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Atmos Energy Corporation is an utilities—regulated gas business based in the US. Atmos Energy Corporation shares (ATO) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Atmos Energy Corporation employs 4,776 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.8 billion.

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  3. Search for Atmos Energy Corporation Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ATO. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Atmos Energy Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$95.1, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Atmos Energy Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Atmos Energy Corporation. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Atmos Energy Corporation share price

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Atmos Energy Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-25.
Latest market closeUSD$95.1
52-week rangeUSD$77.92 - USD$121.08
50-day moving average USD$98.7211
200-day moving average USD$100.1289
Wall St. target priceUSD$107.72
PE ratio 19.188
Dividend yield USD$2.3 (2.48%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$4.872

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Is it a good time to buy Atmos Energy Corporation stock?

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Atmos Energy Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $95.1 from 2020-09-29

1 week (2020-09-24) 1.61%
1 month (2020-09-01) -2.39%
3 months (2020-07-01) -5.55%
6 months (2020-04-01) 0.49%
1 year (2019-10-01) -15.83%
2 years (2018-10-01) 2.53%
3 years (2017-09-29) 13.43%
5 years (2015-10-01) 64.48%

Is Atmos Energy Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Atmos Energy Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Atmos Energy Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Atmos Energy Corporation's P/E ratio

Atmos Energy Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 19x. In other words, Atmos Energy Corporation shares trade at around 19x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Atmos Energy Corporation's PEG ratio

Atmos Energy Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.4772. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Atmos Energy Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Atmos Energy Corporation's EBITDA

Atmos Energy Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.2 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Atmos Energy Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Atmos Energy Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 29.02%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.65%
Return on equity TTM 9.82%
Profit margin 21.31%
Book value $52.383
Market capitalisation USD$11.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Atmos Energy Corporation shares

There are currently 7.1 million Atmos Energy Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Atmos Energy Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 11.9% up from 6.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Atmos Energy Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Atmos Energy Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Atmos Energy Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Atmos Energy Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Atmos Energy Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 811865.56818182). Atmos Energy Corporation's SIR currently stands at 8.8. In other words for every 100,000 Atmos Energy Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8800 shares are currently held short.

However Atmos Energy Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Atmos Energy Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Atmos Energy Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Atmos Energy Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Atmos Energy Corporation shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0743% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Atmos Energy Corporation shares, roughly 74 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Atmos Energy Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Atmos Energy Corporation stock.

Atmos Energy Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Atmos Energy Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Atmos Energy Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 41.13

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Atmos Energy Corporation's overall score of 41.13 (as at 08/01/2020) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 81st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Atmos Energy Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Atmos Energy Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 18.85/100

Atmos Energy Corporation's environmental score of 18.85 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Atmos Energy Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Atmos Energy Corporation's social score

Social score: 19/100

Atmos Energy Corporation's social score of 19 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Atmos Energy Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Atmos Energy Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 9.78/100

Atmos Energy Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Atmos Energy Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Atmos Energy Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Atmos Energy Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Atmos Energy Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Atmos Energy Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2020-08-01.

Total ESG score 41.13
Total ESG percentile 81.32
Environmental score 18.85
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 19
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 9.78
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 2

Atmos Energy Corporation share dividends

46%

Dividend payout ratio: 46.49% of net profits

Recently Atmos Energy Corporation has paid out, on average, around 46.49% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.48% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Atmos Energy Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.48% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Atmos Energy Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $2.3 per share.

While Atmos Energy Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Atmos Energy Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Atmos Energy Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 8 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 21 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Atmos Energy Corporation's shares ever split?

Atmos Energy Corporation's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 17 May 1994. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Atmos Energy Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Atmos Energy Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Atmos Energy Corporation's share price.

Atmos Energy Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Atmos Energy Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $77.92 up to $121.08. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Atmos Energy Corporation's is 0.2737. This would suggest that Atmos Energy Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Atmos Energy Corporation overview

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, 2019, it owned 70,875 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 5,669 miles of gas transmission lines. The company was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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