About Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO)
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
Industry UTIL-GAS DISTR
Trailing P/E Ratio14.8936053093675
Forward P/E Ratio20.20
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$2.76 billion
Price / Sales3.24
Cash Flow$6.56 per share
Price / Cash12.29
Book Value$36.76 per share
Price / Book2.19
Net Income$396.42 million
Return on Equity10.39%
Return on Assets3.93%
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 announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, February 6th. Investors of record on Monday, February 26th will be given a dividend of $0.485 per share on Monday, March 12th. This represents a $1.94 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.41%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 23rd. View Atmos Energy's Dividend History.
How were Atmos Energy's earnings last quarter?
Atmos Energy Co. (NYSE:ATO) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February, 6th. The utilities provider reported $1.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.13 by $0.27. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.08 EPS. 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 FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday, February, 6th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $3.85-4.05 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $3.83.
Where is Atmos Energy's stock going? Where will Atmos Energy's stock price be in 2018?
5 brokerages have issued 1 year price objectives for Atmos Energy's shares. Their predictions range from $77.00 to $89.00. On average, they anticipate Atmos Energy's share price to reach $83.25 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Atmos Energy.
Who are some of Atmos Energy's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Atmos Energy include Centrica (CPYYY), UGI (UGI), MDU Resources Group (MDU), Vectren (VVC), National Fuel Gas (NFG), WGL (WGL), New Jersey Resources (NJR), ONE Gas (OGS), Spire (SR), Southwest Gas (SWX), South Jersey Industries (SJI), Northwest Natural Gas (NWN), Chesapeake Utilities (CPK), Just Energy Group (JE) and Clean Energy Fuels (CLNE).
Who are Atmos Energy's key executives?
Atmos Energy's management team includes the folowing people:
- Kim R. Cocklin, Executive Chairman of the Board (Age 66)
- Michael E. Haefner, President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Director (Age 57)
- Christopher T. Forsythe, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President (Age 46)
- Karen E. Hartsfield, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary (Age 47)
- John M. Robbins, Senior Vice President - Human Resources (Age 47)
- Kevin Akers, Senior Vice President - Safety and Enterprise Services (Age 54)
- David J. Park, Senior Vice President - Utility Operations (Age 46)
- Richard M. Thomas, Vice President, Controller (Principal Accounting Officer) (Age 36)
- Richard K. Gordon, Lead Independent Director (Age 68)
- Robert W. Best, Director (Age 71)
Has Atmos Energy been receiving favorable news coverage?
Media stories about ATO stock have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Atmos Energy earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.11 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term.
Who are Atmos Energy's major shareholders?
Atmos Energy's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (9.00%), American Century Companies Inc. (2.31%), Zimmer Partners LP (1.82%), Magellan Asset Management Ltd (1.25%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.23%) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (1.08%). Company insiders that own Atmos Energy stock include Louis P Gregory, Marvin L Sweetin, Richard A Sampson and Thomas C Meredith. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Atmos Energy.
Which major investors are selling Atmos Energy stock?
ATO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Victory Capital Management Inc., First Quadrant L P CA, Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn LLC, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., American Century Companies Inc., First Trust Advisors LP, Hennessy Advisors Inc. and Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY. View Insider Buying and Selling for Atmos Energy.
Which major investors are buying Atmos Energy stock?
ATO stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Zimmer Partners LP, Deutsche Bank AG, Brookfield Asset Management Inc., Luminus Management LLC, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, Magellan Asset Management Ltd and Amundi Pioneer 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 $80.66.
How big of a company is Atmos Energy?
Atmos Energy has a market capitalization of $9.03 billion and generates $2.76 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $396.42 million in net income (profit) each year or $5.45 on an earnings per share basis. Atmos Energy employs 4,565 workers across the globe.
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.
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Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO) Earnings History and Estimates Chart
Atmos Energy (NYSE ATO) Earnings History by Quarter
(Earnings results data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|2/6/2018||Q1 2018||$1.13||$1.40||$915.26 million||View||N/A|
|11/8/2017||Q4 2017||$0.34||$0.34||$600.13 million||$464.88 million||View||N/A|
|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|
Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO) Earnings Estimates
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.73
(Earnings estimates data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Quarter||Number of Estimates||Low Estimate||High Estimate||Average Estimate|
Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO) Dividend Information
|Most Recent Dividend:||3/12/2018|
|Dividend Growth:||7.00% (3 Year Average)|
|Payout Ratio:||35.60% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
48.62% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
45.97% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
|Track Record:||35 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth|
Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO) Dividend History by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Atmos Energy (NYSE ATO) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.57%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 72.84%
Atmos Energy (NYSE ATO) Insider Trades by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Shares Held After Transaction||Details|
|8/15/2017||Richard A Sampson||Director||Buy||1,500||$88.12||$132,180.00||3,000|| |
|12/16/2016||Louis P Gregory||SVP||Sell||10,000||$74.08||$740,800.00||75,934|| |
|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||82,182|| |
|5/13/2016||Marvin L Sweetin||SVP||Sell||4,000||$74.16||$296,640.00||42,964|| |
|12/4/2015||Christopher T Forsythe||VP||Sell||3,000||$62.00||$186,000.00||14,110|| |
|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||58,447|| |
|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|| |
Atmos Energy (NYSE ATO) News Headlines
|Head-To-Head Analysis: Atmos Energy (ATO) vs. The Competition|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 18 at 1:20 PM
|Head to Head Survey: Atmos Energy (ATO) vs. The Hong Kong and China Gas (HOKCY)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 17 at 11:14 PM
|Gas Utilities Stocks' Research Reports Released on Atmos Energy, Avangrid, CenterPoint Energy, and Clean Energy Fuels|
www.bizjournals.com - March 13 at 7:12 PM
|Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Atmos Energy (ATO) to Hold|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 9 at 6:49 PM
|Atmos Energy (ATO) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 7 at 5:54 PM
|Wells Fargo & Company MN Has $31.18 Million Holdings in Atmos Energy Co. (ATO)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 5 at 2:22 PM
|Atmos Energy Co. (ATO) Shares Bought by UBS Asset Management Americas Inc.|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 1 at 6:34 PM
|BofA/Merrill Lynch Reinstates Atmos Energy (ATO) at Buy - StreetInsider.com|
www.streetinsider.com - February 28 at 8:24 AM
|Atmos Energy Co. (ATO) Holdings Cut by Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc.|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 28 at 6:50 AM
|Cbre Clarion Securities LLC Has $2.90 Million Holdings in Atmos Energy Co. (ATO)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 28 at 5:42 AM
|Atmos Energy Co. (ATO) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 27 at 3:41 PM
|Atmos Energy (ATO) Earns Buy Rating from Analysts at Bank of America|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 27 at 8:22 AM
|Bank of New York Mellon Corp Sells 2,551 Shares of Atmos Energy Co. (ATO)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 27 at 4:42 AM
|Atmos Energy Co. (ATO) Shares Bought by Rhumbline Advisers|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 26 at 1:42 PM
|Zacks: Analysts Expect Atmos Energy Co. (ATO) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $1.10 Billion|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 25 at 2:56 AM
|Martingale Asset Management L P Sells 15,901 Shares of Atmos Energy Co. (ATO)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 24 at 4:08 PM
|Atmos Energy Co. (ATO) Holdings Raised by BlackRock Inc.|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 24 at 10:22 AM
|EX-Dividend Schedule: Atmos Energy Has Raised its Dividend for 35 Consecutive Years; Will Trade Ex-Dividend on February 23, 2018|
finance.yahoo.com - February 22 at 8:27 AM
|Ex-Dividend Reminder: Tractor Supply, Atmos Energy and Chemed|
www.nasdaq.com - February 21 at 5:24 PM
|Atmos Energy (ATO) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 20 at 6:48 PM
|Atmos Energy Co. (ATO) Short Interest Update|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 15 at 1:38 AM
|Atmos Energy Named Top Dividend Stock With Insider Buying and 2.39% Yield (ATO)|
www.nasdaq.com - February 13 at 9:56 AM
|Seaport Global Securities Analysts Cut Earnings Estimates for Atmos Energy Co. (ATO)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 9 at 10:54 AM
|Atmos Energy (ATO) Given a $80.00 Price Target by Barclays Analysts|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 8 at 11:50 PM
|Atmos Energy (ATO) Receives "Overweight" Rating from JPMorgan Chase & Co.|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 8 at 6:40 PM
|Atmos Energy Plans to Pass Along $100 Million in Savings to Customers|
finance.yahoo.com - February 8 at 8:14 AM
|Atmos Energy Corp Profit Rises In Q1|
www.nasdaq.com - February 7 at 10:01 AM
|Atmos Energy (ATO) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.27 EPS|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 6 at 9:10 PM
|Atmos Energy (ATO) Issues FY18 Earnings Guidance|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 6 at 9:10 PM
|Atmos Energy Co. (ATO) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.49|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 6 at 5:22 PM
|Atmos Energy Co. (ATO) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 2 at 3:50 PM
|Atmos Energy (ATO) Set to Announce Earnings on Tuesday|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 30 at 2:56 AM
|Atmos Energy (ATO) PT Lowered to $90.00 at JPMorgan Chase & Co.|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 25 at 9:06 PM
|Atmos Energy (ATO) Price Target Lowered to $89.00 at Argus|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 21 at 7:34 PM
|Atmos Energy (ATO) Lowered to "Sell" at Zacks Investment Research|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 16 at 6:02 PM
|Atmos Energy Corporation to Host Fiscal 2018 First Quarter Earnings Conference Call on February 7, 2018|
finance.yahoo.com - January 10 at 9:49 AM
|Atmos Energy Co. (ATO) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 8 at 3:40 PM
|Atmos Energy (ATO) Lifted to "Buy" at Zacks Investment Research|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 5 at 5:56 PM
|Atmos Energy (ATO) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to "Hold"|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 4 at 5:52 PM
|This Dividend Stock Just Upped Its Payout 7.8% by Keeping It Simple|
finance.yahoo.com - January 4 at 9:16 AM
|Noteworthy ETF Outflows: VBR, SPR, ATO, LDOS - Nasdaq.com - Nasdaq|
www.nasdaq.com - December 22 at 3:52 PM
|Atmos Energy (ATO) Shares Enter Oversold Territory - Nasdaq|
www.nasdaq.com - December 22 at 9:16 AM
|5 Utility Stocks That Fared Better Than the Sector in 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - December 21 at 3:29 PM
|Surprising Analyst 12-Month Target For FXU - Nasdaq|
www.nasdaq.com - December 21 at 9:04 AM
|Zacks: Analysts Expect Atmos Energy Co. (ATO) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $594.61 Million|
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 20 at 7:32 AM
|ETFs with exposure to Atmos Energy Corp. : December 19, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - December 19 at 3:27 PM
|WGL Energy to Build Solar Array for Susquehanna University|
finance.yahoo.com - December 19 at 3:27 PM
|$0.34 EPS Expected for Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) This Quarter|
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 18 at 11:48 AM
|Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Analysts|
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 14 at 8:54 PM
|Atmos Energy (ATO) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research|
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 12 at 8:00 PM
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Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO) Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement
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