| Atmos Energy engages in the regulated natural gas distribution and pipeline and storage businesses. Co. delivers natural gas through sales and transportation arrangements to residential, commercial, public-authority and industrial customers. Co.'s operating segments are: distribution, which is comprised of its regulated natural gas distribution and related sales operations in various states; and pipeline and storage, which consists of the pipeline and storage operations of Atmos Pipeline-Texas Division (APT) and its natural gas transmission operations in Louisiana. APT provides transportation and storage services to Co.'s Mid-Tex Division and other third party local distribution companies. We show 57 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of ATO's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of ATO shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like ATO versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching ATO by allowing them to research ATO shares outstanding history
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