NYSE:NWN - Northwest Natural Gas Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$60.70 +0.90 (+1.51 %)
(As of 06/18/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$59.80
Today's Range$59.80 - $60.95
52-Week Range$51.50 - $69.50
Volume124,500 shs
Average Volume159,312 shs
Market Capitalization$1.72 billion
P/E Ratio27.10
Dividend Yield3.20%

About Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN)

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

Industry Natural gas distribution
Sub-IndustryGas Utilities


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.89
Current Ratio0.76
Quick Ratio0.65


Trailing P/E Ratio27.10
Forward P/E Ratio27.22
P/E Growth6.19

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$762.17 million
Price / Sales2.29
Cash Flow$5.8818 per share
Price / Cash10.32
Book Value$25.87 per share
Price / Book2.35


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.24
Net Income$-55,620,000.00
Net Margins-7.46%
Return on Equity8.14%
Return on Assets2.15%


Outstanding Shares28,780,000

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, April 5th. Investors of record on Monday, April 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.4725 per share on Tuesday, May 15th. This represents a $1.89 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.11%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, April 27th. View Northwest Natural Gas' Dividend History.

How were Northwest Natural Gas' earnings last quarter?

Northwest Natural Gas Co (NYSE:NWN) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May, 8th. The utilities provider reported $1.44 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.41 by $0.03. The utilities provider earned $264.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $296.20 million. Northwest Natural Gas had a negative net margin of 7.46% and a positive return on equity of 8.14%. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 11.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.40 EPS. 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 Wednesday, August, 1st 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, May, 8th. The company provided EPS guidance of $2.10-2.30 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.25.

What price target have analysts set for NWN?

6 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Northwest Natural Gas' stock. Their predictions range from $52.00 to $63.00. On average, they anticipate Northwest Natural Gas' stock price to reach $59.3333 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Northwest Natural Gas.

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 coverage about NWN stock has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Northwest Natural Gas earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 47.71 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term.

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. (13.37%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.09%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (2.01%), OLD Republic International Corp (1.33%), OLD Republic International Corp (1.33%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.24%). Company insiders that own Northwest Natural Gas stock include C Scott Gibson, David A Weber, David Hugo Anderson, Grant M Yoshihara, Gregg S Kantor, Kimberly A Heiting, Lea Anne Doolittle, Lori L Russell, Malia H Wasson, Mark S Dodson, Martha L Byorum and Shawn M Filippi. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Northwest Natural Gas.

Which major investors are selling Northwest Natural Gas stock?

NWN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Hennessy Advisors Inc., Robecosam AG, UBS Group AG, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, California Public Employees Retirement System, Usca Ria LLC and American International Group Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Northwest Natural Gas company stock in the last year include David A Weber, David Hugo Anderson, Grant M Yoshihara, Lori L Russell, Mark S Dodson and Martha L Byorum. View Insider Buying and Selling for Northwest Natural Gas.

Which major investors are buying Northwest Natural Gas stock?

NWN stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., OLD Republic International Corp, OLD Republic International Corp, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Russell Investments Group Ltd., Personal Capital Advisors Corp, KBC Group NV and Principal Financial Group Inc.. 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 $60.70.

How big of a company is Northwest Natural Gas?

Northwest Natural Gas has a market capitalization of $1.72 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 (NWN)

Community Ranking:  1.9 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  127 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  214 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  341
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 6/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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