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NYSE:NWN - Northwest Natural Stock Price, Forecast & News

$68.97
+0.41 (+0.60 %)
(As of 12/10/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$68.28
Now: $68.97
$69.07
50-Day Range
$64.54
MA: $67.75
$71.00
52-Week Range
$57.20
Now: $68.97
$73.50
Volume125,000 shs
Average Volume136,150 shs
Market Capitalization$2.10 billion
P/E Ratio29.60
Dividend Yield2.79%
Beta0.23
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
SectorUtilities
CUSIP66765510
Phone503-226-4211

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$706.14 million
Cash Flow$5.93 per share
Book Value$26.44 per share

Profitability

Net Income$64.57 million

Miscellaneous

Employees1,198
Market Cap$2.10 billion
Next Earnings Date3/6/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, October 3rd. Investors of record on Thursday, October 31st will be given a dividend of $0.477 per share on Friday, November 15th. This represents a $1.91 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.77%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, October 30th. This is a positive change from Northwest Natural's previous quarterly dividend of $0.48. View Northwest Natural's Dividend History.

How were Northwest Natural's earnings last quarter?

Northwest Natural Holding Co (NYSE:NWN) issued its earnings results on Tuesday, November, 5th. The utilities provider reported ($0.63) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.53) by $0.10. The utilities provider earned $90.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $98.07 million. Northwest Natural had a net margin of 8.38% and a return on equity of 8.58%. The business's revenue for the quarter was down 1.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.41) 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 Friday, March 6th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Northwest Natural.

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

Northwest Natural updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Tuesday, November, 5th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.25-2.45 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.39.

What price target have analysts set for NWN?

6 brokers have issued 12-month price targets for Northwest Natural's shares. Their forecasts range from $49.00 to $79.00. On average, they expect Northwest Natural's share price to reach $67.33 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 2.4%. View Analyst Price Targets for Northwest Natural.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Northwest Natural?

6 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 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Northwest Natural.

Has Northwest Natural been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about NWN stock have been trending negative this week, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Northwest Natural earned a daily sentiment score of -2.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the utilities provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future. View News Stories for Northwest Natural.

Are investors shorting Northwest Natural?

Northwest Natural saw a increase in short interest in November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,460,000 shares, an increase of 8.1% from the October 31st total of 1,350,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 119,100 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 12.3 days. Currently, 4.9% of the company's stock 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 Cisco Systems (CSCO), Ford Motor (F), General Electric (GE), Intel (INTC), Consolidated Edison (ED), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Mcdonald's (MCD), Nike (NKE), Procter & Gamble (PG) and Exxon Mobil (XOM).

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 variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Parnassus Investments CA (3.04%), State Street Corp (2.94%), First Trust Advisors LP (1.97%), Fisher Asset Management LLC (0.62%), Camden National Bank (0.43%) and Hennessy Advisors Inc. (0.42%). 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 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 Man Group plc, Millennium Management LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., SG Americas Securities LLC, Hennessy Advisors Inc., Strs Ohio, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan and Confluence Investment Management 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Parnassus Investments CA, First Trust Advisors LP, Robecosam AG, California Public Employees Retirement System, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Chicago Equity Partners LLC, Voloridge Investment Management LLC and Catalyst Capital Advisors 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 $68.97.

How big of a company is Northwest Natural?

Northwest Natural has a market capitalization of $2.10 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 http://www.nwnatural.com/.

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:  245 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  341 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  586
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Northwest Natural 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 12/10/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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