AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS) shares currently have a dividend yield of 4.60%. AGL Resources Inc., an energy services holding company, distributes natural gas to residential, commercial, industrial, and governmental customers in Illinois, Georgia, Virginia, New Jersey, Florida, Tennessee, and Maryland. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.77. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate AGL Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold. The average volume for AGL Resources has been 500,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. AGL Resources has a market cap of $4.8 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. TheStreet Ratings rates AGL Resources as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Highlights from the ratings report include:
- GAS's very impressive revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 3.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues leaped by 54.2%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
- AGL RESOURCES INC reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past year. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, AGL RESOURCES INC increased its bottom line by earning $2.31 versus $2.15 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($2.64 versus $2.31).
- The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Gas Utilities industry. The net income increased by 197.0% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $33.00 million to $98.00 million.
- Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 80.73% to -$21.00 million when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm also exceeded the industry average cash flow growth rate of 38.61%.
- You can view the full AGL Resources Ratings Report.
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