Southwest Gas Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.16 (+0.23 %)
(As of 07/29/2021 02:20 PM ET)
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Volume3,691 shs
Average Volume475,824 shs
Market Capitalization$4.09 billion
P/E Ratio14.55
Dividend Yield3.34%
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About Southwest Gas

Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, purchases, distributes, and transports natural gas in Arizona, Nevada, and California. The company operates in two segments, Natural Gas Operations and Utility Infrastructure Services. As of December 31, 2020, it had 2,123,000 residential, commercial, industrial, and other natural gas customers. The company also provides trenching and installation, replacement, and maintenance services for energy distribution systems; and industrial construction solutions. Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. was incorporated in 1931 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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Industry, Sector and Symbol

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Overall MarketRank

2.33 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

25th out of 290 stocks

Gas Transmission & Distribution Industry

2nd out of 9 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.1Community Rank: 2.8Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Southwest Gas (NYSE:SWX) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Southwest Gas a buy right now?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Southwest Gas in the last twelve months. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" Southwest Gas stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in SWX, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Southwest Gas?

Wall Street analysts have given Southwest Gas a "Hold" rating, but there may be better buying opportunities in the stock market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new stock ideas, but Southwest Gas wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five companies may be even better buys.
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Are investors shorting Southwest Gas?

Southwest Gas saw a increase in short interest during the month of July. As of July 15th, there was short interest totaling 981,500 shares, an increase of 49.0% from the June 30th total of 658,700 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 451,900 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.2 days.
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When is Southwest Gas' next earnings date?

Southwest Gas is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, August 5th 2021.
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How were Southwest Gas' earnings last quarter?

Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SWX) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May, 6th. The utilities provider reported $2.03 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.92 by $0.11. The utilities provider had revenue of $885.91 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $570.60 million. Southwest Gas had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 10.38% and a net margin of 8.27%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 5.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.31 earnings per share.
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How has Southwest Gas' stock been impacted by Coronavirus?

Southwest Gas' stock was trading at $61.93 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, SWX shares have increased by 14.0% and is now trading at $70.59.
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How often does Southwest Gas pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Southwest Gas?

Southwest Gas declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, May 7th. Investors of record on Monday, August 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.595 per share on Wednesday, September 1st. This represents a $2.38 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.37%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 13th.
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Is Southwest Gas a good dividend stock?

Southwest Gas pays an annual dividend of $2.38 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.34%. Southwest Gas has been increasing its dividend for 14 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Southwest Gas is 57.49%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Southwest Gas will have a dividend payout ratio of 54.84% next year. This indicates that Southwest Gas will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Southwest Gas issued on next quarter's earnings?

Southwest Gas issued an update on its FY 2021 earnings guidance on Thursday, May, 27th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of 4.000-4.200 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $4.140. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What price target have analysts set for SWX?

4 brokerages have issued 12 month price objectives for Southwest Gas' stock. Their forecasts range from $60.00 to $72.00. On average, they anticipate Southwest Gas' share price to reach $65.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 7.9%.
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Who are Southwest Gas' key executives?

Southwest Gas' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. John P. Hester, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 59, Pay $2.32M)
  • Mr. Gregory J. Peterson, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 61, Pay $790.74k)
  • Ms. Karen S. Haller, Exec. VP and Chief Legal & Admin. Officer (Age 57, Pay $914.91k)
  • Mr. Eric DeBonis, Sr. VP of Operations - Southwest Gas Corp. (Age 53, Pay $639.52k)
  • Mr. Paul M. Daily, Pres & CEO of Centuri Construction Group Inc. (Age 64, Pay $2.58M)
  • Ms. Lori L. Colvin, VP, Chief Accounting Officer & Controller (Age 53)
  • Mr. Kenneth J. Kenny, VP of Fin. & Treasurer (Age 58)
  • Boyd S. Nelson, VP of Strategy & Corp. Devel.
  • Thomas E. Moran, Corp. Sec. & Legal Counsel

What is John P. Hester's approval rating as Southwest Gas' CEO?

13 employees have rated Southwest Gas CEO John P. Hester on Glassdoor.com. John P. Hester has an approval rating of 68% among Southwest Gas' employees.

Who are some of Southwest Gas' key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Southwest Gas own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Southwest Gas investors own include Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Honeywell International (HON), The Procter & Gamble (PG), Verizon Communications (VZ), Cisco Systems (CSCO), AT&T (T), The Home Depot (HD), Pfizer (PFE), Raytheon Technologies (RTX) and Walmart (WMT).

What is Southwest Gas' stock symbol?

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

Who are Southwest Gas' major shareholders?

Southwest Gas' stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. (0.98%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (0.03%) and New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (0.02%). Company insiders that own Southwest Gas stock include Eric Debonis, Jane Lewis-Raymond, John P Hester, Jose Luis Esparza Jr, Justin L Brown, Kenneth J Kenny, Paul M Daily and Robert L Boughner.
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Which institutional investors are buying Southwest Gas stock?

SWX stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P., New Mexico Educational Retirement Board, and Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund. Company insiders that have bought Southwest Gas stock in the last two years include Jane Lewis-Raymond, John P Hester, Paul M Daily, and Robert L Boughner.
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How do I buy shares of Southwest Gas?

Shares of SWX can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Southwest Gas' stock price today?

One share of SWX stock can currently be purchased for approximately $70.59.

How much money does Southwest Gas make?

Southwest Gas has a market capitalization of $4.09 billion and generates $3.30 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $232.32 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.14 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Southwest Gas have?

Southwest Gas employs 2,272 workers across the globe.

When was Southwest Gas founded?

Southwest Gas was founded in 1931.

What is Southwest Gas' official website?

The official website for Southwest Gas is www.swgasholdings.com.

Where are Southwest Gas' headquarters?

Southwest Gas is headquartered at 5241 SPRING MOUNTAIN ROAD PO BOX 98510, LAS VEGAS NV, 89193.

How can I contact Southwest Gas?

Southwest Gas' mailing address is 5241 SPRING MOUNTAIN ROAD PO BOX 98510, LAS VEGAS NV, 89193. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at 702-876-7237 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 7/29/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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