3. As of noon trading, Atlas Energy ( ATLS) is up $1.07 (2.4%) to $45.11 on heavy volume Thus far, 275,642 shares of Atlas Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 332,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.00-$45.26 after having opened the day at $44.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.04.

Atlas Energy, L.P. engages in the development and production of natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids in basins across the United States. It also sponsors and manages tax-advantaged natural gas and oil investment partnerships. Atlas Energy has a market cap of $2.3 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 26.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Atlas Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Atlas Energy as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Atlas Energy Ratings Report now.

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