Southwest Gas Corporation Company Profile (NYSE:SWX)

About Southwest Gas Corporation

Southwest Gas Corporation logoSouthwest Gas Holdings, Inc., formerly Southwest Gas Corporation, is engaged in the business of purchasing, distributing and transporting natural gas. The Company operates through two segments: natural gas operations and construction services, which includes the operations of the Company's subsidiary, Centuri Construction Group, Inc. (Centuri). The Company operates two pipeline transmission systems, such as a system, which includes a liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage facility owned by Paiute extending from the Idaho-Nevada border to the Reno, Sparks, and Carson City areas and communities in the Lake Tahoe area in both California and Nevada and other communities in northern and western Nevada, and a system extending from the Colorado River at the southern tip of Nevada to the Las Vegas distribution area.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Industry: Gas Utilities
  • Sub-Industry: Gas Utilities
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: SWX
  • CUSIP: 84489510
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $83.18
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $79.59
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $73.87
  • 52-Week Range: $58.50 - $83.92
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 25.97
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 24.04
  • P/E Growth: 6.59
  • Market Cap: $3.95B
  • Outstanding Shares: 47,482,000
  • Beta: 0.51
  • Net Margins: 6.11%
  • Return on Equity: 9.26%
  • Return on Assets: 2.79%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.98%
  • Current Ratio: 0.89%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.89%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 3 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.75)
Consensus Price Target: $71.33 (14.24% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
1/12/2017Jefferies Group LLCDowngradeHold -> Underperform$65.00 -> $65.00View Rating Details
9/8/2016ArgusReiterated RatingNeutral -> HoldView Rating Details
7/27/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$62.00 -> $79.00View Rating Details
3/30/2016BB&T CorporationInitiated CoverageHoldView Rating Details
7/7/2015Bank of America CorpUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$58.00 -> $60.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/21/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/7/2016Q3 2016$0.01$0.05$528.36 million$539.97 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/8/2016Q216$0.18$0.19$561.21 million$547.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/9/2016Q116$1.62$1.58$754.38 million$731.25 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/24/2016Q415$1.34$1.38$638.72 million$685.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/4/2015Q315$0.05($0.10)$517.59 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q215$0.21$0.10$533.63 million$538.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/7/2015Q1$1.59$1.53$473.56 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/26/2015Q414$1.22$1.25$617.41 million$627.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/6/2014Q3($0.10)$0.04ViewListenView Earnings Details
5/6/2014Q1$1.69$1.49ViewListenView Earnings Details
2/27/2014Q4$1.24$1.22ViewListenView Earnings Details
11/6/2012Q312($0.21)($0.09)$285.89 million$371.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.17 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.46 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20164$1.61$1.65$1.63
Q2 20163$0.16$0.26$0.20
Q3 20164$0.00$0.04$0.01
Q4 20164$1.31$1.40$1.35
Q1 20171$1.70$1.70$1.70
Q2 20171$0.20$0.20$0.20
Q3 20171$0.14$0.14$0.14
Q4 20171$1.50$1.50$1.50
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX)
Annual Dividend:$1.80
Dividend Yield:2.16%
Dividend Growth:10.90% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:56.25% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
56.78% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
52.02% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:5 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.34%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 76.58%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
11/22/2016Gregory J PetersonVPSell600$75.19$45,114.00View SEC Filing  
11/11/2016Kenneth J KennyVPSell300$72.03$21,609.00View SEC Filing  
11/10/2016Eric DebonisSVPSell245$71.55$17,529.75View SEC Filing  
11/10/2016Kenneth J KennyVPSell600$72.20$43,320.00View SEC Filing  
9/21/2016Roy R CentrellaCFOSell1,000$71.54$71,540.00View SEC Filing  
8/11/2016Eric DebonisSVPSell600$72.99$43,794.00View SEC Filing  
6/21/2016John P HesterCEOSell2,000$75.03$150,060.00View SEC Filing  
6/13/2016Edward A JanovSVPSell600$74.36$44,616.00View SEC Filing  
6/7/2016John P HesterCEOSell200$72.65$14,530.00View SEC Filing  
6/7/2016Kenneth J KennyVPSell500$72.70$36,350.00View SEC Filing  
6/6/2016John P HesterCEOSell1,800$72.40$130,320.00View SEC Filing  
6/2/2016Eric DebonisSVPSell800$70.08$56,064.00View SEC Filing  
6/1/2016Gregory J PetersonCAOSell1,800$70.07$126,126.00View SEC Filing  
5/27/2016Roy R CentrellaCFOSell1,000$69.25$69,250.00View SEC Filing  
5/17/2016Roy R CentrellaCFOSell1,000$69.50$69,500.00View SEC Filing  
5/13/2016Karen S HallerSVPSell1,000$69.85$69,850.00View SEC Filing  
5/11/2016Edward A JanovSVPSell700$68.29$47,803.00View SEC Filing  
3/29/2016Jeffrey W ShawDirectorSell21,717$66.56$1,445,483.52View SEC Filing  
3/29/2016Kenneth J KennyVPSell700$66.09$46,263.00View SEC Filing  
3/23/2016John P HesterCEOSell3,000$65.14$195,420.00View SEC Filing  
3/18/2016Gregory J PetersonCAOSell1,400$64.52$90,328.00View SEC Filing  
3/17/2016Jeffrey W ShawDirectorSell20,251$64.76$1,311,454.76View SEC Filing  
3/15/2016Anita M RomeroSVPSell3,600$64.00$230,400.00View SEC Filing  
3/11/2016William N MoodyEVPSell2,000$63.66$127,320.00View SEC Filing  
3/8/2016John P HesterCEOSell3,000$63.25$189,750.00View SEC Filing  
3/7/2016Eric DebonisSVPSell1,000$62.96$62,960.00View SEC Filing  
3/7/2016Roy R CentrellaCFOSell662$62.93$41,659.66View SEC Filing  
3/4/2016Edward A JanovSVPSell1,200$61.11$73,332.00View SEC Filing  
3/2/2016Edward A JanovSVPSell800$61.16$48,928.00View SEC Filing  
2/29/2016Michael J MelarkeyDirectorSell341$60.85$20,749.85View SEC Filing  
12/29/2015Gregory J. PetersonCAOSell800$56.40$45,120.00View SEC Filing  
8/25/2015Karen S. HallerSVPSell1,200$56.80$68,160.00View SEC Filing  
3/23/2015Michael J MelarkeyDirectorSell2,000$57.89$115,780.00View SEC Filing  
3/20/2015Anita M RomeroSVPSell3,000$57.65$172,950.00View SEC Filing  
3/13/2015William N MoodyEVPSell4,271$55.78$238,236.38View SEC Filing  
3/11/2015Roy R CentrellaCFOSell3,000$54.21$162,630.00View SEC Filing  
12/29/2014John P HesterEVPSell3,000$63.23$189,690.00View SEC Filing  
12/23/2014John P HesterEVPSell2,500$60.61$151,525.00View SEC Filing  
12/9/2014Eric DebonisSVPSell1,750$57.77$101,097.50View SEC Filing  
11/20/2014Gregory J PetersonCAOSell1,300$57.34$74,542.00View SEC Filing  
9/11/2014Michael O MaffieDirectorSell1,370$52.54$71,979.80View SEC Filing  
5/16/2014William MoodyEVPSell3,486$52.43$182,770.98View SEC Filing  
4/10/2014Anita RomeroSVPSell1,500$53.40$80,100.00View SEC Filing  
1/6/2014William MoodyEVPSell1,200$54.52$65,424.00View SEC Filing  
1/3/2014Roy CentrellaCFOSell1,000$54.60$54,600.00View SEC Filing  
12/27/2013John HesterEVPSell2,500$55.80$139,500.00View SEC Filing  
12/24/2013John HesterEVPSell2,500$55.50$138,750.00View SEC Filing  
12/24/2013Roy CentrellaCFOSell1,000$55.50$55,500.00View SEC Filing  
11/21/2013Edward JanovSVPSell25,000$52.52$1,313,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/11/2013Eric DebonisSVPSell1,500$53.97$80,955.00View SEC Filing  
9/19/2013Kenneth KennyVPSell1,000$48.95$48,950.00View SEC Filing  
8/9/2013William MoodySVPSell1,362$49.79$67,813.98View SEC Filing  
6/18/2013Karen S HallerSVPSell1,000$48.86$48,860.00View SEC Filing  
3/12/2013John P HesterVPSell3,900$47.15$183,885.00View SEC Filing  
3/5/2013Edward A JanovSVPSell5,000$46.60$233,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/5/2013Jeffrey W ShawCEOSell24,000$46.81$1,123,440.00View SEC Filing  
12/27/2012William N MoodySVPSell1,500$41.90$62,850.00View SEC Filing  
11/15/2012Robert L BoughnerDirectorBuy10,000$39.49$394,900.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX)
DateHeadline featured highlights: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Torchmark, Scripps Networks Interactive, Citigroup and Southwest Gas (NYSE:SWX) - February 19 at 8:42 AM logoSOUTHWEST GAS CORPORATION : ex-dividend day (NYSE:SWX) - February 13 at 3:28 PM logoSOUTHWEST GAS HOLDINGS INC (NYSE:SWX) - January 27 at 5:47 AM logoSouthwest Gas downgraded by Jefferies (NYSE:SWX) - January 12 at 11:33 PM logoSouthwest Gas Holdings, Inc. : SWX-US: Dividend Analysis : November 15th, 2016 (record date) : By the numbers : January 12, 2017 (NYSE:SWX) - January 12 at 11:33 PM logoSOUTHWEST GAS CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Completion of Acquisition or Dispo (NYSE:SWX) - January 5 at 6:55 AM
News IconSouthwest Gas Corp. board OKs holding company structure (NYSE:SWX) - January 4 at 5:28 AM logoSouthwest Gas Completes Holding Company Reorganization (NYSE:SWX) - January 3 at 9:26 AM logoSouthwest Gas Holdings, Inc. -- Moody's assigns Baa1 rating to Southwest Gas Holdings Inc., outlook stable (NYSE:SWX) - December 29 at 8:01 PM logoSouthwest Gas Corporation -- Moody's Reviews Southwest Gas Corporation, NV's LOC-backed Industrial Development Rev. Bonds, Ser. 1993A, 2003A, 2008A and 2009A (NYSE:SWX) - December 29 at 8:01 PM logoSouthwest Gas Board Approves To Implement Proposed Holding Company Structure (NYSE:SWX) - December 28 at 7:57 PM logoSOUTHWEST GAS CORPORATION (NYSE:SWX) Files An 8-K Other Events (NYSE:SWX) - December 28 at 7:57 PM logoSouthwest Gas to Meet with Equity Analysts in New York, NY January 4-5, 2017 (NYSE:SWX) - December 28 at 7:57 PM logoSouthwest Gas Corporation Announces Holding Company Structure (NYSE:SWX) - December 28 at 8:59 AM
News IconRating Watching: Southwest Gas (NYSE:SWX) Hit With Neutral Rating At UBS, Firm Sees a Move on Horizon (NYSE:SWX) - December 22 at 3:33 AM logoCan Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX) Meet Analysts EPS Target Of $1.34? (NYSE:SWX) - December 11 at 7:00 PM logoETFs with exposure to Southwest Gas Corp. : December 9, 2016 (NYSE:SWX) - December 9 at 7:59 PM
News IconHedge Funds Are Buying Southwest Gas Corporation (SWX) (NYSE:SWX) - December 6 at 3:42 AM logoSOUTHWEST GAS CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers (NYSE:SWX) - November 18 at 7:21 PM logoSouthwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX) Yearly EPS Projection At $3.32 (NYSE:SWX) - November 18 at 11:05 AM logoSouthwest Gas : Declares First Quarter 2017 Dividend (NYSE:SWX) - November 15 at 8:33 PM
News IconSouthwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX) Ratings Coverage (NYSE:SWX) - November 15 at 8:33 PM logoSouthwest Gas Declares First Quarter 2017 Dividend (NYSE:SWX) - November 15 at 8:33 PM
News IconVP/Finance/Treasur of Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX), Kenny Kenneth J, sells 600 shares worth $43,320 (NYSE:SWX) - November 15 at 11:32 AM
News IconSEC Insider Narrative: Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX)’s Insider Eric Debonis Sold 245 Shares of the Company (NYSE:SWX) - November 15 at 11:32 AM logoSouthwest Gas Corp's (SWX) CEO John Hester on Q3 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript (NYSE:SWX) - November 11 at 10:44 AM logoEdited Transcript of SWX earnings conference call or presentation 9-Nov-16 6:00pm GMT (NYSE:SWX) - November 10 at 11:10 AM logoEARNINGS SUMMARY: Details of Southwest Gas Corp. Q3 Earnings Report (NYSE:SWX) - November 8 at 11:50 AM logoSouthwest Gas Corporation Announces Third Quarter 2016 Earnings (NYSE:SWX) - November 8 at 11:50 AM logoSouthwest Gas misses 3Q profit forecasts (NYSE:SWX) - November 7 at 8:40 PM logoQ3 2016 Southwest Gas Corp Earnings Release - Time Not Supplied (NYSE:SWX) - November 7 at 11:51 AM logoETF’s with exposure to Southwest Gas Corp. : November 1, 2016 (NYSE:SWX) - November 1 at 7:55 PM logoSouthwest Gas Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : SWX-US : October 26, 2016 (NYSE:SWX) - October 26 at 11:12 AM
News IconUpdate on Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX) for the day (NYSE:SWX) - October 15 at 7:04 PM
News IconToday’s Rating On Watch: Time To Buy Southwest Gas (SWX), Jefferies Upgrades It (NYSE:SWX) - October 14 at 10:51 AM logoZacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Atlantica Yield, ALLETE, Southwest Gas and Consolidated Water (NYSE:SWX) - October 5 at 11:01 AM logoSWX Makes Notable Cross Below Critical Moving Average (NYSE:SWX) - October 4 at 7:03 PM logoSouthwest Gas (SWX) Shares Enter Oversold Territory (NYSE:SWX) - October 4 at 7:03 PM logoSouthwest Gas Corporation to Meet with Equity Analysts in New York, NY October 5-7, 2016 (NYSE:SWX) - October 4 at 10:53 AM logoSouthwest Gas declares $0.45 dividend (NYSE:SWX) - September 29 at 7:28 PM logoSOUTHWEST GAS CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Creation of a Direct Financial Obl (NYSE:SWX) - September 29 at 7:28 PM logoSouthwest Gas Declares Fourth Quarter Dividend (NYSE:SWX) - September 28 at 7:19 PM logoSouthwest Gas Corp. – Value Analysis (NYSE:SWX) : September 27, 2016 (NYSE:SWX) - September 27 at 12:07 PM logoSouthwest Gas Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : SWX-US : September 26, 2016 (NYSE:SWX) - September 26 at 11:59 AM logoSouthwest Gas Corporation Commo (NYSE:SWX) Trading Down – Insider Trading Activity (NYSE:SWX) - September 23 at 6:56 PM logoSouthwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX) Ratings in Focus (NYSE:SWX) - September 23 at 6:56 PM logoSouthwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX) Price Forecast At $69.5 (NYSE:SWX) - September 17 at 6:58 PM logoETF’s with exposure to Southwest Gas Corp. : September 8, 2016 (NYSE:SWX) - September 8 at 11:26 AM logoSouthwest Gas Reaches Analyst Target Price (NYSE:SWX) - September 7 at 11:18 AM logoSouthwest Gas Corporation -- Moody's Affirms Aa1/ VMIG 1 on Southwest Gas Corp. LOC-Backed Revenue Bonds Series 2003A (NYSE:SWX) - September 7 at 11:18 AM


What is Southwest Gas Corporation's stock symbol?

Southwest Gas Corporation trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SWX."

How often does Southwest Gas Corporation pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Southwest Gas Corporation?

Southwest Gas Corporation announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, November 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 15th will be given a dividend of $0.45 per share on Wednesday, March 1st. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.16%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, February 13th.

Where is Southwest Gas Corporation's stock going? Where will Southwest Gas Corporation's stock price be in 2017?

4 brokerages have issued 12-month price objectives for Southwest Gas Corporation's stock. Their forecasts range from $65.00 to $79.00. On average, they anticipate Southwest Gas Corporation's share price to reach $71.33 in the next twelve months.

When will Southwest Gas Corporation announce their earnings?

Southwest Gas Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February, 22nd 2017.

Who owns Southwest Gas Corporation stock?

Southwest Gas Corporation's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (3.34%), Gabelli Funds LLC (2.85%), Gamco Investors INC. ET AL (1.99%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.90%), FMR LLC (1.89%) and AQR Capital Management LLC (1.14%). Company insiders that own Southwest Gas Corporation stock include Anita M Romero, Edward A Janov, Eric Debonis, Gregory J Peterson, Jeffrey W Shaw, John P Hester, Karen S Haller, Kenneth J Kenny, Michael J Melarkey, Roy R Centrella and William N Moody.

Who sold Southwest Gas Corporation stock? Who is selling Southwest Gas Corporation stock?

Southwest Gas Corporation's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Gabelli Funds LLC, Gamco Investors INC. ET AL, Tudor Investment Corp Et Al, New York State Teachers Retirement System, State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. Company insiders that have sold Southwest Gas Corporation stock in the last year include Anita M Romero, Edward A Janov, Eric Debonis, Gregory J Peterson, Jeffrey W Shaw, John P Hester, Karen S Haller, Kenneth J Kenny, Michael J Melarkey, Roy R Centrella and William N Moody.

Who bought Southwest Gas Corporation stock? Who is buying Southwest Gas Corporation stock?

Southwest Gas Corporation's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including AQR Capital Management LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Guggenheim Capital LLC, Shelton Capital Management, Credit Agricole S A, Ellington Management Group LLC and Martingale Asset Management L P.

How do I buy Southwest Gas Corporation stock?

Shares of Southwest Gas Corporation can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Southwest Gas Corporation stock cost?

One share of Southwest Gas Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $83.18.

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Last Updated on 2/21/2017 by Staff