AT\u0026T (T) Got Lower Hilliard Lyons Rating; Atmos Energy (ATO) Sellers Increased By 32.52% Their Shorts

April 26, 2018 - By wolcottdaily

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Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) had an increase of 32.52% in short interest. ATO’s SI was 1.52M shares in April as released by FINRA. Its up 32.52% from 1.15M shares previously. With 659,600 avg volume, 2 days are for Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO)’s short sellers to cover ATO’s short positions. The SI to Atmos Energy Corporation’s float is 1.69%. The stock increased 0.96% or $0.82 during the last trading session, reaching $86.13. About 132,992 shares traded. Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) has risen 3.51% since April 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.04% the S&P500.

AT\u0026T (NYSE:T)‘s rating was downgraded by stock research analysts at Hilliard Lyons from a “Buy” rating to a “Neutral” rating in analysts note released on Thursday, 26 April.

Among 10 analysts covering Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Atmos Energy had 19 analyst reports since September 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Underweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Monday, January 11. The stock has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Friday, August 5. On Tuesday, September 22 the stock rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Overweight”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 23 by Argus Research. Seaport Global initiated the shares of ATO in report on Friday, November 18 with “Buy” rating. On Thursday, January 25 the stock rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Overweight”. On Wednesday, March 30 the stock rating was initiated by BB&T Capital with “Buy”. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Friday, March 18. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan on Tuesday, April 10 with “Overweight”. As per Monday, January 4, the company rating was maintained by JP Morgan.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.04, from 1.23 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 31 investors sold Atmos Energy Corporation shares while 109 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 110 raised stakes. 78.37 million shares or 8.23% more from 72.41 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Murphy Incorporated holds 0.07% or 6,294 shares. Robeco Institutional Asset Mgmt Bv has invested 0.02% in Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO). Ameriprise holds 0.01% in Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) or 309,631 shares. Raymond James And owns 40,997 shares. Argent Co holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) for 3,384 shares. First Tru Lp holds 0.08% or 384,698 shares. Assetmark reported 453 shares. Fruth Investment Mgmt owns 13,076 shares or 0.48% of their US portfolio. Lpl Finance Limited Liability Company holds 0% in Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) or 15,367 shares. Franklin Resources reported 232,675 shares stake. Hodges Cap Mngmt invested in 0.03% or 4,094 shares. Keybank National Association Oh holds 0.02% or 36,978 shares. Old Second Natl Bank Of Aurora reported 0.01% in Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO). Asset Management holds 7,002 shares. 268,786 are held by Amundi Pioneer Asset Mgmt.

Atmos Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the distribution, transmission, and storage of natural gas in the United States. The company has market cap of $9.56 billion. It operates in three divisions: Regulated Distribution, Regulated Pipeline, and Nonregulated. It has a 15.75 P/E ratio. The Regulated Distribution segment is involved in regulated natural gas distribution and related sales operations.

AT&T Inc. provides telecommunications and digital entertainment services. The company has market cap of $212.95 billion. The firm operates through four divisions: Business Solutions, Entertainment Group, Consumer Mobility, and International. It has a 6.88 P/E ratio. The Business Solutions segment offers wireless, fixed strategic, legacy voice and data, wireless equipment, and other services to business, governmental, and wholesale customers, as well as individual subscribers.

Among 31 analysts covering AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 39% are positive. AT&T Inc. has $54 highest and $35 lowest target. $41.24’s average target is 25.79% above currents $32.785 stock price. AT&T Inc. had 79 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, June 28 with “Buy”. Buckingham Research downgraded the shares of T in report on Friday, June 24 to “Neutral” rating. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, October 25 report. The rating was upgraded by Moffett Nathanson to “Neutral” on Tuesday, May 30. The rating was upgraded by Independent Research to “Hold” on Tuesday, October 25. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital on Friday, July 24 with “Mkt Perform”. As per Tuesday, July 18, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) on Tuesday, January 2 with “Sector Weight” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, April 27 by Cowen & Co. The stock of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) earned “Buy” rating by HSBC on Wednesday, March 28.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.26, from 1.17 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 67 investors sold AT&T Inc. shares while 714 reduced holdings. 125 funds opened positions while 589 raised stakes. 3.09 billion shares or 7.58% less from 3.34 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Wagner Bowman Mngmt holds 0.5% or 48,570 shares. Novare Capital Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 254,199 shares. Winch Advisory Services Ltd Co owns 113,381 shares or 2.65% of their US portfolio. Evanson Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Co has 0.17% invested in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) for 21,701 shares. Bokf Na, a Oklahoma-based fund reported 651,249 shares. Invsts stated it has 0.04% in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). Rwc Asset Limited Liability Partnership owns 0.07% invested in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) for 31,843 shares. Crestwood Advsr Group Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0.13% in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). Da Davidson Com invested 1.15% of its portfolio in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). Cadence Savings Bank Na has 0.82% invested in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) for 57,725 shares. Private Asset Management Inc owns 353,193 shares. First Merchants Corp owns 80,183 shares or 0.53% of their US portfolio. S R Schill & Associates owns 0.79% invested in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) for 32,880 shares. Moreover, Etrade Cap Ltd Liability has 0.43% invested in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) for 344,737 shares. Lakeview Lc has 1.76% invested in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T).

The stock decreased 6.86% or $2.415 during the last trading session, reaching $32.785. About 88.07M shares traded or 226.64% up from the average. AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has declined 15.88% since April 26, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.43% the S&P500.

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