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NorthWestern Stock Forecast, Price & News

-1.28 (-2.56 %)
(As of 09/18/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $48.69
50-Day Range
MA: $53.61
52-Week Range
Now: $48.69
Volume829,116 shs
Average Volume379,814 shs
Market Capitalization$2.46 billion
P/E Ratio16.07
Dividend Yield4.80%
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: 3.2Community Rank: 2.0Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.9 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



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.26 billion
Cash Flow$6.75 per share
Book Value$40.42 per share


Net Income$202.12 million


Market Cap$2.46 billion
Next Earnings Date11/3/2020 (Estimated)
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NorthWestern (NYSE:NWE) Frequently Asked Questions

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

NorthWestern's stock was trading at $70.96 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, NWE stock has decreased by 31.4% and is now trading at $48.69.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of NorthWestern?

5 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for NorthWestern in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."
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When is NorthWestern's next earnings date?

NorthWestern is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, November 3rd 2020.
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How were NorthWestern's earnings last quarter?

NorthWestern Corp (NYSE:NWE) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July, 28th. The utilities provider reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.50 by $0.07. The utilities provider earned $269.36 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $252.41 million. NorthWestern had a return on equity of 7.89% and a net margin of 12.74%. The business's quarterly revenue was down .5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.50 earnings per share.
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How often does NorthWestern pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for NorthWestern?

NorthWestern announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, July 28th. Investors of record on Tuesday, September 15th will be given a dividend of $0.60 per share on Wednesday, September 30th. This represents a $2.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.93%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, September 14th.
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What guidance has NorthWestern issued on next quarter's earnings?

NorthWestern issued an update on its FY20 earnings guidance on Thursday, September, 10th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $3.30-3.35 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $3.33.

What price target have analysts set for NWE?

5 analysts have issued 12 month price targets for NorthWestern's stock. Their forecasts range from $62.00 to $71.00. On average, they anticipate NorthWestern's stock price to reach $65.20 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 33.9% from the stock's current price.
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Are investors shorting NorthWestern?

NorthWestern saw a drop in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totaling 634,000 shares, a drop of 14.4% from the August 15th total of 740,700 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 333,500 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.9 days. Currently, 1.3% of the shares of the company are short sold.
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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), AT&T (T), Pfizer (PFE), Duke Energy (DUK), Consolidated Edison (ED), IBM (IBM), Southern (SO), AbbVie (ABBV), Dominion Energy (D) and Emerson Electric (EMR).

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 a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (10.56%), Macquarie Group Ltd. (2.88%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (2.57%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.99%), First Trust Advisors LP (1.75%) and AQR Capital Management LLC (1.32%). Company insiders that own NorthWestern stock include Bobbi L Schroeppel, Curtis T Pohl, H Grahame Heather, Jan Robert Horsfall, Michael R Cashell and Robert C Rowe.
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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, AJO LP, Vanguard Group Inc., Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Victory Capital Management Inc., Ensign Peak Advisors Inc, Engineers Gate Manager LP, and APG Asset Management N.V.. Company insiders that have sold NorthWestern company stock in the last year include Curtis T Pohl, H Grahame Heather, Jan Robert Horsfall, and Robert C Rowe.
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Which major investors are buying NorthWestern stock?

NWE stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, First Trust Advisors LP, Mesirow Financial Investment Management Equity Management, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Comerica Bank, Mairs & Power Inc., NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., and Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC.
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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 $48.69.

How big of a company is NorthWestern?

NorthWestern has a market capitalization of $2.46 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 9/19/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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