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NYSE:ATO

Atmos Energy (ATO) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$113.99
-0.39 (-0.34%)
(As of 04/12/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$113.23
$115.49
50-Day Range
$111.60
$118.87
52-Week Range
$101.00
$125.28
Volume
650,709 shs
Average Volume
833,247 shs
Market Capitalization
$17.19 billion
P/E Ratio
18.09
Dividend Yield
2.82%
Price Target
$124.33

Atmos Energy MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.50 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
9.1% Upside
$124.33 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
2.50% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-9.39
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
1.27mentions of Atmos Energy in the last 14 days
Based on 5 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$1.75 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
6.07%
From $6.59 to $6.99 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

3.79 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

130th out of 261 stocks

Natural Gas Distribution Industry

13th out of 36 stocks

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About Atmos Energy Stock (NYSE:ATO)

Atmos Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the regulated natural gas distribution, and pipeline and storage businesses in the United States. It operates through two segments, Distribution, and Pipeline and Storage. The Distribution segment is involved in the regulated natural gas distribution and related sales operations in eight states. This segment distributes natural gas to approximately 3.3 million residential, commercial, public authority, and industrial customers; and owned 73,689 miles of underground distribution and transmission mains. The Pipeline and Storage segment engages in the pipeline and storage operations. This segment transports natural gas for third parties and manages five underground storage facilities in Texas; provides ancillary services customary to the pipeline industry, including parking arrangements, lending, and inventory sales; and owned 5,645 miles of gas transmission lines. Atmos Energy Corporation was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

ATO Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
2/07/2024
Ex-Dividend for 3/11 Dividend
2/23/2024
Dividend Payable
3/11/2024
Today
4/12/2024
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
5/08/2024
Fiscal Year End
9/30/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Sector
Utilities
Industry
Natural gas distribution
Sub-Industry
Gas Utilities
CUSIP
04956010
Employees
5,019
Year Founded
1906

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$124.33
High Stock Price Target
$133.00
Low Stock Price Target
$110.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+9.2%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.50
Research Coverage
6 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$885.86 million
Pretax Margin
26.82%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$4.28 billion
Cash Flow
$9.95 per share
Book Value
$73.22 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
150,086,000
Market Cap
$17.18 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.66

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Should I Buy Atmos Energy Stock? ATO Pros and Cons Explained

Pros

Here are some ways that investors could benefit from investing in Atmos Energy Co.:

  • Atmos Energy Co. has a stable financial performance with a consistent track record of revenue generation and profitability, providing a reliable investment option.
  • Recent institutional investments in Atmos Energy Co., such as 17 Capital Partners LLC and Wellington Management Group LLP, indicate confidence from major players in the market, potentially signaling positive growth prospects.
  • Atmos Energy Co. announced a quarterly dividend, showcasing a commitment to rewarding shareholders and providing a source of passive income for investors.
  • The stock price of Atmos Energy Co. has shown resilience, with a 52-week high of $125.28, indicating potential for capital appreciation.
  • Atmos Energy Co. has a healthy debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67, reflecting a balanced capital structure and reduced financial risk for investors.

Cons

Investors should be bearish about investing in Atmos Energy Co. for these reasons:

  • Atmos Energy Co. reported earnings slightly below analyst estimates, which may raise concerns about the company's ability to meet future financial expectations.
  • The price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.44 for Atmos Energy Co. suggests that the stock may be slightly overvalued compared to its growth prospects, potentially limiting short-term gains for investors.
  • Atmos Energy Co. experienced a slight decrease in stock price, indicating market volatility and potential risks associated with investing in the utilities sector.
  • The beta of 0.66 for Atmos Energy Co. implies lower volatility compared to the market, which may limit potential returns for investors seeking higher-risk investments.
  • While Atmos Energy Co. has a strong market capitalization of $17.58 billion, investors should consider the competitive landscape and regulatory challenges in the utilities industry that could impact future growth.
These pros and cons were generated based on recent news and financial data from MarketBeat in order to provide readers with the fastest and most accurate insights. They were last updated on Saturday, April 6, 2024. Please send any questions or comments about these Atmos Energy pros and cons to contact@marketbeat.com.

ATO Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Atmos Energy stock right now?

6 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Atmos Energy in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" ATO shares.
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What is Atmos Energy's stock price target for 2024?

6 analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Atmos Energy's stock. Their ATO share price targets range from $110.00 to $133.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $124.33 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 9.1% from the stock's current price.
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How have ATO shares performed in 2024?

Atmos Energy's stock was trading at $115.90 at the start of the year. Since then, ATO stock has decreased by 1.6% and is now trading at $113.99.
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Are investors shorting Atmos Energy?

Atmos Energy saw a increase in short interest during the month of March. As of March 15th, there was short interest totaling 3,920,000 shares, an increase of 15.6% from the February 29th total of 3,390,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 818,600 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.8 days.
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When is Atmos Energy's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May 8th 2024.
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How can I listen to Atmos Energy's earnings call?

Atmos Energy will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, May 9th at 10:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

How were Atmos Energy's earnings last quarter?

Atmos Energy Co. (NYSE:ATO) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February, 7th. The utilities provider reported $2.08 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $2.09 by $0.01. The utilities provider had revenue of $1.16 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.71 billion. Atmos Energy had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 8.62% and a net margin of 23.43%. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.91 EPS.
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How often does Atmos Energy pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Atmos Energy?

Atmos Energy declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, February 6th. Investors of record on Monday, February 26th will be given a dividend of $0.805 per share on Monday, March 11th. This represents a $3.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.82%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 23rd.
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Is Atmos Energy a good dividend stock?

Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO) pays an annual dividend of $3.22 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.80%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 40 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 51.11%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, ATO will have a dividend payout ratio of 46.07% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Atmos Energy issued on next quarter's earnings?

Atmos Energy updated its FY 2024 earnings guidance on Tuesday, February, 6th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of 6.450-6.650 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of 6.580. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What is Kim R. Cocklin's approval rating as Atmos Energy's CEO?

70 employees have rated Atmos Energy Chief Executive Officer Kim R. Cocklin on Glassdoor.com. Kim R. Cocklin has an approval rating of 91% among the company's employees. This puts Kim R. Cocklin in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Atmos Energy own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Atmos Energy investors own include Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), AT&T (T), Procter & Gamble (PG), Chevron (CVX), Abbott Laboratories (ABT), Cisco Systems (CSCO), AbbVie (ABBV), Pfizer (PFE), Walmart (WMT) and McDonald's (MCD).

Who are Atmos Energy's major shareholders?

Atmos Energy's stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Perpetual Ltd (0.94%), Mather Group LLC. (0.07%), Butensky & Cohen Financial Security Inc. (0.03%), CHURCHILL MANAGEMENT Corp (0.02%), Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY (0.02%) and Czech National Bank (0.02%). Insiders that own company stock include Christopher T Forsythe, Diana J Walters, J Matt Robbins, Kim R Cocklin and Richard M Thomas.
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How do I buy shares of Atmos Energy?

Shares of ATO stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NYSE:ATO) was last updated on 4/13/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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