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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 Ratio16.24
Forward P/E Ratio15.67
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$1.31 billion
Price / Sales2.03
Cash Flow$6.8692 per share
Price / Cash7.80
Book Value$37.02 per share
Price / Book1.45
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.30
Net Income$162.70 million
Return on Equity9.38%
Return on Assets3.01%
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, April 24th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 15th will be given a dividend of $0.55 per share on Friday, June 29th. This represents a $2.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.11%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 14th. View NorthWestern's Dividend History.
How were NorthWestern's earnings last quarter?
NorthWestern Co. (NYSE:NWE) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April, 24th. The utilities provider reported $1.11 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.20 by $0.09. The utilities provider had revenue of $341.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $369.59 million. NorthWestern had a net margin of 12.86% and a return on equity of 9.38%. The company's revenue was down 7.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.17 EPS. 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, April, 24th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $3.35-3.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $3.42.
What price target have analysts set for NWE?
5 analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for NorthWestern's shares. Their predictions range from $52.00 to $58.00. On average, they anticipate NorthWestern's share price to reach $54.75 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for NorthWestern.
Are investors shorting NorthWestern?
NorthWestern saw a increase in short interest in the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 1,012,960 shares, an increase of 53.5% from the April 13th total of 660,054 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 484,801 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.1 days. Currently, 2.1% of the company's shares 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?
Headlines about NWE stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. NorthWestern earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern's scale. They also gave headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.21 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future.
Who are NorthWestern's major shareholders?
NorthWestern's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (13.68%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (5.58%), American Century Companies Inc. (5.14%), Northern Trust Corp (2.96%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.05%) and Prudential Financial Inc. (1.82%). Company insiders that own NorthWestern stock include Brian B Bird, Curtis T Pohl, H Grahame Heather, Jan Robert Horsfall, John D Hines, Michael R Cashell, Patrick R Corcoran 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 BlackRock Inc., BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, Tiverton Asset Management LLC, Teacher Retirement System of Texas, UBS Group AG, SG Americas Securities LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN and Denver Investment Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have sold NorthWestern company stock in the last year include Jan Robert Horsfall, Michael R Cashell, Patrick R Corcoran and Robert C Rowe. View Insider Buying and Selling for NorthWestern.
Which major investors are buying NorthWestern stock?
NWE stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Prudential Financial Inc., LSV Asset Management, American Century Companies Inc., Millennium Management LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citadel Advisors LLC, Northern Trust Corp and Susquehanna Fundamental Investments LLC. 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 $53.58.
How big of a company is NorthWestern?
NorthWestern has a market capitalization of $2.63 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 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]
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NorthWestern (NYSE:NWE) Dividend Information
NorthWestern pays an annual dividend of $2.20 per share, with a dividend yield of 4.11%. NWE's next quarterly dividend payment will be made on Friday, June 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.
|Dividend Growth:||9.50% (3 Year Average)|
|Payout Ratio(s):||66.67% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
64.33% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
64.14% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
32.03% (Based on Cash Flow)
|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: 93.64%
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|
|5/1/2018||Robert C. Rowe||CEO||Sell||8,826||$54.92||$484,723.92|| |
|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|| |
NorthWestern (NYSE NWE) News Headlines
|Clemson QB Hunter Johnson set to transfer; Purdue and Northwestern in the mix|
www.msn.com - May 21 at 3:56 PM
|Northwestern Mutual Gets Results From Ads That Talk to Women|
www.wsj.com - May 21 at 9:57 AM
|3 Utilities For Stability, Income, And Relative Value|
seekingalpha.com - May 21 at 9:57 AM
|Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate NorthWestern Co. (NWE) to Announce $0.42 EPS|
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 21 at 1:20 AM
|Analyzing NorthWestern (NWE) and Avista (AVA)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 20 at 11:15 AM
|BRIEF-NorthWestern Reaffirms 2018 Earnings Guidance|
www.reuters.com - May 19 at 10:02 AM
|Two More Ebola Cases Confirmed in Northwestern Congolese City|
www.bloomberg.com - May 18 at 11:12 AM
|Forsyth (City of) MT, Rosebud County -- Moody's Downgrades NorthWestern Corp. to Baa2 from Baa1, Outlook Stable|
finance.yahoo.com - May 18 at 11:12 AM
|Northwestern Mutual offers preview of its Milwaukee innovation lab|
www.bizjournals.com - May 17 at 4:02 PM
|Northwestern Mutual participates in e-commerce firm Wantable's $1.4M funding round|
www.bizjournals.com - May 17 at 10:30 AM
|Northwestern Mutual Dedicated to Driving Hispanic Advancement Nationwide|
www.bizjournals.com - May 16 at 3:53 PM
|NorthWestern Co. (NWE) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest|
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 16 at 3:14 AM
|Women's lacrosse National Player of the Week (May 17): Selena Lasota, Northwestern|
www.msn.com - May 15 at 10:53 AM
|Northwestern's attack solves No. 7 Towson in 21-17 NCAA women's lacrosse tournament win|
www.msn.com - May 14 at 11:11 AM
|NorthWestern Co. (NWE) Receives Average Rating of "Sell" from Analysts|
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 12 at 1:28 AM
|NorthWestern (NWE) Cut to Sell at ValuEngine|
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 10 at 1:29 PM
|EPA finds more lead contamination in northwestern Indiana|
www.msn.com - May 9 at 3:57 PM
|11-year-old northwestern Indiana boy dies after shooting|
abcnews.go.com - May 9 at 10:11 AM
|A.M. Best Affirms Northwestern Mutual's Financial Strength Rating|
www.bizjournals.com - May 9 at 10:11 AM
|Of The NW Utilities, Take NorthWestern Corp.|
seekingalpha.com - May 5 at 10:26 AM
|$0.42 EPS Expected for NorthWestern Co. (NWE) This Quarter|
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 3 at 8:33 PM
|Insider Selling: NorthWestern Co. (NWE) CEO Sells 8,826 Shares of Stock|
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 2 at 1:24 PM
|Gunmen kill 4 in northwestern Pakistan along Afghan border|
abcnews.go.com - April 28 at 10:32 AM
|At least 47 drown fleeing clashes in northwestern Congo|
www.reuters.com - April 27 at 3:55 PM
|Edited Transcript of NWE earnings conference call or presentation 25-Apr-18 7:30pm GMT|
finance.yahoo.com - April 26 at 3:56 PM
|Northwestern Corp.'s 4% Yield Is Safe And Attractive|
seekingalpha.com - April 26 at 9:53 AM
|NorthWestern's (NWE) CEO Bob Rowe on Q1 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript|
seekingalpha.com - April 26 at 9:53 AM
|Northwestern RB Justin Jackson's Favorite Sports Memory: Dwyane Wade's Comeback|
www.msn.com - April 25 at 4:03 PM
|More on NorthWestern 's Q1 results, reaffirms guidance|
seekingalpha.com - April 25 at 12:49 PM
|NorthWestern beats by $0.01, misses on revenue|
seekingalpha.com - April 25 at 10:26 AM
|NorthWestern Reports First Quarter 2018 Financial Results|
finance.yahoo.com - April 25 at 10:26 AM
|NorthWestern: 1Q Earnings Snapshot|
finance.yahoo.com - April 25 at 10:26 AM
|NorthWestern (NWE) Announces Earnings Results, Hits Expectations|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 24 at 11:16 PM
|NorthWestern (NWE) Issues FY18 Earnings Guidance|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 24 at 9:10 PM
|Northwestern Mutual boosts downtown property values: See some of the top assessments — Slideshow|
www.bizjournals.com - April 24 at 10:03 AM
|Brokers Issue Forecasts for NorthWestern Co.'s Q1 2018 Earnings (NWE)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 23 at 1:20 AM
|Analysts Set Expectations for NorthWestern Corp's FY2019 Earnings (NWE)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 20 at 8:52 AM
|NorthWestern (NWE) Rating Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 18 at 10:04 AM
|Short Interest in NorthWestern Corp (NWE) Decreases By 46.2%|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 18 at 2:16 AM
|NorthWestern (NWE) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Tuesday|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 3:28 AM
|NorthWestern Corp (NWE) Receives Consensus Rating of "Sell" from Brokerages|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 1:49 AM
|NorthWestern (NWE) Upgraded by BidaskClub to Hold|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 16 at 5:55 PM
|Zacks: Analysts Expect NorthWestern Corp (NWE) to Announce $1.18 EPS|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 16 at 11:13 AM
|NorthWestern (NWE) Downgraded by Williams Capital|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 15 at 9:43 AM
|NorthWestern (NWE) Upgraded to Sell by BidaskClub|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 12 at 6:14 PM
|2 more earthquakes strike area of northwestern Oklahoma|
abcnews.go.com - April 9 at 10:27 AM
|$50,000 Awarded in Northwestern Medicine Innovation Challenge Grant|
www.bizjournals.com - April 7 at 5:45 PM
|LOOK: Northwestern's new athletic facility is amazing|
www.msn.com - April 7 at 5:45 PM
|Dedication of Northwestern's new athletic fieldhouse|
www.msn.com - April 6 at 10:53 AM
|Itron's OpenWay Riva to be Leveraged by NorthWestern Energy|
finance.yahoo.com - April 5 at 3:53 PM
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