Northwest Natural (NWN) Stock Price, News & Analysis

+0.25 (+0.66%)
(As of 01:25 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
110,574 shs
Average Volume
339,911 shs
Market Capitalization
$1.45 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Northwest Natural MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
2.00 Rating Score
18.0% Upside
$45.20 Price Target
Short Interest
2.20% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
News Sentiment
0.63mentions of Northwest Natural in the last 14 days
Based on 2 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $2.27 to $2.86 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.21 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

27th out of 88 stocks

Natural Gas Distribution Industry

2nd out of 11 stocks

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About Northwest Natural Stock (NYSE:NWN)

Northwest Natural Holding Company, through its subsidiary, Northwest Natural Gas Company, provides regulated natural gas distribution services to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the United States. The company operates a mist gas storage facility contracted to other utilities, third-party marketers, and electric generators; offers natural gas asset management services; and operates an appliance retail center. It also engages in gas storage, water and wastewater, non-regulated renewable natural gas, and other investment businesses. In addition, the company provides natural gas service in Oregon and southwest Washington; and water and wastewater connections. Northwest Natural Holding Company was founded in 1859 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

NWN Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Natural gas distribution
Gas Utilities
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

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High Stock Price Target
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Potential Upside/Downside
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Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
4 Analysts


Net Income
$93.87 million
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$1.20 billion
Cash Flow
$6.16 per share
Book Value
$34.91 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$1.46 billion
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Key Executives

  • Mr. David Hugo AndersonMr. David Hugo Anderson (Age 62)
    CEO & Director
    Comp: $1.7M
  • Mr. Justin B. Palfreyman (Age 45)
    Comp: $622.28k
  • Ms. MardiLyn Saathoff (Age 67)
    Senior VP of Regulation & General Counsel
    Comp: $741.91k
  • Mr. Brody J. Wilson (Age 45)
    CFO, VP, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller & Treasurer
    Comp: $417.74k
  • Ms. Nikki Sparley CPA
    Director of Investor Relations & Treasury
  • Ms. Shawn M. Filippi (Age 51)
    VP, Chief Compliance Officer & Corporate Secretary

NWN Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Northwest Natural stock right now?

4 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Northwest Natural in the last twelve months. There are currently 4 hold ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "hold" NWN shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in NWN, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Northwest Natural's stock price target for 2024?

4 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Northwest Natural's stock. Their NWN share price targets range from $37.00 to $59.00. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach $45.20 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 18.0% from the stock's current price.
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How have NWN shares performed in 2024?

Northwest Natural's stock was trading at $38.94 at the beginning of 2024. Since then, NWN stock has decreased by 1.7% and is now trading at $38.29.
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Are investors shorting Northwest Natural?

Northwest Natural saw a decline in short interest during the month of March. As of March 15th, there was short interest totaling 959,500 shares, a decline of 18.7% from the February 29th total of 1,180,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 349,500 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.7 days.
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When is Northwest Natural's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, May 6th 2024.
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How can I listen to Northwest Natural's earnings call?

Northwest Natural will be holding an earnings conference call on Monday, May 6th at 11:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 866-813-9403 with passcode "347383".

How were Northwest Natural's earnings last quarter?

Northwest Natural Holding (NYSE:NWN) issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February, 23rd. The utilities provider reported $1.21 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.31 by $0.10. The utilities provider earned $355.71 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $368.78 million. Northwest Natural had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 7.52% and a net margin of 7.84%. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.36 EPS.

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

Northwest Natural declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, April 11th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, April 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.488 per share on Wednesday, May 15th. This represents a $1.95 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.10%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, April 29th.
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Is Northwest Natural a good dividend stock?

Northwest Natural (NYSE:NWN) pays an annual dividend of $1.95 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 5.18%. NWN has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The company has been increasing its dividend for 69 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 75.00%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on earnings estimates, NWN will have a dividend payout ratio of 68.18% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for NWN.

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

Northwest Natural issued an update on its FY 2024 earnings guidance on Friday, February, 23rd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of 2.200-2.400 for the period, compared to the consensus estimate of 2.750. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What other stocks do shareholders of Northwest Natural own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Northwest Natural investors own include Cisco Systems (CSCO), General Electric (GE), Pfizer (PFE), AT&T (T), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Consolidated Edison (ED), Ford Motor (F), Verizon Communications (VZ), AbbVie (ABBV) and Southern (SO).

Who are Northwest Natural's major shareholders?

Northwest Natural's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (0.08%), Sunbelt Securities Inc. (0.01%) and CWM LLC (0.00%). Insiders that own company stock include David A Weber, David Hugo Anderson, James R Downing, Jane L Peverett and Malia H Wasson.
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How do I buy shares of Northwest Natural?

Shares of NWN stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NYSE:NWN) was last updated on 4/23/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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