About NorthWestern (NYSE:NWE)
NorthWestern Corporation, doing business as North-Western Energy, provides electricity and natural gas. The Company's segments are Electric operations, Natural gas operations and All other. As of December 31, 2016, the Company provided electricity and natural gas to approximately 709,600 customers in Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska. It generates and distributes electricity in South Dakota; distributes natural gas in South Dakota and Nebraska, and generates and distributes electricity and distributes natural gas in Montana. Its regulated electric utility business in Montana includes generation, transmission and distribution. As of December 31, 2016, it provided retail electricity in 110 communities in South Dakota. Its regulated natural gas utility business in Montana includes production, storage, transmission and distribution. As of December 31, 2016, it provided natural gas to approximately 88,500 customers in 60 South Dakota communities and four Nebraska communities.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry UTIL-ELEC PWR
Trailing P/E Ratio15.5389221556886
Forward P/E Ratio15.18
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$1.31 billion
Price / Sales1.96
Cash Flow$6.82 per share
Price / Cash7.61
Book Value$37.02 per share
Price / Book1.40
Net Income$162.70 million
Return on Equity9.33%
Return on Assets2.93%
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 dividend on Tuesday, March 6th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.55 per share on Thursday, March 29th. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 14th. View NorthWestern's Dividend History.
How were NorthWestern's earnings last quarter?
NorthWestern Corp (NYSE:NWE) issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, February, 12th. The utilities provider reported $0.98 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.02 by $0.04. The utilities provider earned $344.55 million during the quarter. NorthWestern had a net margin of 12.46% and a return on equity of 9.33%. View NorthWestern's Earnings History.
When will NorthWestern make its next earnings announcement?
What guidance has NorthWestern issued on next quarter's earnings?
NorthWestern issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday, February, 13th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $3.30-3.45 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $3.42.
Where is NorthWestern's stock going? Where will NorthWestern's stock price be in 2018?
5 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for NorthWestern's shares. Their predictions range from $52.00 to $58.00. On average, they expect NorthWestern's share price to reach $54.75 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for NorthWestern.
Who are some of NorthWestern's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to NorthWestern include Pampa Energia (PAM), IDACORP (IDA), Algonquin Power & Utilities (AQN), Hawaiian Electric Industries (HE), ALLETE (ALE), Portland General Electric (POR), Avista (AVA), NRG Yield, Inc. Class C (NYLD), Companhia Energetica de Minas Gers CEMIG (CIG), PNM Resources (PNM), Black Hills (BKH), Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt (EDN), Companhia Paranaense de Energia (ELP), El Paso Electric (EE), Atlantica Yield (AY), MGE Energy (MGEE), Dynegy (DYN) and Pattern Energy Group (PEGI).
Who are NorthWestern's key executives?
NorthWestern's management team includes the folowing people:
- E. Linn Draper Jr. Ph.D., Independent Chairman of the Board (Age 76)
- Robert C. Rowe, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director (Age 61)
- Brian B. Bird, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President (Age 54)
- Heather H. Grahame, Vice President, General Counsel (Age 61)
- Crystal Dawn Lail, Vice President, Controller (Age 38)
- Bobbi L. Schroeppel, Vice President - Customer Care, Communications and Human Resources (Age 48)
- Michael R. Cashell, Vice President - Transmission (Age 54)
- Patrick R. Corcoran, Vice President - Government and Regulatory Affairs (Age 64)
- John D. Hines, Vice President - Supply (Age 58)
- Curtis T. Pohl, Vice President - Distribution (Age 52)
Has NorthWestern been receiving favorable news coverage?
Media headlines about NWE stock have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. NorthWestern earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern's scale. They also assigned headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 44.24 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days.
Who are NorthWestern's major shareholders?
NorthWestern's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (17.88%), American Century Companies Inc. (4.76%), Macquarie Group Ltd. (1.96%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.87%), Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. (1.60%) and Gabelli Funds LLC (1.27%). Company insiders that own NorthWestern stock include Brian B Bird, Curtis T Pohl, Denton Louis Peoples, 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 Two Sigma Investments LP, Two Sigma Advisers LP, Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P., BlackRock Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Deutsche Bank AG, GW&K Investment Management LLC and Millennium Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold NorthWestern company stock in the last year include Jan Robert Horsfall, John D Hines, 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including American Century Companies Inc., OppenheimerFunds Inc., Macquarie Group Ltd., MetLife Investment Advisors LLC, Elkfork Partners LLC, SG Americas Securities LLC, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. and Mackenzie Financial Corp. 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 $51.90.
How big of a company is NorthWestern?
NorthWestern has a market capitalization of $2.56 billion and generates $1.31 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $162.70 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.34 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 W 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) Earnings History and Estimates Chart
NorthWestern (NYSE NWE) Earnings History by Quarter
(Earnings results data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|2/12/2018||Q4 2017||$1.02||$0.98||$344.55 million||View||N/A|
|11/1/2017||Q3 2017||$0.75||$0.74||$305.60 million||$309.90 million||View||N/A|
|7/25/2017||Q2 2017||$0.62||$0.47||$302.42 million||$283.86 million||View||N/A|
|4/26/2017||Q1 2017||$1.03||$1.13||$368.51 million||$367.30 million||View||N/A|
|2/16/2017||Q416||$0.96||$0.96||$342.08 million||$330.59 million||View||N/A|
|10/20/2016||Q316||$0.58||$0.68||$282.30 million||$301.00 million||View||Listen|
|7/22/2016||Q216||$0.53||$0.65||$320.68 million||$293.10 million||View||Listen|
|4/20/2016||Q116||$1.13||$1.01||$377.39 million||$332.50 million||View||Listen|
|2/11/2016||Q415||$0.99||$0.98||$361.71 million||$324.99 million||View||Listen|
|10/22/2015||Q315||$0.55||$0.51||$306.41 million||$272.74 million||View||Listen|
|7/23/2015||Q215||$0.45||$0.48||$316.42 million||$270.56 million||View||Listen|
|4/23/2015||Q115||$1.31||$1.18||$416.17 million||$346.01 million||View||N/A|
|2/12/2015||Q414||$0.87||$0.89||$348.80 million||$312.95 million||View||N/A|
|10/23/2014||Q314||$0.43||$0.38||$269.00 million||$251.90 million||View||Listen|
|7/24/2014||Q214||$0.37||$0.25||$273.00 million||$270.28 million||View||N/A|
|4/24/2014||Q114||$1.05||$1.16||$326.00 million||$369.70 million||View||N/A|
|2/19/2014||Q413||$0.79||$0.68||$298.70 million||$319.09 million||View||N/A|
|10/24/2013||Q313||$0.42||$0.40||$244.60 million||$262.30 million||View||N/A|
|7/25/2013||Q2 2013||$0.30||$0.35||$249.50 million||$250.16 million||View||N/A|
|4/25/2013||Q1 2013||$0.94||$1.01||$319.29 million||$313.02 million||View||N/A|
|2/14/2013||Q4 2012||$0.76||$0.92||$287.40 million||$280.77 million||View||N/A|
NorthWestern (NYSE:NWE) Earnings Estimates
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.43
(Earnings estimates data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Quarter||Number of Estimates||Low Estimate||High Estimate||Average Estimate|
NorthWestern (NYSE:NWE) Dividend Information
|Dividend Growth:||9.50% (3 Year Average)|
|Payout Ratio:||65.87% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
64.33% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
64.52% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
|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: 94.04%
NorthWestern (NYSE NWE) Insider Trades by Quarter
(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|
|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
|NorthWestern Corp (NWE) Expected to Announce Earnings of $1.17 Per Share|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 13 at 11:49 AM
|EX-Dividend Schedule: NorthWestern Raised its Dividend by 4.8%; Will Trade Ex-Dividend on March 14, 2018|
finance.yahoo.com - March 13 at 10:49 AM
|NorthWestern (NWE) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 10 at 4:20 PM
|NorthWestern Corp (NWE) to Issue $0.55 Dividend|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 9 at 3:02 PM
|NorthWestern Corp (NWE) Shares Sold by State of Tennessee Treasury Department|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 6 at 11:16 AM
|Cortland Advisers LLC Sells 13,544 Shares of NorthWestern Corp (NWE)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 5 at 2:16 PM
|NorthWestern Corp (NWE) Shares Sold by First Trust Advisors LP|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 5 at 8:18 AM
|NorthWestern Corp (NWE) VP Sells $50,950.00 in Stock|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 2 at 7:14 PM
|OppenheimerFunds Inc. Boosts Position in NorthWestern Corp (NWE)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 2 at 11:52 AM
|NorthWestern Corp (NWE) Holdings Boosted by Swiss National Bank|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 1 at 5:42 PM
|Jan Robert Horsfall Sells 1,800 Shares of NorthWestern Corp (NWE) Stock|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 1 at 1:34 PM
|BlackRock Inc. Has $518.73 Million Holdings in NorthWestern Corp (NWE)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 1 at 5:08 AM
|NorthWestern Corp (NWE) Given Consensus Rating of "Sell" by Analysts|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 26 at 1:34 AM
|Martingale Asset Management L P Has $7.85 Million Holdings in NorthWestern Corp (NWE)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 25 at 2:10 PM
|Victory Capital Management Inc. Grows Position in NorthWestern Corp (NWE)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 24 at 4:52 AM
|Critical Review: NorthWestern (NWE) & Enel Americas (ENIA)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 19 at 9:10 PM
|Patrick R. Corcoran Sells 5,100 Shares of NorthWestern Corp (NWE) Stock|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 16 at 3:20 PM
|NorthWestern Corp (NWE) Announces Dividend Increase - $0.55 Per Share|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 15 at 4:10 PM
|Northwestern (NWE) Shares Enter Oversold Territory|
www.nasdaq.com - February 15 at 9:15 AM
|BRIEF-Northwestern Corp Files For Potential Mixed Shelf Offering|
www.reuters.com - February 14 at 4:19 PM
|NorthWestern (NWE) Given "Market Perform" Rating at Wells Fargo & Co|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 14 at 10:38 AM
|North Western Energy (NWE) Misses Q4 Earnings Estimates|
www.msn.com - February 13 at 4:57 PM
|NorthWestern (NWE) Releases FY18 Earnings Guidance|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 13 at 9:10 AM
|NorthWestern misses 4Q profit forecasts|
finance.yahoo.com - February 13 at 8:38 AM
|NorthWestern Reports 2017 Financial Results|
www.prnewswire.com - February 12 at 9:27 PM
|NorthWestern Corp (NWE) Expected to Post Earnings of $1.02 Per Share|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 7 at 1:41 PM
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finance.yahoo.com - February 7 at 8:42 AM
|NorthWestern (NWE) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Monday|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 5 at 4:16 AM
|NorthWestern Corp (NWE) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Sell" by Brokerages|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 1 at 1:28 AM
|Head-To-Head Survey: NorthWestern (NWE) and Atlantic Power (AT)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 28 at 1:16 PM
|KeyCorp Comments on NorthWestern Corp's Q4 2017 Earnings (NWE)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 24 at 7:52 AM
| Analysts Expect NorthWestern Corp (NWE) Will Post Earnings of $1.01 Per Share|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 21 at 3:25 PM
|NorthWestern to Host Year-End 2017 Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast|
finance.yahoo.com - January 10 at 4:44 PM
|NorthWestern Corporation (NWE) Given Average Rating of "Sell" by Brokerages|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 7 at 1:40 AM
|$1.02 EPS Expected for NorthWestern Corporation (NWE) This Quarter|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 4 at 7:30 PM
|Tax Reform Surprise: Utilities May Not Get Much Benefit From the Tax Cut|
finance.yahoo.com - January 2 at 10:03 AM
|NorthWestern Corp. – Value Analysis (NYSE:NWE) : December 21, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - December 21 at 4:47 PM
|NWE Makes Notable Cross Below Critical Moving Average|
www.nasdaq.com - December 20 at 10:15 AM
|NorthWestern Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : NWE-US : December 20, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - December 20 at 10:15 AM
|NorthWestern Corp. : NWE-US: Dividend Analysis : December 15th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : December 19, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - December 19 at 4:41 PM
| Brokerages Anticipate NorthWestern Corporation (NWE) to Announce $1.02 EPS|
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 19 at 5:22 AM
|NorthWestern Corporation (NWE) Given Average Rating of "Sell" by Analysts|
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 13 at 1:50 AM
|NorthWestern Corporation (NWE) CEO Robert C. Rowe Sells 3,626 Shares|
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 1 at 9:50 PM
|NorthWestern Corporation (NWE) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Sell" by Analysts|
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 18 at 1:50 AM
|Comparing Dominion Energy (D) & NorthWestern Corporation (NWE)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 17 at 7:15 PM
|Zacks: Analysts Expect NorthWestern Corporation (NWE) to Announce $1.02 Earnings Per Share|
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 12 at 3:34 PM
|Credit Suisse Group Cuts NorthWestern Corporation (NWE) Price Target to $58.00|
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 10 at 6:26 PM
|AbraPlata Identifies Additional Mineralized Targets At The Oculto Ag-Au Deposit On Its Diablillos Property In Northwestern Argentina|
www.thestreet.com - November 4 at 8:18 AM
|Schlifske, Kohl's' Chawla tout value of startup mindset at Northwestern Mutual Tech Summit|
www.bizjournals.com - November 4 at 8:18 AM
|NorthWestern Corporation to Host Earnings Call|
finance.yahoo.com - November 4 at 8:18 AM
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