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Northwest Natural Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.86 (+1.80 %)
(As of 12/4/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $48.65
50-Day Range
MA: $47.35
52-Week Range
Now: $48.65
Volume97,186 shs
Average Volume214,480 shs
Market Capitalization$1.49 billion
P/E Ratio24.20
Dividend Yield4.02%
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. It is also involved in gas storage activities, water businesses, and other investments activities. It serves approximately 2.5 million customers in approximately 140 communities through 760,000 meters. The company was founded in 1859 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 0.9Community Rank: 2.0Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.12 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Natural gas distribution
Sub-IndustryGas Utilities



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$746.37 million
Cash Flow$6.37 per share
Book Value$28.45 per share


Net Income$61.74 million


Market Cap$1.49 billion
Next Earnings Date3/1/2021 (Estimated)
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(As of 12/4/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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Northwest Natural (NYSE:NWN) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Northwest Natural's stock been impacted by Coronavirus?

Northwest Natural's stock was trading at $63.20 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, NWN shares have decreased by 23.0% and is now trading at $48.65.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of 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 and 3 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Northwest Natural?

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When is Northwest Natural's next earnings date?

Northwest Natural is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, March 1st 2021.
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How were Northwest Natural's earnings last quarter?

Northwest Natural Holding (NYSE:NWN) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November, 5th. The utilities provider reported ($0.61) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.68) by $0.07. The utilities provider had revenue of $93.28 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $97.32 million. Northwest Natural had a return on equity of 7.21% and a net margin of 7.93%. Northwest Natural's revenue for the quarter was up 3.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned ($0.61) EPS.
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How often does Northwest Natural pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Northwest Natural?

Northwest Natural announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, October 12th. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.48 per share on Friday, November 13th. This represents a $1.92 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.95%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 29th. This is a positive change from Northwest Natural's previous quarterly dividend of $0.48.
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What guidance has Northwest Natural issued on next quarter's earnings?

Northwest Natural updated its FY20 earnings guidance on Thursday, November, 5th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.25 to $2.45 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.27.

What price target have analysts set for NWN?

4 analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Northwest Natural's shares. Their forecasts range from $46.00 to $59.00. On average, they anticipate Northwest Natural's share price to reach $52.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 6.9% from the stock's current price.
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Are investors shorting Northwest Natural?

Northwest Natural saw a drop in short interest during the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totaling 1,130,000 shares, a drop of 25.7% from the October 31st total of 1,520,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 191,600 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 5.9 days. Approximately 3.8% of the company's shares are sold short.
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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), General Electric (GE), Pfizer (PFE), AT&T (T), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Consolidated Edison (ED), Ford Motor (F), Verizon Communications (VZ), AbbVie (ABBV) and The Southern (SO).

Who are Northwest Natural's key executives?

Northwest Natural's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. David Hugo Anderson, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 58, Pay $1.55M)
  • Mr. Frank H. Burkhartsmeyer, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 55, Pay $734.85k)
  • Ms. Kimberly A. Heiting, Sr. VP of Operations & Chief Marketing Officer (Age 50, Pay $521.02k)
  • Ms. MardiLyn Saathoff, Sr. VP of Regulation & Gen. Counsel (Age 63, Pay $663.81k)
  • Mr. Justin B. Palfreyman, VP Strategy and Bus. Devel. (Age 41, Pay $490.86k)
  • Mr. Brody J. Wilson, VP, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller & Treasurer (Age 41)
  • Mr. James R. Downing, VP & Chief Information Officer (Age 50)
  • Ms. Nikki Sparley CPA, Director of Investor Relations
  • Ms. Shawn M. Filippi, VP, Chief Compliance Officer & Corp. Sec. (Age 47)
  • Ms. Kathryn M. Williams, VP of Public Affairs & Sustainability (Age 44)

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 a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (15.42%), State Street Corp (9.40%), First Trust Advisors LP (3.80%), Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. (0.85%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (0.72%) and Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.72%). Company insiders that own Northwest Natural stock include C Scott Gibson, David Hugo Anderson, Justin Palfreyman, Kimberly A Heiting, Lori L Russell, Malia H Wasson, Mardilyn Saathoff and Tod R Hamachek.
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Which major investors are selling Northwest Natural stock?

NWN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State Street Corp, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., BlackRock Inc., Wells Fargo & Company MN, Morgan Stanley, Principal Financial Group Inc., Hennessy Advisors Inc., and Engineers Gate Manager LP. Company insiders that have sold Northwest Natural company stock in the last year include C Scott Gibson, David Hugo Anderson, and Mardilyn Saathoff.
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Which major investors are buying Northwest Natural stock?

NWN stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including First Trust Advisors LP, JPMorgan Chase & Co., ProShare Advisors LLC, Fisher Asset Management LLC, Victory Capital Management Inc., Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, and National Investment Services of America LLC.
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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 $48.65.

How big of a company is Northwest Natural?

Northwest Natural has a market capitalization of $1.49 billion and generates $746.37 million in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $61.74 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.19 on an earnings per share basis. Northwest Natural employs 1,200 workers across the globe.

What is Northwest Natural's official website?

The official website for Northwest Natural is www.nwnatural.com.

How can I contact Northwest Natural?

Northwest Natural's mailing address is 250 S.W. TAYLOR STREET, PORTLAND OR, 97204. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at 503-226-4211 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 12/5/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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