Analyst Ratings for Atmos Energy Corp. (ATO)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Atmos Energy Corp. (NYSE:ATO) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. About 30 days ago, ATO was issued an average rating of Overweight.

13 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 6 gave ATO a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 6 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

ATO was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 91, which equates to a potential upside of 4.8 percent. The lowest price target was 74, implying potential capital losses of -14.78 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0.77 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -2.94 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.28 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.55 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of ATO to grow at a rate of -3.76 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of ATO is -6.19.

In the trailing 52-weeks, ATO hit 87.09 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 68.51. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 26.74 percent, and 0.3 percent below the high. ATO has a P/E ratio of 23.28. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The ATO value stock report compares ATO to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of ATO is $9.15 billion. ATO will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.