QS Investors LLC maintained its position in Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 4,324 shares of the utilities provider’s stock at the close of the 2nd quarter. QS Investors LLC’s holdings in Atmos Energy Corporation were worth $359,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Proficio Capital Partners LLC grew its stake in shares of Atmos Energy Corporation by 38.1% during the second quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 1,138 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $101,000 after buying an additional 314 shares during the last quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. grew its stake in shares of Atmos Energy Corporation by 0.3% during the second quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. now owns 1,282 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $106,000 after buying an additional 4 shares during the last quarter. Huntington National Bank grew its stake in shares of Atmos Energy Corporation by 50.0% during the second quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 1,500 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $124,000 after buying an additional 500 shares during the last quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Atmos Energy Corporation during the first quarter worth $134,000. Finally, Carnegie Capital Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Atmos Energy Corporation during the second quarter worth $216,000. 71.05% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In other Atmos Energy Corporation news, Director Richard A. Sampson bought 1,500 shares of Atmos Energy Corporation stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 15th. The shares were bought at an average price of $88.12 per share, with a total value of $132,180.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 3,000 shares in the company, valued at $264,360. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 1.57% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of analysts have weighed in on the stock. J P Morgan Chase & Co boosted their target price on shares of Atmos Energy Corporation from $91.00 to $94.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $77.00 target price (up previously from $67.00) on shares of Atmos Energy Corporation in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Argus boosted their target price on shares of Atmos Energy Corporation from $92.00 to $97.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. BidaskClub raised shares of Atmos Energy Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 18th. Finally, Barclays PLC set a $84.00 target price on shares of Atmos Energy Corporation and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research note on Sunday, August 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. Atmos Energy Corporation currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $85.67.

Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE ATO) opened at 86.43 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $9.17 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.15 and a beta of 0.38. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $86.00 and its 200-day moving average is $84.28. Atmos Energy Corporation has a one year low of $68.51 and a one year high of $89.00.

Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The utilities provider reported $0.67 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.66 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $526.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $596.52 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.64 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that Atmos Energy Corporation will post $3.62 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About Atmos Energy Corporation

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO)

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