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The Company is engaged primarily in the natural gas utility business as well as other natural gas nonutility businesses.
Part of a screener test. I looked at 4-5 star stocks, with a dividend yield above 2.5%, gross margins above 25%, price 0-50% below 52-week high, with 3-year EPS of 5+, P/E < 40. These are all interesting PEGY plays for me.
This is one of the stocks I picked in my very first try at entering the stock market over 20 years ago. It's been in my portfolio ever since. I've reinvested all of my dividends and it still seems to outperform the market. Unless I see a real reason to sell it I'll keep it. I guess patience really is a virtue.
Natural gas should be a big part of the future. This company is my way to play natural gas. They make money in storage when supplies get backed up and they make money with sales when demand picks up.
Natural gas will rally as we come out of this recession.
Atmos Energy has a great dividend and potential growth in natural gas. You must love dull businesses to buy into this. Slow and steady.
Good stock , Bad weather is a plus.
While this has not been, (and will not be) a high-flyer by any imaginations, it can slightly outperform when the S&P is going more side-ways.
It was great fun, but ATO is looking like just one of those stocks that doesn't show the promise and peformance that happened in the Nineties. IMHO I think an investor looking for a pretty stable return might want instead to go with an energy-generating and -selling utility like the newly remodeled Dominion (D), or Southern (SO). So much larger and diversified. Putting my money where my mouth is, I'll be getting out of ATO in the next few months although that stock has been in portfolio for more than ten years.
This Company produces, sells and transports Natural gas through one of the largest Pipe Line networks in this Country, and it keeps expanding. To top all this it's a well managed and profient Company.
Company recently sold stock to pay back debt. Debt could have easily been paid back by cutting back or eliminating the dividend.Dividend growth has been anemic: $.02 a year for the past 7 years.
Solid Nat Gas company with a nice yield
natural gas utility with excellent management. 20 plus years of consecutive divident increases. Largest natural gas only utility in the country.
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