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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO)?

The company in question is, Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) currently with a stock price of 71.56 (0.77% today). The market cap for Atmos Energy Corporation is 7444.69, and is in the sector Utilities, and Gas Utilities industry. The target price for Atmos Energy Corporation is 76.25. Currently Atmos Energy Corporation is trading with a P/E of 21.68, and a forward P/E of 20.18. Average volume for Atmos Energy Corporation is 423.31 and so far today it is 160037.

Performance in the last year for Atmos Energy Corporation has been 23.65%. For EPS growth, Atmos Energy Corporation has seen a growth of 4.20%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 6.51%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 8.70% over the last five years and could be 7.30% for the next five years. Atmos Energy Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -7.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 24.40%. The 20-day simple moving average is -3.80%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -1.33%.

Since the IPO date for Atmos Energy Corporation on the 12/28/1983, Atmos Energy Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 14.63%. With Atmos Energy Corporation trading at 71.56, the dividend yield is 2.37%, and the EPS is 3.28.

So could Atmos Energy Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 21.68. The PEG is 2.97, P/S is 2.24 and the P/B is at 2.13. The P/cash is 112.46, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Atmos Energy Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.4, and the quick ratio is 0.3. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.64, and total debt/equity at 0.9.

In terms of margins, Atmos Energy Corporation has a gross margin of 51.80%, an operating margin of 23.40% and a profit margin of 12.60%.Payout ratio for Atmos Energy Corporation is 41.50%. Return on assets come to 4.40% with return on investment coming to 7.10%.

Insider ownership for Atmos Energy Corporation, is at 0.60% and institutional ownership comes to 72.40%. Outstanding shares are at 104.84. While shares float is 102.62. The float short is currently 1.78%, and short ratio is 4.32.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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