Atmos Energy Corporation ( ATO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 21, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.37 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 08, 2014. Shareholders who purchased ATO stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that ATO has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $50.56, the dividend yield is 2.93%.
The previous trading day's last sale of ATO was $50.56, representing a -5.44% decrease from the 52 week high of $53.47 and a 28.91% increase over the 52 week low of $39.22.
ATO is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Cheniere Energy, Inc. ( LNG ) and Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. ( UGP ). ATO's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.86. Zacks Investment Research reports ATO's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 12.91%, compared to an industry average of 10.2%.
Interested in gaining exposure to ATO through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have ATO as a top-10 holding:
- SPDR S&P Dividend ETF ( SDY ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is SDY with an increase of 5.33% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of ATO at 1.55%.
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