Are Industrial Products Stocks Trailing AptarGroup (ATR) This Year?

Look for Industrial Products stocks that are outperforming their rivals. Is AptarGroup (ATR) that stock now? We might answer that by comparing the stock's year-to-date performance to its Industrial Products rivals.

AptarGroup is in Industrial Products. This #3 Zacks Sector Rank group has 227 stocks. By evaluating the average Zacks Rank of the companies in our 16 sector categories, the Zacks Sector Rank measures their strength.

A popular stock-picking model, the Zacks Rank emphasizes earnings projections and revisions. The algorithm suggests many equities that might beat the market in one to three months. AptarGroup has a #2

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for ATR's full-year profits has risen 2.4% in 90 days. This indicates rising analyst confidence and a better profit forecast for the company.

The latest statistics shows ATR has returned 13.5% this year. The average gain for Industrial Products stocks is 4.9%. AptarGroup had superior year-to-date returns than its sector.

Others in Industrial Products have outperformed the sector this year, including DISCO CORP (DSCSY). Since January, the stock has returned 26.2%. The current-year average EPS estimate for DISCO CORP has climbed 7.7% over the previous three months. This stock has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

AptarGroup is part of the Containers - Paper & Packaging category, which has 11 stocks and is #94 in the Zacks category Rank. ATR has superior year-to-date results than this category, which has earned 0.9%.

DISCO CORP is in Manufacturing-Material Handling. This 3-stock industry ranks #40. The industry is up 10.7% this year. Industrial Products investors should watch AptarGroup and DISCO CORP as they try to maintain their strong performance.

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