National Fuel Gas Company Profile (NYSE:NFG)

About National Fuel Gas (NYSE:NFG)

National Fuel Gas logoNational Fuel Gas Company is a holding company. The Company is an energy company engaged principally in the production, gathering, transportation, distribution and marketing of natural gas. The Company operates in five business segments: Exploration and Production, Pipeline and Storage, Gathering, Utility, and Energy Marketing. The Company operates an integrated business, with assets centered in western New York and Pennsylvania, and the production and transportation of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale basin. The Company also develops and produces oil reserves, primarily in California. The Company's Exploration and Production segment operations are carried out by Seneca Resources Corporation (Seneca), a Pennsylvania corporation. The Company's National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation (Supply Corporation), a Pennsylvania corporation, and Empire Pipeline, Inc. (Empire), a New York corporation, carry out the Company's Pipeline and Storage segment operations.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Industry: Independent Oil & Gas
  • Sub-Industry: Gas Utilities
  • Symbol: NYSE:NFG
  • CUSIP: 63618010
  • Web: www.nationalfuelgas.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $4.95 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 85,417,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $55.73
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $57.30
  • 52 Week Range: $50.61 - $61.25
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 21.94
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 18.40
  • P/E Growth: 2.02
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.57 billion
  • Price / Sales: 3.15
  • Book Value: $19.34 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.00
Dividend:
  • Annual Dividend: $1.62
  • Dividend Yield: 2.9%
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: $812.03 million
  • Net Margins: -0.86%
  • Return on Equity: 18.34%
  • Return on Assets: 5.06%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.33%
  • Current Ratio: 1.53%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.34%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 604,129 shs.
  • Beta: 0.96
  • Short Ratio: 9.77
 

Frequently Asked Questions for National Fuel Gas (NYSE:NFG)

What is National Fuel Gas' stock symbol?

National Fuel Gas trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "NFG."

How often does National Fuel Gas pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for National Fuel Gas?

National Fuel Gas announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, March 10th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.405 per share on Friday, April 14th. This represents a $1.62 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.79%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 29th. View National Fuel Gas' Dividend History.

How were National Fuel Gas' earnings last quarter?

National Fuel Gas Co. (NYSE:NFG) released its earnings results on Thursday, May, 4th. The company reported $1.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.05 by $0.01. The firm earned $522.10 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $514.43 million. National Fuel Gas had a positive return on equity of 18.34% and a negative net margin of 0.86%. National Fuel Gas's revenue for the quarter was up 16.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.97 EPS. View National Fuel Gas' Earnings History.

What guidance has National Fuel Gas issued on next quarter's earnings?

National Fuel Gas updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Thursday, May, 4th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $3.20-3.35 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $3.24.

Where is National Fuel Gas' stock going? Where will National Fuel Gas' stock price be in 2017?

4 brokers have issued 1 year price targets for National Fuel Gas' shares. Their forecasts range from $52.00 to $61.00. On average, they expect National Fuel Gas' stock price to reach $57.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for National Fuel Gas.

Who are some of National Fuel Gas' key competitors?

Who owns National Fuel Gas stock?

National Fuel Gas' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (9.38%), BlackRock Inc. (8.33%), State Street Corp (6.72%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (4.67%), Gabelli Funds LLC (3.91%) and Aristotle Capital Management LLC (3.74%). Company insiders that own National Fuel Gas stock include Anna Marie Cellino, David F Smith, John R Pustulka, Paula M Ciprich and Philip C Ackerman. View Institutional Ownership Trends for National Fuel Gas.

Who sold National Fuel Gas stock? Who is selling National Fuel Gas stock?

National Fuel Gas' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nuance Investments LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Gamco Investors INC. ET AL, Neuberger Berman Group LLC, Icon Advisers Inc. Co., Deprince Race & Zollo Inc., Gabelli Funds LLC and Janus Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold National Fuel Gas stock in the last year include David F Smith, John R Pustulka, Paula M Ciprich and Philip C Ackerman. View Insider Buying and Selling for National Fuel Gas.

Who bought National Fuel Gas stock? Who is buying National Fuel Gas stock?

National Fuel Gas' stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., American Century Companies Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., State Street Corp, River Road Asset Management LLC, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., WBI Investments Inc. and Aristotle Capital Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for National Fuel Gas.

How do I buy National Fuel Gas stock?

Shares of National Fuel Gas can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of National Fuel Gas stock cost?

One share of National Fuel Gas stock can currently be purchased for approximately $57.97.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for National Fuel Gas (NYSE:NFG) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $57.00 (1.67% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for National Fuel Gas (NYSE:NFG)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
4/19/2017Jefferies Group LLCUpgradeUnderperform -> Hold$52.00LowView Rating Details
4/10/2017ScotiabankSet Price TargetHold$58.00MediumView Rating Details
10/13/2016ArgusReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
8/10/2016Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$47.00 -> $61.00N/AView Rating Details
12/3/2015BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingMarket Perform$68.00N/AView Rating Details
11/17/2015Howard WeilLower Price TargetSector Perform$61.00 -> $56.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/26/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for National Fuel Gas (NYSE:NFG)
Earnings by Quarter for National Fuel Gas (NYSE:NFG)
Earnings History by Quarter for National Fuel Gas (NYSE:NFG)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/4/2017Q2 2017$1.05$1.04$514.43 million$522.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/2/2017Q117$0.87$1.04$441.48 million$422.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/3/2016Q416$0.53$0.66$355.89 million$292.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2016Q316$0.65$0.68$384.26 million$335.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/28/2016Q2$0.96$0.97$624.02 million$449.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/4/2016Q1$0.79$0.78$513.65 million$375.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2015Q4$0.42$0.41$359.20 million$301.06 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/6/2015Q215$0.54$0.55$415.06 million$339.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2015Q115$0.91$1.02$763.70 million$596.13 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/29/2015Q1$0.88$1.00$585.30 million$523.91 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/6/2014Q414$0.57$0.60$403.40 million$366.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/7/2014Q314$0.73$0.76$476.35 million$440.14 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/8/2014Q214$1.11$1.15$679.90 million$756.24 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/7/2014Q114$0.86$0.97$508.78 million$550.07 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/8/2013Q413$0.59$0.63$359.96 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/8/2013Q3 2013$0.63$0.69$399.61 million$440.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/2/2013Q2 2013$0.98$1.02$616.81 million$597.83 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/7/2013Q1 2013$0.76$0.81$482.64 million$452.85 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/1/2012Q412$0.38$0.43$609.81 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2012$0.46$0.52ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2012$0.89$0.89ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/2/2012$0.81$0.73ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/3/2011$0.45$0.45ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2011$0.53$0.56ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2011$0.95$1.00ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/3/2011$0.76$0.70ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for National Fuel Gas (NYSE:NFG)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.15
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.78$0.91$0.85
Q2 20172$0.98$1.10$1.04
Q3 20172$0.70$0.71$0.71
Q4 20172$0.55$0.56$0.56
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for National Fuel Gas (NYSE:NFG)
Most Recent Dividend:4/14/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.62
Dividend Yield:2.79%
Dividend Growth:12.80% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:-1,012.50% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
50.15% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
51.43% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:46 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for National Fuel Gas (NYSE:NFG)

Dividend History by Quarter for National Fuel Gas (NYSE:NFG)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
3/10/2017quarterly$0.412.66%3/29/20173/31/20174/14/2017
12/8/2016quarterly$0.412.78%12/28/201612/30/20161/13/2017
9/16/2016quarterly$0.412.9%9/28/20169/30/201610/14/2016
6/9/2016quarterly$0.412.89%6/28/20166/30/20167/15/2016
3/10/2016quarterly$0.403.21%3/29/20163/31/20164/15/2016
12/8/2015quarterly$0.403.93%12/29/201512/31/20151/15/2016
9/18/2015quarterly$0.402.97%9/28/20159/30/201510/15/2015
6/11/2015quarterly$0.402.57%6/26/20156/30/20157/15/2015
3/12/2015quarterly$0.392.64%3/27/20153/31/20154/15/2015
12/9/2014quarterly$0.392.29%12/29/201412/31/20141/15/2015
9/11/2014quarterly$0.392.09%9/26/20149/30/201410/15/2014
6/12/2014quarterly$0.392.06%6/26/20146/30/20147/15/2014
3/13/2014quarterly$0.381.99%3/27/20143/31/20144/15/2014
12/10/2013quarterly$0.382.17%12/27/201312/31/20131/15/2014
9/12/2013quarterly$0.382.27%9/26/20139/30/201310/15/2013
6/13/2013quarterly$0.382.45%6/26/20136/28/20137/15/2013
3/7/2013quarterly$0.372.47%3/26/20133/28/20134/15/2013
12/9/2012quarterly$0.372.76%12/13/201212/17/201212/28/2012
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for National Fuel Gas (NYSE:NFG)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.57%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 64.97%
Insider Trades by Quarter for National Fuel Gas (NYSE:NFG)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for National Fuel Gas (NYSE:NFG)
Insider Trades by Quarter for National Fuel Gas (NYSE:NFG)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
3/31/2017Paula M CiprichSVPSell7,604$59.97$456,011.88View SEC Filing  
3/17/2017Philip C AckermanDirectorSell10,000$60.65$606,500.00View SEC Filing  
3/15/2017Philip C AckermanDirectorSell127,828$60.64$7,751,489.92View SEC Filing  
3/13/2017Philip C AckermanDirectorSell81,370$60.17$4,896,032.90View SEC Filing  
9/28/2016Philip C AckermanDirectorSell105,929$55.09$5,835,628.61View SEC Filing  
9/26/2016Philip C AckermanDirectorSell27,838$55.76$1,552,246.88View SEC Filing  
9/7/2016John R PustulkaCOOSell12,000$58.58$702,960.00View SEC Filing  
9/2/2016David F SmithDirectorSell48,983$56.64$2,774,397.12View SEC Filing  
6/23/2016Paula M CiprichSVPSell15,000$56.05$840,750.00View SEC Filing  
3/18/2016John R PustulkaCOOSell9,600$50.32$483,072.00View SEC Filing  
12/22/2015Anna Marie CellinoinsiderSell10,360$41.69$431,908.40View SEC Filing  
8/12/2015Philip C AckermanDirectorSell2,000$55.86$111,720.00View SEC Filing  
5/7/2015Matthew D CabellInsiderSell45,000$63.53$2,858,850.00View SEC Filing  
3/10/2015John R PustulkaInsiderSell25,000$60.52$1,513,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/2/2014Matthew D CabellInsiderSell25,000$69.66$1,741,500.00View SEC Filing  
5/21/2014Matthew CabellInsiderSell8,682$75.02$651,323.64View SEC Filing  
5/15/2014Carl CarlottiVPSell5,000$74.40$372,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/12/2013Anna Marie CellinoInsiderSell30,000$70.54$2,116,200.00View SEC Filing  
8/27/2013Carl CarlottiVPSell25,000$66.27$1,656,750.00View SEC Filing  
6/7/2013James D RamsdellSVPSell15,000$60.63$909,450.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Headline Trends for National Fuel Gas (NYSE:NFG)
Latest Headlines for National Fuel Gas (NYSE:NFG)
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DateHeadline
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to National Fuel Gas Co. : May 19, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 19 at 7:18 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoNational Fuel Gas Co. :NFG-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : May 18, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 19 at 11:31 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo Analysts Expect National Fuel Gas Co. (NFG) to Announce $0.69 Earnings Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 12 at 12:48 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks: Brokerages Expect National Fuel Gas Co. (NFG) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $372.67 Million
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 12 at 12:48 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoNew York Threatens to Spoil Trump's Push for Fossil Fuels
finance.yahoo.com - May 11 at 7:18 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMario Gabelli Comments on National Fuel Gas Co.
finance.yahoo.com - May 10 at 6:58 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoFY2017 Earnings Estimate for National Fuel Gas Co. Issued By Gabelli (NFG)
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 8 at 9:44 AM
seekingalpha.com logoNational Fuel Gas' (NFG) CEO Ronald Tanski on Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
seekingalpha.com - May 6 at 8:50 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo Analysts Expect National Fuel Gas Co. (NFG) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $370.53 Million
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 6 at 8:22 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of NFG earnings conference call or presentation 5-May-17 3:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - May 6 at 12:08 AM
seekingalpha.com logoNational Fuel Gas Co. 2017 Q2 - Results - Earnings Call Slides
seekingalpha.com - May 5 at 7:05 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoNational Fuel Gas beats 2Q profit forecasts
finance.yahoo.com - May 5 at 9:18 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Fuel Gas Co. (NFG) Releases FY17 Earnings Guidance
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 4 at 11:22 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Fuel Gas Co. (NFG) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.01 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 4 at 11:10 PM
rttnews.com logoNational Fuel Gas Co. Reveals 8% Increase In Q2 Earnings
www.rttnews.com - May 4 at 6:52 PM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-National Fuel Q2 earnings per share $1.04
www.reuters.com - May 4 at 6:52 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoNational Fuel Reports Second Quarter Earnings
finance.yahoo.com - May 4 at 6:52 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo Analysts Anticipate National Fuel Gas Co. (NFG) to Announce $1.03 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 4 at 6:12 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Fuel Gas (NFG) Getting Somewhat Negative Media Coverage, Study Shows
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 2 at 8:50 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Fuel Gas (NFG) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Finds
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 28 at 10:28 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoFY2017 EPS Estimates for National Fuel Gas Co. Reduced by US Capital Advisors (NFG)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 28 at 4:14 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Fuel Gas (NFG) Getting Positive News Coverage, Report Finds
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 25 at 5:54 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Fuel Gas Co. (NFG) Stock Rating Upgraded by Jefferies Group LLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 23 at 5:03 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoSomewhat Positive Press Coverage Likely to Affect National Fuel Gas (NFG) Stock Price
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 22 at 2:25 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoQ2 2017 EPS Estimates for National Fuel Gas Co. (NFG) Lifted by Analyst
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 21 at 9:33 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Fuel Gas Co. to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of $0.70 Per Share, Jefferies Group Forecasts (NFG)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 20 at 12:01 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Fuel Gas (NFG) Getting Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 19 at 12:59 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Fuel Gas Co. (NFG) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $522.38 Million
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 15 at 8:34 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Fuel Gas (NFG) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Finds
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 14 at 11:05 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo Brokerages Anticipate National Fuel Gas Co. (NFG) Will Post Earnings of $1.02 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 13 at 4:17 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBrokers Issue Forecasts for National Fuel Gas Co.'s FY2018 Earnings (NFG)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 13 at 1:44 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoNational Fuel Gas Co. – Value Analysis (NYSE:NFG) : April 12, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 12 at 7:45 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Fuel Gas Co. (NFG) PT Set at $58.00 by Scotiabank
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 11 at 4:01 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoJefferies Group Weighs in on National Fuel Gas Co.'s FY2018 Earnings (NFG)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 11 at 3:10 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoNational Fuel Gas Co. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : NFG-US : April 11, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 11 at 10:58 AM
nasdaq.com logoNational Fuel Gas Stock Getting Very Oversold
www.nasdaq.com - April 10 at 6:23 PM
seekingalpha.com logoNational Fuel Gas -8.5% on New York denial of pipeline permit
seekingalpha.com - April 10 at 2:58 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Fuel Gas Co. (NFG) Stock Rating Lowered by Jefferies Group LLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 10 at 11:19 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoNew York State Executive Branch Agency Denies Permits for National Fuel's Northern Access Pipeline Project - Yahoo Finance
finance.yahoo.com - April 10 at 10:13 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoNew York State Executive Branch Agency Denies Permits for National Fuel’s Northern Access Pipeline Project
finance.yahoo.com - April 10 at 10:13 AM
businesswire.com logoNational Fuel Gas Company Teleconference Announcement - Business Wire (press release)
www.businesswire.com - April 8 at 10:07 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to National Fuel Gas Co. : April 5, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 11:28 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoNational Fuel Gas Company Teleconference Announcement
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 11:28 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Fuel Gas Co. (NFG) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 4 at 8:40 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Fuel Gas Co. (NFG) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 2 at 8:34 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Fuel Gas Co. (NFG) Given a $62.00 Price Target at Scotiabank
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 27 at 12:21 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Fuel Gas Co. (NFG) Director Philip C. Ackerman Sells 10,000 Shares
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 21 at 4:26 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoNATIONAL FUEL GAS CO Files SEC form 8-K, Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
biz.yahoo.com - March 15 at 7:00 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoNational Fuel Declares Quarterly Dividend and Reports Preliminary Voting Results from Annual Meeting of Stockholders
finance.yahoo.com - March 9 at 6:38 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Fuel Gas Co. (NFG) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 8 at 3:48 PM

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