Northwest Natural Gas Company Profile (NYSE:NWN)

About Northwest Natural Gas

Northwest Natural Gas logoNorthwest Natural Gas Company is engaged in the distribution of natural gas. The Company's segments include Local Gas Distribution, Gas Storage and other. The Company maintains operations in Oregon, Washington and California and conducts businesses through NW Natural and its subsidiaries. The local gas distribution business, referred to as the utility segment, serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Oregon and southwest Washington. The Company gas storage business, referred to as the gas storage segment, provides storage services for utilities, gas marketers, electric generators and industrial users from storage facilities located in Oregon and California. The Company's other segment is referred to as non-utility and consists of non-utility investments and other business activities. The other segment consists of an equity method investment in Trail West Holdings, LLC (TWH) and other pipeline assets in NNG Financial Corporation.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Industry: Gas Utilities
  • Sub-Industry: Gas Utilities
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: NWN
  • CUSIP: 66765510
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $61.31
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $63.96
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $56.91
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 27.35
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 26.31
  • P/E Growth: 7.48
  • Market Cap: $1.69B
  • Outstanding Shares: 27,550,000
  • Beta: 0.33
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $66.00 (7.65% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
5/26/2016Hilliard LyonsDowngradeNeutral -> UnderperformView Rating Details
4/25/2016SidotiInitiated CoverageBuy$66.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 8/24/2014 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/1/2016        
8/2/2016Q216$0.06$0.07$111.12 million$99.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2016Q116$1.25$1.40$273.05 million$255.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/26/2016Q415$1.03$1.96$248.89 million$230.72 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/3/2015Q315($0.33)($0.24)$72.99 million$93.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2015Q215$0.06$0.08$137.59 million$138.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2015Q115$1.51$1.37$303.80 million$261.67 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/27/2015Q414$1.11$1.04$268.61 million$326.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/4/2014Q314($0.34)($0.32)$72.74 million$87.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2014Q214$0.09$0.04$104.88 million$133.17 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2014Q114$1.45$1.40$211.51 million$293.39 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/28/2014Q413$1.04$1.07$177.80 million$260.75 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/7/2013Q313($0.30)($0.31)$93.39 million$88.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2013Q2 2013$0.09$0.08$129.27 million$131.71 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2013Q1 2013$1.49$1.40$138.17 million$277.86 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/1/2013Q4 2012$1.10$1.05$282.84 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2012Q312($0.30)($0.29)$50.59 million$49.92 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2012$0.16$0.05ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2012$1.52$1.51ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/28/2012$1.06$1.09ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/4/2011($0.32)($0.31)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2011$0.20$0.08ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2011$1.57$1.53ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/25/2011$1.12$1.11ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.08 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.33 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20161$1.33$1.33$1.33
Q2 20161$0.10$0.10$0.10
Q3 20161$0.28$0.28$0.28
Q4 20161$1.01$1.01$1.01
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN)
Annual Dividend:$1.87
Dividend Yield:3.05%
Payout Ratio:83.48% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
89.90% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
80.26% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Dividend Growth:1.30% (3 Year Average)

Dividend History for Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
7/7/2016quarterly$0.472.88%7/27/20167/29/20168/15/2016
4/7/2016quarterly$0.473.61%4/27/20164/29/20165/13/2016
1/7/2016quarterly$0.473.67%1/27/20161/29/20162/12/2016
10/6/2015quarterly$0.473.96%10/28/201510/30/201511/13/2015
7/2/2015quarterly$0.474.3%7/29/20157/31/20158/14/2015
4/8/2015quarterly$0.473.84%4/28/20154/30/20155/15/2015
1/8/2015quarterly$0.473.77%1/28/20151/30/20152/13/2015
10/7/2014quarterly$0.474.23%10/29/201410/31/201411/14/2014
7/7/2014quarterly$0.463.91%7/29/20147/31/20148/15/2014
4/7/2014quarterly$0.464.14%4/28/20144/30/20145/15/2014
1/8/2014quarterly$0.464.39%1/29/20141/31/20142/14/2014
10/11/2013quarterly$0.464.39%10/29/201310/31/201311/15/2013
7/2/2013quarterly$0.464.32%7/29/20137/31/20138/15/2013
4/8/2013quarterly$0.464.07%4/26/20134/30/20135/15/2013
1/8/2013quarterly$0.464.1%1/29/20131/31/20132/15/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
7/11/2016Gregg S. KantorCEOSell1,000$63.91$63,910.00View SEC Filing  
6/14/2016David A WeberCEOSell2,000$59.38$118,760.00View SEC Filing  
6/14/2016Lori L RussellVPSell1,200$59.26$71,112.00View SEC Filing  
6/14/2016Mardilyn SaathoffSVPSell5,000$59.22$296,100.00View SEC Filing  
6/13/2016Grant M YoshiharaVPSell2,000$59.15$118,300.00View SEC Filing  
6/10/2016Gregg S KantorCEOSell1,000$59.16$59,160.00View SEC Filing  
6/8/2016Lea Anne DoolittleSVPSell3,000$57.63$172,890.00View SEC Filing  
5/17/2016Ngoni MuranduVPSell198$55.44$10,977.12View SEC Filing  
5/10/2016Gregg S KantorCEOSell1,000$56.86$56,860.00View SEC Filing  
3/23/2016Lea Anne DoolittleSVPSell6,113$52.17$318,915.21View SEC Filing  
3/17/2016David Hugo AndersonCOOSell13,307$52.26$695,423.82View SEC Filing  
3/16/2016Gregg S KantorCEOSell7,000$50.47$353,290.00View SEC Filing  
3/11/2016David R WilliamsVPSell2,000$51.34$102,680.00View SEC Filing  
3/7/2016Gregg S KantorCEOSell4,130$50.24$207,491.20View SEC Filing  
2/29/2016Gregg S KantorCEOSell25,000$50.15$1,253,750.00View SEC Filing  
1/14/2016Gregg S. KantorCEOSell233$50.47$11,759.51View SEC Filing  
12/9/2015Lea Anne DoolittleSVPSell350$49.10$17,185.00View SEC Filing  
11/20/2015C Scott GibsonDirectorSell1,200$47.91$57,492.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2015Shawn M. FilippiVPSell1,200$46.90$56,280.00View SEC Filing  
6/26/2015Margaret D KirkpatrickSVPSell6,000$42.86$257,160.00View SEC Filing  
4/22/2015Mark S DodsonDirectorSell600$47.91$28,746.00View SEC Filing  
4/8/2015Mark S DodsonDirectorSell600$48.20$28,920.00View SEC Filing  
3/30/2015Stephen P FeltzCFOSell2,500$47.53$118,825.00View SEC Filing  
3/25/2015Mark S DodsonDirectorSell600$47.82$28,692.00View SEC Filing  
3/19/2015David R WilliamsVPSell2,500$46.91$117,275.00View SEC Filing  
3/5/2015Gregg S KantorCEOSell2,524$45.86$115,750.64View SEC Filing  
12/17/2014David KushnirukDirectorBuy329,000$0.09$27,965.00
11/6/2014Grant M YoshiharaVPSell2,500$46.97$117,425.00View SEC Filing  
12/23/2013David Hugo AndersonVPSell6,696$43.18$289,133.28View SEC Filing  
12/13/2013David Hugo AndersonVPSell6,772$42.41$287,200.52View SEC Filing  
12/9/2013J Keith WhiteVPSell1,000$41.58$41,580.00View SEC Filing  
12/3/2013Lea Anne DoolittleVPSell3,000$41.68$125,040.00View SEC Filing  
12/3/2013Stephen FeltzCFOSell4,198$42.00$176,316.00View SEC Filing  
11/26/2013J Keith WhiteVPSell1,000$42.72$42,720.00View SEC Filing  
11/21/2013Grant YoshiharaVPSell3,000$42.45$127,350.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN)
DateHeadline
seekingalpha.com logoAt What Price Are These 9 Dividend Champions 'Touchable'? (NYSE:NWN)
seekingalpha.com - August 23 at 11:00 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoSeeking Safe Returns? 4 Utilities for Dividend Investors (NYSE:NWN)
finance.yahoo.com - August 18 at 9:40 AM
realistinvestor.com logoNorthwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) Reports Accounts Payable Of $57.756 (NYSE:NWN)
www.realistinvestor.com - August 17 at 9:39 AM
capitalcube.com logoNorthwest Natural Gas Co. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : NWN-US : August 16, 2016 (NYSE:NWN)
www.capitalcube.com - August 16 at 9:50 AM
capitalcube.com logoETF’s with exposure to Northwest Natural Gas Co. : August 11, 2016 (NYSE:NWN)
www.capitalcube.com - August 11 at 7:00 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoNORTHWEST NATURAL GAS CO Financials (NYSE:NWN)
finance.yahoo.com - August 6 at 6:39 PM
News IconNW Natural Gas Storage Returns to Profitablity; Oregon Expansion on Track (NYSE:NWN)
www.naturalgasintel.com - August 5 at 9:40 AM
capitalcube.com logoNorthwest Natural Gas Co. :NWN-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2016 By the Numbers : August 4, 2016 (NYSE:NWN)
www.capitalcube.com - August 4 at 6:59 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of NWN earnings conference call or presentation 2-Aug-16 3:00pm GMT (NYSE:NWN)
finance.yahoo.com - August 3 at 9:49 AM
bizjournals.com logoHow saving natural gas helps businesses (NYSE:NWN)
www.bizjournals.com - August 2 at 11:28 AM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-Northwest Natural reports Quarterly and Half-yearly results (NYSE:NWN)
www.reuters.com - August 2 at 11:28 AM
nasdaq.com logoNorthwest Natural Gas Bottom Line Drops 8% In Q2 (NYSE:NWN)
www.nasdaq.com - August 2 at 11:28 AM
sg.finance.yahoo.com logoNorthwest Natural Gas posts 2Q profit (NYSE:NWN)
sg.finance.yahoo.com - August 2 at 11:28 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoQ2 2016 Northwest Natural Gas Co Earnings Release - Before Market Open (NYSE:NWN)
biz.yahoo.com - August 2 at 11:28 AM
seekingalpha.com logoNorthwest Natural Gas beats by $0.01, misses on revenue (NYSE:NWN)
seekingalpha.com - August 2 at 6:08 AM
finance.yahoo.com logo6:03 am NW Natural Gas President David H. Anderson appointed CEO in addition to current role, effective August 1 (NYSE:NWN)
finance.yahoo.com - July 30 at 6:03 AM
nasdaq.com logoNW Natural Board Approves Appointment Of New CEO - Quick Facts (NYSE:NWN)
www.nasdaq.com - July 29 at 9:38 AM
publicnow.com logoDavid H. Anderson Begins Tenure as CEO (NYSE:NWN)
www.publicnow.com - July 29 at 6:28 AM
News IconNatural gas line causes issues with multiple-house fire in NW Portland (NYSE:NWN)
www.kptv.com - July 28 at 6:49 PM
capitalcube.com logoETF’s with exposure to Northwest Natural Gas Co. : July 20, 2016 (NYSE:NWN)
www.capitalcube.com - July 20 at 12:47 PM
News IconCEO of Northwest Natural Gasny C (NYSE:NWN), Kantor Gregg S, sells 1,000 shares worth $63,913 (NYSE:NWN)
empowerednews.net - July 15 at 5:37 PM
4-traders.com logoNorthwest Natural Gas : Homebuyers Say They'd Pay $50,000 More for a Home With All Gas Appliances, New Study Finds (NYSE:NWN)
www.4-traders.com - July 13 at 6:56 PM
publicnow.com logoHomebuyers Say They'd Pay $50,000 More for a Home With All Gas Appliances, New Study Finds (NYSE:NWN)
www.publicnow.com - July 13 at 2:08 PM
News IconNW Natural announces dividend of 46 cents (NYSE:NWN)
www.columbian.com - July 9 at 5:59 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoNW Natural Announces Dividend (NYSE:NWN)
finance.yahoo.com - July 9 at 5:59 PM
streetinsider.com logoNorthwest Natural Gas (NWN) Declares $0.4675 Quarterly Dividend; 2.9% Yield (NYSE:NWN)
www.streetinsider.com - July 8 at 6:38 PM
nasdaq.com logoNW Natural Schedules Conference Call to Review Results for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, (NYSE:NWN)
m.nasdaq.com - July 8 at 6:38 PM
publicnow.com logoNW Natural Schedules Conference Call to Review Results for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2016 (NYSE:NWN)
www.publicnow.com - July 8 at 6:11 PM
nasdaq.com logoNWN Breaks Above 3% Yield Territory (NYSE:NWN)
www.nasdaq.com - June 29 at 9:24 AM
News IconHIRED: Fostveit to manage NW Natural community affairs (NYSE:NWN)
www.thenewsguard.com - June 25 at 10:18 AM
News IconNW Natural says IP 28 will cause 2 percent rate hike (NYSE:NWN)
www.bluemountaineagle.com - June 25 at 10:18 AM
News IconVP of Northwest Natural Gasny C (NYSE:NWN), Yoshihara Grant M, sells 2,000 shares worth $118,302 (NYSE:NWN)
empowerednews.net - June 16 at 10:48 AM
fidaily.com logoNorthwest Natural Gas Company C (NYSE:NWN) Trading Up – Insiders Are Selling (NYSE:NWN)
www.fidaily.com - June 15 at 11:09 AM
News IconChief Adm. Officer & SVP of Northwest Natural Gasny C (NYSE:NWN), Doolittle Lea Anne, sells 3,000 shares worth $172,885 (NYSE:NWN)
empowerednews.net - June 10 at 6:49 PM
fidaily.com logoNorthwest Natural Gas Company C (NYSE:NWN) Trading Up – Insider Trading Activity (NYSE:NWN)
www.fidaily.com - June 10 at 6:49 PM
News IconNW Natural to improve gas line in Grass Valley (NYSE:NWN)
www.columbian.com - June 2 at 6:56 PM
seekingalpha.com logoNorthwest Natural Gas Company - A Dividend King With 60 Years Of Dividend Increases (Part 3 Of 18) (NYSE:NWN)
seekingalpha.com - June 2 at 6:56 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoNORTHWEST NATURAL GAS CO Files SEC form 8-K, Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders, Other Events (NYSE:NWN)
biz.yahoo.com - June 2 at 6:01 AM
News IconNorthwest Natural Gas Underperform (NYSE:NWN)
www.finanzen.ch - May 27 at 6:26 PM
News IconStock Rating Review for Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) - Wall Street Hints and News (NYSE:NWN)
hintsnewsnetwork.com - May 27 at 9:15 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoNW Natural Gas downgraded by Hilliard Lyons (NYSE:NWN)
finance.yahoo.com - May 26 at 9:31 AM
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www.tradecalls.org - May 19 at 11:22 PM
equities.com logoNorthwest Natural Gas Co. (NWN) Hits New 52-week High During May 12 Session - Equities.com (NYSE:NWN)
www.equities.com - May 14 at 5:53 PM
News IconKantor Gregg S, CEO of Northwest Natural Gasny C (NYSE:NWN) sells 1,000 shares (NYSE:NWN)
empowerednews.net - May 14 at 4:44 AM
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hintsnewsnetwork.com - May 13 at 6:28 PM
capitalcube.com logoNorthwest Natural Gas Co. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : NWN-US : April 19, 2016 (NYSE:NWN)
www.capitalcube.com - April 19 at 8:04 AM
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