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NYSE:NWE

NorthWestern Energy Group (NWE) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$48.92
+0.09 (+0.18%)
(As of 02/20/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$48.54
$49.83
50-Day Range
$46.59
$53.60
52-Week Range
$45.97
$61.24
Volume
469,341 shs
Average Volume
495,157 shs
Market Capitalization
$3.00 billion
P/E Ratio
15.19
Dividend Yield
5.23%
Price Target
$53.38

NorthWestern Energy Group MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.13 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
9.1% Upside
$53.38 Price Target
Short Interest
N/A
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-4.87
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.96mentions of NorthWestern Energy Group in the last 14 days
Based on 16 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
4.82%
From $3.53 to $3.70 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

2.26 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

137th out of 172 stocks

Electric & Other Services Combined Industry

31st out of 36 stocks

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About NorthWestern Energy Group Stock (NYSE:NWE)

NorthWestern Energy Group, Inc. provides electricity and natural gas to residential, commercial, and various industrial customers. It generates, purchases, transmits, and distributes electricity; and produces, purchases, stores, transmits, and distributes natural gas, as well as owns municipal franchises to provide natural gas service in the communities. The company operates 6,597 miles of electric transmission and 18,534 miles of electric distribution lines with approximately 121 transmission and distribution substations; and 2,235 miles of natural gas transmission and 5,099 miles of natural gas distribution lines with approximately 135 city gate stations in Montana. It also operates 1,308 miles of electric transmission and 2,342 miles of electric distribution lines in South Dakota with approximately 121 transmission and distribution substations; and 55 miles of natural gas transmission and 2,545 miles of natural gas distribution lines in South Dakota and Nebraska. The company provides electricity and/or natural gas to approximately 764,200 customers in Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Yellowstone National Park. NorthWestern Energy Group, Inc. was founded in 1923 and is based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

NWE Stock Price History

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NWE Jun 2024 60.000 call
NWE: Rating decreased to a SELL
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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 12/29 Dividend
12/14/2023
Dividend Payable
12/29/2023
Last Earnings
2/15/2024
Today
2/20/2024
Ex-Dividend for 3/29 Dividend
3/14/2024
Dividend Payable
3/29/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
4/25/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Sector
Utilities
Industry
Electric & other services combined
Sub-Industry
N/A
Fax
N/A
Employees
1,530
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$53.38
High Stock Price Target
$64.00
Low Stock Price Target
$47.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+9.2%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.13
Research Coverage
8 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$194.10 million
Pretax Margin
14.18%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$1.42 billion
Cash Flow
$6.67 per share
Book Value
$42.12 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
60,681,000
Market Cap
$3.00 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.44
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Key Executives

  • Mr. Brian B. BirdMr. Brian B. Bird (Age 64)
    CEO, President & Director
    Comp: $943.04k
  • Ms. Crystal Dawn Lail (Age 46)
    VP & CFO
    Comp: $683.28k
  • Mr. Curtis T. Pohl (Age 59)
    Vice President of Asset Management & Business Development
    Comp: $510.69k
  • Mr. Travis Meyer
    Director of Corporate Finance & Investor Relations Officer
  • Ms. Jeanne M. Vold (Age 56)
    Vice President of Technology
  • Mr. Michael L. Nieman
    Chief Audit & Compliance Officer
  • Ms. Shannon M. Heim (Age 50)
    VP of Federal Government Affairs & General Counsel
  • Ms. Bobbi L. Schroeppel (Age 55)
    Vice President of Customer Care, Communications & Human Resources
    Comp: $483.71k
  • Mr. Daniel L. Rausch
    Treasurer & Corporate Development Officer
  • Mr. Timothy P. Olson
    Senior Corporate Counsel & Corporate Secretary














NWE Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell NorthWestern Energy Group stock right now?

8 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for NorthWestern Energy Group in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 5 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" NWE shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in NWE, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is NorthWestern Energy Group's stock price target for 2024?

8 brokerages have issued twelve-month price objectives for NorthWestern Energy Group's stock. Their NWE share price targets range from $47.00 to $64.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $53.38 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 9.1% from the stock's current price.
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How have NWE shares performed in 2024?

NorthWestern Energy Group's stock was trading at $50.89 at the beginning of the year. Since then, NWE shares have decreased by 3.9% and is now trading at $48.92.
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When is NorthWestern Energy Group's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 25th 2024.
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How were NorthWestern Energy Group's earnings last quarter?

NorthWestern Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE:NWE) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February, 15th. The company reported $1.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.19 by $0.19. The firm had revenue of $356 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $443.27 million. NorthWestern Energy Group had a net margin of 13.64% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 7.29%. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.13 earnings per share.

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

NorthWestern Energy Group announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 14th. Investors of record on Friday, March 15th will be given a dividend of $0.65 per share on Friday, March 29th. This represents a $2.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.31%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 14th. This is a positive change from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.64.
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Is NorthWestern Energy Group a good dividend stock?

NorthWestern Energy Group (NYSE:NWE) pays an annual dividend of $2.56 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 5.24%. NWE has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The company has been increasing its dividend for 19 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 79.50%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on earnings estimates, NWE will have a dividend payout ratio of 69.19% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What ETF holds NorthWestern Energy Group's stock ?

Ecofin US Renewables Infrastructure holds 488 shares of NWE stock, representing 1.50% of its portfolio.

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

NorthWestern Energy Group issued an update on its FY24 earnings guidance on Thursday, February, 15th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $3.42-3.62 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of $3.51.

What other stocks do shareholders of NorthWestern Energy Group own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other NorthWestern Energy Group investors own include Coca-Cola (KO), AT&T (T), Pfizer (PFE), Duke Energy (DUK), International Business Machines (IBM), Southern (SO), AbbVie (ABBV), Dominion Energy (D), Consolidated Edison (ED) and Emerson Electric (EMR).

Who are NorthWestern Energy Group's major shareholders?

NorthWestern Energy Group's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (11.07%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (3.94%), River Road Asset Management LLC (3.54%), First Trust Advisors LP (2.35%), Westwood Holdings Group Inc. (2.25%) and Franklin Resources Inc. (2.21%). Insiders that own company stock include Anthony Thomas Clark, Bobbi L Schroeppel, Brian B Bird, Britt E Ide, Britt E Ide, Curtis T Pohl, H Grahame Heather, Jan Robert Horsfall, Michael R Cashell, Robert C Rowe and Robert C Rowe.
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How do I buy shares of NorthWestern Energy Group?

Shares of NWE stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NYSE:NWE) was last updated on 2/21/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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