Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 28, 2013

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Atmos Energy Corporation ( ATO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 28, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.35 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 18, 2013. Shareholders who purchased ATO stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 1.45% increase over the same period a year ago.

The previous trading day's last sale of ATO was $37.73, representing a -1.8% decrease from the 52 week high of $38.42 and a 24.15% increase over the 52 week low of $30.39.

ATO is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. ( UGP ) and Cheniere Energy Partners, LP ( CQP ). ATO's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.51. Zacks Investment Research reports ATO's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 2.73%, compared to an industry average of 5.7%.


For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the ATO Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to ATO through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have ATO as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares High Yield Equity Dividend Achievers Portfolio ( PEY ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PEY with an increase of 3.4% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of ATO at 1.8%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.




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Referenced Stocks: ATO , CQP , PEY , UGP

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