NYSE:NWN - Northwest Natural Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$69.96 +0.92 (+1.33 %)
(As of 11/16/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$69.96
Today's Range$69.10 - $70.26
52-Week Range$51.50 - $71.81
Volume246,153 shs
Average Volume127,204 shs
Market Capitalization$1.99 billion
P/E Ratio31.23
Dividend Yield2.76%
Northwest Natural Holding Company, through its subsidiary, NW Natural Gas Company, operates as a regulated natural gas distribution company. The company serves approximately 740,000 natural gas customers in Oregon and Southwest Washington through 14,000 miles of pipeline systems in the United States. It also owns and operates 16 Bcf of underground gas storage capacity primarily for utility customers and is constructing a 2.5 Bcf regulated gas storage expansion to support renewables. In addition, the company serves approximately 5,500 water distribution customers in Idaho. Northwest Natural Holding Company was founded in 1859 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Natural gas distribution
Sub-IndustryGas Utilities
Current SymbolNYSE:NWN
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.98
Current Ratio0.57
Quick Ratio0.43


Trailing P/E Ratio31.23
Forward P/E Ratio31.37
P/E Growth7.14

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$762.17 million
Price / Sales2.65
Cash Flow$5.8839 per share
Price / Cash11.89
Book Value$25.57 per share
Price / Book2.74


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.24
Net Income$-55,620,000.00
Net Margins-8.52%
Return on Equity7.97%
Return on Assets1.98%


Outstanding Shares28,840,000
Market Cap$1.99 billion

Northwest Natural (NYSE:NWN) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Northwest Natural's stock symbol?

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

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

Northwest Natural announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, October 4th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, October 31st will be given a dividend of $0.475 per share on Thursday, November 15th. This represents a $1.90 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.72%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, October 30th. This is an increase from Northwest Natural's previous quarterly dividend of $0.47. View Northwest Natural's Dividend History.

How were Northwest Natural's earnings last quarter?

Northwest Natural Holding Co (NYSE:NWN) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November, 6th. The utilities provider reported ($0.41) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.37) by $0.04. The utilities provider earned $91.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $98.42 million. Northwest Natural had a positive return on equity of 7.97% and a negative net margin of 8.52%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 3.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted ($0.30) EPS. View Northwest Natural's Earnings History.

When is Northwest Natural's next earnings date?

Northwest Natural is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, February 22nd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Northwest Natural.

What guidance has Northwest Natural issued on next quarter's earnings?

Northwest Natural issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday, November, 6th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.10-2.30 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.26.

What price target have analysts set for NWN?

6 analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Northwest Natural's shares. Their forecasts range from $51.00 to $63.00. On average, they anticipate Northwest Natural's stock price to reach $57.25 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 18.2%. View Analyst Price Targets for Northwest Natural.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Northwest Natural?

6 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Northwest Natural in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings and 4 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Northwest Natural.

Has Northwest Natural been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about NWN stock have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Northwest Natural earned a media sentiment score of 1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the utilities provider a news buzz of 8.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is very likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future.

Who are some of Northwest Natural's key competitors?

Who are Northwest Natural's key executives?

Northwest Natural's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. David Hugo Anderson, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 56)
  • Mr. Frank Burkhartsmeyer, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 53)
  • Mr. Brody J. Wilson, VP, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller & Treasurer (Age 39)
  • Ms. MardiLyn Saathoff, Sr. VP of Regulation & Gen. Counsel (Age 61)
  • Nikki Sparley, Director of Investor Relations

Who are Northwest Natural's major shareholders?

Northwest Natural's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (14.56%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.10%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (2.41%), Gabelli Funds LLC (1.56%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (1.33%) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (1.34%). Company insiders that own Northwest Natural stock include C Scott Gibson, David A Weber, David Hugo Anderson, Grant M Yoshihara, Jon G Huddleston, Kimberly A Heiting, Lea Anne Doolittle, Lori L Russell, Malia H Wasson, Mardilyn Saathoff, Mark S Dodson, Martha L Byorum and Shawn M Filippi. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Northwest Natural.

Which major investors are selling Northwest Natural stock?

NWN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC, Bessemer Group Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Wells Fargo & Company MN, Martingale Asset Management L P and Russell Investments Group Ltd.. Company insiders that have sold Northwest Natural company stock in the last year include C Scott Gibson, David A Weber, Jon G Huddleston, Lea Anne Doolittle, Mardilyn Saathoff and Mark S Dodson. View Insider Buying and Selling for Northwest Natural.

Which major investors are buying Northwest Natural stock?

NWN stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including WINTON GROUP Ltd, BlackRock Inc., Confluence Investment Management LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board, First Trust Advisors LP and MetLife Investment Advisors LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Northwest Natural.

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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Northwest Natural's stock price today?

One share of NWN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $69.96.

How big of a company is Northwest Natural?

Northwest Natural has a market capitalization of $1.99 billion and generates $762.17 million in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $-55,620,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or $2.24 on an earnings per share basis. Northwest Natural employs 1,146 workers across the globe.

What is Northwest Natural's official website?

The official website for Northwest Natural is http://www.nwnatural.com.

How can I contact Northwest Natural?

Northwest Natural's mailing address is ONE PACIFIC SQUARE 220 NW SECOND AVE, PORTLAND OR, 97209. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at 503-226-4211 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Northwest Natural (NYSE NWN)

Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  179 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  266 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  445
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Northwest Natural and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe NWN will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe NWN will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 11/17/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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