About NorthWestern (NYSE:NWE)
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.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Electric & other services combined
Trailing P/E Ratio16.17
Forward P/E Ratio15.88
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$1.31 billion
Price / Sales2.05
Cash Flow$6.8821 per share
Price / Cash7.89
Book Value$37.02 per share
Price / Book1.47
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.30
Net Income$162.70 million
Return on Equity9.33%
Return on Assets2.93%
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 declared a dividend on Tuesday, March 6th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.55 per share on Thursday, March 29th. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 14th. View NorthWestern's Dividend History.
How were NorthWestern's earnings last quarter?
NorthWestern Co. (NYSE:NWE) announced its earnings results on Monday, February, 12th. The utilities provider reported $0.98 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.02 by $0.04. The utilities provider earned $344.55 million during the quarter. NorthWestern had a net margin of 12.46% and a return on equity of 9.33%. View NorthWestern's Earnings History.
When is NorthWestern's next earnings date?
What guidance has NorthWestern issued on next quarter's earnings?
NorthWestern issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday, February, 13th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $3.30-3.45 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $3.42.
What price target have analysts set for NWE?
5 brokers have issued 1-year target prices for NorthWestern's stock. Their predictions range from $52.00 to $58.00. On average, they anticipate NorthWestern's stock price to reach $54.75 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for NorthWestern.
Are investors shorting NorthWestern?
NorthWestern saw a decrease in short interest in March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 769,894 shares, a decrease of 46.2% from the March 15th total of 1,429,988 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 771,168 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.0 days. Approximately 1.6% of the company's stock are short sold.
Who are some of NorthWestern's key competitors?
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, VP & CFO (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)
Has NorthWestern been receiving favorable news coverage?
News stories about NWE stock have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. NorthWestern earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern's scale. They also gave news articles about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.05 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term.
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 $54.30.
How big of a company is NorthWestern?
NorthWestern has a market capitalization of $2.66 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.
How can I contact NorthWestern?
NorthWestern's mailing address is 3010 W 69TH STREET, SIOUX FALLS SD, 57108. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at 605-978-2900 or via email at [email protected]
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NorthWestern (NYSE:NWE) Dividend Information
NorthWestern pays an annual dividend of $2.20 per share, with a dividend yield of 4.05%. NWE's most recent quarterly dividend payment was Thursday, March 29. The company has grown its dividend for the last 9 consecutive years and is increasing its dividend by an average of 9.50% each year. NorthWestern pays out 66.67% of its earnings out as a dividend.
|Most Recent Dividend:||3/29/2018|
|Dividend Growth:||9.50% (3 Year Average)|
|Payout Ratio:||66.67% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
64.33% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
64.14% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
|Track Record:||9 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth|
NorthWestern (NYSE:NWE) Dividend History by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
NorthWestern (NYSE NWE) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.40%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 94.07%
NorthWestern (NYSE NWE) Insider Trading History
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Shares Held After Transaction||Details|
|3/2/2018||Michael R Cashell||VP||Sell||1,000||$50.95||$50,950.00|| |
|2/28/2018||Jan Robert Horsfall||Director||Sell||1,800||$57.38||$103,284.00||5,155|| |
|2/15/2018||Patrick R. Corcoran||VP||Sell||5,100||$50.97||$259,947.00|| |
|12/1/2017||Robert C Rowe||CEO||Sell||3,626||$64.25||$232,970.50|| |
|9/1/2017||Robert C. Rowe||CEO||Sell||3,626||$60.43||$219,119.18|| |
|8/24/2017||Jan Robert Horsfall||Director||Sell||245||$60.49||$14,820.05||4,205|| |
|6/5/2017||Patrick R Corcoran||VP||Sell||7,487||$62.72||$469,584.64||13,259|| |
|5/15/2017||Robert C. Rowe||CEO||Sell||7,252||$60.89||$441,574.28|| |
|5/3/2017||John D. Hines||VP||Sell||3,432||$59.83||$205,336.56|| |
|3/10/2017||H. Grahame Heather||VP||Sell||3,975||$58.31||$231,782.25|| |
|3/8/2017||Curtis T. Pohl||VP||Sell||2,900||$58.75||$170,375.00|| |
|3/7/2017||Michael R. Cashell||VP||Sell||4,500||$58.27||$262,215.00|| |
|3/6/2017||H. Grahame Heather||VP||Sell||1,100||$58.63||$64,493.00|| |
|3/3/2017||Jan Robert Horsfall||Director||Sell||1,500||$58.42||$87,630.00||4,450|| |
|11/28/2016||Robert C Rowe||CEO||Sell||3,011||$58.00||$174,638.00||130,960|| |
|9/19/2016||Robert C Rowe||CEO||Sell||3,011||$58.00||$174,638.00||132,843|| |
|8/2/2016||Brian B. Bird||CFO||Sell||9,320||$60.95||$568,054.00|| |
|7/27/2016||Curtis T. Pohl||VP||Sell||2,650||$60.48||$160,272.00|| |
|6/9/2016||H. Grahame Heather||VP||Sell||3,300||$60.55||$199,815.00||22,501|| |
|6/7/2016||Robert C Rowe||CEO||Sell||7,000||$59.32||$415,240.00||134,815|| |
|5/19/2016||Denton Louis Peoples||Director||Sell||43,436||$58.30||$2,532,318.80||3,000|| |
|4/26/2016||Jan Robert Horsfall||Director||Sell||3,200||$56.38||$180,416.00||2,400|| |
|3/14/2016||Bobbi L Schroeppel||VP||Sell||2,000||$59.56||$119,120.00||14,971|| |
|3/10/2016||Robert C Rowe||CEO||Sell||4,500||$60.71||$273,195.00||140,688|| |
|2/16/2016||Curtis T. Pohl||VP||Sell||2,300||$57.18||$131,514.00|| |
|5/12/2015||Kendall Kliewer||VP||Sell||1,433||$50.74||$72,710.42|| |
|5/5/2015||Curtis T Pohl||VP||Sell||1,000||$51.82||$51,820.00|| |
|3/6/2015||Curtis T Pohl||VP||Sell||1,500||$51.69||$77,535.00|| |
|3/6/2015||Robert C Rowe||CEO||Sell||4,230||$51.68||$218,606.40|| |
|12/10/2014||H. Grahame Heather||VP||Buy||6,800||$53.55||$364,140.00|| |
|11/6/2013||Brian Bird||CFO||Sell||11,000||$46.14||$507,540.00||44,925|| |
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