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NorthWestern Corp Company Profile (NYSE:NWE)

Consensus Ratings for NorthWestern Corp (NYSE:NWE) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating(s), 3 Hold Rating(s)
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.75)
Consensus Price Target: $53.50 (15.17% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for NorthWestern Corp (NYSE:NWE)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetActions
3/30/2016MizuhoInitiated CoverageNeutralView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
1/25/2016Williams CapitalReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
10/21/2015Ladenburg ThalmannDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$57.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
7/8/2015Bank of AmericaDowngradeNeutral -> Underperform$54.00 -> $50.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
1/12/2015KeyBancDowngradeBuy -> Hold$55.50View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
12/17/2014Credit SuisseInitiated CoverageNeutral$56.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
12/1/2014Robert W. BairdDowngradeOutperform -> Neutral$54.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
(Data available from 6/30/2014 forward)
Earnings History for NorthWestern Corp (NYSE:NWE)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallActions
7/22/2016        
4/20/2016Q116$1.13$1.01$377.39 million$332.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/11/2016Q415$0.99$0.98$361.71 million$324.99 millionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/22/2015Q315$0.55$0.51$306.41 million$272.74 millionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/23/2015Q215$0.45$0.48$316.42 million$270.56 millionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/23/2015Q115$1.30$1.18$416.17 million$346.01 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/12/2015Q414$0.87$0.85$348.80 million$312.95 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/23/2014Q314$0.43$0.77$269.00 million$251.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/24/2014Q214$0.38$0.37$273.00 million$270.28 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/24/2014Q114$1.08$1.16$326.00 million$369.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/19/2014Q413$0.79$0.68$298.70 million$319.09 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/24/2013Q313$0.42$0.40$244.60 million$262.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/25/2013Q2 2013$0.30$0.35$249.50 million$250.16 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/25/2013Q1 2013$0.94$1.01$319.29 million$313.02 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/14/2013Q4 2012$0.76$0.92$287.40 million$280.77 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/24/2012$0.39$0.36ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/24/2012$0.29$0.31ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/25/2012$0.83$0.88ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/16/2012$0.72$0.93ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/26/2011$0.42$0.41ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/27/2011$0.31$0.30ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)
Earnings Estimates for NorthWestern Corp (NYSE:NWE)
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20162$1.06$1.13$1.10
Q2 20161$0.59$0.59$0.59
Q3 20161$0.60$0.60$0.60
Q4 20161$1.05$1.05$1.05
Q1 20171$1.05$1.05$1.05
Q2 20171$0.61$0.61$0.61
Q3 20171$0.61$0.61$0.61
Q4 20171$1.09$1.09$1.09
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
Current Dividend Information for NorthWestern Corp (NYSE:NWE)
Annual Dividend:$2.00
Dividend Yield:3.17%
Payout Ratio:61.35%
Dividend Growth:9.10% (3 Year Average)

Dividend History for NorthWestern Corp (NYSE:NWE)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable DateShare
4/21/2016quarterly$0.503.55%6/13/20166/15/20166/30/2016Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/12/2016quarterly$0.503.51%3/11/20163/15/20163/31/2016Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/23/2015quarterly$0.483.45%12/11/201512/15/201512/31/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/24/2015quarterly$0.483.73%9/11/20159/15/20159/30/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/29/2015quarterly$0.483.62%6/11/20156/15/20156/30/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/13/2015quarterly$0.483.58%3/11/20153/13/20153/31/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/24/2014quarterly$0.403.13%12/11/201412/15/201412/31/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/24/2014quarterly$0.403.28%9/11/20149/15/20149/30/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/24/2014quarterly$0.403.3%6/11/20146/13/20146/30/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/20/2014quarterly$0.403.45%3/12/20143/14/20143/31/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/24/2013quarterly$0.383.26%12/11/201312/13/201312/31/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/26/2013quarterly$0.383.61%9/11/20139/13/20139/30/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/26/2013quarterly$0.383.62%6/12/20136/14/20136/30/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/15/2013quarterly$0.383.95%3/13/20133/15/20133/31/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
Insider Trading History for NorthWestern Corp (NYSE:NWE)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionActions
6/9/2016H. Grahame HeatherVPSell3,300$60.55$199,815.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
6/7/2016Robert C RoweCEOSell7,000$59.32$415,240.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/19/2016Denton Louis PeoplesDirectorSell43,436$58.30$2,532,318.80View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
4/26/2016Jan Robert HorsfallDirectorSell3,200$56.38$180,416.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/14/2016Bobbi L SchroeppelVPSell2,000$59.56$119,120.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/10/2016Robert C RoweCEOSell4,500$60.71$273,195.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
2/16/2016Curtis T. PohlVPSell2,300$57.18$131,514.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/12/2015Kendall KliewerVPSell1,433$50.74$72,710.42View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/5/2015Curtis T PohlVPSell1,000$51.82$51,820.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/6/2015Curtis T PohlVPSell1,500$51.69$77,535.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/6/2015Robert C RoweCEOSell4,230$51.68$218,606.40View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
12/10/2014H. Grahame HeatherVPBuy6,800$53.55$364,140.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
11/6/2013Brian BirdCFOSell11,000$46.14$507,540.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
Latest Headlines for NorthWestern Corp (NYSE:NWE)
DateHeadline
06/24/16 09:56 AMNorthWestern Corp. :NWE-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2016 By the Numbers : June 24, 2016 -
06/24/16 08:08 AMNorthWestern holding public meetings in Bozeman, Ennis on Hebgen Dam project
06/22/16 10:17 AMNORTHWESTERN CORP : Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Financial Statements and Exhibits (form 8-K)
06/22/16 05:02 AMNORTHWESTERN CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Financial Statements and Exhibits -
06/20/16 05:19 PMNorthWestern to Hold Public Meetings in Ennis and Bozeman on Hebgen Dam Rehabilitation Project - [at noodls] - Butte, Mont. - June 20, 2016 - NorthWestern Energy has scheduled two public meetings to provide updates on the ongoing rehabilitation of Hebgen Dam on the Madison River near West Yellowstone. In Ennis, ...
06/18/16 04:50 PMNWE needs to get on board with solar, wind
06/16/16 05:43 PMNorthwestern Larger Than S&P 500 Component Chesapeake Energy
06/14/16 05:17 PMNorthWestern Energy Signs Agreement with OwnEnergy for Montana Community Wind Farm
06/10/16 08:32 AMFighting for Inexpensive Reliable, Utility Service
06/08/16 10:58 AMNorthWestern Energy Files Annual Electricity Supply-Cost Tracker to Montana Public Service Commission - [at noodls] - Butte, Mont. - June 8, 2016 - NorthWestern Energy has submitted its annual electricity supply cost tracker to the Montana Public Service Commission for review with the July rate remaining essentially the ...
06/08/16 10:28 AMNorthWestern Energy Issues Another Scam Alert - [at noodls] - Huron, S. D. /Butte, Mont. - June 7, 2016 - NorthWestern Energy is again warning customers about a scam involving the collection of overdue utility bills. ... This is an abstract of the original noodl. ...
06/06/16 07:09 AMNorthWestern Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : NWE-US : June 6, 2016 -
06/05/16 05:33 PMO'Donnell the better choice for PSC
06/03/16 06:04 PMRural Anaconda residents could get electrical services
06/01/16 12:15 PMNorthWestern Energy Files Annual Natural Gas Supply-Cost Tracker to Montana Public Service Commission - [at noodls] - Butte, Mont. - June 1, 2016 - NorthWestern Energy has submitted its annual natural gas supply cost tracker to the Montana Public Service Commission for review and approval. ... This is an abstract of the ...
05/29/16 08:16 AMMore than 100 solar power projects proposed for Montana - TOM LUTEY for The Montana Standard 32 min ago 0 BILLINGS — It was clear two months into 2015 that Montana solar power had taken a peculiar turn. NorthWestern Energy, the state’s largest utility, had received 22 hookup applications, about 19 more than ...
05/25/16 05:14 PMViewpoint: Energy portfolio should be more diverse - In 2011, NorthWestern Energy (NWE) built a 150 MW natural gas electrical generating facility near Anaconda. The David Gates facility was built to integrate with wind energy that was being built in north central Montana, specifically the Spion Kop Wind Farm.
05/19/16 10:26 PMRenewable energy advocates discuss future of traditional utility companies - So NorthWestern Energy Corp. Chief Executive Officer Bob Rowe spent an hour ... of three terms on the Montana Public Service Commission with his current post leading NWE. As Missoula’s Human Resource Council Director Jim Morton put it in his introduction ...
05/18/16 05:15 PMNWE Stock Crowded With Sellers - In trading on Wednesday, shares of Northwestern Corp. (Symbol: NWE) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $55.57 per share. We define oversold territory using the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, which is a technical analysis indicator ...
05/18/16 04:06 PMNORTHWESTERN CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Amendments to Articles of Inc. or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year, Financial Stat -
05/16/16 11:12 AMRibbon Cutting and Public Tours Set for Butte General Office on May 21 - [at noodls] - Butte, Mont. - May 16, 2016 - NorthWestern Energy has announced that it will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony and provide public tours of its new Butte General Office at 11 E. Park St. on Saturday, May 21. ...
05/11/16 08:07 PMFERC Denies NorthWestern’s Request for Rehearing on the Dave Gates Generating Station - [at noodls] - Sioux Falls, S.D.; Butte, MT - May 11, 2016 - NorthWestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy (NYSE: NWE) announced it received an Order from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) late yesterday ...
05/11/16 07:24 PMFERC Denies NorthWestern's Request for Rehearing on the Dave Gates Generating Station - [PR Newswire] - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. and BUTTE, Mont., May 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- NorthWestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy (NYSE: NWE) announced it received an Order from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ...
05/11/16 05:40 PMGov. Bullock, Colstrip stakeholders, including NWE's Bob Rowe, discuss future of plant - Kimberly Harris, CEO of Puget Sound Energy in Washington; Paul Farr, CEO of Pennsylvania-based Talen Energy; and Bob Rowe, CEO of NorthWestern Energy discussed the future of the plant, which sits about two hours east of Billings. The ownership picture in ...
05/04/16 12:40 PMNorthWestern Energy files to update avoided cost rate for qualifying facilities; change could save customers millions - [at noodls] - Butte, Mont. - May 4, 2016 - NorthWestern Energy has asked the Montana Public Service Commission act quickly to lower the rates of mandated purchase power agreements with qualifying facilities (QF), which ...
05/03/16 05:36 PMAmerican Century Companies Inc Sells A Little More NorthWestern Corporation Common (NWE) Stock Last Quarter - American Century Companies Inc says it sold 671 shares during the last quarter decreasing its stake in NorthWestern Corporation Common (NWE) by 0.1%. Its investment was worth $60,070,000 an increase of $7,259,000 as of the end of the quarter. The following ...
04/29/16 12:42 PMNorthWestern Energy Files to Lower Propane Supply Rate in Townsend, Montana - [at noodls] - Butte, Mont. - April 29, 2016 - NorthWestern Energy has filed with the Montana Public Service Commission (MPSC) a request to adjust propane supply costs in Townsend, Montana, on an interim basis beginning ...
04/29/16 12:06 PMNorthWestern Energy Announces Tree Contest Winners - [at noodls] - Butte, Mont. - April 29, 2016 - In honor of Arbor Day, NorthWestern Energy is proud to announce the winners of its second annual 'Trees Together' student art contest.Hundreds of third graders from across ...
04/27/16 05:47 PMIJS, EME, NWE, LG: Large Inflows Detected at ETF - Among the largest underlying components of IJS, in trading today EMCOR Group, Inc. (Symbol: EME) is up about 0.3%, Northwestern Corp. (Symbol: NWE) is up about 0.7%, and Laclede Group Inc (Symbol: LG) is lower by about 0.2%. For a complete list of holdings ...
04/26/16 05:55 PMNORTHWESTERN CORP : Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders (form 8-K) - On April 20, 2016, NorthWestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy (NYSE: NWE) (the "Company"), held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the "Annual Meeting") in Butte, Montana. At the Annual Meeting, 45,370,106 shares of common stock, par value
04/26/16 12:04 PMNORTHWESTERN CORP Financials -
04/26/16 09:17 AMNORTHWESTERN CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders -
04/22/16 12:46 PMNorthWestern Corp. – Value Analysis (NYSE:NWE) : April 22, 2016 -
04/22/16 10:32 AMNorthWestern Corp. :NWE-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2016 By the Numbers -
04/21/16 10:52 AMShares of NWE Now Oversold - In trading on Thursday, shares of Northwestern Corp. (NYSE: NWE) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $57.18 per share. We define oversold territory using the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, which is a technical analysis indicator used to measure momentum on a scale of zero to 100. A stock is considered to be oversold if the RSI reading falls below 30.
04/21/16 07:14 AMNorthWestern Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : NWE-US : April 21, 2016 -
04/20/16 06:07 AMQ1 2016 NorthWestern Corp Earnings Release - Before Market Open -
04/20/16 05:20 AMNorthWestern Reports First Quarter 2016 Financial Results - [at noodls] - NorthWestern Reports First Quarter 2016 Financial Results
04/20/16 05:15 AMNorthWestern misses 1Q profit forecasts -
04/20/16 05:01 AMNORTHWESTERN CORP Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report -
04/18/16 10:33 AMNorthWestern Selects Contractor for Bozeman Solar Project - [at noodls] - Butte, Mont. - April 18, 2016 -NorthWestern Energy has picked a Bozeman-based solar energy company as the key contractor on its Bozeman Community Solar Project being developed in partnership with the City ...
04/15/16 10:52 PMPower restored in Choteau, Fairfield; other areas still out - Both NorthWestern Energy and Sun River Electric Cooperative — the two major electrical companies serving Teton County — reported widespread outages. Choteau Mayor Jack Conatser said NWE officials told him that there were multiple downed poles ...
04/14/16 07:59 AMWho’s really protecting Montana consumers? - In a split decision recently, the Montana Public Service Commission ruled that NorthWestern Energy electric customers are entitled ... During that time, NWE purchased power on the open market for its customers and added that cost to its rates, which ...
04/13/16 05:44 PMShort Interest In Northwestern Moves 15.2% Lower - The most recent short interest data has been released by the NASDAQ for the 03/31/2016 settlement date, which shows a 364,029 share decrease in total short interest for Northwestern Corp. (NYSE: NWE), to 2,025,976, a decrease of 15.23% since 03/15/2016.
04/12/16 07:04 AMGazette opinion: Who’s really protecting Montana consumers? - In a split decision recently, the Montana Public Service Commission ruled that NorthWestern Energy electric customers are entitled ... During that time, NWE purchased power on the open market for its customers and added that cost to its rates, which ...
04/06/16 12:56 PMNorthWestern Energy’s Response to Montana Governor Steve Bullock - [at noodls] - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NorthWestern Energy's Response to Montana Governor Steve Bullock Butte, Mont. - April 6, 2016 -; NorthWestern Energy's President and CEO, Bob Rowe, today sent a letter to Montana ...
04/06/16 05:47 AMBullock wants `working group' to explore new owners for Colstrip - KBZK Bozeman News - KBZK Bozeman NewsBullock wants `working group' to explore new owners for ColstripKBZK Bozeman NewsGov. Steve Bullock said Tuesday said he'll form a “working group” to explore whether NorthWestern Energy or others might buy three Colstrip power plants, to ensure they keep operating. “I really wanted to explore the possibilities of, as we go forward ...and more »
04/05/16 10:46 PMNorthWestern: Fault began with city employees in Exxon refinery power outages in Billings - The city of Billings has been pulled into an ongoing lawsuit between ExxonMobil and NorthWestern Energy, which was filed by the oil corporation ... of its prior decisions to rely exclusively on NWE to deliver power rather than have a backup electrical ...
04/04/16 05:42 PMNorthWestern Energy files utility electricity plan in Montana - NorthWestern Energy has submitted its biennial Electricity Supply Resource ... cost/least-risk approach for addressing customers' peak demand needs. In addition, NWE has identified potentially adding incremental generation to its hydro capability and ...
04/01/16 02:16 PMNorthWestern Energy Files Biennial Electricity Supply Resource Procurement Plan with the Montana Public Service Commission - [at noodls] - Butte, Mont. - April 1, 2016 - NorthWestern Energy has submitted its biennial Electricity Supply Resource Procurement Plan to the Montana Public Service Commission (MPSC).The plan updates the company's ...
About NorthWestern Corp

NorthWestern Corp logoNorthWestern Corporation, doing business as North-Western Energy, provides electricity and natural gas. The Company provides electricity and natural gas to over 701,000 customers in Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska. It generates and distributes electricity in South Dakota; distributes natural gas in South Dakota and Nebraska, and generates and distributes electricity and distributed natural gas in Montana. The Company's segments are Electric operations, Natural gas operations and All other, which primarily consists of unallocated corporate costs. The Company's regulated electric utility business in Montana includes generation, transmission and distribution. Its service territory covers approximately 107,600 square miles, representing over 73% of Montana's land area. Its regulated natural gas utility business in Montana includes production, storage, transmission and distribution. The Company distributes natural gas to approximately 191,500 customers in over 105 Montana communities.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Industry: Diversified Utilities
  • Sub-Industry: Multi-Utilities
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: NWE
  • CUSIP: 66807430
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $63.07
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $59.23
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $58.03
  • P/E Ratio: 21.94
  • P/E Growth: 3.70
  • Market Cap: $3.05B
  • Current Quarter EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.29 EPS
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NorthWestern Corp (NYSE:NWE) Chart for Thursday, June, 30, 2016


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