Atmos Energy Corporation ( ATO ) 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. ( UGP ) and Cheniere Energy Partners, LP ( CQP ). 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 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 )
- PowerShares Dynamic Utilities ( PUI )
- First Trust Value Line Dividend Index Fund ( FVD ).
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%.