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NYSE:NWN

Northwest Natural - NWN Stock Forecast, Price & News

$48.21
+0.67 (+1.41%)
(As of 12/7/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$47.20
$48.22
50-Day Range
$42.73
$50.11
52-Week Range
$42.37
$57.63
Volume
169,365 shs
Average Volume
234,894 shs
Market Capitalization
$1.69 billion
P/E Ratio
18.54
Dividend Yield
4.08%
Price Target
$50.60

Northwest Natural MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
5.0% Upside
$50.60 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.49% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
1.27mentions of Northwest Natural in the last 14 days
Based on 2 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$98 Sold Last Quarter
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.

2.46 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

27th out of 88 stocks

Natural Gas Distribution Industry

5th 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.

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NWN Stock News Headlines

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Northwest Natural Gas Q3 Loss decreases, beats estimates
NW Natural Holdings Reports Third Quarter 2022 Results
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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
Today
12/07/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
2/24/2023

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
+5.0%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.00
Research Coverage
4 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$78.67 million
Pretax Margin
11.07%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$860.40 million
Cash Flow
$6.85 per share
Book Value
$30.49 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
34,804,000
Market Cap
$1.69 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.55

Key Executives

  • Mr. David Hugo AndersonMr. David Hugo Anderson (Age 60)
    Pres, CEO & Director
    Comp: $1.72M
  • Mr. Frank H. Burkhartsmeyer (Age 57)
    Sr. VP & CFO
    Comp: $910.2k
  • 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. DowningMr. 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
  • Ms. Melinda B. Rogers (Age 56)
    VP and Chief HR & Diversity Officer













NWN Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Northwest Natural stock right now?

4 Wall Street 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 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?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Northwest Natural's shares. Their NWN share price forecasts range from $40.00 to $62.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $50.60 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 5.0% from the stock's current price.
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How have NWN shares performed in 2022?

Northwest Natural's stock was trading at $48.78 at the start of the year. Since then, NWN stock has decreased by 1.2% and is now trading at $48.21.
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Are investors shorting Northwest Natural?

Northwest Natural saw a decline in short interest in the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totaling 524,500 shares, a decline of 57.4% from the October 31st total of 1,230,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 196,700 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.7 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 were Northwest Natural's earnings last quarter?

Northwest Natural Holding (NYSE:NWN) released its earnings results on Friday, November, 5th. The utilities provider reported ($0.67) EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.74) by $0.07. The utilities provider earned $101.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $100.93 million. Northwest Natural had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 7.54% and a net margin of 8.25%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 8.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted ($0.61) earnings per share.

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

Northwest Natural declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, October 13th. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 31st will be given a dividend of $0.485 per share on Tuesday, November 15th. This represents a $1.94 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.02%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, October 28th. This is a boost from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.48.
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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 4.08%. NWN has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The company has been increasing its dividend for 65 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 updated its FY22 earnings guidance on Tuesday, November, 8th. The company provided EPS guidance of $2.45-2.65 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.52.

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 investors include BlackRock Inc. (16.92%), Vanguard Group Inc. (11.89%), State Street Corp (5.00%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.13%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.65%) and Victory Capital Management Inc. (1.52%). 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 $48.21.

How much money does Northwest Natural make?

Northwest Natural (NYSE:NWN) has a market capitalization of $1.69 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 12/8/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff