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Northwest Natural Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.25 (+0.57 %)
(As of 09/25/2020 08:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $44.32
50-Day Range
MA: $50.17
52-Week Range
Now: $44.32
Volume19,696 shs
Average Volume223,891 shs
Market Capitalization$1.35 billion
P/E Ratio22.50
Dividend Yield4.31%
Northwest Natural Holding Company, through its subsidiary, Northwest Natural Gas Company, provides regulated natural gas distribution services to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Oregon and Southwest Washington. It is also involved in the gas storage activities, water businesses, and other investments and activities. The company was founded in 1859 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 3.1Community Rank: 2.1Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.21 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Natural gas distribution
Sub-IndustryGas Utilities



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$746.37 million
Cash Flow$5.53 per share
Book Value$28.45 per share


Net Income$61.74 million


Market Cap$1.35 billion
Next Earnings Date11/3/2020 (Estimated)
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Northwest Natural (NYSE:NWN) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Northwest Natural's stock been impacted by Coronavirus?

Northwest Natural's stock was trading at $63.20 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, NWN stock has decreased by 29.9% and is now trading at $44.32.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Northwest Natural?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Northwest Natural in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 3 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."
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When is Northwest Natural's next earnings date?

Northwest Natural is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, November 3rd 2020.
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How were Northwest Natural's earnings last quarter?

Northwest Natural Holding Co (NYSE:NWN) announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, August, 7th. The utilities provider reported ($0.17) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.03) by $0.14. The utilities provider earned $134.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $132.71 million. Northwest Natural had a return on equity of 7.21% and a net margin of 7.93%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 9.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.04 EPS.
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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, July 9th. Shareholders of record on Friday, July 31st will be given a dividend of $0.477 per share on Friday, August 14th. This represents a $1.91 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.31%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 30th.
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What guidance has Northwest Natural issued on next quarter's earnings?

Northwest Natural issued an update on its FY20 earnings guidance on Friday, August, 7th. The company provided EPS guidance of $2.25-2.45 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.29.

What price target have analysts set for NWN?

7 brokers have issued 1-year target prices for Northwest Natural's shares. Their forecasts range from $46.00 to $79.00. On average, they anticipate Northwest Natural's share price to reach $61.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 37.6% from the stock's current price.
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Are investors shorting Northwest Natural?

Northwest Natural saw a drop in short interest in the month of August. As of August 14th, there was short interest totaling 1,200,000 shares, a drop of 13.7% from the July 30th total of 1,390,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 161,600 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 7.4 days. Currently, 4.0% of the shares of the stock are sold short.
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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), Consolidated Edison (ED), Ford Motor (F), AT&T (T), Pfizer (PFE), Exxon Mobil (XOM), AbbVie (ABBV), Enbridge (ENB) and Energy Transfer LP Unit (ET).

Who are Northwest Natural's key executives?

Northwest Natural's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. David Hugo Anderson, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 57)
  • Mr. Frank H. Burkhartsmeyer, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 54)
  • Ms. MardiLyn Saathoff, Sr. VP of Regulation & Gen. Counsel (Age 62)
  • Mr. Brody J. Wilson, VP, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller & Treasurer (Age 40)
  • Ms. Nikki Sparley CPA, Director of Investor Relations

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 many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (11.92%), First Trust Advisors LP (2.77%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.48%), Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. (0.85%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.76%) and Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.76%). Company insiders that own Northwest Natural stock include C Scott Gibson, David Hugo Anderson, Justin Palfreyman, Kimberly A Heiting, Lori L Russell, Malia H Wasson, Mardilyn Saathoff and Tod R Hamachek.
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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 Advisor Group Holdings Inc., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., WINTON GROUP Ltd, Bank of America Corp DE, Clear Harbor Asset Management LLC, ProShare Advisors LLC, and Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Northwest Natural company stock in the last year include C Scott Gibson, David Hugo Anderson, and Mardilyn Saathoff.
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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 First Trust Advisors LP, North Star Investment Management Corp., Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Man Group plc, Hexavest Inc., Swiss National Bank, Nuveen Asset Management LLC, and Redpoint Investment Management Pty Ltd.
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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 Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Northwest Natural's stock price today?

One share of NWN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $44.32.

How big of a company is Northwest Natural?

Northwest Natural has a market capitalization of $1.35 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. Northwest Natural employs 1,220 workers across the globe.

What is Northwest Natural's official website?

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

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 9/28/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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