trading session, reaching $63.8. About 118,988 shares traded. Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) has declined 3.27% since June 30, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.84% the S&P500. Some Historical NWN News: 17/05/2018 – NW NATURAL WATER – ASSETS AND OPERATIONS OF LEHMAN AND SEA VIEW WILL BE COMBINED UNDER A NEWLY-FORMED SUBSIDIARY OF CO; 08/05/2018 – Northwest Natural Gas 4Q Rev $264.7M; 17/05/2018 – NW NATURAL ADVANCES WATER STRATEGY W/ PLANS TO BUY TWO WATER; 17/05/2018 – NW Natural Advances Water Strategy with Plans to Acquire Two Water Utilities in Washington State; 08/05/2018 – NORTHWEST NATURAL GAS CO NWN.N – QTRLY OPERATING REVENUES $264.7 MLN VS $297.3 MLN; 17/05/2018 – NW Natural Water to Buy Lehman Enterprises and Sea View Water on Whidbey Island; 05/04/2018 NW Natural Announces Dividend; 08/05/2018 – NW NATURAL 2018 EARNINGS GUIDANCE REAFFIRMED; 08/05/2018 – Northwest Natural Gas 4Q EPS $1.44; 30/05/2018 – NORTHWEST NATURAL BOARD OKS EXTENSION TO SHR BUYBACK PROGRAM

Aptargroup Inc (NYSE:ATR) had an increase of 10.08% in short interest. ATR’s SI was 1.31M shares in June as released by FINRA. Its up 10.08% from 1.19 million shares previously. With 258,500 avg volume, 5 days are for Aptargroup Inc (NYSE:ATR)’s short sellers to cover ATR’s short positions. The SI to Aptargroup Inc’s float is 2.14%. The stock increased 0.72% or $0.67 during the last trading session, reaching $93.38. About 336,590 shares traded or 2.91% up from the average. AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) has risen 11.80% since June 30, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.77% the S&P500. Some Historical ATR News: 26/04/2018 – APTARGROUP 1Q ADJ EPS 99C; 12/04/2018 – Aptar Food + Beverage and Cheer Pack North America Partner to Launch a Premade No-Spill Spouted Pouch Solution; 30/05/2018 – Aptar Pharma and Propeller Health Partner to Develop Digital Medicine Platform Across Therapeutic Areas; 07/05/2018 – AptarGroup at Wells Fargo Industrials Conference Tomorrow; 12/04/2018 – AptarGroup at Wells Fargo Industrials Conference May 8; 26/04/2018 – APTARGROUP INC QTRLY NET SALES $ 703.35 MLN VS $ 601.32 MLN; 26/04/2018 – AptarGroup 1Q Net $59.3M; 29/03/2018 AptarGroup Closes Above 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 20/04/2018 – DJ Aptargroup Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (ATR); 26/04/2018 – APTARGROUP SEES 2Q ADJ EPS 99C TO $1.04

Analysts await Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $0.04 EPS, down 60.00% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.1 per share. NWN’s profit will be $1.15 million for 398.75 P/E if the $0.04 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.44 actual EPS reported by Northwest Natural Gas Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -97.22% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.29, from 1.32 in 2017Q4. It turned negative, as 25 investors sold Northwest Natural Gas Company shares while 53 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 58 raised stakes. 18.95 million shares or 1.53% more from 18.67 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Northern reported 356,812 shares. 8,433 are owned by Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky. Bessemer Grp holds 368,914 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Mason Street Lc holds 7,976 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Vista Capital Prtnrs has 13,932 shares. Carret Asset Limited Liability Com invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN). Hennessy Advisors holds 0.37% or 188,803 shares in its portfolio. De Burlo owns 4,500 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Loring Wolcott Coolidge Fiduciary Ltd Liability Partnership Ma has 550 shares. State Street owns 754,571 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mgmt Co accumulated 125 shares. Prudential Incorporated accumulated 49,215 shares. Macquarie Gp invested 0% of its portfolio in Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN). Marshwinds Advisory Company has 9,275 shares. Stratos Wealth Prtn accumulated 0% or 440 shares.

Among 5 analysts covering North West Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN), 0 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. North West Natural Gas Company had 6 analyst reports since January 2, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, February 1 by RBC Capital Markets. Wells Fargo maintained it with “Underperform” rating and $52 target in Monday, February 26 report. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Monday, March 5. The stock of Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) earned “Sell” rating by Guggenheim on Tuesday, January 2. Sidoti downgraded Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) rating on Monday, January 8. Sidoti has “Hold” rating and $63.0 target. The stock of Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) earned “Hold” rating by Hilliard Lyons on Tuesday, February 27.

Since January 11, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 3 selling transactions for $94,137 activity. The insider GIBSON C SCOTT sold $90,367. Peverett Jane L also sold $53,375 worth of Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) on Monday, February 26. 1,036 shares were sold by DODSON MARK S, worth $58,071 on Thursday, January 11. $107,676 worth of stock was bought by Wasson Malia H on Tuesday, February 27.

Among 5 analysts covering AptarGroup (NYSE:ATR), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. AptarGroup had 5 analyst reports since February 14, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Wells Fargo maintained AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) on Wednesday, February 14 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, April 27 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was initiated by UBS with “Hold” on Wednesday, June 20. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Hold” rating and $92.0 target in Wednesday, February 14 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.08, from 1.07 in 2017Q4. It is positive, as 12 investors sold AptarGroup, Inc. shares while 109 reduced holdings. 45 funds opened positions while 94 raised stakes. 55.09 million shares or 0.77% less from 55.52 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Eagle Asset Incorporated invested in 70,933 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale invested in 45,300 shares. Hillsdale Investment Management holds 0% or 25 shares. Delta Asset Management Tn owns 17 shares. Hall Laurie J Trustee accumulated 1,670 shares or 0.09% of the stock. 30,651 were reported by Ghp Investment Advisors. United Service Automobile Association invested in 9,688 shares. Boston Family Office Ltd Liability Corp has invested 1.16% in AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR). Kwmg Ltd Llc holds 24,921 shares or 0.66% of its portfolio. New York State Teachers Retirement System holds 0.02% of its portfolio in AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) for 94,274 shares. Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc stated it has 0.02% in AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR). Aristotle Capital Boston Limited Liability Corporation invested 0.6% of its portfolio in AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR). 3,840 were accumulated by First Citizens Bank. Gsa Cap Partners Ltd Liability Partnership reported 2,832 shares. The Illinois-based Northern Trust Corp has invested 0.01% in AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR).

Since February 14, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 11 selling transactions for $27.35 million activity. On Tuesday, May 8 HAGGE STEPHEN J sold $2.30M worth of AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) or 25,000 shares. 4,000 shares were sold by SMITH JOANNE C DR, worth $363,808. $1.80M worth of stock was sold by Schaffer Eldon W. II on Wednesday, February 14. HARRIS KING W had sold 68,985 shares worth $6.21M. Another trade for 66,493 shares valued at $6.02 million was sold by Saint-Leger Ursula. $1.52 million worth of AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) shares were sold by Haffar Salim.

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 $5.83 billion. The firm operates in three divisions: Beauty + Home, Pharma, and Food + Beverage. It has a 26.54 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.

More important recent AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) news were published by: which released: “Report: Developing Opportunities within Newfield Exploration, Heritage Insurance, AptarGroup, Alder …” on June 29, 2018, also published article titled: “AptarGroup Releases Corporate Sustainability Report”, published: “Aptar Announces Leadership Appointments” on June 19, 2018. More interesting news about AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE:ATR) was released by: and their article: “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For June 20, 2018” with publication date: June 20, 2018.

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