Scout Investments buys $130,742,307 stake in Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO)

Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) : Scout Investments scooped up 123,419 additional shares in Atmos Energy Corporation during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 8, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 1,690,269 shares of Atmos Energy Corporation which is valued at $130,742,307.Atmos Energy Corporation makes up approximately 3.48% of Scout Investments’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Spf Beheer Bv reduced its stake in ATO by selling 25,619 shares or 5.52% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 438,421 shares of ATO which is valued at $33,911,864. Atmos Energy Corporation makes up approx 1.73% of Spf Beheer Bv’s portfolio.Chicago Equity Partners reduced its stake in ATO by selling 73,515 shares or 19.47% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 304,110 shares of ATO which is valued at $24,264,937. Atmos Energy Corporation makes up approx 0.68% of Chicago Equity Partners’s portfolio.Msi Financial Services Inc boosted its stake in ATO in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 154 additional shares and now holds a total of 1,549 shares of Atmos Energy Corporation which is valued at $122,123.

Atmos Energy Corporation closed down -1.49 points or -1.93% at $75.77 with 4,70,752 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $77.27, the shares hit an intraday low of $75.67 and an intraday high of $77.37 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Monday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Atmos Energy Corporation reported $0.67 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.07 according to the earnings call on Aug 3, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.60.Analysts expectations of $ 710.66.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.54 EPS.

Investors should note that on Aug 3, 2016, Atmos Energy Corporation announced a cash dividend of $0.4200. The company’s management has announced Aug 18, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Aug 22, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Sep 6, 2016.

Atmos Energy Corporation (Atmos Energy) is engaged primarily in the regulated natural gas distribution and transmission and storage businesses as well as other nonregulated natural gas businesses. The Company delivers natural gas through regulated sales and transportation arrangements to over three million residential commercial public authority and industrial customers in nine states located primarily in the South. The Company also operates intrastate pipelines in Texas based on miles of pipe. The Company operates through the following three segments: The regulated distribution segment which includes regulated distribution and related sales operations; the regulated pipeline segment which includes the pipeline and storage operations of its Atmos Pipeline Texas Division and the nonregulated segment which includes nonregulated natural gas management nonregulated natural gas transmission storage and other services.

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