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

-0.15 (-0.29%)
(As of 05/24/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
183,934 shs
Average Volume
246,274 shs
Market Capitalization
$3.13 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

NorthWestern Energy Group MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
2.00 Rating Score
1.6% Upside
$51.86 Price Target
Short Interest
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
1.52mentions of NorthWestern Energy Group in the last 14 days
Based on 6 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$183,805 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $3.53 to $3.69 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.

2.12 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

71st out of 92 stocks

Electric & Other Services Combined Industry

17th out of 18 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 6,600 miles of electric transmission and 18,674 miles of electric distribution lines with approximately 395 transmission and distribution substations; and 2,235 miles of natural gas transmission and 5,155 miles of natural gas distribution lines with approximately 133 city gate stations in Montana. It also operates 1,310 miles of electric transmission and 2,365 miles of electric distribution lines in South Dakota with approximately 124 transmission and distribution substations; and 55 miles of natural gas transmission and 2,573 miles of natural gas distribution lines in South Dakota and Nebraska. The company provides electricity and/or natural gas to approximately 775,300 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

NWE Stock News Headlines

NorthWestern Energy Group (NYSE:NWE) PT Raised to $52.00
NWE NorthWestern Energy Group, Inc.
NorthWestern declares $0.65 dividend
NWE: Raising target price to $53.00
NWE: Raising target price to $51.00
Texas faces threat of new wildfires
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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 3/29 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 6/28 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Electric & other services combined
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
High Stock Price Target
Low Stock Price Target
Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
7 Analysts


Net Income
$194.13 million
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$1.42 billion
Cash Flow
$6.35 per share
Book Value
$45.90 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$3.13 billion
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Key Executives

  • Mr. Brian B. BirdMr. Brian B. Bird (Age 64)
    CEO, President & Director
    Comp: $1.48M
  • Ms. Crystal Dawn Lail (Age 46)
    VP & CFO
    Comp: $759.39k
  • Ms. Shannon M. Heim (Age 51)
    VP of Federal Government Affairs & General Counsel
    Comp: $542.61k
  • Ms. Bobbi L. Schroeppel (Age 55)
    Vice President of Customer Care, Communications & Human Resources
    Comp: $513.05k
  • Mr. Travis Meyer
    Director of Corporate Finance & Investor Relations Officer
  • Ms. Jeanne M. Vold (Age 57)
    Vice President of Technology
  • Mr. Michael L. Nieman
    Chief Audit & Compliance Officer
  • Mr. Daniel L. Rausch
    Treasurer & Corporate Development Officer
  • Mr. Bleau LaFave (Age 53)
    VP of Asset Management & Business Development
  • 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?

7 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for NorthWestern Energy Group in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 5 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities 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?

7 analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for NorthWestern Energy Group's stock. Their NWE share price targets range from $47.00 to $59.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $51.86 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 1.6% 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 start of the year. Since then, NWE shares have increased by 0.3% and is now trading at $51.02.
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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 Monday, July 22nd 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, April, 25th. The company reported $1.09 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.39 by $0.30. The firm had revenue of $475.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $471.60 million. NorthWestern Energy Group had a net margin of 13.62% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 7.31%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.05 EPS.

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 Thursday, April 25th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.65 per share on Friday, June 28th. This represents a $2.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.10%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 14th.
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Is NorthWestern Energy Group a good dividend stock?

NorthWestern Energy Group (NYSE:NWE) pays an annual dividend of $2.60 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 5.08%. 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 20 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 80.50%. 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 70.46% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has NorthWestern Energy Group issued on next quarter's earnings?

NorthWestern Energy Group updated its FY 2024 earnings guidance on Friday, April, 26th. The company provided EPS guidance of 3.420-3.620 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of 3.490. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

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 many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (11.04%), Westwood Holdings Group Inc. (2.14%), ProShare Advisors LLC (1.30%), William Blair Investment Management LLC (0.91%), Gabelli Funds LLC (0.90%) and Raymond James & Associates (0.77%). Insiders that own company stock include Bobbi L Schroeppel, Brian B Bird, Britt E Ide, Curtis T Pohl, Jan Robert Horsfall, John D Hines, 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 5/25/2024 by Staff

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