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NYSE:NWENorthWestern Stock Price, Forecast & News

+0.28 (+0.49 %)
(As of 05/22/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $57.84
50-Day Range
MA: $58.18
52-Week Range
Now: $57.84
Volume159,110 shs
Average Volume484,789 shs
Market Capitalization$2.92 billion
P/E Ratio16.34
Dividend Yield4.15%
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



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.26 billion
Cash Flow$6.97 per share
Book Value$40.75 per share


Net Income$202.12 million


Market Cap$2.92 billion
Next Earnings Date7/28/2020 (Estimated)

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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 Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, NWE stock has decreased by 18.5% and is now trading at $57.84. 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 results on Wednesday, April, 22nd. The utilities provider reported $1.06 earnings per share 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%. NorthWestern's revenue for the quarter was down 12.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $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. Stockholders 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 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.15%. 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 updated its FY20 earnings guidance on Wednesday, April, 22nd. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.30-3.45 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $3.45.

What price target have analysts set for NWE?

6 analysts have issued 12 month 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 twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 15.3% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for NorthWestern.

Has NorthWestern been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about NWE stock have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. NorthWestern earned a media sentiment score of 1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the utilities provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future. View the latest news aboutNorthWestern.

Are investors shorting NorthWestern?

NorthWestern saw a increase in short interest in 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 stock 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 institutional 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 institutional 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 $57.84.

How big of a company is NorthWestern?

NorthWestern has a market capitalization of $2.92 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 5/24/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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