NYSE:SWX - Southwest Gas Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$82.97 -0.14 (-0.17 %)
(As of 03/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$82.97
Today's Range$82.89 - $84.12
52-Week Range$65.20 - $85.97
Volume353,106 shs
Average Volume339,876 shs
Market Capitalization$4.41 billion
P/E Ratio22.55
Dividend Yield2.50%
Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, purchases, distributes, and transports natural gas in Arizona, Nevada, and California. The company operates through two segments: Natural Gas Operations and Utility Infrastructure Services. As of December 31, 2018, it had 2,047,000 residential, commercial, industrial, and other natural gas customers. The company also provides trenching and installation, replacement, and maintenance services for energy distribution systems; industrial construction solutions; and electrical distribution and transmission utility infrastructure services in the Gulf Coast and Mid-Atlantic region. The company also serves customers in the provinces of British Columbia and Ontario in Canada. Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Gas transmission & distribution
Sub-IndustryGas Utilities



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.88 billion
Cash Flow$8.7153 per share
Book Value$45.55 per share


Net Income$182.28 million


Market Cap$4.41 billion
Next Earnings Date5/6/2019 (Estimated)

Southwest Gas (NYSE:SWX) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Southwest Gas' stock symbol?

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

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

Southwest Gas declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 27th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, May 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.545 per share on Monday, June 3rd. This represents a $2.18 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.63%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 14th. This is a positive change from Southwest Gas's previous quarterly dividend of $0.52. View Southwest Gas' Dividend History.

How were Southwest Gas' earnings last quarter?

Southwest Gas Holdings Inc (NYSE:SWX) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February, 27th. The utilities provider reported $1.36 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.53 by $0.17. The utilities provider had revenue of $786.65 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $375.47 million. Southwest Gas had a net margin of 6.33% and a return on equity of 9.11%. Southwest Gas's revenue for the quarter was up 6.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $2.00 EPS. View Southwest Gas' Earnings History.

When is Southwest Gas' next earnings date?

Southwest Gas is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, May 6th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Southwest Gas.

What guidance has Southwest Gas issued on next quarter's earnings?

Southwest Gas issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 27th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $3.75-4.00 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $3.95.

What price target have analysts set for SWX?

6 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Southwest Gas' shares. Their predictions range from $69.00 to $93.00. On average, they expect Southwest Gas' stock price to reach $80.50 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.0%. View Analyst Price Targets for Southwest Gas.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Southwest Gas?

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

Has Southwest Gas been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about SWX stock has trended somewhat negative on Saturday, according to InfoTrie. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Southwest Gas earned a daily sentiment score of -1.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the utilities provider a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

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 Cisco Systems (CSCO), Home Depot (HD), Verizon Communications (VZ), Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO), Alibaba Group (BABA), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Raytheon (RTN), salesforce.com (CRM), Mcdonald's (MCD) and Exxon Mobil (XOM).

Who are Southwest Gas' key executives?

Southwest Gas' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. John P. Hester, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 57)
  • Ms. Karen S. Haller, Exec. VP, Chief Legal & Admin. Officer, Corp. Sec. and Gen. Counsel (Age 55)
  • Mr. Paul M. Daily, Pres & CEO of Centuri Construction Group Inc. (Age 62)
  • Mr. Gregory J. Peterson, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 59)
  • Ms. Lori L. Colvin, VP, Chief Accounting Officer & Controller (Age 51)

Who are Southwest Gas' major shareholders?

Southwest Gas' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (12.61%), Macquarie Group Ltd. (3.92%), Northern Trust Corp (2.97%), Gabelli Funds LLC (2.64%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.31%) and FMR LLC (2.14%). Company insiders that own Southwest Gas stock include Eric Debonis, Gregory J Peterson, Justin L Brown, Karen S Haller, Kenneth J Kenny, Paul M Daily, Thomas A Thomas and Thomas E Chestnut. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Southwest Gas.

Which major investors are selling Southwest Gas stock?

SWX stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Boston Advisors LLC, Principal Financial Group Inc., First National Bank of Omaha, Reaves W H & Co. Inc., Barclays PLC, Gamco Investors INC. ET AL, New York State Common Retirement Fund and Gabelli Funds LLC. Company insiders that have sold Southwest Gas company stock in the last year include Eric Debonis, Justin L Brown, Karen S Haller, Kenneth J Kenny and Thomas E Chestnut. View Insider Buying and Selling for Southwest Gas.

Which major investors are buying Southwest Gas stock?

SWX stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Norges Bank, BlackRock Inc., Victory Capital Management Inc., Magellan Asset Management Ltd, Cohen & Steers Inc., Geode Capital Management LLC and Geode Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Southwest Gas stock in the last two years include Eric Debonis, Paul M Daily and Thomas A Thomas. View Insider Buying and Selling for Southwest Gas.

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 Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Southwest Gas' stock price today?

One share of SWX stock can currently be purchased for approximately $82.97.

How big of a company is Southwest Gas?

Southwest Gas has a market capitalization of $4.41 billion and generates $2.88 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $182.28 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.68 on an earnings per share basis. Southwest Gas employs 2,312 workers across the globe.

What is Southwest Gas' official website?

The official website for Southwest Gas is http://www.swgasholdings.com.

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.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Southwest Gas (NYSE SWX)

Community Ranking:  1.9 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  204 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  321 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  525
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Southwest Gas and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe SWX will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe SWX will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 3/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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