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Atmos Energy (ATO) has 1 split in our ATO split history database. The split for ATO took place on May 17, 1994. This was a 3 for 2 split, meaning for each 2 shares of ATO owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 3 shares. For example, a 1000 share position pre-split, became a 1500 share position following the split.
When a company such as Atmos Energy splits its shares, the market capitalization before and after the split takes place remains stable, meaning the shareholder now owns more shares but each are valued at a lower price per share. Often, however, a lower priced stock on a per-share basis can attract a wider range of buyers. If that increased demand causes the share price to appreciate, then the total market capitalization rises post-split. This does not always happen, however, often depending on the underlying fundamentals of the business.
Looking at the ATO split history from start to finish, an original position size of 1000 shares would have turned into 1500 today. Below, we examine the compound annual growth rate — CAGR for short — of an investment into Atmos Energy shares, starting with a $10,000 purchase of ATO, presented on a split-history-adjusted basis factoring in the complete ATO split history.
Growth of $10,000.00
With Dividends Reinvested
|Average Annual Total Return:||16.72%|
Growth of $10,000.00
Without Dividends Reinvested
|Average Annual Total Return:||15.08%|
|About Atmos Energy|
|Atmos Energy is engaged in the regulated natural gas distribution and pipeline and storage businesses. Co. delivers natural gas through regulated sales and transportation arrangements to residential, commercial, public-authority and industrial customers. Co.'s segments are: Distribution, which is comprised of its regulated natural gas distribution and related sales operations; and Pipeline and Storage, which consists of the pipeline and storage operations of its Atmos Pipeline-Texas Division (APT) and its natural gas transmission operations in Louisiana. APT has intrastate pipeline operations in Texas with a focus on the natural gas-producing areas of central, northern and eastern Texas. According to our ATO split history records, Atmos Energy has had 1 split.|
|ATO Split History Table|
|05/17/1994||3 for 2|
|Utilities Stock Splits|
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