NYSE:ATO - Atmos Energy Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $102.65 +1.24 (+1.22 %) (As of 03/22/2019 04:19 AM ET)Previous Close$101.41Today's Range$101.21 - $102.7852-Week Range$79.49 - $102.78Volume428,732 shsAverage Volume1.42 million shsMarket Capitalization$12.00 billionP/E Ratio25.66Dividend Yield2.07%Beta0.26 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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 Distribution, and Pipeline and Storage segments. 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 three million residential, commercial, public authority, and industrial customers. As of September 30, 2018, it owned 70,071 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 reservoirs in Texas; and provides ancillary services to the pipeline industry, including parking arrangements, lending, and inventory sales. It owns 5,678 miles of gas transmission lines. The company was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Receive ATO News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for ATO and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Natural gas distribution Sub-IndustryGas Utilities SectorUtilities Current SymbolNYSE:ATO Previous Symbol CUSIP04956010 CIK731802 Webwww.atmosenergy.com Phone972-934-9227Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.58 Current Ratio0.63 Quick Ratio0.53Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio25.66 Forward P/E Ratio23.93 P/E Growth3.64 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$3.12 billion Price / Sales3.85 Cash Flow$7.3269 per share Price / Cash Flow14.01 Book Value$42.90 per share Price / Book2.39Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.00 Net Income$603.06 million Net Margins14.39% Return on Equity9.17% Return on Assets3.80%Miscellaneous Employees4,564 Outstanding Shares116,897,000Market Cap$12.00 billion Next Earnings Date5/1/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO) Frequently Asked Questions What is Atmos Energy's stock symbol? Atmos Energy trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "ATO." How often does Atmos Energy pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Atmos Energy? Atmos Energy declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, February 5th. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 25th will be paid a dividend of $0.525 per share on Monday, March 11th. This represents a $2.10 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.05%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 22nd. View Atmos Energy's Dividend History. How were Atmos Energy's earnings last quarter? Atmos Energy Co. (NYSE:ATO) posted its earnings results on Tuesday, February, 5th. The utilities provider reported $1.38 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.33 by $0.05. The utilities provider earned $877.78 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $969.71 million. Atmos Energy had a return on equity of 9.17% and a net margin of 14.39%. The company's quarterly revenue was down 1.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.40 EPS. View Atmos Energy's Earnings History. When is Atmos Energy's next earnings date? Atmos Energy is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May 1st 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Atmos Energy. What guidance has Atmos Energy issued on next quarter's earnings? Atmos Energy updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Tuesday, February, 5th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $4.20-4.35 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $4.29. Atmos Energy also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $4.20-4.35 EPS. What price target have analysts set for ATO? 8 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Atmos Energy's stock. Their predictions range from $90.00 to $106.00. On average, they anticipate Atmos Energy's share price to reach $99.1250 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.4%. View Analyst Price Targets for Atmos Energy. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Atmos Energy? 8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Atmos Energy in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 2 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Atmos Energy. Has Atmos Energy been receiving favorable news coverage? Media headlines about ATO stock have trended somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Atmos Energy earned a media sentiment score of 1.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the utilities provider a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future. Are investors shorting Atmos Energy? Atmos Energy saw a increase in short interest in the month of February. As of February 15th, there was short interest totalling 3,382,994 shares, an increase of 90.1% from the January 31st total of 1,779,907 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 4,065,078 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.8 days. Approximately 2.9% of the company's stock are sold short. View Atmos Energy's Current Options Chain. Who are some of Atmos Energy's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Atmos Energy include Engie (ENGIY), Ultrapar Participacoes (UGP), National Fuel Gas (NFG), ONE Gas (OGS), New Jersey Resources (NJR), Spire (SR), South Jersey Industries (SJI), Northwest Natural (NWN), New Fortress Energy (NFE), Just Energy Group (JE) and WGL (WGL). 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 Mcdonald's (MCD), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Verizon Communications (VZ), Procter & Gamble (PG), Altria Group (MO), Chevron (CVX), Enterprise Products Partners (EPD), 3M (MMM) and Home Depot (HD). Who are Atmos Energy's key executives? Atmos Energy's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Kim R. Cocklin, Exec. Chairman (Age 68)Mr. Michael E. Haefner, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 59)Mr. Christopher T. Forsythe, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 47)Mr. John Kevin Akers, Exec. VP of Safety & Enterprise Services (Age 56)Mr. David J. Park, Sr. VP of Utility Operations (Age 48) Who are Atmos Energy's major shareholders? Atmos Energy's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (11.57%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (3.80%), FMR LLC (2.88%), American Century Companies Inc. (2.73%), Magellan Asset Management Ltd (2.20%) and Cohen & Steers Inc. (1.23%). Company insiders that own Atmos Energy stock include Nancy K Quinn, Richard A Sampson and Richard W Douglas. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Atmos Energy. Which major investors are selling Atmos Energy stock? ATO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including First Trust Advisors LP, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Hennessy Advisors Inc., Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc., Bank of America Corp DE, Martingale Asset Management L P, Principal Financial Group Inc. and D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Atmos Energy company stock in the last year include Nancy K Quinn and Richard W Douglas. View Insider Buying and Selling for Atmos Energy. Which major investors are buying Atmos Energy stock? ATO stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, BlackRock Inc., FMR LLC, GQG Partners LLC, Norges Bank, Magellan Asset Management Ltd, American Century Companies Inc. and California Public Employees Retirement System. View Insider Buying and Selling for Atmos Energy. How do I buy shares of Atmos Energy? Shares of ATO can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Atmos Energy's stock price today? One share of ATO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $102.65. How big of a company is Atmos Energy? Atmos Energy has a market capitalization of $12.00 billion and generates $3.12 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $603.06 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.00 on an earnings per share basis. Atmos Energy employs 4,564 workers across the globe. What is Atmos Energy's official website? The official website for Atmos Energy is http://www.atmosenergy.com. How can I contact Atmos Energy? Atmos Energy's mailing address is THREE LINCOLN CENTRE SUITE 1800 5430 LBJ FREEWAY, DALLAS TX, 75240. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at 972-934-9227. MarketBeat Community Rating for Atmos Energy (NYSE ATO)Community Ranking: 2.5 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 339 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 339 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 678MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Atmos Energy and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe ATO will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe ATO will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 3/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Is the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) still relevant?