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NYSE:ATO

Atmos Energy - ATO Stock Forecast, Price & News

$117.66
+0.08 (+0.07%)
(As of 08/17/2022 05:17 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$116.54
$118.24
50-Day Range
$103.51
$121.39
52-Week Range
$85.80
$122.96
Volume
966,229 shs
Average Volume
1.07 million shs
Market Capitalization
$16.46 billion
P/E Ratio
21.32
Dividend Yield
2.31%
Price Target
$122.00

Atmos Energy MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.63 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
3.7% Upside
$122.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Bearish
4.65% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-9.39
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.69mentions of Atmos Energy in the last 14 days
Based on 11 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
7.03%
From $5.55 to $5.94 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.09 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

57th out of 93 stocks

Natural Gas Distribution Industry

5th out of 13 stocks

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About Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO) Stock

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 three million residential, commercial, public authority, and industrial customers. As of September 30, 2021, it owned 71,921 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, 2021, it owned 5,699 miles of gas transmission lines. Atmos Energy Corporation was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Atmos Energy Price Performance

Atmos Energy stock traded up $0.19 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $117.58. 759,257 shares of the company's stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,068,041. Atmos Energy has a 12-month low of $85.80 and a 12-month high of $122.96. The company has a market cap of $16.45 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.30, a PEG ratio of 2.86 and a beta of 0.50. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $112.64 and a two-hundred day moving average of $113.49. The company has a quick ratio of 0.94, a current ratio of 1.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62.

Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO - Get Rating) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, August 3rd. The utilities provider reported $0.92 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.84 by $0.08. Atmos Energy had a net margin of 18.57% and a return on equity of 8.73%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.78 EPS. Equities analysts forecast that Atmos Energy will post 5.55 earnings per share for the current year.

Atmos Energy Dividend Announcement

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 6th. Investors of record on Monday, August 22nd will be issued a dividend of $0.68 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 19th. This represents a $2.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.31%. Atmos Energy's payout ratio is presently 49.28%.

Analyst Ratings Changes

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on ATO shares. Credit Suisse Group upped their price objective on Atmos Energy to $131.00 in a research note on Tuesday, August 9th. The Goldman Sachs Group lowered shares of Atmos Energy from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating and set a $113.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Thursday, May 12th. Mizuho boosted their target price on shares of Atmos Energy from $119.00 to $131.00 in a report on Friday, April 29th. Wells Fargo & Company upped their target price on shares of Atmos Energy from $120.00 to $130.00 in a research report on Thursday, May 5th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lifted their price target on shares of Atmos Energy from $120.00 to $129.00 and gave the company an "overweight" rating in a report on Thursday, July 21st. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. According to MarketBeat, the stock presently has a consensus rating of "Moderate Buy" and an average target price of $122.00.

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ATO Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 6/6 Dividend
5/20/2022
Dividend Payable
6/06/2022
Last Earnings
8/03/2022
Today
8/17/2022
Ex-Dividend for 9/6 Dividend
8/19/2022
Dividend Payable
9/06/2022
Fiscal Year End
9/30/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
11/09/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Natural gas distribution
Sub-Industry
Gas Utilities
Sector
Utilities
CUSIP
04956010
Employees
4,684
Year Founded
1906

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$122.00
High Stock Price Forecast
$131.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$107.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+3.7%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.63
Research Coverage
8 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$665.56 million
Pretax Margin
20.44%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$3.41 billion
Cash Flow
$8.87 per share
Book Value
$66.25 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
138,633,000
Market Cap
$16.46 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.50

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Key Executives

  • Mr. John Kevin Akers (Age 59)
    CEO, Pres & Director
    Comp: $1.81M
  • Mr. Christopher T. Forsythe (Age 50)
    Sr. VP & CFO
    Comp: $1.02M
  • Ms. Karen E. Hartsfield (Age 52)
    Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec.
    Comp: $891.19k
  • Mr. John Matt Robbins (Age 52)
    Sr. VP of HR
    Comp: $679.51k
  • Mr. Jeffrey S. Knights
    Sr. VP of Technical & Operating Services
  • Mr. Richard J. Gius (Age 65)
    VP & Chief Information Officer
  • Mr. Daniel M. Meziere (Age 61)
    VP of Investor Relations & Treasurer
  • Ms. Liz C. Beauchamp
    VP of Gov.al & Public Affairs
  • Mr. John S. McDill (Age 57)
    Sr. VP of Utility Operations
  • Mr. Jeff D. Martinez
    Pres of Atmos Pipeline - Texas













ATO Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Atmos Energy stock right now?

8 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Atmos Energy in the last twelve months. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" ATO shares.
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What is Atmos Energy's stock price forecast for 2022?

8 brokerages have issued 1 year target prices for Atmos Energy's shares. Their ATO share price forecasts range from $107.00 to $131.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $122.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 3.8% from the stock's current price.
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How have ATO shares performed in 2022?

Atmos Energy's stock was trading at $104.77 at the beginning of the year. Since then, ATO shares have increased by 12.2% and is now trading at $117.58.
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Are investors shorting Atmos Energy?

Atmos Energy saw a increase in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totaling 6,500,000 shares, an increase of 7.4% from the July 15th total of 6,050,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 936,900 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 6.9 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, November 9th 2022.
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How were Atmos Energy's earnings last quarter?

Atmos Energy Co. (NYSE:ATO) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August, 3rd. The utilities provider reported $0.92 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.84 by $0.08. Atmos Energy had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 8.73% and a net margin of 18.57%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.78 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, August 3rd. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.68 per share on Tuesday, September 6th. This represents a $2.72 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.31%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 19th.
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Is Atmos Energy a good dividend stock?

Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO) pays an annual dividend of $2.72 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.32%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 38 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 49.28%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, ATO will have a dividend payout ratio of 45.79% 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 2022 earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 10th. The company provided EPS guidance of $5.50-$5.60 for the period, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.55. 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).

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 shareholders include State Street Corp (7.45%), Deutsche Bank AG (3.52%), GQG Partners LLC (3.16%), Northern Trust Corp (1.15%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (1.12%) and Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (1.05%). Insiders that own company stock include Christopher T Forsythe, David J Park, Frank H Yoho, J Matt Robbins, Richard A Sampson, Richard A Sampson 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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Atmos Energy's stock price today?

One share of ATO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $117.58.

How much money does Atmos Energy make?

Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO) has a market capitalization of $16.45 billion and generates $3.41 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $665.56 million in net income (profit) each year or $5.52 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Atmos Energy have?

The company employs 4,684 workers across the globe.

When was Atmos Energy founded?

Atmos Energy was founded in 1906.

How can I contact Atmos Energy?

Atmos Energy's mailing address is THREE LINCOLN CENTRE SUITE 1800 5430 LBJ FREEWAY, DALLAS TX, 75240. The official website for the company is www.atmosenergy.com. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at (972) 934-9227, via email at investorrelations@atmosenergy.com, or via fax at 972-855-3040.

This page (NYSE:ATO) was last updated on 8/17/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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