NorthWestern Corp. Company Profile (NYSE:NWE)

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: $58.97
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $60.39
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $59.72
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 20.06
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 17.34
  • P/E Growth: 3.62
  • Market Cap: $2.86B
  • Outstanding Shares: 48,311,000
  • Beta: 0.35
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for NorthWestern Corp. (NYSE:NWE) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $57.00 (3.34% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for NorthWestern Corp. (NYSE:NWE)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
3/30/2016MizuhoInitiated CoverageNeutralView Rating Details
1/25/2016Williams CapitalReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
10/21/2015Ladenburg ThalmannDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$57.00View Rating Details
7/8/2015Bank of America Corp.DowngradeNeutral -> Underperform$54.00 -> $50.00View Rating Details
1/12/2015KeyCorpDowngradeBuy -> Hold$55.50View Rating Details
12/17/2014Credit Suisse Group AGInitiated CoverageNeutral$56.00View Rating Details
12/1/2014Robert W. BairdDowngradeOutperform -> Neutral$54.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 8/25/2014 forward)


Earnings History for NorthWestern Corp. (NYSE:NWE)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
7/22/2016Q216$0.53$0.65$320.68 million$293.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/20/2016Q116$1.13$1.01$377.39 million$332.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/11/2016Q415$0.99$0.98$361.71 million$324.99 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/22/2015Q315$0.55$0.51$306.41 million$272.74 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2015Q215$0.45$0.48$316.42 million$270.56 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/23/2015Q115$1.30$1.18$416.17 million$346.01 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/12/2015Q414$0.87$0.85$348.80 million$312.95 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/23/2014Q314$0.43$0.77$269.00 million$251.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/24/2014Q214$0.38$0.37$273.00 million$270.28 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2014Q114$1.08$1.16$326.00 million$369.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/19/2014Q413$0.79$0.68$298.70 million$319.09 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2013Q313$0.42$0.40$244.60 million$262.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2013Q2 2013$0.30$0.35$249.50 million$250.16 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/25/2013Q1 2013$0.94$1.01$319.29 million$313.02 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/14/2013Q4 2012$0.76$0.92$287.40 million$280.77 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2012$0.39$0.36ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/24/2012$0.29$0.31ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/25/2012$0.83$0.88ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/16/2012$0.72$0.93ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/26/2011$0.42$0.41ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2011$0.31$0.30ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for NorthWestern Corp. (NYSE:NWE)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.25 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.4 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20162$1.06$1.13$1.10
Q2 20162$0.48$0.59$0.54
Q3 20161$0.60$0.60$0.60
Q4 20161$1.05$1.05$1.05
Q1 20171$1.03$1.03$1.03
Q2 20171$0.64$0.64$0.64
Q3 20171$0.59$0.59$0.59
Q4 20171$1.07$1.07$1.07
Q1 20181$1.05$1.05$1.05
Q2 20181$0.65$0.65$0.65
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for NorthWestern Corp. (NYSE:NWE)
Annual Dividend:$2.00
Dividend Yield:3.39%
Payout Ratio:67.80% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
61.54% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
58.82% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Dividend Growth:9.10% (3 Year Average)

Dividend History for NorthWestern Corp. (NYSE:NWE)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for NorthWestern Corp. (NYSE:NWE)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/2/2016Brian B. BirdCFOSell9,320$60.95$568,054.00View SEC Filing  
7/27/2016Curtis T. PohlVPSell2,650$60.48$160,272.00View SEC Filing  
6/9/2016H. Grahame HeatherVPSell3,300$60.55$199,815.00View SEC Filing  
6/7/2016Robert C RoweCEOSell7,000$59.32$415,240.00View SEC Filing  
5/19/2016Denton Louis PeoplesDirectorSell43,436$58.30$2,532,318.80View SEC Filing  
4/26/2016Jan Robert HorsfallDirectorSell3,200$56.38$180,416.00View SEC Filing  
3/14/2016Bobbi L SchroeppelVPSell2,000$59.56$119,120.00View SEC Filing  
3/10/2016Robert C RoweCEOSell4,500$60.71$273,195.00View SEC Filing  
2/16/2016Curtis T. PohlVPSell2,300$57.18$131,514.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2015Kendall KliewerVPSell1,433$50.74$72,710.42View SEC Filing  
5/5/2015Curtis T PohlVPSell1,000$51.82$51,820.00View SEC Filing  
3/6/2015Curtis T PohlVPSell1,500$51.69$77,535.00View SEC Filing  
3/6/2015Robert C RoweCEOSell4,230$51.68$218,606.40View SEC Filing  
12/10/2014H. Grahame HeatherVPBuy6,800$53.55$364,140.00View SEC Filing  
11/6/2013Brian BirdCFOSell11,000$46.14$507,540.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for NorthWestern Corp. (NYSE:NWE)
News IconTaxpayers shouldn't pay for old NWE building upkeep (NYSE:NWE) - August 23 at 11:00 AM logoNORTHWESTERN CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance (NYSE:NWE) - August 16 at 6:41 PM logoInstallation Work Begins on Bozeman Solar Project (NYSE:NWE) - August 11 at 7:00 PM logoMissoula-Area Storm Restoration Update: August 12, 2015 (NYSE:NWE) - August 11 at 9:45 AM logoHorsfall Joins NorthWestern Corporation Board of Directors (NYSE:NWE) - August 11 at 9:45 AM logoMissoula-Area Storm Restoration Update: August 14, 2015 (NYSE:NWE) - August 11 at 9:45 AM logoNorthWestern Energy Offers Energy Efficiency Training, Scholarships Aimed at Building Managers (NYSE:NWE) - August 11 at 9:45 AM logoNorthWestern to Host Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast (NYSE:NWE) - August 11 at 9:45 AM logoNorthWestern Energy Issues New Alert About Collection Scams; Great Falls and Helena Customers Targeted (NYSE:NWE) - August 11 at 9:45 AM logoRoad Closure Planned for Portion of Boulder Avenue Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 11 (NYSE:NWE) - August 11 at 9:45 AM logoHebgen Operations Update (NYSE:NWE) - August 11 at 9:45 AM logoMontana Public Service Commission Issues Guidance to Staff Related to Lost Revenue Adjustment Mechanism (NYSE:NWE) - August 11 at 9:45 AM logoOutage Planned for Portion of Helena's West Side on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 (NYSE:NWE) - August 11 at 9:45 AM logoNorthWestern Energy Responds to the EPA Clean Power Plan (NYSE:NWE) - August 11 at 9:45 AM logoSouthwest Area of Huron to Experience Power Outage on Friday, July 17, 2015 (NYSE:NWE) - August 11 at 9:45 AM logoNorthWestern Energy Promotes Crystal Lail to Vice President, Controller (NYSE:NWE) - August 11 at 9:45 AM logoKerr Update: Little Change in Levels of Flathead Lake, River Expected (NYSE:NWE) - August 11 at 9:45 AM logoNorthWestern Corporation Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock (NYSE:NWE) - August 11 at 9:45 AM
News IconA sunny celebration for 40 years of supporting sustainable energy (NYSE:NWE) - August 9 at 6:49 PM
News IconNWE serves shareholders, not ratepayers (NYSE:NWE) - August 1 at 11:14 AM logoNorthWestern Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : NWE-US : July 29, 2016 (NYSE:NWE) - July 29 at 8:09 AM logoNorthWestern Corp. :NWE-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2016 By the Numbers : July 26, 2016 (NYSE:NWE) - July 26 at 10:24 AM logoWhy Northwestern is the 'Top Dividend Stock of the Dow Utilities' With 3.2% Yield (NWE) (NYSE:NWE) - July 26 at 9:49 AM logoNORTHWESTERN : REPORTS SECOND QUARTER 2016 FINANCIAL RESULTS (NYSE:NWE) - July 25 at 6:42 PM logoNorthwestern (NWE) Q2 Earnings Beat, Revenues Up Y/Y (NYSE:NWE) - July 25 at 8:45 AM logo6:05 am NorthWestern beats by $0.09, misses on revs; reaffirms FY16 EPS guidance (NYSE:NWE) - July 23 at 6:05 AM logoEdited Transcript of NWE earnings conference call or presentation 22-Jul-16 3:00pm GMT (NYSE:NWE) - July 22 at 4:19 PM logoNORTHWESTERN CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and Exhibit (NYSE:NWE) - July 22 at 10:11 AM logoNorthWestern Reports Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results (NYSE:NWE) - July 22 at 9:32 AM logoNorthWestern : beats 2Q profit forecasts (NYSE:NWE) - July 22 at 9:32 AM logoQ2 2016 NorthWestern Corp Earnings Release - Before Market Open (NYSE:NWE) - July 22 at 7:07 AM logoNorthWestern beats 2Q profit forecasts (NYSE:NWE) - July 22 at 6:12 AM logoUtility Earnings Preview for Releases This Week: UTL, NWE (NYSE:NWE) - July 19 at 8:46 AM logoNorthWestern Energy Responds to Colstrip Owners’ Settlement of Clean Air Suit (NYSE:NWE) - July 12 at 3:23 PM logoNorthWestern to Host Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast (NYSE:NWE) - July 5 at 5:31 PM logoNorthWestern Corp. :NWE-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2016 By the Numbers : June 24, 2016 (NYSE:NWE) - June 24 at 10:56 AM
News IconNorthWestern holding public meetings in Bozeman, Ennis on Hebgen Dam project (NYSE:NWE) - June 24 at 9:08 AM logoNORTHWESTERN CORP : Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Financial Statements and Exhibits (form 8-K) (NYSE:NWE) - June 22 at 11:17 AM logoNORTHWESTERN CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Financial Statements and Exhibits (NYSE:NWE) - June 22 at 6:02 AM logoNorthWestern to Hold Public Meetings in Ennis and Bozeman on Hebgen Dam Rehabilitation Project (NYSE:NWE) - June 20 at 6:19 PM
News IconNWE needs to get on board with solar, wind (NYSE:NWE) - June 18 at 5:50 PM logoNorthwestern Larger Than S&P 500 Component Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:NWE) - June 16 at 6:43 PM
News IconNorthWestern Energy Signs Agreement with OwnEnergy for Montana Community Wind Farm (NYSE:NWE) - June 14 at 6:17 PM
News IconFighting for Inexpensive Reliable, Utility Service (NYSE:NWE) - June 10 at 9:32 AM logoNorthWestern Energy Files Annual Electricity Supply-Cost Tracker to Montana Public Service Commission (NYSE:NWE) - June 8 at 11:58 AM logoNorthWestern Energy Issues Another Scam Alert (NYSE:NWE) - June 8 at 11:28 AM logoNorthWestern Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : NWE-US : June 6, 2016 (NYSE:NWE) - June 6 at 8:09 AM
News IconO'Donnell the better choice for PSC (NYSE:NWE) - June 5 at 6:33 PM
News IconRural Anaconda residents could get electrical services (NYSE:NWE) - June 3 at 7:04 PM logoNorthWestern Energy Files Annual Natural Gas Supply-Cost Tracker to Montana Public Service Commission (NYSE:NWE) - June 1 at 1:15 PM


NorthWestern Corp. (NYSE:NWE) Chart for Thursday, August, 25, 2016

Last Updated on 8/25/2016 by Staff