A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Atmos Energy (NYSE: ATO) recently:

  • 2/9/2018 – Atmos Energy was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Atmos Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the distribution, transmission, and storage of natural gas in the United States. It operates in three segments: Regulated Distribution, Regulated Pipeline, and Nonregulated. The Regulated Distribution segment is involved in regulated natural gas distribution and related sales operations. This segment distributes natural gas to approximately 3 million residential, commercial, public authority, and industrial customers. The Regulated Pipeline 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 in the pipeline industry. The Nonregulated segment provides natural gas management, marketing, transportation, and storage services to municipalities, local gas distribution companies, and industrial customers primarily in the Midwest and Southeast. “
  • 2/8/2018 – Atmos Energy had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. They now have a $87.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $90.00.
  • 2/8/2018 – Atmos Energy was given a new $80.00 price target on by analysts at Barclays PLC. They now have an “underweight” rating on the stock.
  • 1/25/2018 – Atmos Energy had its price target lowered by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from $101.00 to $90.00. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 1/18/2018 – Atmos Energy had its price target lowered by analysts at Argus from $97.00 to $89.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/16/2018 – Atmos Energy was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “Atmos Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the distribution, transmission, and storage of natural gas in the United States. It operates in three segments: Regulated Distribution, Regulated Pipeline, and Nonregulated. The Regulated Distribution segment is involved in regulated natural gas distribution and related sales operations. This segment distributes natural gas to approximately 3 million residential, commercial, public authority, and industrial customers. The Regulated Pipeline 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 in the pipeline industry. The Nonregulated segment provides natural gas management, marketing, transportation, and storage services to municipalities, local gas distribution companies, and industrial customers primarily in the Midwest and Southeast. “
  • 1/5/2018 – Atmos Energy was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $94.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Atmos Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the distribution, transmission, and storage of natural gas in the United States. It operates in three segments: Regulated Distribution, Regulated Pipeline, and Nonregulated. The Regulated Distribution segment is involved in regulated natural gas distribution and related sales operations. This segment distributes natural gas to approximately 3 million residential, commercial, public authority, and industrial customers. The Regulated Pipeline 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 in the pipeline industry. The Nonregulated segment provides natural gas management, marketing, transportation, and storage services to municipalities, local gas distribution companies, and industrial customers primarily in the Midwest and Southeast. “
  • 1/4/2018 – Atmos Energy was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Atmos Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the distribution, transmission, and storage of natural gas in the United States. It operates in three segments: Regulated Distribution, Regulated Pipeline, and Nonregulated. The Regulated Distribution segment is involved in regulated natural gas distribution and related sales operations. This segment distributes natural gas to approximately 3 million residential, commercial, public authority, and industrial customers. The Regulated Pipeline 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 in the pipeline industry. The Nonregulated segment provides natural gas management, marketing, transportation, and storage services to municipalities, local gas distribution companies, and industrial customers primarily in the Midwest and Southeast. “

Shares of Atmos Energy Co. (NYSE:ATO) traded down $1.56 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $79.55. The company had a trading volume of 176,420 shares, compared to its average volume of 731,781. The company has a quick ratio of 0.64, a current ratio of 0.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67. The stock has a market cap of $9,000.58, a PE ratio of 14.60, a P/E/G ratio of 2.90 and a beta of 0.30. Atmos Energy Co. has a 1 year low of $74.47 and a 1 year high of $93.56.

Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 6th. The utilities provider reported $1.40 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.13 by $0.27. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.08 EPS. analysts predict that Atmos Energy Co. will post 4 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, March 12th. Investors of record on Monday, February 26th will be paid a dividend of $0.485 per share. This represents a $1.94 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.44%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 23rd. Atmos Energy’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 35.60%.

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.

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