| 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. |
When researching a stock like Atmos Energy, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from ATO Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for ATO stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of these ways is called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI. This popular indicator, originally developed in the 1970's by J. Welles Wilder, looks at a 14-day moving average of a stock's gains on its up days, versus its losses on its down days. The resulting ATO RSI is a value that measures momentum, oscillating between "oversold" and "overbought" on a scale of zero to 100. A reading below 30 is viewed to be oversold, which a bullish investor could look to as a sign that the selling is in the process of exhausting itself, and look for entry point opportunities. A reading above 70 is viewed to be overbought, which could indicate that a rally in progress is starting to get crowded with buyers. If the rally has been a long one, that could be a sign that a pullback is overdue.