Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) Holdings Raised by Nordea Investment Management AB

Nordea Investment Management AB raised its holdings in shares of Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) by 100.0% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 4,511 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,255 shares during the quarter. Nordea Investment Management AB’s holdings in Atmos Energy Corporation were worth $374,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Proficio Capital Partners LLC raised its holdings in Atmos Energy Corporation by 38.1% during the second quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 1,138 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $101,000 after acquiring an additional 314 shares during the period. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. raised its holdings in Atmos Energy Corporation by 0.3% during the second quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. now owns 1,282 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $106,000 after acquiring an additional 4 shares during the period. Huntington National Bank raised its holdings in Atmos Energy Corporation by 50.0% during the second quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 1,500 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $124,000 after acquiring an additional 500 shares during the period. Strs Ohio raised its holdings in Atmos Energy Corporation by 14.5% during the first quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 1,502 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $118,000 after acquiring an additional 190 shares during the period. Finally, Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. bought a new stake in Atmos Energy Corporation during the first quarter valued at about $134,000. 71.05% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

ATO has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Barclays PLC set a $84.00 price target on Atmos Energy Corporation and gave the company a “sell” rating in a report on Sunday, August 6th. Argus raised their price target on Atmos Energy Corporation from $92.00 to $97.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $77.00 price target (up from $67.00) on shares of Atmos Energy Corporation in a report on Friday, September 1st. BidaskClub cut Atmos Energy Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 30th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Atmos Energy Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $84.83.

In related news, Director Richard A. Sampson purchased 1,500 shares of Atmos Energy Corporation stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 15th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $88.12 per share, for a total transaction of $132,180.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 3,000 shares in the company, valued at $264,360. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. 1.57% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) opened at 85.89 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $9.11 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.00 and a beta of 0.38. Atmos Energy Corporation has a 12 month low of $68.51 and a 12 month high of $89.00. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $86.35 and its 200-day moving average price is $84.02.

Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The utilities provider reported $0.67 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.66 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $526.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $596.52 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.64 EPS. Equities analysts expect that Atmos Energy Corporation will post $3.62 EPS for the current year.

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Other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Proficio Capital Partners LLC raised its holdings in Atmos Energy Corporation by 38.1% during the second quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 1,138 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $101,000 after acquiring an additional 314 shares during the period. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. raised its holdings in Atmos Energy Corporation by 0.3% during the second quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. now owns 1,282 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $106,000 after acquiring an additional 4 shares during the period. Huntington National Bank raised its holdings in Atmos Energy Corporation by 50.0% during the second quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 1,500 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $124,000 after acquiring an additional 500 shares during the period. Strs Ohio raised its holdings in Atmos Energy Corporation by 14.5% during the first quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 1,502 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $118,000 after acquiring an additional 190 shares during the period. Finally, Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. bought a new stake in Atmos Energy Corporation during the first quarter valued at about $134,000. 71.05% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

ATO has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Barclays PLC set a $84.00 price target on Atmos Energy Corporation and gave the company a “sell” rating in a report on Sunday, August 6th. Argus raised their price target on Atmos Energy Corporation from $92.00 to $97.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $77.00 price target (up from $67.00) on shares of Atmos Energy Corporation in a report on Friday, September 1st. BidaskClub cut Atmos Energy Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 30th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Atmos Energy Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $84.83.

In related news, Director Richard A. Sampson purchased 1,500 shares of Atmos Energy Corporation stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 15th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $88.12 per share, for a total transaction of $132,180.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 3,000 shares in the company, valued at $264,360. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. 1.57% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) opened at 85.89 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $9.11 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.00 and a beta of 0.38. Atmos Energy Corporation has a 12 month low of $68.51 and a 12 month high of $89.00. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $86.35 and its 200-day moving average price is $84.02.

Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The utilities provider reported $0.67 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.66 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $526.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $596.52 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.64 EPS. Equities analysts expect that Atmos Energy Corporation will post $3.62 EPS for the current year.

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About Atmos Energy Corporation

Atmos Energy Corporation is a fully-regulated, natural-gas-only distributor engaged primarily in the regulated natural gas distribution and pipeline businesses, as well as other nonregulated natural gas businesses. It operates through three segments: regulated distribution segment, which includes its regulated distribution and related sales operations; regulated pipeline segment, which includes pipeline and storage operations of its Atmos Pipeline-Texas Division, and nonregulated segment, which includes its nonregulated natural gas management, nonregulated natural gas transmission, storage and other services.

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