NASDAQ:NWE

NorthWestern Competitors

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$67.44
$68.93
50-Day Range
$62.73
$70.33
52-Week Range
$47.43
$70.80
Volume331,071 shs
Average Volume301,965 shs
Market Capitalization$3.43 billion
P/E Ratio21.24
Dividend Yield3.62%
Beta0.35

Competitors

NorthWestern (NASDAQ:NWE) Vs. DUK, EXC, XEL, PEG, WEC, and ED

Should you be buying NWE stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the industry of "electric & other services combined" are considered alternatives and competitors to NorthWestern, including Duke Energy (DUK), Exelon (EXC), Xcel Energy (XEL), Public Service Enterprise Group (PEG), WEC Energy Group (WEC), and Consolidated Edison (ED).

NorthWestern (NASDAQ:NWE) and Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) are both utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

NorthWestern has a beta of 0.35, suggesting that its stock price is 65% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Duke Energy has a beta of 0.23, suggesting that its stock price is 77% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares NorthWestern and Duke Energy's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
NorthWestern13.32%8.05%2.76%
Duke Energy8.68%8.28%2.35%

Dividends

NorthWestern pays an annual dividend of $2.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Duke Energy pays an annual dividend of $3.86 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. NorthWestern pays out 72.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Duke Energy pays out 76.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Duke Energy has raised its dividend for 14 consecutive years. Duke Energy is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

94.4% of NorthWestern shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.5% of Duke Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.2% of NorthWestern shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of Duke Energy shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for NorthWestern and Duke Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
NorthWestern03402.57
Duke Energy08202.20

NorthWestern currently has a consensus target price of $64.8333, suggesting a potential downside of 4.29%. Duke Energy has a consensus target price of $101.60, suggesting a potential upside of 0.73%. Given Duke Energy's higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Duke Energy is more favorable than NorthWestern.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares NorthWestern and Duke Energy's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
NorthWestern$1.26 billion2.73$202.12 million$3.4219.81
Duke Energy$25.08 billion3.09$3.75 billion$5.0619.93

Duke Energy has higher revenue and earnings than NorthWestern. NorthWestern is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Duke Energy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Duke Energy beats NorthWestern on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

NorthWestern (NASDAQ:NWE) and Exelon (NASDAQ:EXC) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, risk and valuation.

Risk and Volatility

NorthWestern has a beta of 0.35, suggesting that its stock price is 65% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Exelon has a beta of 0.41, suggesting that its stock price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares NorthWestern and Exelon's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
NorthWestern13.32%8.05%2.76%
Exelon7.15%9.24%2.55%

Dividends

NorthWestern pays an annual dividend of $2.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Exelon pays an annual dividend of $1.53 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. NorthWestern pays out 72.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Exelon pays out 47.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

94.4% of NorthWestern shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.6% of Exelon shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.2% of NorthWestern shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Exelon shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for NorthWestern and Exelon, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
NorthWestern03402.57
Exelon11902.73

NorthWestern presently has a consensus target price of $64.8333, indicating a potential downside of 4.29%. Exelon has a consensus target price of $46.20, indicating a potential upside of 3.40%. Given Exelon's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Exelon is more favorable than NorthWestern.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares NorthWestern and Exelon's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
NorthWestern$1.26 billion2.73$202.12 million$3.4219.81
Exelon$34.44 billion1.27$2.94 billion$3.2213.88

Exelon has higher revenue and earnings than NorthWestern. Exelon is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than NorthWestern, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

NorthWestern (NASDAQ:NWE) and Xcel Energy (NASDAQ:XEL) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, risk and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

94.4% of NorthWestern shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.9% of Xcel Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.2% of NorthWestern shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Xcel Energy shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

NorthWestern has a beta of 0.35, suggesting that its stock price is 65% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Xcel Energy has a beta of 0.28, suggesting that its stock price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares NorthWestern and Xcel Energy's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
NorthWestern$1.26 billion2.73$202.12 million$3.4219.81
Xcel Energy$11.53 billion3.33$1.37 billion$2.6427.02

Xcel Energy has higher revenue and earnings than NorthWestern. NorthWestern is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Xcel Energy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

NorthWestern pays an annual dividend of $2.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Xcel Energy pays an annual dividend of $1.83 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. NorthWestern pays out 72.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Xcel Energy pays out 69.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Xcel Energy has raised its dividend for 17 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for NorthWestern and Xcel Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
NorthWestern03402.57
Xcel Energy15102.00

NorthWestern presently has a consensus target price of $64.8333, indicating a potential downside of 4.29%. Xcel Energy has a consensus target price of $72.6667, indicating a potential upside of 1.89%. Given Xcel Energy's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Xcel Energy is more favorable than NorthWestern.

Profitability

This table compares NorthWestern and Xcel Energy's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
NorthWestern13.32%8.05%2.76%
Xcel Energy12.50%10.56%2.73%

Summary

NorthWestern beats Xcel Energy on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE:PEG) and NorthWestern (NASDAQ:NWE) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

69.6% of Public Service Enterprise Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.4% of NorthWestern shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Public Service Enterprise Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of NorthWestern shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Public Service Enterprise Group has a beta of 0.49, meaning that its share price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NorthWestern has a beta of 0.35, meaning that its share price is 65% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Public Service Enterprise Group and NorthWestern's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Public Service Enterprise Group$10.08 billion3.17$1.69 billion$3.2819.25
NorthWestern$1.26 billion2.73$202.12 million$3.4219.81

Public Service Enterprise Group has higher revenue and earnings than NorthWestern. Public Service Enterprise Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than NorthWestern, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Public Service Enterprise Group pays an annual dividend of $2.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. NorthWestern pays an annual dividend of $2.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Public Service Enterprise Group pays out 62.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. NorthWestern pays out 72.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Public Service Enterprise Group has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Public Service Enterprise Group and NorthWestern, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Public Service Enterprise Group02802.80
NorthWestern03402.57

Public Service Enterprise Group currently has a consensus target price of $65.9444, indicating a potential upside of 4.43%. NorthWestern has a consensus target price of $64.8333, indicating a potential downside of 4.29%. Given Public Service Enterprise Group's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Public Service Enterprise Group is more favorable than NorthWestern.

Profitability

This table compares Public Service Enterprise Group and NorthWestern's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Public Service Enterprise Group19.74%11.30%3.58%
NorthWestern13.32%8.05%2.76%

Summary

Public Service Enterprise Group beats NorthWestern on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

WEC Energy Group (NYSE:WEC) and NorthWestern (NASDAQ:NWE) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for WEC Energy Group and NorthWestern, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
WEC Energy Group14402.33
NorthWestern03402.57

WEC Energy Group currently has a consensus target price of $97.3333, indicating a potential downside of 0.31%. NorthWestern has a consensus target price of $64.8333, indicating a potential downside of 4.29%. Given WEC Energy Group's higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe WEC Energy Group is more favorable than NorthWestern.

Risk & Volatility

WEC Energy Group has a beta of 0.18, meaning that its share price is 82% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NorthWestern has a beta of 0.35, meaning that its share price is 65% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares WEC Energy Group and NorthWestern's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
WEC Energy Group$7.52 billion4.09$1.14 billion$3.5827.27
NorthWestern$1.26 billion2.73$202.12 million$3.4219.81

WEC Energy Group has higher revenue and earnings than NorthWestern. NorthWestern is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than WEC Energy Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares WEC Energy Group and NorthWestern's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
WEC Energy Group16.26%11.36%3.37%
NorthWestern13.32%8.05%2.76%

Dividends

WEC Energy Group pays an annual dividend of $2.71 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. NorthWestern pays an annual dividend of $2.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. WEC Energy Group pays out 75.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. NorthWestern pays out 72.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. WEC Energy Group has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. NorthWestern is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

73.1% of WEC Energy Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.4% of NorthWestern shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of WEC Energy Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of NorthWestern shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

WEC Energy Group beats NorthWestern on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Consolidated Edison (NYSE:ED) and NorthWestern (NASDAQ:NWE) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk and profitability.

Risk & Volatility

Consolidated Edison has a beta of 0.11, indicating that its stock price is 89% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NorthWestern has a beta of 0.35, indicating that its stock price is 65% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

62.4% of Consolidated Edison shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.4% of NorthWestern shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Consolidated Edison shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of NorthWestern shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Consolidated Edison pays an annual dividend of $3.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. NorthWestern pays an annual dividend of $2.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Consolidated Edison pays out 70.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. NorthWestern pays out 72.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Consolidated Edison has raised its dividend for 47 consecutive years. Consolidated Edison is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Consolidated Edison and NorthWestern's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Consolidated Edison$12.57 billion2.13$1.34 billion$4.3717.87
NorthWestern$1.26 billion2.73$202.12 million$3.4219.81

Consolidated Edison has higher revenue and earnings than NorthWestern. Consolidated Edison is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than NorthWestern, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Consolidated Edison and NorthWestern, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Consolidated Edison56101.67
NorthWestern03402.57

Consolidated Edison presently has a consensus target price of $76.3636, indicating a potential downside of 2.21%. NorthWestern has a consensus target price of $64.8333, indicating a potential downside of 4.29%. Given Consolidated Edison's higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Consolidated Edison is more favorable than NorthWestern.

Profitability

This table compares Consolidated Edison and NorthWestern's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Consolidated Edison11.06%7.77%2.43%
NorthWestern13.32%8.05%2.76%

Summary

NorthWestern beats Consolidated Edison on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.


NorthWestern Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Duke Energy logo
DUK
Duke Energy
1.8$100.86-0.3%$77.58 billion$25.08 billion36.95Upcoming Earnings
Dividend Announcement
Exelon logo
EXC
Exelon
2.0$44.68-0.4%$43.64 billion$34.44 billion18.39Earnings Announcement
Xcel Energy logo
XEL
Xcel Energy
2.0$71.32-0.3%$38.38 billion$11.53 billion26.71Insider Selling
Increase in Short Interest
Public Service Enterprise Group logo
PEG
Public Service Enterprise Group
1.8$63.15-0.9%$31.90 billion$10.08 billion16.75Earnings Announcement
Analyst Upgrade
Insider Selling
WEC Energy Group logo
WEC
WEC Energy Group
1.6$97.64-0.3%$30.80 billion$7.52 billion26.39Earnings Announcement
Consolidated Edison logo
ED
Consolidated Edison
2.2$78.09-0.3%$26.76 billion$12.57 billion19.33Earnings Announcement
Analyst Report
News Coverage
PG&E logo
PCG
PG&E
1.5$10.94-0.0%$21.72 billion$17.13 billion-1.10
Ameren logo
AEE
Ameren
2.0$84.98-0.2%$21.70 billion$5.91 billion24.85Upcoming Earnings
Dividend Cut
CMS Energy logo
CMS
CMS Energy
2.2$63.99-0.7%$18.52 billion$6.85 billion23.88Analyst Report
Evergy logo
EVRG
Evergy
2.3$63.82-0.2%$14.49 billion$5.15 billion22.96Earnings Announcement
Dividend Announcement
News Coverage
Alliant Energy logo
LNT
Alliant Energy
1.8$56.74-0.3%$14.19 billion$3.65 billion21.17Earnings Announcement
Decrease in Short Interest
News Coverage
NiSource logo
NI
NiSource
1.6$25.98-0.8%$10.19 billion$5.21 billion-32.89Earnings Announcement
ALLETE logo
ALE
ALLETE
1.8$71.41-1.3%$3.73 billion$1.24 billion20.94Earnings Announcement
Analyst Report
News Coverage
Sunnova Energy International logo
NOVA
Sunnova Energy International
2.2$31.82-1.5%$3.56 billion$131.56 million-15.22Gap Up
Avista logo
AVA
Avista
1.4$46.97-0.4%$3.26 billion$1.35 billion25.95Earnings Announcement
Analyst Upgrade
Unitil logo
UTL
Unitil
1.9$56.55-0.8%$850.68 million$438.20 million28.00Earnings Announcement
Analyst Downgrade
Spark Energy logo
SPKE
Spark Energy
1.6$10.18-3.8%$360.65 million$813.72 million8.85Gap Down
Genie Energy logo
GNE
Genie Energy
0.7$5.83-1.4%$153.68 million$315.29 million11.66Analyst Downgrade
News Coverage
VivoPower International logo
VVPR
VivoPower International
0.0$6.74-3.1%$91.01 million$48.70 million0.00
VivoPower International logo
VVPR
VivoPower International
0.0$6.74-3.1%$91.01 million$48.70 million0.00
This page was last updated on 5/9/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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