NYSE:ATO - Atmos Energy Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$98.59 +0.09 (+0.09 %)
(As of 12/13/2018 07:39 AM ET)
Previous Close$98.50
Today's Range$98.38 - $99.62
52-Week Range$76.46 - $100.76
Volume739,096 shs
Average Volume981,711 shs
Market Capitalization$10.97 billion
P/E Ratio24.65
Dividend Yield2.13%
Beta0.11
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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Natural gas distribution
Sub-IndustryGas Utilities
SectorUtilities
Current SymbolNYSE:ATO
Previous Symbol
CUSIP04956010
Phone972-934-9227

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.52
Current Ratio0.25
Quick Ratio0.16

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio24.65
Forward P/E Ratio23.04
P/E Growth3.54

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.12 billion
Price / Sales3.52
Cash Flow$7.2493 per share
Price / Cash Flow13.60
Book Value$42.90 per share
Price / Book2.30

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.00
Net Income$603.06 million
Net MarginsN/A
Return on Equity9.44%
Return on Assets3.86%

Miscellaneous

Employees4,564
Outstanding Shares111,350,000
Market Cap$10.97 billion
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 Wednesday, November 7th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 26th will be paid a dividend of $0.525 per share on Monday, December 10th. This represents a $2.10 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.13%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 23rd. This is a boost from Atmos Energy's previous quarterly dividend of $0.49. View Atmos Energy's Dividend History.

How were Atmos Energy's earnings last quarter?

Atmos Energy Co. (NYSE:ATO) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, November, 7th. The utilities provider reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.05. The utilities provider earned $444.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $613.41 million. Atmos Energy's quarterly revenue was down 4.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.34 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 Tuesday, February 5th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Atmos Energy.

What guidance has Atmos Energy issued on next quarter's earnings?

Atmos Energy issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday, November, 7th. The company provided EPS guidance of $4.20-4.35 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $4.24.

What price target have analysts set for ATO?

7 brokerages have issued twelve-month price targets for Atmos Energy's stock. Their forecasts range from $89.00 to $103.00. On average, they expect Atmos Energy's stock price to reach $96.4286 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 2.2%. View Analyst Price Targets for Atmos Energy.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Atmos Energy?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Atmos Energy in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 1 hold rating 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?

News stories about ATO stock have trended neutral this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Atmos Energy earned a news sentiment score of 0.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the utilities provider a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days.

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:
  • Mr. Kim R. Cocklin, Exec. Chairman (Age 67)
  • Mr. Michael E. Haefner, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 58)
  • Mr. Christopher T. Forsythe, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 46)
  • Mr. John Kevin Akers, Exec. VP of Safety & Enterprise Services (Age 55)
  • Mr. David J. Park, Sr. VP of Utility Operations (Age 47)

Who are Atmos Energy's major shareholders?

Atmos Energy's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (10.54%), BlackRock Inc. (10.14%), American Century Companies Inc. (2.53%), Magellan Asset Management Ltd (1.88%), FMR LLC (1.80%) and Cohen & Steers Inc. (1.31%). Company insiders that own Atmos Energy stock include Louis P Gregory, Nancy K Quinn, Richard A Sampson and Richard W Douglas. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Atmos Energy.

Which institutional investors are selling Atmos Energy stock?

ATO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Luminus Management LLC, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company , FMR LLC, Hsbc Holdings PLC, Credit Suisse AG, Morgan Stanley and Hennessy Advisors 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 institutional investors are buying Atmos Energy stock?

ATO stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Victory Capital Management Inc., Pictet Asset Management Ltd., Deutsche Bank AG, Magellan Asset Management Ltd, Vanguard Group Inc., Unigestion Holding SA and Brookfield Asset Management Inc.. 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 $98.59.

How big of a company is Atmos Energy?

Atmos Energy has a market capitalization of $10.97 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 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 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  326 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  327 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  653
MarketBeat'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 12/13/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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