Northwest Natural Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.42 (+0.77 %)
(As of 05/7/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Volume143,078 shs
Average Volume335,934 shs
Market Capitalization$1.69 billion
P/E Ratio27.41
Dividend Yield3.51%
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Natural gas distribution
Sub-IndustryGas Utilities
Year FoundedN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$746.37 million
Cash Flow$7.15 per share
Book Value$28.45 per share


Net Income$61.74 million




Market Cap$1.69 billion
Next Earnings Date8/6/2021 (Estimated)


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About Northwest Natural

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 owns and operates 20 Bcf of underground gas storage capacity in Oregon. In addition, it is involved in water businesses and other investment activities. It serves approximately 2.5 million natural gas customers in approximately 140 communities through 770,000 meters; and 63,000 people through approximately 26,000 connections in the Pacific Northwest and Texas. The company was founded in 1859 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.


Overall MarketRank

1.83 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

48th out of 277 stocks

Natural Gas Distribution Industry

8th out of 17 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.1Community Rank: 2.0Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Northwest Natural (NYSE:NWN) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Northwest Natural a buy right now?

5 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Northwest Natural in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 2 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research 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 stocks does MarketBeat like better than Northwest Natural?

Wall Street analysts have given Northwest Natural a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Northwest Natural wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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Are investors shorting Northwest Natural?

Northwest Natural saw a decrease in short interest during the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 933,700 shares, a decrease of 22.2% from the March 15th total of 1,200,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 385,200 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.4 days. Approximately 3.1% of the shares of the stock are sold short.
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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, August 6th 2021.
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How were Northwest Natural's earnings last quarter?

Northwest Natural Holding (NYSE:NWN) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May, 4th. The utilities provider reported $1.94 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.85 by $0.09. The utilities provider had revenue of $315.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $312.78 million. Northwest Natural had a net margin of 8.08% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 7.17%. Northwest Natural's quarterly revenue was up 10.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.73 earnings per share.
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How has Northwest Natural's stock price been impacted by COVID-19?

Northwest Natural's stock was trading at $63.20 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, NWN shares have decreased by 12.8% and is now trading at $55.09.
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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 Thursday, April 8th. Investors of record on Friday, April 30th will be given a dividend of $0.48 per share on Friday, May 14th. This represents a $1.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.49%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 29th.
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Is Northwest Natural a good dividend stock?

Northwest Natural pays an annual dividend of $1.92 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.51%. Northwest Natural has been increasing its dividend for 16 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Northwest Natural is 87.67%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on EPS estimates, Northwest Natural will have a dividend payout ratio of 75.59% in the coming year. This indicates that Northwest Natural may not be able to sustain their current dividend.
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What guidance has Northwest Natural issued on next quarter's earnings?

Northwest Natural issued an update on its FY21 earnings guidance on Wednesday, May, 5th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.40-2.60 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $2.51.

What price target have analysts set for NWN?

5 analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Northwest Natural's stock. Their forecasts range from $47.00 to $61.00. On average, they expect Northwest Natural's share price to reach $55.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 0.7% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Northwest Natural's key executives?

Northwest Natural's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. David Hugo Anderson, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 59, Pay $1.57M)
  • Mr. Frank H. Burkhartsmeyer, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 56, Pay $773.73k)
  • Ms. Kimberly A. Heiting, Sr. VP of Operations & Chief Marketing Officer (Age 51, Pay $527.2k)
  • Ms. MardiLyn Saathoff, Sr. VP of Regulation & Gen. Counsel (Age 64, Pay $669.38k)
  • Mr. Justin B. Palfreyman, VP Strategy and Bus. Devel. (Age 42, Pay $522.88k)
  • Mr. Brody J. Wilson, VP, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller & Treasurer (Age 42)
  • Mr. James R. Downing, VP & Chief Information Officer (Age 51)
  • Ms. Nikki Sparley CPA, Director of Investor Relations
  • Ms. Shawn M. Filippi, VP, Chief Compliance Officer & Corp. Sec. (Age 48)
  • Ms. Kathryn M. Williams, VP of Public Affairs & Sustainability (Age 45)

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).

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 BlackRock Inc. (16.77%), Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP (0.60%), Confluence Investment Management LLC (0.34%), Rhumbline Advisers (0.33%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (0.29%) and New York State Teachers Retirement System (0.24%). Company insiders that own Northwest Natural stock include C Scott Gibson, David Hugo Anderson, Justin Palfreyman, Kimberly A Heiting, Malia H Wasson, Mardilyn Saathoff and Shawn M Filippi.
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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 US Bancorp DE, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, CWM Advisors LLC, Clear Harbor Asset Management LLC, New York State Teachers Retirement System, Texas Permanent School Fund, Comerica Bank, and Usca Ria 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, Mardilyn Saathoff, and Shawn M Filippi.
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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 Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP, BlackRock Inc., Victory Capital Management Inc., Dean Investment Associates LLC, Blueshift Asset Management LLC, Confluence Investment Management LLC, CWM LLC, and North Star Investment Management Corp..
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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 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 $55.09.

How much money does Northwest Natural make?

Northwest Natural has a market capitalization of $1.69 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.

How many employees does Northwest Natural have?

Northwest Natural employs 1,216 workers across the globe.

What is Northwest Natural's official website?

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

Where are Northwest Natural's headquarters?

Northwest Natural is headquartered at 250 S.W. TAYLOR STREET, PORTLAND OR, 97204.

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 5/9/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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