Atmos Energy Corporation is a fully-regulated, natural-gas-only distributor engaged primarily in the regulated natural gas distribution and pipeline businesses, as well as other nonregulated natural gas businesses. It operates through three segments: regulated distribution segment, which includes its regulated distribution and related sales operations; regulated pipeline segment, which includes 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. Its nonregulated businesses provide natural gas management, transportation and storage services to local gas distribution companies, including certain of its natural gas distribution divisions and industrial customers in the Midwest and Southeast. It also manages its natural gas pipeline and storage assets, including its intrastate natural gas pipeline systems in Texas.
Industry, Sector and Symbol:
- Sector: Utilities
- Industry: Natural Gas Utilities
- Sub-Industry: Gas Utilities
- Symbol: NYSE:ATO
- CUSIP: 04956010
- Web: www.atmosenergy.com/
- Market Cap: $8.89 billion
- Outstanding Shares: 106,065,000
- 50 Day Moving Avg: $87.55
- 200 Day Moving Avg: $83.37
- 52 Week Range: $68.51 - $89.00
Sales & Book Value:
- Trailing P/E Ratio: 22.47
- Foreward P/E Ratio: 21.83
- P/E Growth: 3.20
- Annual Revenue: $3.62 billion
- Price / Sales: 2.46
- Book Value: $36.79 per share
- Price / Book: 2.28
- Annual Dividend: $1.80
- Dividend Yield: 2.2%
- EBIDTA: $1.04 billion
- Net Margins: 13.45%
- Return on Equity: 7.33%
- Return on Assets: 2.72%
- Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.79%
- Current Ratio: 0.72%
- Quick Ratio: 0.51%
- Average Volume: 349,278 shs.
- Beta: 0.4
- Short Ratio: 2.08
Frequently Asked Questions for Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO)
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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 2nd. Investors of record on Monday, August 21st will be given a dividend of $0.45 per share on Tuesday, September 5th. This represents a $1.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.15%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 17th. View Atmos Energy's Dividend History.
How were Atmos Energy's earnings last quarter?
Atmos Energy Co. (NYSE:ATO) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August, 2nd. The company reported $0.67 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.66 by $0.01. The business earned $526.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $596.52 million. Atmos Energy had a net margin of 13.45% and a return on equity of 7.33%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.64 earnings per share. View Atmos Energy's Earnings History.
When will Atmos Energy make its next earnings announcement?
What guidance has Atmos Energy issued on next quarter's earnings?
Atmos Energy updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 2nd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $3.59-3.60 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $3.60.
Where is Atmos Energy's stock going? Where will Atmos Energy's stock price be in 2017?
5 brokers have issued 1-year price targets for Atmos Energy's shares. Their forecasts range from $77.00 to $97.00. On average, they expect Atmos Energy's stock price to reach $85.40 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Atmos Energy.
Who are some of Atmos Energy's key competitors?
Who are Atmos Energy's key executives?
Atmos Energy's management team includes the folowing people:
- Robert W. Best, Director
- Michael E. Haefner, President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Director
- Kim R. Cocklin, Executive Chairman of the Board
- Christopher T. Forsythe, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President
- Karen E. Hartsfield, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary
- J. Matt Robbins, Senior Vice President - Human Resources
- Kevin Akers, Senior Vice President - Safety and Enterprise Services
- David J. Park, Senior Vice President - Utility Operations
- Richard M. Thomas, Vice President, Controller
- Richard K. Gordon, Lead Independent Director
Who owns Atmos Energy stock?
Atmos Energy's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (9.66%), BlackRock Inc. (9.06%), State Street Corp (6.13%), American Century Companies Inc. (2.50%), FMR LLC (2.46%) and Victory Capital Management Inc. (1.43%). Company insiders that own Atmos Energy stock include Christopher T Forsythe, Louis P Gregory, Marvin L Sweetin, Richard A Sampson and Thomas C Meredith. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Atmos Energy.
Who sold Atmos Energy stock? Who is selling Atmos Energy stock?
Atmos Energy's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State Street Corp, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Reaves W H & Co. Inc., FMR LLC, Scout Investments Inc., Victory Capital Management Inc., APG Asset Management N.V. and American Century Companies Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Atmos Energy.
Who bought Atmos Energy stock? Who is buying Atmos Energy stock?
Atmos Energy's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Marshall Wace North America L.P., BlackRock Inc., Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn LLC, First Quadrant L P CA, Vanguard Group Inc., BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, Prudential Financial Inc. and BRYN MAWR TRUST Co. View Insider Buying and Selling for Atmos Energy.
How do I buy Atmos Energy stock?
Shares of Atmos Energy can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.
What is Atmos Energy's stock price today?
MarketBeat Community Rating for Atmos Energy (NYSE ATO)MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Atmos Energy and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
One share of Atmos Energy stock can currently be purchased for approximately $83.82.
Consensus Ratings for Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus ratings using the most recent rating from each brokerage that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Since brokers often use different ratings systems, each rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings. Each stock's consensus rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months.
MarketBeat will no longer include ratings and price target data in its consensus calculation if a broker drops coverage and MarketBeat has received a report that coverage was dropped. Ratings from certain research firms that issue ratings using purely quantitative methods (such as Zacks, Vetr and ValuEngine) are not included in consensus calculations. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
|Ratings Breakdown: ||1 Sell Rating, 1 Hold Rating, 3 Buy Ratings|
|Consensus Rating:||Hold (Score: 2.40)|
|Consensus Price Target: ||$85.40 (1.88% upside)|
Analysts' Ratings History for Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO)
(Data available from 9/25/2015 forward)
|Date||Firm||Action||Rating||Price Target||Impact on Share Price||Details|
|9/1/2017||Goldman Sachs Group Inc||Reiterated Rating||Neutral||$67.00 -> $77.00||Low|
|8/23/2017||Argus||Boost Price Target||Buy -> Buy||$92.00 -> $97.00||Low|
|8/6/2017||Barclays PLC||Set Price Target||Sell||$84.00||Low|
|6/1/2017||J P Morgan Chase & Co||Reiterated Rating||Overweight||$88.00 -> $89.00||Low|
|11/18/2016||Seaport Global Securities||Initiated Coverage||Buy||$80.00||N/A|
|7/27/2016||Citigroup Inc.||Boost Price Target||Neutral||$58.00 -> $81.00||N/A|
|3/30/2016||BB&T Corporation||Initiated Coverage||Buy||$80.00||N/A|
|3/18/2016||Morgan Stanley||Downgrade||Overweight -> Equal Weight||$72.00||N/A|
|2/6/2016||Bank of America Corporation||Reiterated Rating||Buy||$68.00 -> $75.00||N/A|
|2/3/2016||Hilliard Lyons||Downgrade||Buy -> Neutral||N/A|
Earnings History for Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO)Earnings History by Quarter for Atmos Energy (NYSE ATO)
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|8/2/2017||Q3 2017||$0.66||$0.67||$596.52 million||$526.50 million||View||Listen|
|5/3/2017||Q2 2017||$1.42||$1.52||$1.07 billion||View||Listen|
|2/4/2014||Q214||$0.86||$0.88||$880.45 million||$1.26 billion||View||N/A|
|8/6/2013||Q3 2013||($0.14)||$0.42||$605.70 million||View||N/A|
|5/1/2013||Q2 2013||$1.22||$1.27||$1.25 billion||View||N/A|
|2/6/2013||Q1 2013||$0.78||$0.74||$1.15 billion||View||N/A|
Earnings Estimates for Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO)
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Quarter||Number of Estimates||Low Estimate||High Estimate||Average Estimate|
Current Dividend Information for Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO)
|Most Recent Dividend:||9/5/2017|
|Dividend Growth:||6.40% (3 Year Average)|
|Payout Ratio:||48.13% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
49.72% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
46.88% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
|Track Record:||34 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth|
Dividend History by Quarter for Atmos Energy (NYSE ATO)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.57%Insider Trades by Quarter for Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO)
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 71.05%
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Details|
|8/15/2017||Richard A Sampson||Director||Buy||1,500||$88.12||$132,180.00|| |
|12/16/2016||Louis P Gregory||SVP||Sell||10,000||$74.08||$740,800.00|| |
|8/19/2016||Thomas C. Meredith||Director||Sell||1,020||$75.24||$76,744.80|| |
|8/8/2016||Louis P Gregory||SVP||Sell||4,000||$78.10||$312,400.00|| |
|5/13/2016||Marvin L Sweetin||SVP||Sell||4,000||$74.16||$296,640.00|| |
|12/4/2015||Christopher T Forsythe||VP||Sell||3,000||$62.00||$186,000.00|| |
|2/10/2015||Louis P Gregory||SVP||Sell||1,000||$54.66||$54,660.00|| |
|12/12/2014||Bret J Eckert||CFO||Sell||5,000||$54.00||$270,000.00|| |
|11/10/2014||Louis P Gregory||SVP||Sell||1,500||$54.28||$81,420.00|| |
|5/13/2014||Louis Gregory||SVP||Sell||3,000||$50.03||$150,090.00|| |
|11/12/2013||Louis P Gregory||SVP||Sell||2,000||$45.73||$91,460.00|| |
|6/11/2013||Christopher T Forsythe||VP||Sell||3,900||$41.10||$160,290.00|| |
|3/5/2013||Charles K Vaughan||Director||Sell||25,000||$40.17||$1,004,250.00|| |
Headline Trends for Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO)
Latest Headlines for Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO)
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finance.yahoo.com - September 22 at 6:14 PM
|Atmos Energy Corp. : ATO-US: Dividend Analysis : August 21st, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : September 18, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - September 18 at 4:33 PM
|$594.61 Million in Sales Expected for Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) This Quarter|
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 17 at 8:05 AM
|Atmos Energy Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : ATO-US : September 14, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - September 14 at 4:46 PM
|ETFs with exposure to Atmos Energy Corp. : September 13, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - September 13 at 10:22 PM
|Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) Given Average Recommendation of "Buy" by Brokerages|
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 5 at 4:32 PM
|Head-To-Head Analysis: Questar (STR) vs. Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 4 at 8:20 PM
|Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) and Spire (SR) Head to Head Analysis|
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 4 at 6:24 PM
|Atmos Energy (ATO) PT Raised to $77 at Goldman Sachs - StreetInsider.com|
www.streetinsider.com - September 1 at 9:43 PM
|Head to Head Review: Spire (SR) vs. Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 1 at 6:24 PM
|Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) Given Neutral Rating at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 1 at 12:56 PM
|ETFs with exposure to Atmos Energy Corp. : August 31, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - August 31 at 9:07 PM
|Atmos Energy Corp. :ATO-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : August 28, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - August 28 at 4:12 PM
|Head to Head Contrast: Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) versus Spire (SR)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 25 at 12:24 AM
|Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) Price Target Increased to $97.00 by Analysts at Argus|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 23 at 7:10 PM
|Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) Lifted to Buy at BidaskClub|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 19 at 1:32 PM
|Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for ... - Nasdaq|
www.nasdaq.com - August 17 at 5:36 PM
|Financial Analysis: Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) vs. Piedmont Natural Gas (PNY)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 16 at 2:18 PM
|Richard A. Sampson Purchases 1,500 Shares of Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) Stock|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 15 at 4:36 PM
|Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 11 at 4:52 PM
|See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Atmos Energy Corp.|
finance.yahoo.com - August 10 at 2:22 AM
|ETFs with exposure to Atmos Energy Corp. : August 8, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - August 8 at 8:58 PM
|Piedmont Natural Gas (PNY) vs. Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) Financial Review|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 8 at 8:22 PM
|Atmos Energy Corporation Promotes Karen E. Hartsfield to Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary|
finance.yahoo.com - August 7 at 10:02 PM
|Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF Experiences Big Inflow - Nasdaq|
www.nasdaq.com - August 7 at 4:59 PM
|Seaport Global Securities Brokers Raise Earnings Estimates for Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 7 at 8:09 AM
|Atmos Energy's (ATO) CEO Kim Cocklin on Q3 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha|
seekingalpha.com - August 5 at 8:55 PM
|Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) Downgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 4 at 9:56 PM
|Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.01 EPS|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 4 at 6:14 PM
|Atmos Energy (ATO) Declares $0.45 Quarterly Dividend; 2% Yield - StreetInsider.com|
www.streetinsider.com - August 4 at 3:33 AM
|Atmos Energy Corp Earnings Drop 1% In Q3|
www.rttnews.com - August 3 at 10:32 PM
|Edited Transcript of ATO earnings conference call or presentation 3-Aug-17 2:00pm GMT|
finance.yahoo.com - August 3 at 10:32 PM
|Investor Network: Atmos Energy Corporation to Host Earnings Call|
finance.yahoo.com - August 3 at 5:32 PM
|Atmos beats 3Q profit forecasts|
finance.yahoo.com - August 3 at 5:32 PM
|Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.45|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 3 at 3:26 PM
|Atmos Energy Corporation Names Haefner as President and Chief Executive Officer; Cocklin Named Executive Chairman - Business Wire (press release)|
www.businesswire.com - August 3 at 3:10 AM
|Atmos Energy Corporation Reports Earnings for Fiscal 2017 Third Quarter and Nine Months; Tightens Fiscal 2017 ... - Business Wire (press release)|
www.businesswire.com - August 3 at 3:10 AM
|Atmos Energy Corporation Reports Earnings for Fiscal 2017 Third Quarter and Nine Months; Tightens Fiscal 2017 Guidance|
finance.yahoo.com - August 2 at 10:06 PM
|Atmos Energy Corporation Names Haefner as President and Chief Executive Officer; Cocklin Named Executive Chairman|
finance.yahoo.com - August 2 at 10:06 PM
|Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) Issues FY17 Earnings Guidance|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 2 at 9:26 PM
|Atmos Energy President/COO Haefner to become CEO, succeeding Cocklin|
seekingalpha.com - August 2 at 5:41 PM
|Why Earnings Season Could Be Great for Atmos Energy (ATO) - Nasdaq|
www.nasdaq.com - August 1 at 11:43 PM
|Why Earnings Season Could Be Great for Atmos Energy (ATO)|
finance.yahoo.com - July 31 at 4:18 PM
|Head-To-Head Analysis: Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) and JP Energy Partners (JPEP)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 31 at 2:23 PM
|Vanguard S&P Mid-Cap 400 ETF Experiences Big Inflow - Nasdaq|
www.nasdaq.com - July 26 at 4:47 PM
|Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) Set to Announce Earnings on Wednesday|
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 26 at 7:24 AM
|ETFs with exposure to Atmos Energy Corp. : July 24, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - July 24 at 3:23 PM
|Financial Review: Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) & Northwest Natural Gas (NWN)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 24 at 12:11 PM
|Atmos Energy Corporation's (NYSE:ATO) Sell Rating Reaffirmed at Barclays PLC|
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 22 at 10:44 PM
|Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $596.52 Million|
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 22 at 11:12 AM
Atmos Energy (ATO) Chart for Monday, September, 25, 2017