NYSE:NWE - NorthWestern Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $68.24 +0.15 (+0.22 %) (As of 04/24/2019 10:29 AM ET)Previous Close$68.09Today's Range$67.90 - $68.4252-Week Range$51.53 - $71.77Volume2,167 shsAverage Volume346,086 shsMarket Capitalization$3.44 billionP/E Ratio20.09Dividend Yield3.40%Beta0.34 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 24,765 miles of overhead and underground transmission and distribution lines, as well as 386 transmission and distribution substations in Montana; and transmission and distribution network comprises of approximately 3,572 miles of overhead and underground transmission and distribution lines, as well as 128 substations in South Dakota. Its natural gas transmission system consists of approximately 2,100 miles of pipeline. The company serves approximately 726,400 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 CIK73088 Webwww.northwesternenergy.com Phone605-978-2900Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.09 Current Ratio0.80 Quick Ratio0.65Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio20.09 Forward P/E Ratio20.25 P/E Growth8.26 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.19 billion Price / Sales2.89 Cash Flow$6.9420 per share Price / Cash Flow9.83 Book Value$38.60 per share Price / Book1.77Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.39 Net Income$196.96 million Net Margins16.52% Return on Equity9.80% Return on Assets3.38%Miscellaneous Employees1,528 Outstanding Shares50,409,000Market Cap$3.44 billion Next Earnings DateN/A 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 Wednesday, February 13th. Investors of record on Friday, March 15th will be given a dividend of $0.575 per share on Friday, March 29th. This represents a $2.30 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.39%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 14th. This is a positive change from NorthWestern's previous quarterly dividend of $0.55. View NorthWestern's Dividend History. How were NorthWestern's earnings last quarter? NorthWestern Corp (NYSE:NWE) announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February, 11th. The utilities provider reported $1.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.96 by $0.11. The utilities provider had revenue of $308.82 million for the quarter. NorthWestern had a return on equity of 9.80% and a net margin of 16.52%. View NorthWestern's Earnings History. How can I listen to NorthWestern's earnings call? NorthWestern will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, April 24th at 3:00 PM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 8006675617. What price target have analysts set for NWE? 6 brokers have issued 12-month price targets for NorthWestern's stock. Their forecasts range from $55.00 to $67.00. On average, they expect NorthWestern's stock price to reach $60.80 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 10.5%. View Analyst Price Targets for NorthWestern. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for NorthWestern? 6 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for NorthWestern in the last year. There are currently 4 sell ratings, 1 hold rating 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? News coverage about NWE stock has trended somewhat negative on Wednesday, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. NorthWestern earned a coverage optimism score of -1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the utilities provider a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days. Who are some of NorthWestern's key competitors? Some companies that are related to NorthWestern include PG&E (PCG), Alliant Energy (LNT), NiSource (NI), United Utilities Group (UUGRY), SCANA (SCG), ALLETE (ALE), Avista (AVA), Unitil (UTL), Spark Energy (SPKE), Genie Energy (GNE), EuroSite Power (EUSP), Endesa (ELE) and Westar Energy (WR). What other stocks do shareholders of NorthWestern own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other NorthWestern investors own include Micron Technology (MU), Intel (INTC), Texas Instruments (TXN), QUALCOMM (QCOM), General Electric (GE), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Lam Research (LRCX), Caterpillar (CAT), Deere & Company (DE) and The Coca-Cola (KO). Who are NorthWestern's key executives? NorthWestern's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Robert C. Rowe Esq., Pres, CEO & Director (Age 63)Mr. Brian B. Bird, Chief Financial Officer (Age 59)Ms. Heather H. Grahame, VP of Regulatory & Federal Gov. Affairs and Gen. Counsel (Age 64)Ms. Bobbi L. Schroeppel, VP of Customer Care, Communications & HR (Age 50)Mr. Curtis T. Pohl, VP of Distribution (Age 54) Who are NorthWestern's major shareholders? NorthWestern's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Chartwell Investment Partners LLC (0.55%), Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. (0.49%), First Manhattan Co. (0.45%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.41%), First PREMIER Bank (0.27%) and Peregrine Capital Management LLC (0.22%). 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 Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co., Chartwell Investment Partners LLC, Brinker Capital Inc., First Manhattan Co., Whitehelm Capital Pty Ltd, Meeder Asset Management Inc., First PREMIER Bank and 6 Meridian. 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 and Robert C Rowe. View Insider Buying and Selling for NorthWestern. Which institutional investors are buying NorthWestern stock? NWE stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including W.E. Donoghue & Co. LLC, Brookstone Capital Management, Mercer Global Advisors Inc. ADV, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Mercer Global Advisors Inc. ADV, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, First Quadrant L P CA and RDL Financial Inc.. 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 $67.92. How big of a company is NorthWestern? NorthWestern has a market capitalization of $3.42 billion and generates $1.19 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $196.96 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.39 on an earnings per share basis. NorthWestern employs 1,528 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: 225 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 337 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 562MarketBeat'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 4/24/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is a Reverse Stock Split?