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Atmos Energy Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.36 (-0.40 %)
(As of 01/22/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $89.09
50-Day Range
MA: $93.56
52-Week Range
Now: $89.09
Volume593,787 shs
Average Volume933,278 shs
Market Capitalization$11.23 billion
P/E Ratio18.14
Dividend Yield2.79%
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 in 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 three million residential, commercial, public authority, and industrial customers. As of September 30, 2020, it owned 71,558 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. As of September 30, 2020, it owned 5,684 miles of gas transmission lines. Atmos Energy Corporation was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
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Overall MarketRank

3.00 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

1st out of 273 stocks

Natural Gas Distribution Industry

1st out of 17 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 3.4Community Rank: 2.5Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Natural gas distribution
Sub-IndustryGas Utilities



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.82 billion
Cash Flow$8.20 per share
Book Value$55.05 per share


Net Income$601.44 million


Market Cap$11.23 billion
Next Earnings Date2/2/2021 (Confirmed)
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(As of 01/22/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Atmos Energy's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Atmos Energy's stock was trading at $102.85 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, ATO stock has decreased by 13.4% and is now trading at $89.09.
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Is Atmos Energy a buy right now?

7 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 5 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" Atmos Energy stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Atmos Energy?

Wall Street analysts have given Atmos Energy a "Buy" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Atmos Energy wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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What is Larry J. Merlo's approval rating as Atmos Energy's CEO?

6,978 employees have rated Atmos Energy CEO Larry J. Merlo on Glassdoor.com. Larry J. Merlo has an approval rating of 37% among Atmos Energy's employees. This puts Larry J. Merlo in the bottom 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

When is Atmos Energy's next earnings date?

Atmos Energy is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, February 2nd 2021.
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How can I listen to Atmos Energy's earnings call?

Atmos Energy will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, February 2nd at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

How were Atmos Energy's earnings last quarter?

Atmos Energy Co. (NYSE:ATO) issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November, 16th. The utilities provider reported $0.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.51 by $0.02. The utilities provider earned $474.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $622.98 million. Atmos Energy had a return on equity of 9.04% and a net margin of 21.32%. Atmos Energy's quarterly revenue was up 7.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.49 earnings per share.
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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 Wednesday, November 11th. Investors of record on Monday, November 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.625 per share on Monday, December 14th. This represents a $2.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.81%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 27th. This is a positive change from Atmos Energy's previous quarterly dividend of $0.58.
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Is Atmos Energy a good dividend stock?

Atmos Energy pays an annual dividend of $2.50 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.79%. Atmos Energy has been increasing its dividend for 32 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Atmos Energy is 52.97%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Atmos Energy will have a dividend payout ratio of 46.38% next year. This indicates that Atmos Energy 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 FY21 earnings guidance on Wednesday, November, 11th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $4.90-$5.10 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $5.02.

What price target have analysts set for ATO?

7 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Atmos Energy's shares. Their forecasts range from $99.00 to $125.00. On average, they anticipate Atmos Energy's share price to reach $111.93 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 25.6% from the stock's current price.
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Are investors shorting Atmos Energy?

Atmos Energy saw a decrease in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totaling 4,680,000 shares, a decrease of 18.6% from the December 15th total of 5,750,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 973,800 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 4.8 days.
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Who are some of Atmos Energy's key competitors?

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), The 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 key executives?

Atmos Energy's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. John Kevin Akers, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 58, Pay $1.69M)
  • Mr. Christopher T. Forsythe, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 49, Pay $1M)
  • Ms. Karen E. Hartsfield, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 51, Pay $851.31k)
  • Mr. David J. Park, Sr. VP of Utility Operations (Age 50, Pay $924.75k)
  • Mr. Richard J. Gius, VP & Chief Information Officer (Age 64)
  • Mr. Daniel M. Meziere, VP of Investor Relations & Treasurer (Age 60)
  • Ms. Liz C. Beauchamp, VP of Gov.al & Public Affairs
  • Mr. John M. Robbins, Sr. VP of HR (Age 51)
  • Mr. Jeffrey S. Knights, Sr. VP of Technical & Operating Services
  • Ms. Jennifer G. Ries, Pres of Louisiana Division

What is Atmos Energy's stock symbol?

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

Who are Atmos Energy's major shareholders?

Atmos Energy's stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Pendal Group Limited (1.39%), Ardevora Asset Management LLP (0.45%), Boston Trust Walden Corp (0.40%), Scout Investments Inc. (0.14%), Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. (0.08%) and Gradient Investments LLC (0.08%). Company insiders that own Atmos Energy stock include David J Park, Frank H Yoho and Richard A Sampson.
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Which institutional investors are selling Atmos Energy stock?

ATO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Scout Investments Inc., State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Avantax Advisory Services Inc., Hexavest Inc., Redpoint Investment Management Pty Ltd, First Hawaiian Bank, Gradient Investments LLC, and Pacer Advisors Inc..
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Which institutional investors are buying Atmos Energy stock?

ATO stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Pendal Group Limited, Boston Trust Walden Corp, Ardevora Asset Management LLP, Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A., DNB Asset Management AS, Crossmark Global Holdings Inc., Sound Financial Strategies Group LLC, and Kestra Advisory Services LLC. Company insiders that have bought Atmos Energy stock in the last two years include Frank H Yoho, and Richard A Sampson.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Atmos Energy's stock price today?

One share of ATO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $89.09.

How big of a company is Atmos Energy?

Atmos Energy has a market capitalization of $11.23 billion and generates $2.82 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $601.44 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.72 on an earnings per share basis. Atmos Energy employs 4,694 workers across the globe.

What is Atmos Energy's official website?

The official website for Atmos Energy is 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.

This page was last updated on 1/24/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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