Atmos Energy Corporation Company Profile (NYSE:ATO)

About Atmos Energy Corporation

Atmos Energy Corporation logoAtmos Energy Corporation is engaged primarily in the regulated natural gas distribution and pipeline businesses, as well as other nonregulated natural gas businesses. The Company operates through three segments: regulated distribution segment, which includes its regulated distribution and related sales operations; regulated pipeline segment, which includes the pipeline and storage operations of its Atmos Pipeline-Texas Division, and nonregulated segment, which includes its nonregulated natural gas management, nonregulated natural gas transmission, storage and other services. The Company's nonregulated businesses provide natural gas management, marketing, transportation and storage services to municipalities, local gas distribution companies, including certain of its natural gas distribution divisions and industrial customers principally in the Midwest and Southeast.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Industry: Gas Utilities
  • Sub-Industry: Gas Utilities
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: ATO
  • CUSIP: 04956010
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $77.78
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $75.33
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $73.82
  • 52-Week Range: $105,175,000.00 - $68.15
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 21.92
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 20.79
  • P/E Growth: 3.17
  • Market Cap: $8.22B
  • Outstanding Shares: 105,175,000
  • Beta: 0.29
Profitability:
  • Return on Equity: 10.54%
  • Return on Assets: 3.70%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.63%
  • Current Ratio: 0.50%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.42%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 2 Hold Ratings, 4 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.43)
Consensus Price Target: $80.17 (2.54% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
11/18/2016Seaport Global SecuritiesInitiated CoverageBuy$80.00View Rating Details
10/31/2016ArgusUpgradeHold -> Buy$81.00View Rating Details
8/5/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoLower Price TargetOverweight$88.00 -> $87.00View Rating Details
7/27/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$58.00 -> $81.00View Rating Details
4/12/2016Barclays PLCReiterated RatingSellView Rating Details
3/30/2016BB&T Co.Initiated CoverageBuy$80.00View Rating Details
3/18/2016Morgan StanleyDowngradeOverweight -> Equal Weight$72.00View Rating Details
2/6/2016Bank of America CorpReiterated RatingBuy$68.00 -> $75.00View Rating Details
2/3/2016Hilliard LyonsDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
(Data available from 2/26/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/2/2017        
2/7/2017Q117$1.04$1.08$973.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/4/2016Q216$1.40$1.40$1.52 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/2/2016Q116$1.00$0.93$1.32 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/4/2015Q415$0.27$0.29$715.95 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q315$0.51$0.54$959.93 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2015Q215$1.32$1.36$2.05 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/3/2015Q115$0.86$0.91$1.29 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2014Q414$0.18$0.23$737.71 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2014Q314$0.43$0.45$933.18 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2014Q214$1.25$1.38$1.41 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/4/2014Q214$0.86$0.88$880.45 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2013Q413$0.12$0.08$465.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2013Q3 2013($0.14)$0.42$605.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/1/2013Q2 2013$1.22$1.27$1.25 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/6/2013Q1 2013$0.78$0.74$1.15 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/7/2012Q312$0.08$0.09$717.82 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/8/2012$0.15$0.32ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2012$1.44$1.28ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/7/2012$0.85$0.75ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/9/2011$0.04$0.01ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2011$0.10($0.01)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2011$1.39$1.47ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/8/2011$0.86$0.81ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.56 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.76 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20161$1.37$1.37$1.37
Q2 20162$0.60$1.40$1.00
Q3 20162$0.33$0.59$0.46
Q4 20162$0.30$0.34$0.32
Q3 20171$0.68$0.68$0.68
Q4 20171$0.35$0.35$0.35
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO)
Annual Dividend:$1.80
Dividend Yield:2.30%
Dividend Growth:6.40% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:50.14% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
50.56% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
47.87% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:34 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
2/7/2017quarterly$0.452.38%2/23/20172/27/20173/13/2017
11/9/2016quarterly$0.452.55%11/23/201611/28/201612/12/2016
8/3/2016quarterly$0.422.13%8/18/20168/22/20169/6/2016
5/4/2016quarterly$0.422.28%5/19/20165/23/20166/6/2016
2/2/2016quarterly$0.422.41%2/18/20162/22/20163/7/2016
11/4/2015quarterly$0.422.69%11/19/201511/23/201512/7/2015
8/5/2015quarterly$0.392.84%8/20/20158/24/20159/8/2015
5/6/2015quarterly$0.392.92%5/21/20155/26/20156/8/2015
2/3/2015quarterly$0.392.72%2/19/20152/23/20153/9/2015
11/5/2014quarterly$0.392.88%11/20/201411/24/201412/8/2014
8/6/2014quarterly$0.373.11%8/21/20148/25/20149/8/2014
5/7/2014quarterly$0.372.93%5/22/20145/27/20146/9/2014
2/4/2014quarterly$0.373.2%2/20/20142/24/20143/10/2014
11/6/2013quarterly$0.373.3%11/21/201311/25/201312/9/2013
8/6/2013quarterly$0.353.16%8/22/20138/26/20139/9/2013
5/1/2013quarterly$0.353.16%5/16/20135/20/20136/3/2013
2/6/2013quarterly$0.353.71%2/28/20133/4/20133/18/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.57%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 69.86%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
12/16/2016Louis P GregorySVPSell10,000$74.08$740,800.00View SEC Filing  
8/19/2016Thomas C. MeredithDirectorSell1,020$75.24$76,744.80View SEC Filing  
8/8/2016Louis P GregorySVPSell4,000$78.10$312,400.00View SEC Filing  
5/13/2016Marvin L SweetinSVPSell4,000$74.16$296,640.00View SEC Filing  
12/4/2015Christopher T ForsytheVPSell3,000$62.00$186,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/10/2015Louis P GregorySVPSell1,000$54.66$54,660.00View SEC Filing  
12/12/2014Bret J EckertCFOSell5,000$54.00$270,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/10/2014Louis P GregorySVPSell1,500$54.28$81,420.00View SEC Filing  
5/13/2014Louis GregorySVPSell3,000$50.03$150,090.00View SEC Filing  
11/12/2013Louis P GregorySVPSell2,000$45.73$91,460.00View SEC Filing  
6/11/2013Christopher T ForsytheVPSell3,900$41.10$160,290.00View SEC Filing  
3/5/2013Charles K VaughanDirectorSell25,000$40.17$1,004,250.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

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What is Atmos Energy Corporation's stock symbol?

Atmos Energy Corporation trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "ATO."

How often does Atmos Energy Corporation pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Atmos Energy Corporation?

Atmos Energy Corporation announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, February 7th. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 27th will be paid a dividend of $0.45 per share on Monday, March 13th. This represents a $1.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.30%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 23rd.

Where is Atmos Energy Corporation's stock going? Where will Atmos Energy Corporation's stock price be in 2017?

7 analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Atmos Energy Corporation's stock. Their predictions range from $72.00 to $87.00. On average, they expect Atmos Energy Corporation's share price to reach $80.17 in the next year.

When will Atmos Energy Corporation announce their earnings?

Atmos Energy Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May, 2nd 2017.

What are analysts saying about Atmos Energy Corporation stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Atmos Energy Corporation stock:

  • According to Zacks Investment Research, "Atmos Energy Corporation distributes and sells natural gas to residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural and other customers. Atmos operates through five divisions in cities, towns and communities in service areas located in Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. The Company has entered into an agreement to sell all of its natural gas utility operations in South Carolina. The Company also transports natural gas for others through its distribution system. " (2/13/2017)

  • Argus analysts commented, "We are maintaining our long-term BUY rating." (5/10/2016)

Who owns Atmos Energy Corporation stock?

Atmos Energy Corporation's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (6.34%), FMR LLC (2.74%), AQR Capital Management LLC (0.74%), Luminus Management LLC (0.54%), Janus Capital Management LLC (0.52%) and Silvercrest Asset Management Group LLC (0.50%). Company insiders that own Atmos Energy Corporation stock include Christopher T Forsythe, Louis P Gregory, Marvin L Sweetin and Thomas C Meredith.

Who sold Atmos Energy Corporation stock? Who is selling Atmos Energy Corporation stock?

Atmos Energy Corporation's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, NWQ Investment Management Company LLC, Janus Capital Management LLC, Allianz Asset Management AG, Marshall Wace LLP, Guggenheim Capital LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Keybank National Association OH. Company insiders that have sold Atmos Energy Corporation stock in the last year include Louis P Gregory, Marvin L Sweetin and Thomas C Meredith.

Who bought Atmos Energy Corporation stock? Who is buying Atmos Energy Corporation stock?

Atmos Energy Corporation's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Luminus Management LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., State Street Corp, Energy Income Partners LLC, Asset Management One Co. Ltd., Renaissance Technologies LLC, AQR Capital Management LLC and Credit Agricole S A.

How do I buy Atmos Energy Corporation stock?

Shares of Atmos Energy Corporation can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Atmos Energy Corporation stock cost?

One share of Atmos Energy Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $78.18.

Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) Chart for Sunday, February, 26, 2017


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Dividend Payments by Quarter for Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO)

Last Updated on 2/26/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff