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Northwest Natural Stock Price, News & Analysis (NYSE:NWN)

$70.03
+0.36 (+0.52 %)
(As of 10/17/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$69.37
Now: $70.03
$70.43
50-Day Range
$68.76
MA: $70.77
$71.93
52-Week Range
$57.20
Now: $70.03
$73.50
Volume85,936 shs
Average Volume136,851 shs
Market Capitalization$2.13 billion
P/E Ratio30.06
Dividend Yield2.73%
Beta0.26
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.

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Natural gas distribution
Sub-IndustryGas Utilities
SectorUtilities
CUSIP66765510
Phone503-226-4211

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$706.14 million
Cash Flow$5.87 per share
Book Value$26.44 per share

Profitability

Net Income$64.57 million

Miscellaneous

Employees1,198
Market Cap$2.13 billion
Next Earnings Date11/5/2019 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable

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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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, October 3rd. Investors of record on Thursday, October 31st will be given a dividend of $0.477 per share on Friday, November 15th. This represents a $1.91 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.72%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, October 30th. This is a positive change from Northwest Natural's previous quarterly dividend of $0.48. View Northwest Natural's Dividend History.

How were Northwest Natural's earnings last quarter?

Northwest Natural Holding Co (NYSE:NWN) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August, 6th. The utilities provider reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.09) by $0.16. The utilities provider had revenue of $123.44 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $125.08 million. Northwest Natural had a net margin of 9.41% and a return on equity of 9.80%. The company's revenue was down .9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.03) 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 Tuesday, November 5th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Northwest Natural.

How can I listen to Northwest Natural's earnings call?

Northwest Natural will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, November 5th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

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

Northwest Natural updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Tuesday, August, 6th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.25 to $2.45 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.38.

What price target have analysts set for NWN?

4 brokers have issued 1-year price targets for Northwest Natural's shares. Their forecasts range from $49.00 to $79.00. On average, they expect Northwest Natural's share price to reach $66.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 5.8%. View Analyst Price Targets for Northwest Natural.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Northwest Natural?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Northwest Natural in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 2 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Northwest Natural.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Northwest Natural stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Northwest Natural stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Northwest Natural Holding Company builds and maintains natural gas distribution systems, as well as invests in natural gas pipeline projects through its subsidiaries. It serves residential, commercial and industrial customers primarily in the United States, Canada and Service Territory. Northwest Natural Holding Company, formerly known as NW Natural Gas Company, is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. " (10/17/2019)
  • 2. Maxim Group analysts commented, "As a result of NWN raising more equity than we previously forecasted, we reduce our 2019 EPS to $2.38 (from $2.42), 2020 to $2.55 (from $2.59) and 2021 to $2.63 (from $2.65)." (6/6/2019)

Has Northwest Natural been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about NWN stock have been trending somewhat negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Northwest Natural earned a news sentiment score of -1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the utilities provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future. View News Stories for Northwest Natural.

Are investors shorting Northwest Natural?

Northwest Natural saw a increase in short interest during the month of September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totalling 1,180,000 shares, an increase of 8.3% from the August 30th total of 1,090,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 123,600 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 9.5 days. Currently, 3.9% of the company's stock are sold short. View Northwest Natural's Current Options Chain.

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 General Electric (GE), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Ford Motor (F), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV), Intel (INTC), Nike (NKE), Pfizer (PFE), Procter & Gamble (PG) and Celgene (CELG).

Who are Northwest Natural's key executives?

Northwest Natural's management team includes the folowing 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

Who are Northwest Natural's major shareholders?

Northwest Natural's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Camden National Bank (0.43%), Hennessy Advisors Inc. (0.42%), Confluence Investment Management LLC (0.30%) and State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.08%). Company insiders that own Northwest Natural stock include C Scott Gibson, David A Weber, David Hugo Anderson, Jon G Huddleston, Justin Palfreyman, Kimberly A Heiting, Lea Anne Doolittle, Lori L Russell, Malia H Wasson, Mardilyn Saathoff, Mark S Dodson and Tod R Hamachek. 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 Hennessy Advisors Inc., Confluence Investment Management LLC and Camden National Bank. 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, Lori L Russell and Tod R Hamachek. View Insider Buying and Selling for Northwest Natural.

Which major investors are buying Northwest Natural stock?

NWN stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State of Alaska Department of Revenue. 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Northwest Natural's stock price today?

One share of NWN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $70.03.

How big of a company is Northwest Natural?

Northwest Natural has a market capitalization of $2.13 billion and generates $706.14 million in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $64.57 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.33 on an earnings per share basis. Northwest Natural employs 1,198 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Northwest Natural.

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:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  230 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  327 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  557
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 10/17/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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