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NYSE:NWN

Northwest Natural - NWN Stock Forecast, Price & News

$52.60
+0.27 (+0.52%)
(As of 08/9/2022 10:09 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$52.43
$52.88
50-Day Range
$50.81
$55.72
52-Week Range
$43.07
$57.63
Volume
751 shs
Average Volume
162,541 shs
Market Capitalization
$1.80 billion
P/E Ratio
21.12
Dividend Yield
3.67%
Price Target
$53.60

Northwest Natural MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
2.4% Upside
$53.60 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
2.38% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
1.14mentions of Northwest Natural in the last 14 days
Based on 13 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$59,100 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
5.56%
From $2.52 to $2.66 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.43 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

17th out of 87 stocks

Natural Gas Distribution Industry

4th out of 13 stocks

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About Northwest Natural (NYSE:NWN) Stock

Northwest Natural Holding Company, through its subsidiary, Northwest Natural Gas Company, provides regulated natural gas distribution services to residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation customers in Oregon and Southwest Washington. The company also operates 5.7 billion cubic feet of the Mist gas storage facility contracted to other utilities and third-party marketers; offers natural gas asset management services; and operates an appliance retail center. In addition, it engages in the gas storage, water, non-regulated renewable natural gas, and other investments and activities. The company provides natural gas service through approximately 786,000 meters in Oregon and southwest Washington; and water services to a total of approximately 80,000 people through approximately 33,000 water and wastewater connections in the Pacific Northwest and Texas. Northwest Natural Holding Company was founded in 1859 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

Analyst Ratings Changes

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on NWN. Bank of America upgraded shares of Northwest Natural from an "underperform" rating to a "neutral" rating and set a $53.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, May 24th. Royal Bank of Canada boosted their price objective on Northwest Natural from $49.00 to $50.00 and gave the stock a "sector perform" rating in a report on Thursday, April 14th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, Based on data from MarketBeat.com, the company has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $53.60.

Northwest Natural Stock Performance

Shares of NYSE:NWN opened at $52.33 on Tuesday. The business has a fifty day simple moving average of $53.07 and a 200 day simple moving average of $51.49. The company has a current ratio of 0.66, a quick ratio of 0.54 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.79 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.02, a PEG ratio of 4.86 and a beta of 0.45. Northwest Natural has a one year low of $43.07 and a one year high of $57.63.

Northwest Natural (NYSE:NWN - Get Rating) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 4th. The utilities provider reported $0.05 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.04) by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $194.96 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $157.21 million. Northwest Natural had a return on equity of 7.87% and a net margin of 8.27%. The business's revenue was up 30.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted ($0.02) earnings per share. Sell-side analysts expect that Northwest Natural will post 2.52 EPS for the current year.

Northwest Natural Announces Dividend

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, August 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, July 29th will be paid a $0.482 dividend. This represents a $1.93 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.68%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 28th. Northwest Natural's payout ratio is 77.51%.

Insider Buying and Selling at Northwest Natural

In other news, CEO David Hugo Anderson sold 1,127 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.44, for a total transaction of $59,099.88. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 125,675 shares of the company's stock, valued at $6,590,397. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 0.84% of the company's stock.

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NWN Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 5/13 Dividend
4/28/2022
Dividend Payable
5/13/2022
Ex-Dividend for 8/15 Dividend
7/28/2022
Last Earnings
8/04/2022
Today
8/09/2022
Dividend Payable
8/15/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
11/04/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Natural gas distribution
Sub-Industry
Gas Utilities
Sector
Utilities
CUSIP
66765510
Employees
1,237
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$53.60
High Stock Price Forecast
$62.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$49.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+1.9%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.00
Research Coverage
4 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$78.67 million
Pretax Margin
11.10%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$860.40 million
Cash Flow
$6.73 per share
Book Value
$30.49 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
33,967,000
Market Cap
$1.80 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.45

Key Executives

  • Mr. David Hugo Anderson (Age 60)
    Pres, CEO & Director
    Comp: $1.72M
  • Mr. Frank H. Burkhartsmeyer (Age 57)
    Sr. VP & CFO
    Comp: $910.2k
  • Ms. Kimberly A. Heiting (Age 52)
    Sr. VP of Operations & Chief Marketing Officer
    Comp: $596.28k
  • Ms. MardiLyn Saathoff (Age 65)
    Sr. VP of Regulation & Gen. Counsel
    Comp: $719.46k
  • Mr. Justin B. Palfreyman (Age 43)
    Pres of NW Natural RNG Holding Company, LLC
    Comp: $589.5k
  • Mr. Brody J. Wilson (Age 43)
    VP, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller & Treasurer
  • Mr. James R. Downing (Age 52)
    VP & Chief Information Officer
  • Ms. Nikki Sparley CPA
    Director of Investor Relations
  • Ms. Shawn M. Filippi (Age 49)
    VP, Chief Compliance Officer & Corp. Sec.
  • Ms. Kathryn M. Williams (Age 46)
    VP of Public Affairs & Sustainability













NWN Stock - 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 forecast for 2022?

4 Wall Street research analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Northwest Natural's shares. Their NWN share price forecasts range from $49.00 to $62.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $53.60 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 2.4% from the stock's current price.
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How has Northwest Natural's stock performed in 2022?

Northwest Natural's stock was trading at $48.78 at the beginning of 2022. Since then, NWN shares have increased by 7.3% and is now trading at $52.33.
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Are investors shorting Northwest Natural?

Northwest Natural saw a increase in short interest in June. As of June 30th, there was short interest totaling 941,500 shares, an increase of 23.8% from the June 15th total of 760,400 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 286,300 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.3 days.
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When is Northwest Natural's next earnings date?

Northwest Natural is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, November 4th 2022.
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How were Northwest Natural's earnings last quarter?

Northwest Natural Holding (NYSE:NWN) announced its earnings results on Thursday, August, 4th. The utilities provider reported $0.05 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.04) by $0.09. The utilities provider earned $194.96 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $157.21 million. Northwest Natural had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 7.87% and a net margin of 8.27%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 30.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted ($0.02) EPS.

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

Northwest Natural declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, July 14th. Shareholders of record on Friday, July 29th will be given a dividend of $0.482 per share on Monday, August 15th. This represents a $1.93 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.68%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 28th.
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Is Northwest Natural a good dividend stock?

Northwest Natural (NYSE:NWN) pays an annual dividend of $1.93 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.67%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 66 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 77.51%. 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 72.56% 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 updated its FY 2022 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 4th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.45-$2.65 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of $2.53. 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).

What is Northwest Natural's stock symbol?

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

Who are Northwest Natural's major shareholders?

Northwest Natural's stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Victory Capital Management Inc. (1.31%), Personal Capital Advisors Corp (0.70%), Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP (0.55%), ProShare Advisors LLC (0.47%), MESIROW FINANCIAL INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Equity & Fixed Income (0.39%) and Confluence Investment Management LLC (0.33%). Insiders that own company stock include C Scott Gibson, David A Weber, David Hugo Anderson, James R Downing, Justin Palfreyman, Kimberly A Heiting, Malia H Wasson, Mardilyn Saathoff and Shawn M Filippi.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Northwest Natural's stock price today?

One share of NWN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $52.33.

How much money does Northwest Natural make?

Northwest Natural (NYSE:NWN) has a market capitalization of $1.79 billion and generates $860.40 million in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $78.67 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.49 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Northwest Natural have?

Northwest Natural employs 1,237 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Northwest Natural?

Northwest Natural's mailing address is 250 S.W. TAYLOR STREET, PORTLAND OR, 97204. The official website for the company is www.nwnatural.com. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at (503) 226-4211, via email at n1s@nwnatural.com, or via fax at 503-273-4822.

This page (NYSE:NWN) was last updated on 8/9/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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