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NYSE:NWN

Northwest Natural Stock Forecast, Price & News

$54.58
+1.48 (+2.79%)
(As of 07/1/2022 05:44 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$52.85
$54.60
50-Day Range
$47.27
$55.72
52-Week Range
$43.07
$57.63
Volume
195,741 shs
Average Volume
274,198 shs
Market Capitalization
$1.87 billion
P/E Ratio
22.55
Dividend Yield
3.63%
Price Target
$53.60

Northwest Natural Stock Forecast (MarketRank)

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.20 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
1.8% Downside
$53.60 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
2.68% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
N/A
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$59.10 K Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
6.32%
From $2.53 to $2.69 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as 30% analysis score, 20% valuation score, 10% short interest score, 10% dividend score, 10% sustainability score, 10% news and social score, and 10% insider trading score.

2.02 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

40th out of 123 stocks

Natural Gas Distribution Industry

7th out of 14 stocks

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About Northwest Natural (NYSE:NWN)

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.

NWN Stock News Headlines

Northwest Natural Holding Co (NWN) Trading Report
7 Dividend Kings Raising Dividends for 60+ Years
NW Natural Named as Environmental Champion for 2022
Shares of NWN Now Oversold
Oregon AG backs local right to ban natural gas
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 5/13 Dividend
4/28/2022
Last Earnings
5/04/2022
Dividend Payable
5/13/2022
Today
7/02/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
8/04/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

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
-1.8%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.2
Research Coverage
5 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$78.67 million
Pretax Margin
11.31%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$860.40 million
Cash Flow
$7.00 per share
Book Value
$30.49 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
33,967,000
Market Cap
$1.87 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.48














Northwest Natural Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Northwest Natural stock right now?

5 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Northwest Natural in the last twelve months. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" Northwest Natural stock. 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?

5 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Northwest Natural's shares. Their NWN stock forecasts range from $49.00 to $62.00. On average, they anticipate Northwest Natural's share price to reach $53.60 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.8%.
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How has Northwest Natural's stock price performed in 2022?

Northwest Natural's stock was trading at $48.78 at the start of the year. Since then, NWN stock has increased by 11.9% and is now trading at $54.58.
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Are investors shorting Northwest Natural?

Northwest Natural saw a drop in short interest during the month of May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totaling 761,300 shares, a drop of 16.4% from the May 15th total of 910,700 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 306,900 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.5 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 Thursday, August 4th 2022.
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How were Northwest Natural's earnings last quarter?

Northwest Natural Holding (NYSE:NWN) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May, 4th. The utilities provider reported $1.80 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.90 by $0.10. The utilities provider had revenue of $350.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $324.26 million. Northwest Natural had a net margin of 8.43% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 8.07%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 10.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.94 earnings per share.
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How often does Northwest Natural pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Northwest Natural?

Northwest Natural declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, April 13th. Stockholders of record on Friday, April 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.482 per share on Friday, May 13th. This represents a $1.93 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.53%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 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 3.63%. Northwest Natural 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 of Northwest Natural is 79.75%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on earnings estimates, Northwest Natural will have a dividend payout ratio of 71.75% next year. This indicates that Northwest Natural 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 updated its FY 2022 earnings guidance on Wednesday, May, 11th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.45-$2.65 for the period, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.53. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

Who are Northwest Natural's key executives?

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

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 Southern (SO).

What is Northwest Natural's stock symbol?

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

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 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 $54.58.

How much money does Northwest Natural make?

Northwest Natural (NYSE:NWN) has a market capitalization of $1.87 billion and generates $860.40 million in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $78.67 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.419990 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 Northwest Natural 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 7/2/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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