NYSE:NWN - Northwest Natural Gas Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$64.35 -0.15 (-0.23 %)
(As of 08/21/2018 03:43 PM ET)
Previous Close$64.25
Today's Range$63.80 - $64.45
52-Week Range$51.50 - $69.50
Volume1,267 shs
Average Volume120,917 shs
Market Capitalization$1.87 billion
P/E Ratio28.62
Dividend Yield2.90%
Northwest Natural Gas logoNorthwest Natural Gas Company engages in gas distribution and storage businesses in the United States. It operates in two segments, Local Gas Distribution and Gas Storage. The Local Gas Distribution segment engages in the purchase, sale, and delivery of natural gas and related services to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Oregon and southwest Washington. It also builds and maintains pipeline distribution system; purchases gas from producers and marketers; contracts for the transportation of gas from the supply basins to service territory over pipelines; and resells gas. In addition, this segment transports customer-owned gas from the interstate pipeline connection or city gates to the customers' end-use facilities. The Gas Storage segment provides underground natural gas storage services to interstate and intrastate markets. This segment primarily serves natural gas distribution, electric generation, and energy marketing companies. It also hold leases and other property interests in approximately 12,000 net acres of underground natural gas storage in Oregon; and approximately 5,000 net acres of underground natural gas storage in California, as well as owns rights to depleted gas reservoirs in Mist, Oregon. Northwest Natural Gas Company was founded in 1859 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Natural gas distribution
Sub-IndustryGas Utilities


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.90
Current Ratio0.61
Quick Ratio0.46


Trailing P/E Ratio28.62
Forward P/E Ratio29.12
P/E Growth6.79

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$762.17 million
Price / Sales2.43
Cash Flow$5.7302 per share
Price / Cash11.23
Book Value$25.87 per share
Price / Book2.49


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.24
Net Income$-55,620,000.00
Net Margins-8.10%
Return on Equity8.03%
Return on Assets2.06%


Outstanding Shares28,800,000
Market Cap$1.87 billion

Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Northwest Natural Gas' stock symbol?

Northwest Natural Gas trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "NWN."

How often does Northwest Natural Gas pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Northwest Natural Gas?

Northwest Natural Gas declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, July 5th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, July 31st will be given a dividend of $0.4725 per share on Wednesday, August 15th. This represents a $1.89 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.94%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, July 30th. View Northwest Natural Gas' Dividend History.

How were Northwest Natural Gas' earnings last quarter?

Northwest Natural Gas Co (NYSE:NWN) posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August, 7th. The utilities provider reported ($0.01) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.07. The utilities provider had revenue of $124.57 million for the quarter. Northwest Natural Gas had a positive return on equity of 8.03% and a negative net margin of 8.10%. View Northwest Natural Gas' Earnings History.

When is Northwest Natural Gas' next earnings date?

Northwest Natural Gas is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, November, 2nd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Northwest Natural Gas.

What guidance has Northwest Natural Gas issued on next quarter's earnings?

Northwest Natural Gas updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday, August, 7th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.10-2.30 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.26.

What price target have analysts set for NWN?

6 analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Northwest Natural Gas' shares. Their forecasts range from $51.00 to $63.00. On average, they anticipate Northwest Natural Gas' stock price to reach $57.25 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 10.8%. View Analyst Price Targets for Northwest Natural Gas.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Northwest Natural Gas?

6 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Northwest Natural Gas in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings and 4 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Northwest Natural Gas.

Are investors shorting Northwest Natural Gas?

Northwest Natural Gas saw a increase in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 833,088 shares, an increase of 55.2% from the July 13th total of 536,799 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 119,079 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 7.0 days. Approximately 2.9% of the company's stock are short sold. View Northwest Natural Gas' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Northwest Natural Gas' key competitors?

Who are Northwest Natural Gas' key executives?

Northwest Natural Gas' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. David Hugo Anderson, Pres & CEO (Age 56)
  • Mr. Frank Burkhartsmeyer, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 53)
  • Mr. Brody J. Wilson, VP, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller & Treasurer (Age 39)
  • Ms. Lea Anne Doolittle, Sr. VP & Chief Admin. Officer (Age 63)
  • Ms. MardiLyn Saathoff, Sr. VP of Regulation & Gen. Counsel (Age 61)

Has Northwest Natural Gas been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about NWN stock have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Northwest Natural Gas earned a media and rumor sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern's scale. They also gave media coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 41.07 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term. View Recent Headlines for Northwest Natural Gas.

Who are Northwest Natural Gas' major shareholders?

Northwest Natural Gas' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (14.22%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.10%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (2.21%), Parnassus Investments CA (1.56%), Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC (1.44%) and Bessemer Group Inc. (1.26%). Company insiders that own Northwest Natural Gas stock include C Scott Gibson, David A Weber, David Hugo Anderson, Grant M Yoshihara, Kimberly A Heiting, Lea Anne Doolittle, Lori L Russell, Malia H Wasson, Mardilyn Saathoff, Mark S Dodson, Martha L Byorum and Shawn M Filippi. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Northwest Natural Gas.

Which institutional investors are selling Northwest Natural Gas stock?

NWN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nuance Investments LLC, First Trust Advisors LP, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Hennessy Advisors Inc., Martingale Asset Management L P, Bessemer Group Inc., BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA and Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.. Company insiders that have sold Northwest Natural Gas company stock in the last year include C Scott Gibson, David A Weber, David Hugo Anderson, Grant M Yoshihara, Lea Anne Doolittle, Lori L Russell, Mardilyn Saathoff, Mark S Dodson and Martha L Byorum. View Insider Buying and Selling for Northwest Natural Gas.

Which institutional investors are buying Northwest Natural Gas stock?

NWN stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Parnassus Investments CA, Legal & General Group Plc, Robecosam AG, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. and Citadel Advisors LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Northwest Natural Gas.

How do I buy shares of Northwest Natural Gas?

Shares of NWN 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 Northwest Natural Gas' stock price today?

One share of NWN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $64.20.

How big of a company is Northwest Natural Gas?

Northwest Natural Gas has a market capitalization of $1.87 billion and generates $762.17 million in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $-55,620,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or $2.24 on an earnings per share basis. Northwest Natural Gas employs 1,146 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Northwest Natural Gas?

Northwest Natural Gas' mailing address is ONE PACIFIC SQUARE 220 NW SECOND AVE, PORTLAND OR, 97209. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at 503-226-4211 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE NWN)

Community Ranking:  1.9 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  154 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  247 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  401
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Northwest Natural Gas and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe NWN will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe NWN will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 8/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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