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Atmos Energy (ATO) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$118.51
+0.23 (+0.19%)
(As of 05/21/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$117.74
$118.95
50-Day Range
$112.35
$120.59
52-Week Range
$101.00
$125.28
Volume
957,170 shs
Average Volume
870,800 shs
Market Capitalization
$17.88 billion
P/E Ratio
17.77
Dividend Yield
2.72%
Price Target
$127.17

Atmos Energy MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.67 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
7.5% Upside
$127.17 Price Target
Short Interest
Bearish
2.53% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-9.39
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
1.11mentions of Atmos Energy in the last 14 days
Based on 11 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$1.79 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
4.74%
From $6.75 to $7.07 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.

3.69 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

46th out of 89 stocks

Natural Gas Distribution Industry

5th out of 13 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

ATO Stock News Headlines

Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO) Price Target Raised to $138.00
Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO) PT Raised to $130.00
StockNews.com Upgrades Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO) to Hold
Wells Fargo Keeps Their Hold Rating on Atmos Energy (ATO)
Q2 2024 Atmos Energy Corp Earnings Call
What Wall Street expects from Atmos Energy's earnings
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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 3/11 Dividend
2/23/2024
Dividend Payable
3/11/2024
Last Earnings
5/08/2024
Today
5/21/2024
Ex-Dividend for 6/10 Dividend
5/24/2024
Dividend Payable
6/10/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
8/07/2024
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
$127.17
High Stock Price Target
$138.00
Low Stock Price Target
$110.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+7.9%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.67
Research Coverage
6 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$885.86 million
Pretax Margin
28.81%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$4.28 billion
Cash Flow
$9.99 per share
Book Value
$73.22 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
150,123,000
Market Cap
$17.78 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.66

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ATO Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Atmos Energy stock right now?

6 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Atmos Energy in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities 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 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Atmos Energy's stock. Their ATO share price targets range from $110.00 to $138.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $127.17 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 7.5% 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 beginning of 2024. Since then, ATO stock has increased by 2.1% and is now trading at $118.29.
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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, August 7th 2024.
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How were Atmos Energy's earnings last quarter?

Atmos Energy Co. (NYSE:ATO) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May, 8th. The utilities provider reported $2.85 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.62 by $0.23. The utilities provider earned $1.65 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.54 billion. Atmos Energy had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 9.01% and a net margin of 24.65%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 6.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $2.48 EPS.
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How often does Atmos Energy pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Atmos Energy?

Atmos Energy announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 8th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, May 28th will be paid a dividend of $0.805 per share on Monday, June 10th. This represents a $3.22 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.72%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 24th.
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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 2.71%. 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 48.28%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, ATO will have a dividend payout ratio of 45.54% 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 issued an update on its FY 2024 earnings guidance on Wednesday, May, 8th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of 6.700-6.800 for the period, compared to the consensus estimate of 6.600. 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 many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (12.91%), ProShare Advisors LLC (1.04%), Perpetual Ltd (0.94%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (0.82%), Sfmg LLC (0.70%) and Silvercrest Asset Management Group LLC (0.63%). 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 5/21/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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