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NYSE:ATO

Atmos Energy - ATO Stock Forecast, Price & News

$116.28
-0.91 (-0.78%)
(As of 02/6/2023 02:02 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$115.89
$117.67
50-Day Range
$108.87
$120.20
52-Week Range
$97.71
$122.96
Volume
296,697 shs
Average Volume
745,221 shs
Market Capitalization
$16.40 billion
P/E Ratio
20.54
Dividend Yield
2.53%
Price Target
$122.00

Atmos Energy MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.63 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
4.7% Upside
$122.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
4.94% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-9.39
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.93mentions of Atmos Energy in the last 14 days
Based on 8 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$121,407 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
7.36%
From $5.98 to $6.42 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

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

2.45 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

29th out of 83 stocks

Natural Gas Distribution Industry

4th out of 12 stocks

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About Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO) Stock

Atmos Energy Corp. engages in the provision of natural gas services. It operates under the Distribution, and Pipeline and Storage business segments. The Distribution segment is involved in regulated natural gas distribution and related sales operations. The Pipeline and Storage segment includes pipeline and storage operations of Atmos Pipeline-Texas division and natural gas transmission operations. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

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ATO Stock News Headlines

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ATO Company Calendar

Last Earnings
11/09/2022
Ex-Dividend for 12/12 Dividend
11/25/2022
Dividend Payable
12/12/2022
Today
2/06/2023
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
2/07/2023
Fiscal Year End
9/30/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Natural gas distribution
Sub-Industry
Gas Utilities
Sector
Utilities
CUSIP
04956010
Employees
4,791
Year Founded
1906

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$122.00
High Stock Price Forecast
$132.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$113.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+4.9%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.63
Research Coverage
8 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$774.40 million
Pretax Margin
20.28%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$4.20 billion
Cash Flow
$9.35 per share
Book Value
$67.33 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
140,311,000
Market Cap
$16.40 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.61

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Key Executives

  • John Kevin Akers
    President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Jeffrey S. Knights
    Senior VP-Technical & Operating Services
  • Christopher T. ForsytheChristopher T. Forsythe
    Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President
  • Richard J. Gius
    Chief Information Officer & Vice President
  • Karen E. Hartsfield
    Secretary, Senior VP & General Counsel













ATO Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Atmos Energy stock right now?

8 Wall Street equities 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 equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" ATO shares.
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What is Atmos Energy's stock price forecast for 2023?

8 Wall Street research analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Atmos Energy's stock. Their ATO share price forecasts range from $113.00 to $132.00. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach $122.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 4.9% from the stock's current price.
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How have ATO shares performed in 2023?

Atmos Energy's stock was trading at $112.07 at the start of the year. Since then, ATO shares have increased by 3.8% and is now trading at $116.28.
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Are investors shorting Atmos Energy?

Atmos Energy saw a drop in short interest in the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totaling 7,350,000 shares, a drop of 8.9% from the December 15th total of 8,070,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 912,600 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 8.1 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 Tuesday, February 7th 2023.
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How can I listen to Atmos Energy's earnings call?

Atmos Energy will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, February 8th at 9:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

How were Atmos Energy's earnings last quarter?

Atmos Energy Co. (NYSE:ATO) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November, 9th. The utilities provider reported $0.51 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.45 by $0.06. The utilities provider earned $722.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $659.68 million. Atmos Energy had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 8.61% and a net margin of 18.43%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 27.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.37 earnings per share.

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

Atmos Energy declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, November 9th. Investors of record on Monday, November 28th will be given a dividend of $0.74 per share on Monday, December 12th. This represents a $2.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.55%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 25th. This is a positive change from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.68.
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Is Atmos Energy a good dividend stock?

Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO) pays an annual dividend of $2.96 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.53%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 39 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 52.30%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, ATO will have a dividend payout ratio of 46.11% 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 2023 earnings guidance on Friday, December, 9th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $5.90-$6.10 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of $5.95. 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 investors include ProShare Advisors LLC (1.16%), Pendal Group Ltd (0.85%), Sfmg LLC (0.83%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.38%), Dearborn Partners LLC (0.27%) and M&G Investment Management Ltd. (0.26%). Insiders that own company stock include Christopher T Forsythe, 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 $116.28.

How much money does Atmos Energy make?

Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO) has a market capitalization of $16.40 billion and generates $4.20 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $774.40 million in net income (profit) each year or $5.66 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Atmos Energy have?

The company employs 4,791 workers across the globe.

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 2/6/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff