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Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) is scheduled to release last fiscal quarter's results after the closing bell on Wednesday November 9, 2011.

Atmos Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the natural gas distribution, transmission, and storage businesses in the United States. The company was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

  • 52 Week High: $35.26
  • 52 Week Low: $28.51
  • Book Value: $25.87
  • Float Short: 2.07%

According to EDGAR Online, on average, 5 analysts are expecting the same in earnings as the last quarter of $0.04. Investors will be looking to see a number north of $0.04 per share, based on the earnings estimates.

From a month ago, the stock has increased in price 9.89%, with a change from a year ago of 15.50%.

With a double digit gain compared to stocks in general, the stock shares did very well as compared to the overall stock market. When comparing to the S&P 500, the year up to date change is 12.90%.

Revenue year-over-year has decreased to $4.79 billion for 2010 vs. $4.97 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $205.84 million for 2010 vs. $190.98 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $489.44 million for 2010 vs. $447.40 million for 2009.

Here is a look at the fiscal year revenue:

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paid2trade.com revenue gross bar chart for ATO

Gross reported revenue compared to the mean estimate (rounded).

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Revenue Estimates Actual $ Difference Difference %
Jun-11 $ 922.74 M $ 843.61 M $ -79.13 M -8.58%
Mar-11 $ 2.15 B $ 1.62 B $ -529.87 M -24.68%
Dec-10 $ 1.39 B $ 1.16 B $ -229.49 M -16.55%
Sep-10 $ 622.21 M $ 786.32 M $ 164.11 M 26.38%
Jun-10 $ 972.75 M $ 770.26 M $ -202.49 M -20.82%
M = millions, B = billions

Differences are rounded. (Some onetime items are often excluded in reported EPS)

paid2trade.com Quarterly Estimates And Actual EPS results ATO

Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.

The total short interest number of shares for ATO

paid2trade.com short interest tool. The total short interest number of shares for ATO

The number of days to cover short interest based on average daily trading volume for ATO.

paid2trade.com number of days to cover short interest based on average daily trading volume for ATO

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Source: Earnings Preview: Atmos Energy Corp. Reports Wednesday