Atmos Energy Corp
Southwest Gas (NYSE: SWX) is scheduled to report earnings on Feb. 28. In addition to its gas business, the company derives revenue from construction services. The company likely earned about $1.23 in the December quarter, versus $1.19 in the prior-year quarter. What differentiates SWX is its construction business, essentially a piping contracting unit serving utilities.
Natural Gas Margins Improving
Although natural gas prices are still weak, SWX is more »
In my never-ending quest for more and better dividend stocks, today I am exploring the natural gas sector. Natural gas has been a hot topic of discussion, as have dividend stocks, so here I am combining them into one analysis.
President Obama’s re-election bodes well for the natural gas industry, as he has supported the industry and will likely continue to do so in his second term. Natural gas more »
Since I have gotten interested (I should say, obsessed) with dividend-paying companies over the past few months, I have been reading as many articles as I can, and examining other contributors’ methods for choosing the stocks that they feel are the best. In fact, I’ve begun constructing my own model dividend portfolio, which I expect to be able to present to the Motley Fool audience soon.
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A lot has been written about the decrease in natural gas prices, which naturally led to an increase in demand for this fuel. One company that would seem to benefit from this shift in demand is Atmos Energy (NYSE: ATO). The company was recently named as dividend aristocrat for having increased its dividend at least 25 years in a row. Because these companies are a rare breed, I always try to determine if they can maintain their status or if they could be the next dividend blowup.