About Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN)
Northwest Natural Gas Company (NW Natural) is engaged in the distribution of natural gas. The Company's segments include Local Gas Distribution, Gas Storage and other. The Company maintains operations in Oregon, Washington and California and conducts businesses through NW Natural and its subsidiaries. The local gas distribution business, referred to as the utility segment, serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Oregon and southwest Washington. The Company's gas storage business, referred to as the gas storage segment, provides storage services for utilities, gas marketers, electric generators and industrial users from storage facilities located in Oregon and California. The Company's other segment is referred to as non-utility and consists of non-utility investments and other business activities. The other segment consists of an equity method investment in Trail West Holdings, LLC (TWH) and other pipeline assets in NNG Financial Corporation.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry UTIL-GAS DISTR
Trailing P/E Ratio-29.3812918490111
Forward P/E Ratio25.79
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$762.17 million
Price / Sales2.15
Cash Flow$5.79 per share
Price / Cash9.84
Book Value$25.87 per share
Price / Book2.20
Return on Equity7.75%
Return on Assets2.10%
Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN) Frequently Asked Questions
What is Northwest Natural Gas' stock symbol?
Northwest Natural Gas trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "NWN."
How often does Northwest Natural Gas pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Northwest Natural Gas?
Northwest Natural Gas announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, January 12th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, January 31st will be given a dividend of $0.4725 per share on Thursday, February 15th. This represents a $1.89 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.32%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, January 30th. View Northwest Natural Gas' Dividend History.
How were Northwest Natural Gas' earnings last quarter?
Northwest Natural Gas Co (NYSE:NWN) released its earnings results on Friday, February, 23rd. The utilities provider reported $1.04 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.97 by $0.07. The utilities provider earned $240.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $241.36 million. Northwest Natural Gas had a positive return on equity of 7.75% and a negative net margin of 7.30%. The company's revenue was up 3.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.00 EPS. View Northwest Natural Gas' Earnings History.
When will Northwest Natural Gas make its next earnings announcement?
What guidance has Northwest Natural Gas issued on next quarter's earnings?
Northwest Natural Gas issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Friday, February, 23rd. The company provided EPS guidance of $2.10-2.30 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.27.
Where is Northwest Natural Gas' stock going? Where will Northwest Natural Gas' stock price be in 2018?
6 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Northwest Natural Gas' shares. Their predictions range from $52.00 to $63.00. On average, they anticipate Northwest Natural Gas' share price to reach $59.33 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Northwest Natural Gas.
Are investors shorting Northwest Natural Gas?
Northwest Natural Gas saw a decline in short interest in February. As of February 15th, there was short interest totalling 533,811 shares, a decline of 53.7% from the January 31st total of 1,152,824 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 200,523 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.7 days. Approximately 1.9% of the shares of the stock are sold short.
Who are some of Northwest Natural Gas' key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Northwest Natural Gas include Telephone & Data Systems (TDS), NRG Yield, Inc. Class C (NYLD), Companhia Energetica de Minas Gers CEMIG (CIG), UIL (UIL), TransAlta Renewables (RNW), PNM Resources (PNM), Black Hills (BKH), Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt (EDN), Capital Power (CPX), NorthWestern (NWE), Pennon Group (PNN), TalkTalk Telecom Group (TKTCY), Companhia Paranaense de Energia (ELP), South Jersey Industries (SJI), TransAlta (TA), El Paso Electric (EE), American States Water (AWR) and Atlantica Yield (AY).
Who are Northwest Natural Gas' key executives?
Northwest Natural Gas' management team includes the folowing people:
- Tod R. Hamachek, Independent Chairman of the Board (Age 71)
- David Hugo Anderson, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director (Age 55)
- Frank Burkhartsmeyer, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President (Age 52)
- David A. Weber, President and Chief Executive Officer of NW Natural Gas Storage, LLC and Gill Ranch Storage, LLC (Age 57)
- Lea Anne Doolittle, Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer (Age 61)
- Kimberly A. Heiting, Senior Vice President - Utility Operations and Chief Marketing Officer (Age 47)
- MardiLyn Saathoff, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Regulation (Age 60)
- Brody J. Wilson, Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller, Treasurer (Age 38)
- Ngoni Murandu, Chief Information Officer, Vice President (Age 42)
- Shawn M. Filippi, Chief Compliance Officer, Vice President, Corporate Secretary (Age 44)
Has Northwest Natural Gas been receiving favorable news coverage?
News stories about NWN stock have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Northwest Natural Gas earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern's scale. They also gave news coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.26 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future.
Who are Northwest Natural Gas' major shareholders?
Northwest Natural Gas' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (13.05%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.64%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (1.57%), First Trust Advisors LP (1.40%), OLD Republic International Corp (1.16%) and Bessemer Group Inc. (1.10%). Company insiders that own Northwest Natural Gas stock include C Scott Gibson, David A Weber, David Hugo Anderson, Grant M Yoshihara, Gregg S Kantor, Kimberly A Heiting, Lea Anne Doolittle, Lori L Russell, Malia H Wasson, Mardilyn Saathoff, Mark S Dodson, Martha L Byorum, Ngoni Murandu and Shawn M Filippi. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Northwest Natural Gas.
Which institutional investors are selling Northwest Natural Gas stock?
NWN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Mutual of America Capital Management LLC, Lazard Asset Management LLC, Bessemer Group Inc., Chicago Equity Partners LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, Martingale Asset Management L P and Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY. Company insiders that have sold Northwest Natural Gas company stock in the last year include David A Weber, David Hugo Anderson, Grant M Yoshihara, Kimberly A Heiting, Lori L Russell, Mark S Dodson, Martha L Byorum and Shawn M Filippi. View Insider Buying and Selling for Northwest Natural Gas.
Which institutional investors are buying Northwest Natural Gas stock?
NWN stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., APG Asset Management N.V., OLD Republic International Corp, First Trust Advisors LP, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Nuance Investments LLC, Citadel Advisors LLC and Renaissance Technologies LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Northwest Natural Gas.
How do I buy shares of Northwest Natural Gas?
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 Gas' stock price today?
One share of NWN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $57.00.
How big of a company is Northwest Natural Gas?
Northwest Natural Gas has a market capitalization of $1.64 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 ($1.94) on an earnings per share basis. Northwest Natural Gas employs 1,146 workers across the globe.
How can I contact Northwest Natural Gas?
Northwest Natural Gas' 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]
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Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN) Analysts' Consensus Rating (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus analyst ratings for company stocks using the most recent rating from each brokerage that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Since brokers often use different ratings systems, each rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Analyst consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. Each stock's consensus analyst rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months.
MarketBeat will no longer include ratings and price target data in its consensus calculation if a broker drops coverage and MarketBeat has received a report that coverage was dropped. Ratings from certain research firms that issue ratings using purely quantitative methods (such as Zacks, Vetr and ValuEngine) are not included in consensus calculations. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
|Today||30 Days Ago||90 Days Ago||180 Days Ago|
|Consensus Rating: ||Hold||Hold||Hold||Hold|
|Consensus Rating Score: ||1.67||1.50||2.00||2.33|
|Ratings Breakdown: ||2 Sell Rating(s)|
4 Hold Rating(s)
0 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|2 Sell Rating(s)|
2 Hold Rating(s)
0 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|1 Sell Rating(s)|
1 Hold Rating(s)
1 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|0 Sell Rating(s)|
2 Hold Rating(s)
1 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|Consensus Price Target: ||$59.33||$63.00||$69.00||$75.00|
|Price Target Upside: ||4.09% upside||7.42% upside||10.40% upside||19.90% upside|
Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN) Consensus Price Target History
Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN) Analyst Ratings History
(Data available from 3/19/2016 forward)
Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN) Earnings History and Estimates Chart
Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE NWN) Earnings History by Quarter
(Earnings results data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|2/23/2018||Q4 2017||$0.97||$1.04||$241.36 million||$240.40 million||View||Listen|
|11/3/2017||Q3 2017||($0.31)||($0.30)||$91.19 million||$88.20 million||View||N/A|
|8/2/2017||Q2 2017||$0.06||$0.10||$78.51 million||$136.24 million||View||Listen|
|5/8/2017||Q1 2017||$1.41||$1.40||$147.56 million||$297.30 million||View||Listen|
|2/27/2017||Q416||$1.04||$1.00||$267.97 million||$233.50 million||View||Listen|
|11/2/2016||Q316||($0.34)||($0.29)||$70.12 million||$87.73 million||View||N/A|
|8/2/2016||Q216||$0.06||$0.07||$111.12 million||$99.20 million||View||N/A|
|5/3/2016||Q116||$1.25||$1.40||$273.05 million||$255.50 million||View||N/A|
|2/26/2016||Q415||$1.03||$1.08||$248.89 million||$230.72 million||View||Listen|
|11/3/2015||Q315||($0.33)||($0.24)||$72.99 million||$93.10 million||View||N/A|
|8/4/2015||Q215||$0.06||$0.08||$137.59 million||$138.30 million||View||N/A|
|5/5/2015||Q115||$1.51||$1.37||$303.80 million||$261.67 million||View||N/A|
|2/27/2015||Q414||$1.11||$1.04||$268.61 million||$326.20 million||View||N/A|
|11/4/2014||Q314||($0.34)||($0.32)||$72.74 million||$87.20 million||View||N/A|
|8/5/2014||Q214||$0.08||$0.04||$104.88 million||$133.17 million||View||N/A|
|5/2/2014||Q114||$1.45||$1.40||$211.51 million||$293.39 million||View||N/A|
|2/28/2014||Q413||$1.04||$1.07||$177.80 million||$260.75 million||View||N/A|
|11/7/2013||Q313||($0.30)||($0.31)||$93.39 million||$88.20 million||View||N/A|
|8/7/2013||Q2 2013||$0.09||$0.08||$129.27 million||$131.71 million||View||N/A|
|5/2/2013||Q1 2013||$1.49||$1.40||$138.17 million||$277.86 million||View||N/A|
|3/1/2013||Q4 2012||$1.10||$1.05||$282.84 million||View||N/A|
|11/6/2012||Q312||($0.30)||($0.29)||$50.59 million||$49.92 million||View||N/A|
Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN) Earnings Estimates
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.21 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.46 EPS
Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN) Dividend Information
|Most Recent Dividend:||2/15/2018|
|Dividend Growth:||0.70% (3 Year Average)|
|Payout Ratio:||-97.42% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
85.52% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
76.83% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
|Track Record:||62 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth|
Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN) Dividend History by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE NWN) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.48%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 67.95%
Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE NWN) Insider Trades by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Shares Held After Transaction||Details|
|2/27/2018||Malia H Wasson||Director||Buy||2,000||$53.84||$107,680.00||523|| |
|1/11/2018||Mark S. Dodson||Director||Sell||1,036||$56.05||$58,067.80|| |
|9/27/2017||Martha L Byorum||Director||Sell||1,202||$64.88||$77,985.76||1,202|| |
|9/5/2017||David Hugo Anderson||CEO||Sell||8,000||$66.97||$535,760.00||71,484|| |
|9/5/2017||Lori L Russell||VP||Sell||2,000||$66.93||$133,860.00||3,512|| |
|8/30/2017||Grant M Yoshihara||VP||Sell||2,000||$66.03||$132,060.00||15,301|| |
|6/20/2017||David A Weber||CEO||Sell||2,000||$61.56||$123,120.00||2,027|| |
|6/9/2017||Shawn M Filippi||VP||Sell||1,200||$62.27||$74,724.00||1,330|| |
|6/6/2017||Kimberly A Heiting||VP||Sell||2,700||$61.58||$166,266.00||4,807|| |
|6/5/2017||Martha L. Byorum||Director||Sell||324||$62.55||$20,266.20|| |
|3/13/2017||Lea Anne Doolittle||Insider||Sell||3,200||$58.00||$185,600.00||1,930|| |
|3/9/2017||David A Weber||CEO||Sell||575||$57.49||$33,056.75||26|| |
|2/28/2017||C Scott Gibson||Director||Sell||1,643||$59.86||$98,349.98|| |
|2/28/2017||Shawn M Filippi||VP||Sell||600||$59.95||$35,970.00||1,430|| |
|1/12/2017||David Hugo Anderson||CEO||Sell||1,181||$58.07||$68,580.67||58,462|| |
|1/12/2017||Mark S Dodson||Director||Sell||1,008||$58.07||$58,534.56||523|| |
|12/30/2016||Lea Anne Doolittle||Insider||Sell||600||$59.73||$35,838.00||88|| |
|7/11/2016||Gregg S. Kantor||CEO||Sell||1,000||$63.91||$63,910.00||43,410|| |
|6/14/2016||David A Weber||CEO||Sell||2,000||$59.38||$118,760.00||2,360|| |
|6/14/2016||Lori L Russell||VP||Sell||1,200||$59.26||$71,112.00||2,543|| |
|6/14/2016||Mardilyn Saathoff||SVP||Sell||5,000||$59.22||$296,100.00||7,012|| |
|6/13/2016||Grant M Yoshihara||VP||Sell||2,000||$59.15||$118,300.00||13,609|| |
|6/10/2016||Gregg S Kantor||CEO||Sell||1,000||$59.16||$59,160.00||44,210|| |
|6/8/2016||Lea Anne Doolittle||SVP||Sell||3,000||$57.63||$172,890.00||3,000|| |
|5/17/2016||Ngoni Murandu||VP||Sell||198||$55.44||$10,977.12||691|| |
|5/10/2016||Gregg S Kantor||CEO||Sell||1,000||$56.86||$56,860.00||30,997|| |
|3/23/2016||Lea Anne Doolittle||SVP||Sell||6,113||$52.17||$318,915.21|| |
|3/17/2016||David Hugo Anderson||COO||Sell||13,307||$52.26||$695,423.82||61,059|| |
|3/16/2016||Gregg S Kantor||CEO||Sell||7,000||$50.47||$353,290.00||52,997|| |
|3/11/2016||David R Williams||VP||Sell||2,000||$51.34||$102,680.00||6,585|| |
|3/7/2016||Gregg S Kantor||CEO||Sell||4,130||$50.24||$207,491.20||45,997|| |
|2/29/2016||Gregg S Kantor||CEO||Sell||25,000||$50.15||$1,253,750.00||73,340|| |
|1/14/2016||Gregg S. Kantor||CEO||Sell||233||$50.47||$11,759.51||40,493|| |
|12/9/2015||Lea Anne Doolittle||SVP||Sell||350||$49.10||$17,185.00||5,034|| |
|11/20/2015||C Scott Gibson||Director||Sell||1,200||$47.91||$57,492.00|| |
|11/17/2015||Shawn M. Filippi||VP||Sell||1,200||$46.90||$56,280.00||402|| |
|6/26/2015||Margaret D Kirkpatrick||SVP||Sell||6,000||$42.86||$257,160.00|| |
|4/22/2015||Mark S Dodson||Director||Sell||600||$47.91||$28,746.00|| |
|4/8/2015||Mark S Dodson||Director||Sell||600||$48.20||$28,920.00|| |
|3/30/2015||Stephen P Feltz||CFO||Sell||2,500||$47.53||$118,825.00|| |
|3/25/2015||Mark S Dodson||Director||Sell||600||$47.82||$28,692.00|| |
|3/19/2015||David R Williams||VP||Sell||2,500||$46.91||$117,275.00|| |
|3/5/2015||Gregg S Kantor||CEO||Sell||2,524||$45.86||$115,750.64|| |
|11/6/2014||Grant M Yoshihara||VP||Sell||2,500||$46.97||$117,425.00|| |
|12/23/2013||David Hugo Anderson||VP||Sell||6,696||$43.18||$289,133.28||45,060|| |
|12/13/2013||David Hugo Anderson||VP||Sell||6,772||$42.41||$287,200.52||43,756|| |
|12/9/2013||J Keith White||VP||Sell||1,000||$41.58||$41,580.00||2,776|| |
|12/3/2013||Lea Anne Doolittle||VP||Sell||3,000||$41.68||$125,040.00||3,333|| |
|12/3/2013||Stephen Feltz||CFO||Sell||4,198||$42.00||$176,316.00||13,050|| |
|11/26/2013||J Keith White||VP||Sell||1,000||$42.72||$42,720.00||2,776|| |
|11/21/2013||Grant Yoshihara||VP||Sell||3,000||$42.45||$127,350.00||8,664|| |
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