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Atmos: Fiscal 2Q Earnings Snapshot

DALLAS (AP) _ Atmos Energy Corp. (ATO) on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $214.9 million.

The Dallas-based company said it had profit of $1.82 per share.

The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.68 per share.

The natural gas utility posted revenue of $1.09 billion in the period.

Atmos expects full-year earnings to be $4.25 to $4.35 per share.

Atmos shares have increased 10% since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, shares hit $102.18, a climb of 15% in the last 12 months.

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