Headlines about Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) have been trending positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Atmos Energy Corporation earned a news impact score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 43 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Several analysts have weighed in on the company. BidaskClub downgraded Atmos Energy Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 30th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a $89.00 price target (up previously from $88.00) on shares of Atmos Energy Corporation in a research note on Thursday, June 1st. Zacks Investment Research cut Atmos Energy Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, June 26th. Argus boosted their price objective on Atmos Energy Corporation from $89.00 to $92.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 13th. Finally, Barclays PLC set a $75.00 price objective on Atmos Energy Corporation and gave the company a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, May 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Atmos Energy Corporation currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $84.71.

Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) opened at 83.79 on Friday. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $83.16 and its 200-day moving average price is $78.84. Atmos Energy Corporation has a one year low of $68.51 and a one year high of $85.98. The firm has a market cap of $8.82 billion, a PE ratio of 22.29 and a beta of 0.38.

Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 3rd. The utilities provider reported $1.52 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.42 by $0.10. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.40 earnings per share. Equities analysts predict that Atmos Energy Corporation will post $3.60 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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About Atmos Energy Corporation

Atmos Energy Corporation is engaged primarily in the regulated natural gas distribution and pipeline businesses, as well as other nonregulated natural gas businesses. The Company operates through three segments: regulated distribution segment, which includes its regulated distribution and related sales operations; regulated pipeline segment, which includes the 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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