NorthWestern Corporation Company Profile (NYSE:NWE)

About NorthWestern Corporation

NorthWestern Corporation 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: $57.62
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $56.95
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $57.09
  • 52-Week Range: $53.85 - $63.75
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 17.09
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 16.55
  • P/E Growth: 3.91
  • Market Cap: $2.80B
  • Outstanding Shares: 48,327,000
  • Beta: 0.35
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 13.04%
  • Return on Equity: 9.94%
  • Return on Assets: 3.04%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.10%
  • Current Ratio: 0.44%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.34%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for NorthWestern Corporation (NYSE:NWE) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.33)
Consensus Price Target: $59.33 (2.40% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for NorthWestern Corporation (NYSE:NWE)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
1/25/2017Credit Suisse GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral -> Neutral$60.00View Rating Details
10/20/2016MizuhoLower Price TargetNeutral$65.00 -> $60.00View Rating Details
10/10/2016Williams CapitalUpgradeHold -> Buy$58.00View Rating Details
10/21/2015Ladenburg Thalmann Financial ServicesDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$57.00View Rating Details
7/8/2015Bank of America CorpDowngradeNeutral -> Underperform$54.00 -> $50.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/22/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for NorthWestern Corporation (NYSE:NWE)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/18/2017        
10/20/2016Q316$0.58$0.68$282.30 million$301.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
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)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for NorthWestern Corporation (NYSE:NWE)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.40 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.50 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20162$1.06$1.13$1.10
Q2 20162$0.48$0.59$0.54
Q3 20162$0.54$0.60$0.57
Q4 20162$0.98$1.00$0.99
Q1 20171$1.01$1.01$1.01
Q2 20171$0.64$0.64$0.64
Q3 20171$0.62$0.62$0.62
Q4 20171$1.07$1.07$1.07
Q1 20181$1.07$1.07$1.07
Q2 20181$0.65$0.65$0.65
Q3 20181$0.62$0.62$0.62
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for NorthWestern Corporation (NYSE:NWE)
Annual Dividend:$2.00
Dividend Yield:3.45%
Dividend Growth:9.60% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:59.52% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
58.82% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
57.14% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:8 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for NorthWestern Corporation (NYSE:NWE)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
2/17/2017quarterly$0.533.64%3/13/20173/15/20173/31/2017
10/24/2016quarterly$0.503.55%12/13/201612/15/201612/30/2016
7/25/2016quarterly$0.503.25%9/13/20169/15/20169/30/2016
4/21/2016quarterly$0.503.55%6/13/20166/15/20166/30/2016
2/12/2016quarterly$0.503.51%3/11/20163/15/20163/31/2016
10/23/2015quarterly$0.483.45%12/11/201512/15/201512/31/2015
7/24/2015quarterly$0.483.73%9/11/20159/15/20159/30/2015
4/29/2015quarterly$0.483.62%6/11/20156/15/20156/30/2015
2/13/2015quarterly$0.483.58%3/11/20153/13/20153/31/2015
10/24/2014quarterly$0.403.13%12/11/201412/15/201412/31/2014
7/24/2014quarterly$0.403.28%9/11/20149/15/20149/30/2014
4/24/2014quarterly$0.403.3%6/11/20146/13/20146/30/2014
2/20/2014quarterly$0.403.45%3/12/20143/14/20143/31/2014
10/24/2013quarterly$0.383.26%12/11/201312/13/201312/31/2013
7/26/2013quarterly$0.383.61%9/11/20139/13/20139/30/2013
4/26/2013quarterly$0.383.62%6/12/20136/14/20136/30/2013
2/15/2013quarterly$0.383.95%3/13/20133/15/20133/31/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for NorthWestern Corporation (NYSE:NWE)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.34%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 98.15%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
11/28/2016Robert C RoweCEOSell3,011$58.00$174,638.00View SEC Filing  
9/19/2016Robert C RoweCEOSell3,011$58.00$174,638.00View SEC Filing  
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)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for NorthWestern Corporation (NYSE:NWE)
DateHeadline
nasdaq.com logoApril 21st Options Now Available For Northwestern (NYSE:NWE)
www.nasdaq.com - February 22 at 8:59 AM
capitalcube.com logoNorthWestern Corp. :NWE-US: Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2016 By the Numbers : February 21, 2017 (NYSE:NWE)
www.capitalcube.com - February 21 at 5:56 PM
4-traders.com logoNorthWestern Corporation (NYSE:NWE) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition (NYSE:NWE)
www.4-traders.com - February 20 at 9:43 AM
seekingalpha.com logoNorthWestern's (NWE) CEO Bob Rowe on Q4 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript (NYSE:NWE)
seekingalpha.com - February 18 at 6:09 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of NWE earnings conference call or presentation 17-Feb-17 8:30pm GMT (NYSE:NWE)
finance.yahoo.com - February 18 at 11:51 AM
us.rd.yahoo.com logo5:58 pm NorthWestern reports EPS in-line, misses on revs; reaffirms FY17 EPS guidance; announces 5% increase to the quarterly dividend to $0.525 per share (NYSE:NWE)
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 17 at 4:37 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoNORTHWESTERN CORP Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report (NYSE:NWE)
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 17 at 4:37 PM
capitalcube.com logoNorthWestern Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : NWE-US : February 17, 2017 (NYSE:NWE)
www.capitalcube.com - February 17 at 4:37 PM
News IconWhat should investors know about Northwestern Corporation’s (NWE) future? (NYSE:NWE)
simplywall.st - February 16 at 11:34 PM
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simplywall.st - February 16 at 11:34 PM
sg.finance.yahoo.com logoNorthWestern meets 4Q profit forecasts (NYSE:NWE)
sg.finance.yahoo.com - February 16 at 11:34 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoShould You Buy Northwestern (NWE) Ahead of Earnings? (NYSE:NWE)
finance.yahoo.com - February 16 at 6:32 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoShould You Buy Northwestern (NWE) Ahead of Earnings? (NYSE:NWE)
finance.yahoo.com - February 16 at 6:32 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoQ4 2016 NorthWestern Corp Earnings Release - After Market Close (NYSE:NWE)
biz.yahoo.com - February 16 at 6:32 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoQ4 2016 NorthWestern Corp Earnings Release - After Market Close (NYSE:NWE)
biz.yahoo.com - February 16 at 6:32 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoNorthWestern Reports 2016 Financial Results (NYSE:NWE)
finance.yahoo.com - February 16 at 6:32 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoNorthWestern Reports 2016 Financial Results (NYSE:NWE)
finance.yahoo.com - February 16 at 6:32 PM
capitalcube.com logoNorthWestern Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : NWE-US : February 1, 2017 (NYSE:NWE)
www.capitalcube.com - February 1 at 8:04 PM
capitalcube.com logoNorthWestern Corp. : NWE-US: Dividend Analysis : December 15th, 2016 (record date) : By the numbers : February 1, 2017 (NYSE:NWE)
www.capitalcube.com - February 1 at 8:04 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoCoverage initiated on NorthWestern by Credit Suisse (NYSE:NWE)
us.rd.yahoo.com - January 25 at 10:10 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoNorthWestern to Host Year-End 2016 Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast (NYSE:NWE)
finance.yahoo.com - January 16 at 7:27 PM
capitalcube.com logoNorthWestern Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : NWE-US : January 10, 2017 (NYSE:NWE)
www.capitalcube.com - January 11 at 2:07 AM
News IconIs NorthWestern Corp (NWE) Going To Burn Investors? (NYSE:NWE)
feedproxy.google.com - December 16 at 10:15 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoNORTHWESTERN CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance (NYSE:NWE)
biz.yahoo.com - December 16 at 7:39 PM
4-traders.com logoNORTHWESTERN CORP : ex-dividend day (NYSE:NWE)
www.4-traders.com - December 13 at 12:04 AM
marketexclusive.com logoNorthWestern Corporation (NYSE:NWE) Files An 8-K Regulation FD Disclosure (NYSE:NWE)
marketexclusive.com - December 13 at 12:04 AM
capitalcube.com logoNorthWestern Corp. – Value Analysis (NYSE:NWE) : December 12, 2016 (NYSE:NWE)
www.capitalcube.com - December 12 at 7:04 PM
capitalcube.com logoNorthWestern Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : NWE-US : December 9, 2016 (NYSE:NWE)
www.capitalcube.com - December 9 at 8:50 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoNorthWestern Welcomes New Director to Board, Tony Clark, Former Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (NYSE:NWE)
finance.yahoo.com - December 6 at 6:40 PM
capitalcube.com logoNorthWestern Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : NWE-US : November 23, 2016 (NYSE:NWE)
www.capitalcube.com - November 23 at 9:46 AM
capitalcube.com logoNorthWestern Corp. :NWE-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2016 By the Numbers : November 8, 2016 (NYSE:NWE)
www.capitalcube.com - November 8 at 6:15 PM
publicnow.com logoSheridan to Experience Early-Morning Power Outage on November 10 (NYSE:NWE)
www.publicnow.com - November 7 at 7:14 PM
feeds.reuters.com logoBRIEF-Northwestern Corp reaffirms company's updated earnings guidance for 2016 is in range of $3.20 to $3.35 per diluted share (NYSE:NWE)
feeds.reuters.com - November 4 at 5:37 PM
publicnow.com logoOutages Planned In Monarch Area on Friday, Nov. 4 (NYSE:NWE)
www.publicnow.com - November 4 at 10:06 AM
capitalcube.com logoNorthWestern Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : NWE-US : November 1, 2016 (NYSE:NWE)
www.capitalcube.com - November 1 at 10:41 AM
fidaily.com logoShares now up at $56.39 (NWE) NorthWestern Reports Third Quarter 2016… (NYSE:NWE)
www.fidaily.com - October 30 at 6:39 PM
News IconRavalli County property tax notices held up due to NWE settlement (NYSE:NWE)
missoulian.com - October 27 at 11:24 AM
News IconSchool district taxes going up -- to meet shortfall from NWE tax settlement (NYSE:NWE)
helenair.com - October 26 at 6:34 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoNORTHWESTERN CORP Financials (NYSE:NWE)
finance.yahoo.com - October 26 at 6:34 PM
News IconBeware commissioner coziness with utilities (NYSE:NWE)
missoulian.com - October 25 at 11:41 AM
nasdaq.com logoNWE Added as Top 10 Utility Dividend Stock With 3.55% Yield (NYSE:NWE)
www.nasdaq.com - October 25 at 11:41 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoNORTHWESTERN CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements and Exhibits (NYSE:NWE)
biz.yahoo.com - October 25 at 11:41 AM
4-traders.com logoNORTHWESTERN CORP : Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Statements and Exhibits (form 8-K) (NYSE:NWE)
www.4-traders.com - October 24 at 12:00 PM
seekingalpha.com logoNorthWestern's (NWE) CEO Robert Rowe on Q3 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript (NYSE:NWE)
seekingalpha.com - October 21 at 6:32 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of NWE earnings conference call or presentation 20-Oct-16 7:30pm GMT (NYSE:NWE)
finance.yahoo.com - October 21 at 9:58 AM
sg.finance.yahoo.com logoNorthWestern beats 3Q profit forecasts (NYSE:NWE)
sg.finance.yahoo.com - October 20 at 12:18 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoQ3 2016 NorthWestern Corp Earnings Release - Before Market Open (NYSE:NWE)
biz.yahoo.com - October 20 at 12:18 PM
publicnow.com logoNorthWestern Reports Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results (NYSE:NWE)
www.publicnow.com - October 20 at 12:18 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoNORTHWESTERN CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and Exhibit (NYSE:NWE)
biz.yahoo.com - October 20 at 12:18 PM
News IconNorthWestern negotiates taxable value down $220M, sending ripple effects through local budgets (NYSE:NWE)
mtstandard.com - October 19 at 11:38 AM

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What is NorthWestern Corporation's stock symbol?

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

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

NorthWestern Corporation announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 17th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.525 per share on Friday, March 31st. This represents a $2.10 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.62%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, March 13th. This is a positive change from NorthWestern Corporation's previous quarterly dividend of $0.50.

Where is NorthWestern Corporation's stock going? Where will NorthWestern Corporation's stock price be in 2017?

3 brokerages have issued 1 year price objectives for NorthWestern Corporation's stock. Their forecasts range from $58.00 to $60.00. On average, they expect NorthWestern Corporation's stock price to reach $59.33 in the next year.

When will NorthWestern Corporation announce their earnings?

NorthWestern Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April, 18th 2017.

Who owns NorthWestern Corporation stock?

NorthWestern Corporation's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Street Corp (3.34%), Westwood Holdings Group Inc. (2.54%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.97%), Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC (1.49%), Gabelli Funds LLC (1.29%) and Franklin Resources Inc. (1.23%). Company insiders that own NorthWestern Corporation stock include Bobbi L Schroeppel, Brian B Bird, Curtis T Pohl, Denton Louis Peoples, H Grahame Heather, Jan Robert Horsfall, Kendall Kliewer and Robert C Rowe.

Who sold NorthWestern Corporation stock? Who is selling NorthWestern Corporation stock?

NorthWestern Corporation's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC, RidgeWorth Capital Management LLC, Gamco Investors INC. ET AL, State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System, Guggenheim Capital LLC, Gabelli Funds LLC, Friedberg Investment Management and Allianz Asset Management AG. Company insiders that have sold NorthWestern Corporation stock in the last year include Bobbi L Schroeppel, Brian B Bird, Curtis T Pohl, Denton Louis Peoples, H Grahame Heather, Jan Robert Horsfall and Robert C Rowe.

Who bought NorthWestern Corporation stock? Who is buying NorthWestern Corporation stock?

NorthWestern Corporation's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Flinton Capital Management LLC, Tyers Asset Management LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Federated Investors Inc. PA, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Menta Capital LLC, AQR Capital Management LLC and Martingale Asset Management L P.

How do I buy NorthWestern Corporation stock?

Shares of NorthWestern Corporation 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 NorthWestern Corporation stock cost?

One share of NorthWestern Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $57.94.

NorthWestern Corporation (NYSE:NWE) Chart for Wednesday, February, 22, 2017


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Last Updated on 2/22/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff