Atmos Energy Corporation (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 16, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.35 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 03,
2013. Shareholders who purchased ATO stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd
quarter that ATO has paid the same dividend. At the current stock
price of $44.42, the dividend yield is 3.15%.
The previous trading day's last sale of ATO was $44.42,
representing a -1.02% decrease from the 52 week high of $44.88 and
a 37.95% increase over the 52 week low of $32.20.
ATO is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes
companies such as Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. (
) and Cheniere Energy Partners, LP (
). ATO's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $2.58. Zacks Investment Research reports ATO's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 3.25%, compared to an
industry average of 11.9%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
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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 (
- PowerShares Dynamic Utilities (
- First Trust Value Line Dividend Index Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is FVD with an increase of
16.27% over the last 100 days. PEY has the highest percent
weighting of ATO at 1.9%.