Vanguard Personalized Indexing Management LLC Has $1.17 Million Stock Holdings in Atmos Energy Co. (NYSE:ATO)

Vanguard Personalized Indexing Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Atmos Energy Co. (NYSE:ATOFree Report) by 5.3% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 11,042 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 559 shares during the period. Vanguard Personalized Indexing Management LLC’s holdings in Atmos Energy were worth $1,170,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Glassman Wealth Services lifted its holdings in shares of Atmos Energy by 73.3% during the 2nd quarter. Glassman Wealth Services now owns 234 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $27,000 after acquiring an additional 99 shares during the period. Massmutual Trust Co. FSB ADV lifted its holdings in shares of Atmos Energy by 177.8% during the 2nd quarter. Massmutual Trust Co. FSB ADV now owns 275 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $32,000 after acquiring an additional 176 shares during the period. RVW Wealth LLC bought a new stake in shares of Atmos Energy during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $32,000. Ronald Blue Trust Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Atmos Energy by 80.5% during the 3rd quarter. Ronald Blue Trust Inc. now owns 296 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $34,000 after acquiring an additional 132 shares during the period. Finally, Fortis Capital Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Atmos Energy during the 4th quarter worth approximately $43,000. Institutional investors own 90.98% of the company’s stock.

Insider Transactions at Atmos Energy

In other news, VP Richard M. Thomas sold 1,750 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, November 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $114.20, for a total transaction of $199,850.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 2,650 shares in the company, valued at $302,630. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. 0.50% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Atmos Energy Trading Up 0.2 %

Shares of NYSE ATO opened at $113.11 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67, a quick ratio of 0.47 and a current ratio of 1.44. Atmos Energy Co. has a 52-week low of $101.00 and a 52-week high of $125.28. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $114.69 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $113.59. The stock has a market cap of $17.06 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.95, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.37 and a beta of 0.67.

Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATOGet Free Report) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. The utilities provider reported $2.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $2.09 by ($0.01). Atmos Energy had a net margin of 23.43% and a return on equity of 8.62%. The business had revenue of $1.16 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.71 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.91 earnings per share. As a group, equities analysts forecast that Atmos Energy Co. will post 6.57 EPS for the current year.

Atmos Energy Announces Dividend

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, March 11th. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 26th will be given a dividend of $0.805 per share. This represents a $3.22 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.85%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 23rd. Atmos Energy’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 51.11%.

Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth

Several equities analysts recently commented on the stock. Morgan Stanley dropped their price objective on shares of Atmos Energy from $115.00 to $110.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, November 21st. Barclays dropped their price objective on shares of Atmos Energy from $116.00 to $115.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. StockNews.com downgraded shares of Atmos Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, November 17th. Finally, Mizuho increased their price objective on shares of Atmos Energy from $131.00 to $133.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 14th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. According to data from MarketBeat.com, the stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $123.50.

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About Atmos Energy

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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 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.

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

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