NYSE:NWE - NorthWestern Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $62.31 -0.03 (-0.05 %) (As of 12/19/2018 09:08 AM ET)Previous Close$62.34Today's Range$62.29 - $63.1452-Week Range$50.01 - $65.74Volume443,939 shsAverage Volume254,806 shsMarket Capitalization$3.14 billionP/E Ratio18.88Dividend Yield3.53%Beta0.12 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email NorthWestern 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 Sub-IndustryMulti-Utilities SectorUtilities Current SymbolNYSE:NWE Previous Symbol CUSIP66807430 Webwww.northwesternenergy.com Phone605-978-2900 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.07 Current Ratio0.71 Quick Ratio0.56 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio18.88 Forward P/E Ratio18.33 P/E Growth8.1 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.31 billion Price / Sales2.40 Cash Flow$6.8173 per share Price / Cash Flow9.14 Book Value$37.02 per share Price / Book1.68 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.30 Net Income$162.70 million Net Margins14.53% Return on Equity9.64% Return on Assets3.29% Miscellaneous Employees1,557 Outstanding Shares50,320,000Market Cap$3.14 billion OptionableOptionable 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 Tuesday, October 23rd. Investors of record on Friday, December 14th will be given a dividend of $0.55 per share on Monday, December 31st. This represents a $2.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.53%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 13th. View NorthWestern's Dividend History. How were NorthWestern's earnings last quarter? NorthWestern Corp (NYSE:NWE) announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October, 23rd. The utilities provider reported $0.58 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.72 by $0.14. The utilities provider earned $279.87 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $312.21 million. NorthWestern had a net margin of 14.53% and a return on equity of 9.64%. The business's revenue for the quarter was down 9.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.74 EPS. View NorthWestern's Earnings History. When is NorthWestern's next earnings date? NorthWestern is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, February 11th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for NorthWestern. What guidance has NorthWestern issued on next quarter's earnings? NorthWestern updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday, October, 23rd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $3.35 - $3.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $3.44. NorthWestern also updated its Q4 guidance to $1.03-1.18 EPS. What price target have analysts set for NWE? 4 brokerages have issued 1-year price objectives for NorthWestern's stock. Their predictions range from $56.00 to $67.00. On average, they expect NorthWestern's share price to reach $61.50 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.3%. 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. Has NorthWestern been receiving favorable news coverage? Media headlines about NWE stock have been trending neutral on Wednesday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. NorthWestern earned a news impact score of 0.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the utilities provider a news buzz of 3.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days. Who are some of NorthWestern's key competitors? Some companies that are related to NorthWestern include Alliant Energy (LNT), NiSource (NI), SCANA (SCG), United Utilities Group (UUGRY), ALLETE (ALE), Avista (AVA), Unitil (UTL), Spark Energy (SPKE), Genie Energy (GNE), EuroSite Power (EUSP) and Westar Energy (WR). 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, Chief Financial Officer (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) Who are NorthWestern's major shareholders? NorthWestern's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (13.86%), Vanguard Group Inc (10.00%), Vanguard Group Inc. (10.00%), American Century Companies Inc. (6.05%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (5.02%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.81%). 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 Hsbc Holdings PLC, Deutsche Bank AG, Prudential Financial Inc., Wells Fargo & Company MN, Federated Investors Inc. PA, First Manhattan Co., Acadian Asset Management LLC and Victory Capital Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold NorthWestern company stock in the last year include Curtis T Pohl, H Grahame Heather, 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including First Trust Advisors LP, American Century Companies Inc., Macquarie Group Ltd., Man Group plc, Vanguard Group Inc, Vanguard Group Inc., BlackRock Inc. and Allianz Asset Management GmbH. 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 $62.31. How big of a company is NorthWestern? NorthWestern has a market capitalization of $3.14 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. What is NorthWestern's official website? The official website for NorthWestern is http://www.northwesternenergy.com. 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 210 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 318 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 528MarketBeat'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 12/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Should You Consider an Index Fund?