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 maximum price target given was 91, implying potential capital gains of 4.8 percent. The minimum price target given was 74, implying a possible loss of -14.78 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0.77 percent. That number becomes -2.94 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.28 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.55 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, 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. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of ATO is -6.19.

ATO has traded between a high of 87.09 and a low of 68.51 over the past year. Today's price is 26.74 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 0.3 percent. 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.