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Northwest Natural - NWN Stock Forecast, Price & News

$50.92
-0.69 (-1.34%)
(As of 02/7/2023 09:39 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$50.85
$51.26
50-Day Range
$46.34
$52.27
52-Week Range
$42.37
$57.63
Volume
5,648 shs
Average Volume
176,170 shs
Market Capitalization
$1.79 billion
P/E Ratio
19.58
Dividend Yield
3.75%
Price Target
$50.60

Northwest Natural MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
2.0% Downside
$50.60 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.36% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
1.74mentions of Northwest Natural in the last 14 days
Based on 3 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
6.67%
From $2.55 to $2.72 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

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

2.24 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

44th out of 83 stocks

Natural Gas Distribution Industry

8th out of 12 stocks

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About Northwest Natural (NYSE:NWN) Stock

Northwest Natural Holding Co. engages in the local distribution of gas and water through its subsidiaries. It supplies natural gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Oregon and southwest Washington. The company founded in 1859 and is headquartered in Portland, OR.

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NWN Stock News Headlines

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NWN Company Calendar

Last Earnings
11/05/2021
Ex-Dividend for 11/15 Dividend
10/28/2022
Dividend Payable
11/15/2022
Ex-Dividend for 2/15 Dividend
1/30/2023
Today
2/07/2023
Dividend Payable
2/15/2023
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
2/24/2023
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2023

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
$50.60
High Stock Price Forecast
$62.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$40.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
-0.6%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.00
Research Coverage
3 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$78.67 million
Pretax Margin
11.07%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$860.40 million
Cash Flow
$6.61 per share
Book Value
$30.49 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
34,804,000
Market Cap
$1.79 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.58

Key Executives

  • David Hugo AndersonDavid Hugo Anderson
    President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Kimberly A. Heiting
    Chief Marketing Officer & Senior VP-Operations
  • Frank H. Burkhartsmeyer
    Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President
  • Shawn M. Filippi
    Secretary, Chief Compliance Officer & VP
  • Brody J. Wilson
    Treasurer, Chief Accounting Officer & VP













NWN Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Northwest Natural stock right now?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Northwest Natural in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street 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 2023?

3 brokerages have issued 1-year price objectives for Northwest Natural's shares. Their NWN share price forecasts range from $40.00 to $62.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $50.60 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 2.0%.
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How have NWN shares performed in 2023?

Northwest Natural's stock was trading at $47.59 at the beginning of the year. Since then, NWN stock has increased by 8.4% and is now trading at $51.61.
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Are investors shorting Northwest Natural?

Northwest Natural saw a increase in short interest in the month of January. As of January 15th, there was short interest totaling 478,800 shares, an increase of 18.7% from the December 31st total of 403,400 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 184,500 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.6 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 Friday, February 24th 2023.
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How can I listen to Northwest Natural's earnings call?

Northwest Natural will be holding an earnings conference call on Friday, February 24th 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 "343562".

How were Northwest Natural's earnings last quarter?

Northwest Natural Holding (NYSE:NWN) issued its earnings results on Tuesday, November, 8th. The utilities provider reported ($0.56) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.75) by $0.19. The utilities provider earned $116.84 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $105.88 million. Northwest Natural had a net margin of 8.25% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 7.54%.

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

Northwest Natural announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, January 12th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.485 per share on Wednesday, February 15th. This represents a $1.94 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.76%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, January 30th.
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Is Northwest Natural a good dividend stock?

Northwest Natural (NYSE:NWN) pays an annual dividend of $1.94 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.75%. 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 74.62%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, NWN will have a dividend payout ratio of 71.32% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Northwest Natural issued on next quarter's earnings?

Northwest Natural issued an update on its FY 2022 earnings guidance on Thursday, December, 8th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.45-$2.65 for the period, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.52. 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 a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include ProShare Advisors LLC (0.58%), Mesirow Institutional Investment Management Inc. (0.57%), Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP (0.53%), Confluence Investment Management LLC (0.26%), New York State Teachers Retirement System (0.20%) and Hennessy Advisors Inc. (0.17%). 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 $51.61.

How much money does Northwest Natural make?

Northwest Natural (NYSE:NWN) has a market capitalization of $1.81 billion and generates $860.40 million in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $78.67 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.60 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Northwest Natural have?

The company 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 2/7/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff