NYSE:NWE - NorthWestern Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$61.72 -0.17 (-0.27 %)
(As of 08/21/2018 05:52 AM ET)
Previous Close$61.89
Today's Range$61.64 - $62.16
52-Week Range$50.01 - $64.47
Volume182,100 shs
Average Volume423,170 shs
Market Capitalization$2.98 billion
P/E Ratio18.70
Dividend Yield3.59%
NorthWestern logoNorthWestern Corporation, doing business as NorthWestern Energy, provides electricity and natural gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers. The company operates through Electric Operations and Natural Gas Operations segments. It generates, transmits, and distributes electricity; and produces, stores, transmits, and distributes natural gas, as well as owns municipal franchises to provide natural gas service in the communities. The company's electric transmission and distribution network consists of approximately 24,660 miles of overhead and underground transmission and distribution lines, as well as 385 transmission and distribution substations in Montana; and transmission and distribution network comprises of approximately 3,560 miles of overhead and underground transmission and distribution lines, as well as 126 substations in South Dakota. Its natural gas transmission system consists of approximately 2,100 miles of pipeline. The company serves approximately 718,300 customers in Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska, the United States. NorthWestern Corporation was founded in 1923 and is based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Electric & other services combined


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.07
Current Ratio0.77
Quick Ratio0.62


Trailing P/E Ratio18.70
Forward P/E Ratio17.89
P/E Growth7.59

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.31 billion
Price / Sales2.38
Cash Flow$7.1024 per share
Price / Cash8.69
Book Value$37.02 per share
Price / Book1.67


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.30
Net Income$162.70 million
Net Margins14.84%
Return on Equity10.28%
Return on Assets3.41%


Outstanding Shares50,320,000
Market Cap$2.98 billion

NorthWestern (NYSE:NWE) Frequently Asked Questions

What is NorthWestern's stock symbol?

NorthWestern trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "NWE."

How often does NorthWestern pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for NorthWestern?

NorthWestern announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, July 23rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.55 per share on Friday, September 28th. This represents a $2.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.56%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 13th. View NorthWestern's Dividend History.

How were NorthWestern's earnings last quarter?

NorthWestern Corp (NYSE:NWE) posted its earnings results on Thursday, July, 19th. The utilities provider reported $0.87 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.43. The utilities provider had revenue of $261.82 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $286.14 million. NorthWestern had a net margin of 14.84% and a return on equity of 10.28%. The company's revenue was down 7.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.47 EPS. View NorthWestern's Earnings History.

When is NorthWestern's next earnings date?

NorthWestern is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November, 7th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for NorthWestern.

What guidance has NorthWestern issued on next quarter's earnings?

NorthWestern updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, July, 19th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $3.35-3.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $3.43.

What price target have analysts set for NWE?

4 analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for NorthWestern's shares. Their predictions range from $54.00 to $60.00. On average, they anticipate NorthWestern's share price to reach $56.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 9.3%. View Analyst Price Targets for NorthWestern.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for NorthWestern?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for NorthWestern in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 2 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for NorthWestern.

Who are some of NorthWestern's key competitors?

Who are NorthWestern's key executives?

NorthWestern's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Robert C. Rowe Esq., Pres, CEO & Director (Age 62)
  • Mr. Brian B. Bird, VP & CFO (Age 58)
  • Ms. Heather H. Grahame, VP of Regulatory & Federal Gov. Affairs and Gen. Counsel (Age 63)
  • Ms. Bobbi L. Schroeppel, VP of Customer Care, Communications & HR (Age 49)
  • Mr. Curtis T. Pohl, VP of Distribution (Age 53)

Has NorthWestern been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about NWE stock have trended positive recently, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. NorthWestern earned a media and rumor sentiment score of 0.41 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.35 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days. View Recent Headlines for NorthWestern.

Who are NorthWestern's major shareholders?

NorthWestern's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (13.65%), American Century Companies Inc. (5.46%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.77%), Macquarie Group Ltd. (2.26%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.07%) and Janus Henderson Group PLC (1.64%). Company insiders that own NorthWestern stock include Curtis T Pohl, H Grahame Heather, Jan Robert Horsfall, John D Hines, Linda G Sullivan, Michael R Cashell, Patrick R Corcoran and Robert C Rowe. View Institutional Ownership Trends for NorthWestern.

Which institutional investors are selling NorthWestern stock?

NWE stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Janus Henderson Group PLC, Citadel Advisors LLC, OppenheimerFunds Inc., Russell Investments Group Ltd., Bank of America Corp DE, Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC, First Trust Advisors LP and Dean Capital Management. Company insiders that have sold NorthWestern company stock in the last year include Curtis T Pohl, Jan Robert Horsfall, Michael R Cashell, Patrick R Corcoran and Robert C Rowe. View Insider Buying and Selling for NorthWestern.

Which institutional investors are buying NorthWestern stock?

NWE stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Victory Capital Management Inc., Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co., Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., American Century Companies Inc., Millennium Management LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN and Macquarie Group Ltd.. View Insider Buying and Selling for NorthWestern.

How do I buy shares of NorthWestern?

Shares of NWE can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is NorthWestern's stock price today?

One share of NWE stock can currently be purchased for approximately $61.72.

How big of a company is NorthWestern?

NorthWestern has a market capitalization of $2.98 billion and generates $1.31 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $162.70 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.30 on an earnings per share basis. NorthWestern employs 1,557 workers across the globe.

How can I contact NorthWestern?

NorthWestern's mailing address is 3010 WEST 69TH STREET, SIOUX FALLS SD, 57108. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at 605-978-2900 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for NorthWestern (NYSE NWE)

Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  190 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  295 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  485
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about NorthWestern and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe NWE will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe NWE will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 8/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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