Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS Has $1.28 Million Holdings in Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO)

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS grew its position in shares of Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) by 0.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 15,366 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 3 shares during the quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS’s holdings in Atmos Energy Corporation were worth $1,275,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the business. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Atmos Energy Corporation by 7.6% during the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 10,124,106 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $799,703,000 after acquiring an additional 712,731 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Atmos Energy Corporation by 2,710.9% in the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 9,380,848 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $740,992,000 after buying an additional 9,047,115 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Atmos Energy Corporation by 2.6% in the 1st quarter. State Street Corp now owns 6,764,362 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $534,320,000 after buying an additional 168,800 shares during the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Atmos Energy Corporation by 2.5% in the 1st quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 1,624,538 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $128,322,000 after buying an additional 39,468 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Atmos Energy Corporation by 1.7% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 1,376,644 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $114,193,000 after buying an additional 23,431 shares during the last quarter. 71.06% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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In other news, Director Richard A. Sampson bought 1,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 15th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $88.12 per share, with a total value of $132,180.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 3,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $264,360. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 1.57% of the company’s stock.

Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE ATO) opened at 87.22 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $9.25 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.36 and a beta of 0.40. The company has a 50 day moving average of $87.53 and a 200-day moving average of $82.86. Atmos Energy Corporation has a one year low of $68.51 and a one year high of $89.00.

Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The utilities provider reported $0.67 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.66 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $526.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $596.52 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.64 earnings per share. Equities research analysts predict that Atmos Energy Corporation will post $3.62 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 5th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 21st were given a $0.45 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 17th. This represents a $1.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.06%. Atmos Energy Corporation’s payout ratio is 48.13%.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on ATO shares. Barclays PLC set a $84.00 price target on shares of Atmos Energy Corporation and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a report on Sunday, August 6th. Argus boosted their price target on shares of Atmos Energy Corporation from $92.00 to $97.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Atmos Energy Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 30th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $77.00 price target (up from $67.00) on shares of Atmos Energy Corporation in a report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Atmos Energy Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. Atmos Energy Corporation presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $86.14.

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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