Northwest Natural Stock Price, News & Analysis (NYSE:NWN)

-0.48 (-0.67 %)
(As of 09/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $71.42
50-Day Range
MA: $71.07
52-Week Range
Now: $71.42
Volume136,011 shs
Average Volume105,712 shs
Market Capitalization$2.17 billion
P/E Ratio30.65
Dividend Yield2.64%
Northwest Natural Holding Company, through its subsidiary, Northwest Natural Gas Company, provides regulated natural gas distribution services to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Oregon and Southwest Washington. It is also involved in the gas storage activities, water businesses, and other investments and activities. The company was founded in 1859 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Natural gas distribution
Sub-IndustryGas Utilities



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$706.14 million
Cash Flow$5.8254 per share
Book Value$26.44 per share


Net Income$64.57 million


Market Cap$2.17 billion
Next Earnings Date11/5/2019 (Estimated)

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Northwest Natural (NYSE:NWN) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Northwest Natural's stock symbol?

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

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

Northwest Natural declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, July 11th. Investors of record on Wednesday, July 31st will be given a dividend of $0.475 per share on Thursday, August 15th. This represents a $1.90 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.66%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, July 30th. View Northwest Natural's Dividend History.

How were Northwest Natural's earnings last quarter?

Northwest Natural Holding Co (NYSE:NWN) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August, 6th. The utilities provider reported $0.07 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.09) by $0.16. The utilities provider earned $123.44 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $125.08 million. Northwest Natural had a net margin of 9.41% and a return on equity of 9.80%. Northwest Natural's revenue was down .9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted ($0.03) EPS. View Northwest Natural's Earnings History.

When is Northwest Natural's next earnings date?

Northwest Natural is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, November 5th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Northwest Natural.

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

Northwest Natural issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Tuesday, August, 6th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.25 to $2.45 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $2.38.

What price target have analysts set for NWN?

4 brokers have issued 1 year price targets for Northwest Natural's stock. Their forecasts range from $49.00 to $79.00. On average, they anticipate Northwest Natural's stock price to reach $66.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 7.6%. View Analyst Price Targets for Northwest Natural.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Northwest Natural?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Northwest Natural in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 2 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Northwest Natural.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Northwest Natural stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Northwest Natural stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Northwest Natural Holding Company builds and maintains natural gas distribution systems, as well as invests in natural gas pipeline projects through its subsidiaries. It serves residential, commercial and industrial customers primarily in the United States, Canada and Service Territory. Northwest Natural Holding Company, formerly known as NW Natural Gas Company, is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. " (7/19/2019)
  • 2. Maxim Group analysts commented, "As a result of NWN raising more equity than we previously forecasted, we reduce our 2019 EPS to $2.38 (from $2.42), 2020 to $2.55 (from $2.59) and 2021 to $2.63 (from $2.65)." (6/6/2019)

Has Northwest Natural been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about NWN stock has trended somewhat negative on Sunday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Northwest Natural earned a coverage optimism score of -1.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the utilities provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days. View News Stories for Northwest Natural.

Are investors shorting Northwest Natural?

Northwest Natural saw a increase in short interest in the month of August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,332,200 shares, an increase of 16.1% from the July 15th total of 1,147,500 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 171,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 7.8 days. Approximately 4.7% of the company's shares are short sold. View Northwest Natural's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Northwest Natural's key competitors?

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 General Electric (GE), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Ford Motor (F), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV), Intel (INTC), Nike (NKE), Pfizer (PFE), Procter & Gamble (PG) and Celgene (CELG).

Who are Northwest Natural's key executives?

Northwest Natural's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. David Hugo Anderson, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 57)
  • Mr. Frank H. Burkhartsmeyer, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 54)
  • Ms. MardiLyn Saathoff, Sr. VP of Regulation & Gen. Counsel (Age 62)
  • Mr. Brody J. Wilson, VP, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller & Treasurer (Age 40)
  • Ms. Nikki Sparley CPA, Director of Investor Relations

Who are Northwest Natural's major shareholders?

Northwest Natural's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (14.60%), BlackRock Inc. (14.60%), Vanguard Group Inc. (11.68%), Parnassus Investments CA (2.34%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (1.88%) and First Trust Advisors LP (1.75%). Company insiders that own Northwest Natural stock include C Scott Gibson, David A Weber, David Hugo Anderson, Jon G Huddleston, Justin Palfreyman, Kimberly A Heiting, Lea Anne Doolittle, Lori L Russell, Malia H Wasson, Mardilyn Saathoff, Mark S Dodson, Martha L Byorum and Tod R Hamachek. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Northwest Natural.

Which institutional investors are selling Northwest Natural stock?

NWN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Robecosam AG, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Invesco Ltd., Bank of America Corp DE, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC and Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC. Company insiders that have sold Northwest Natural company stock in the last year include C Scott Gibson, David Hugo Anderson, Justin Palfreyman, Kimberly A Heiting, Lori L Russell and Tod R Hamachek. View Insider Buying and Selling for Northwest Natural.

Which institutional investors are buying Northwest Natural stock?

NWN stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Morgan Stanley, BlackRock Inc., BlackRock Inc., Man Group plc, Vanguard Group Inc., Russell Investments Group Ltd. and SG Americas Securities LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Northwest Natural.

How do I buy shares of Northwest Natural?

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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Northwest Natural's stock price today?

One share of NWN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $71.42.

How big of a company is Northwest Natural?

Northwest Natural has a market capitalization of $2.17 billion and generates $706.14 million in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $64.57 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.33 on an earnings per share basis. Northwest Natural employs 1,198 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Northwest Natural.

What is Northwest Natural's official website?

The official website for Northwest Natural is

How can I contact Northwest Natural?

Northwest Natural's 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 (NYSE NWN)

Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  223 (Thanks for Voting!)
Underperform Votes:  320 (Thanks for Voting!)
Total Votes:  543
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This page was last updated on 9/22/2019 by Staff

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