SOURCE: Brighton Markets

May 01, 2012 10:22 ET

2012 Economic Outlook - Report Highlights Atmos Energy Corporation and AGL Resources Inc.

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - May 1, 2012) - Today, announced new reports highlighting Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE: ATO) and AGL Resources Inc. (NYSE: GAS). Gain market insight with full analysis and research downloads available at

Economic fundamentals leading into 2012 have set a generally positive pace with GDP growth likely to pick up through the coming year. However, there are several important caveats to note as the world economy continues to face headwinds and risks weigh to the downside. Positive outlooks are conditional on fiscal policy in payroll taxes and unemployment insurance benefits and upon the easing of the European debt situation. A repeat of volatility experience in 2011 is likely in 2012, as perceptions about the strength of the U.S. economy and the euro zone will vary over time as events unfold.

Despite the current situation, our team continues to identify high momentum situations with growth potential -- there remains strong opportunity within careful discretion.

Brighton Markets is releasing new coverage on Atmos Energy Corporation for its current position within the utilities industry. Atmos Energy Corporation (Atmos Energy) is engaged primarily in the regulated natural gas distribution and transmission and storage businesses, as well as other non-regulated natural gas businesses. The full research report on Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE: ATO) is available here:

Brighton Markets has released research on AGL Resources Inc. for its changing role within the utilities industry. AGL Resources Inc. (AGL Resources) is an energy services holding company whose principal business is the distribution of natural gas. AGL Resources operates its natural gas in seven states includes Illinois, Georgia, Virginia, New Jersey, Florida, Tennessee and Maryland. As of December 31, 2011, the Company's seven utilities served approximately 4.5 million customers. The full research report on AGL Resources Inc. (NYSE: GAS) is available here:

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