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NYSE:NWENorthWestern Stock Price, Forecast & News

$60.11
+0.35 (+0.59 %)
(As of 05/26/2020 01:05 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$59.42
Now: $60.11
$60.64
50-Day Range
$52.84
MA: $58.35
$64.60
52-Week Range
$45.06
Now: $60.11
$80.52
Volume12,091 shs
Average Volume458,349 shs
Market Capitalization$3.04 billion
P/E Ratio16.98
Dividend Yield4.15%
Beta0.35
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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.2Community Rank: 2.0Dividend Strength: 5.0Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.28 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Electric & other services combined
Sub-IndustryMulti-Utilities
SectorUtilities
CUSIP66807430
Phone605-978-2900

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.26 billion
Cash Flow$7.24 per share
Book Value$40.42 per share

Profitability

Net Income$202.12 million

Miscellaneous

Employees1,533
Market Cap$3.04 billion
Next Earnings Date7/28/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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NorthWestern (NYSE:NWE) Frequently Asked Questions

How has NorthWestern's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

NorthWestern's stock was trading at $70.96 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, NWE shares have decreased by 15.3% and is now trading at $60.11. View which stocks have been most impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of NorthWestern?

6 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for NorthWestern in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View analyst ratings for NorthWestern.

When is NorthWestern's next earnings date?

NorthWestern is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, July 28th 2020. View our earnings forecast for NorthWestern.

How were NorthWestern's earnings last quarter?

NorthWestern Corp (NYSE:NWE) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April, 22nd. The utilities provider reported $1.06 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.23 by $0.17. The utilities provider earned $335.26 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $380.97 million. NorthWestern had a return on equity of 9.25% and a net margin of 14.89%. The business's revenue was down 12.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.44 EPS. View NorthWestern's earnings history.

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

NorthWestern declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, April 22nd. Shareholders of record on Monday, June 15th will be given a dividend of $0.60 per share on Tuesday, June 30th. This represents a $2.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.99%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 12th. View NorthWestern's dividend history.

What guidance has NorthWestern issued on next quarter's earnings?

NorthWestern issued an update on its FY20 earnings guidance on Wednesday, April, 22nd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $3.30-3.45 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $3.45.

What price target have analysts set for NWE?

6 brokerages have issued 1-year target prices for NorthWestern's stock. Their forecasts range from $64.00 to $71.00. On average, they expect NorthWestern's share price to reach $66.67 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 10.9% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for NorthWestern.

Has NorthWestern been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about NWE stock have been trending extremely negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. NorthWestern earned a news sentiment score of -5.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the utilities provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next several days. View the latest news aboutNorthWestern.

Are investors shorting NorthWestern?

NorthWestern saw a increase in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totaling 849,700 shares, an increase of 5.1% from the April 30th total of 808,100 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 464,100 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.8 days. Approximately 1.7% of the shares of the company are sold short. View NorthWestern's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of NorthWestern's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of NorthWestern own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other NorthWestern investors own include Coca-Cola (KO), Consolidated Edison (ED), Altria Group (MO), Southern (SO), AT&T (T), Duke Energy (DUK), Emerson Electric (EMR), IBM (IBM), Intel (INTC) and Pfizer (PFE).

Who are NorthWestern's key executives?

NorthWestern's management team includes the following 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)

What is NorthWestern's stock symbol?

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

Who are NorthWestern's major shareholders?

NorthWestern's stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (14.75%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (4.70%), State Street Corp (3.64%), Cohen & Steers Inc. (3.22%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (2.69%) and Victory Capital Management Inc. (2.69%). Company insiders that own NorthWestern stock include Bobbi L Schroeppel, Curtis T Pohl, H Grahame Heather, Jan Robert Horsfall, Linda G Sullivan, Michael R Cashell and Robert C Rowe. View institutional ownership trends for NorthWestern.

Which major investors are selling NorthWestern stock?

NWE stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including AQR Capital Management LLC, Invesco Ltd., Morgan Stanley, APG Asset Management N.V., Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, Janus Henderson Group PLC, UBS Group AG, and Principal Financial Group Inc.. Company insiders that have sold NorthWestern company stock in the last year include Bobbi L Schroeppel, Curtis T Pohl, H Grahame Heather, Jan Robert Horsfall, and Robert C Rowe. View insider buying and selling activity for NorthWestern.

Which major investors are buying NorthWestern stock?

NWE stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Franklin Resources Inc., Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Geode Capital Management LLC, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, BlackRock Inc., Victory Capital Management Inc., and Victory Capital Management Inc.. View insider buying and selling activity 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, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is NorthWestern's stock price today?

One share of NWE stock can currently be purchased for approximately $60.11.

How big of a company is NorthWestern?

NorthWestern has a market capitalization of $3.04 billion and generates $1.26 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $202.12 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.42 on an earnings per share basis. NorthWestern employs 1,533 workers across the globe.

What is NorthWestern's official website?

The official website for NorthWestern is 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]

This page was last updated on 5/26/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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