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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for ATO. The maximum price target given was 91, implying a possible profit of 4.8 percent. The minimum price target given was 74, implying a possible loss 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change 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. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's 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. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. ATO has a PEG ratio of -6.19.

In the trailing 52-weeks, ATO hit 87.09 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 68.51. Today's price is 26.74 percent above the 52-week low, 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 stock has a market capitalization of $9.15 billion. ATO's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.