NYSE:NWE - NorthWestern Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$58.56 +0.83 (+1.44 %)
(As of 07/19/2018 01:25 PM ET)
Previous Close$58.29
Today's Range$57.94 - $58.60
52-Week Range$50.01 - $64.47
Volume8,572 shs
Average Volume289,734 shs
Market Capitalization$2.88 billion
P/E Ratio17.59
Dividend Yield3.79%
NorthWestern logoNorthWestern 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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Electric & other services combined


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.11
Current Ratio0.79
Quick Ratio0.66


Trailing P/E Ratio17.59
Forward P/E Ratio17.12
P/E Growth5.64

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.31 billion
Price / Sales2.22
Cash Flow$6.8732 per share
Price / Cash8.52
Book Value$37.02 per share
Price / Book1.58


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.30
Net Income$162.70 million
Net Margins12.86%
Return on Equity9.38%
Return on Assets3.01%


Outstanding Shares49,470,000
Market Cap$2,875.00

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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 quarterly dividend on Tuesday, April 24th. Investors 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 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.77%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 14th. View NorthWestern's Dividend History.

How were NorthWestern's earnings last quarter?

NorthWestern Corp (NYSE:NWE) announced its earnings results on Tuesday, April, 24th. The utilities provider reported $1.11 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates 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 return on equity of 9.38% and a net margin of 12.86%. NorthWestern's quarterly revenue was down 7.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.17 EPS. View NorthWestern's Earnings History.

When is NorthWestern's next earnings date?

NorthWestern is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July, 19th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for NorthWestern.

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 EPS guidance of $3.35-3.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $3.42.

What price target have analysts set for NWE?

6 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for NorthWestern's shares. Their forecasts range from $52.00 to $60.00. On average, they expect NorthWestern's stock price to reach $55.20 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 5.4%. View Analyst Ratings 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 3 sell ratings, 2 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."

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?

Media coverage about NWE stock has trended somewhat negative recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. NorthWestern earned a coverage optimism score of -0.02 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 44.75 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days.

Who are NorthWestern's major shareholders?

NorthWestern's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. (0.67%), First PREMIER Bank (0.27%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.15%), Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.14%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.04%) and Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY (0.04%). 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 institutional investors are selling NorthWestern stock?

NWE stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can, Fox Run Management L.L.C., Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY and Gateway Investment Advisers 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 institutional investors are buying NorthWestern stock?

NWE stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co., First PREMIER Bank and Nisa Investment Advisors 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 $58.34.

How big of a company is NorthWestern?

NorthWestern has a market capitalization of $2.88 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]

MarketBeat Community Rating for NorthWestern (NYSE NWE)

Community Ranking:  1.9 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  177 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  287 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  464
MarketBeat'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 7/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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