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. Exclusive Offer: Jim Cramer's 'go-to' small/mid-cap guru Bryan Ashenberg only buys stocks he thinks could return 50-100%. See his top picks for 14-days FREE.