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Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 16, 2013

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%.

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


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

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