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Atmos Energy Corporation
NYSE: ATO - USD
UTILITIES-REGULATED GAS
$89.09
- $0.67 ( - 0.75%)

Atmos Energy Corporation is an utilities-regulated gas business based in the US. Atmos Energy Corporation stocks (ATO.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $96.19 – a decrease of 4.33% over the previous week. Atmos Energy Corporation employs 4,694 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $3.3 billion.

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

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How has Coronavirus impacted Atmos Energy Corporation's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Atmos Energy Corporation's stock price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was $89.09, which is 24.95% down on its pre-crash value of $118.7 and 14.34% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $77.92.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Atmos Energy Corporation stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $678.62 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $751.03.

Atmos Energy Corporation stock price

Use our graph to track the performance of ATO stocks over time.

Atmos Energy Corporation stocks at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-18.
Latest market close$89.09
52-week range$83.5198 - $103.6616
50-day moving average $97.8065
200-day moving average $98.3683
Wall St. target price$110
PE ratio 16.718
Dividend yield $2.45 (2.73%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $5.329

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Atmos Energy Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $89.09

1 week (2021-09-09) -7.38%
1 month (2021-08-19) -9.68%
3 months (2021-06-18) -8.98%
6 months (2021-03-19) -5.31%
1 year (2020-09-18) -3.16%
2 years (2019-09-18) -20.31%
3 years (2018-09-18) -5.71%
5 years (2016-09-16) 20.25%

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 17x. In other words, Atmos Energy Corporation stocks trade at around 17x 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 stocks 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 2.1768. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks 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 stock 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$1.4 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$3.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 27.28%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.31%
Return on equity TTM 9.58%
Profit margin 20.58%
Book value $59.438
Market capitalisation USD$11.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Atmos Energy Corporation stocks

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  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 2.1 million Atmos Energy Corporation stocks held short by investors – that's known as Atmos Energy Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 7.3% down from 2.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Atmos Energy Corporation stocks 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 stocks currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Atmos Energy Corporation stocks traded daily (recently around 605293.35260116). Atmos Energy Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.46. In other words for every 100,000 Atmos Energy Corporation stocks traded daily on the market, roughly 3460 stocks are currently held short.

However Atmos Energy Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Atmos Energy Corporation stocks, or, against the total number of tradable Atmos Energy Corporation stocks (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 0.02% of the outstanding stocks (for every 100,000 Atmos Energy Corporation stocks in existence, roughly 20 stocks are currently held short) or 0.0161% of the tradable stocks (for every 100,000 tradable Atmos Energy Corporation stocks, roughly 16 stocks are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the stock 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: 40.15

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Atmos Energy Corporation's overall score of 40.15 (as at 01/01/2019) 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: 9.8/100

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: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 40.15
Total ESG percentile 80.88
Environmental score 18.85
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 19
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 9.8
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 2

Atmos Energy Corporation stock dividends

47%

Dividend payout ratio: 46.99% of net profits

Recently Atmos Energy Corporation has paid out, on average, around 46.99% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.79% 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 2.79% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Atmos Energy Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $2.45 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 7 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their stocks by 20 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Atmos Energy Corporation stocks ever split?

Atmos Energy Corporation stocks 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 stocks – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower stock price could have impacted the market appetite for Atmos Energy Corporation stocks which in turn could have impacted Atmos Energy Corporation's stock price.

Atmos Energy Corporation stock price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Atmos Energy Corporation's stocks have ranged in value from as little as $83.5198 up to $103.6616. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a stocks volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Atmos Energy Corporation's is 0.3985. This would suggest that Atmos Energy Corporation's stocks 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 in two segments, Distribution, and Pipeline and Storage. 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, 2020, it owned 71,558 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. As of September 30, 2020, it owned 5,684 miles of gas transmission lines. Atmos Energy Corporation was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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