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NYSE:SWX

Southwest Gas - SWX Stock Forecast, Price & News

$75.52
-0.17 (-0.22%)
(As of 08/11/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$75.51
$77.01
50-Day Range
$75.52
$93.82
52-Week Range
$62.58
$95.62
Volume
467,076 shs
Average Volume
503,019 shs
Market Capitalization
$5.05 billion
P/E Ratio
30.95
Dividend Yield
3.28%
Price Target
$96.33

Southwest Gas MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Buy
3.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
20.9% Upside
$91.33 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
2.47% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-8.87
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
-0.15mentions of Southwest Gas in the last 14 days
Based on 14 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$794,112 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
7.74%
From $4.52 to $4.87 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.27 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

33rd out of 87 stocks

Gas Transmission & Distribution Industry

3rd out of 6 stocks

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About Southwest Gas (NYSE:SWX) Stock

Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, distributes and transports natural gas in Arizona, Nevada, and California. The company operates through Natural Gas Distribution, Utility Infrastructure Services, and Pipeline and Storage segments. It also provides trenching, installation, and replacement of underground pipes, as well as maintenance services for energy distribution systems. As of December 31, 2021, it had 2,159,000 residential, commercial, industrial, and other natural gas customers. Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. was incorporated in 1931 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

A number of brokerages have weighed in on SWX. Wells Fargo & Company decreased their price target on Southwest Gas from $101.00 to $86.00 and set an "equal weight" rating for the company in a report on Wednesday. StockNews.com lowered shares of Southwest Gas from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research note on Wednesday. Finally, Argus upgraded shares of Southwest Gas from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $100.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Thursday, June 9th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. According to data from MarketBeat, the stock has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $91.33.

Southwest Gas Stock Performance

Shares of SWX Stock traded down $0.17 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $75.52. 467,076 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 494,144. The firm has a fifty day simple moving average of $85.90 and a 200 day simple moving average of $81.42. The company has a current ratio of 0.78, a quick ratio of 0.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.31. Southwest Gas has a 52-week low of $62.58 and a 52-week high of $95.62. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.05 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.02, a P/E/G ratio of 3.47 and a beta of 0.13.

Southwest Gas (NYSE:SWX - Get Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 9th. The utilities provider reported $1.74 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $2.02 by ($0.28). Southwest Gas had a return on equity of 7.15% and a net margin of 3.37%. The company had revenue of $1.27 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.06 billion. Research analysts predict that Southwest Gas will post 4.52 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Insider Transactions at Southwest Gas

In related news, SVP Eric Debonis sold 3,000 shares of Southwest Gas stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.81, for a total value of $278,430.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 12,765 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,184,719.65. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. In related news, SVP Eric Debonis sold 3,000 shares of Southwest Gas stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.81, for a total value of $278,430.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 12,765 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,184,719.65. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CAO Lori L. Colvin sold 675 shares of Southwest Gas stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.74, for a total transaction of $62,599.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief accounting officer now owns 3,188 shares of the company's stock, valued at $295,655.12. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 8,578 shares of company stock worth $794,112 in the last quarter. Insiders own 0.79% of the company's stock.

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SWX Stock News Headlines

Southwest Gas (NYSE:SWX) PT Lowered to $86.00
StockNews.com Downgrades Southwest Gas (NYSE:SWX) to Sell
Southwest Gas (SWX) Lags Q2 Earnings Estimates
Southwest Gas Holdings Inc Stock Quote SWX
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SWX Company Calendar

Last Earnings
11/09/2021
Ex-Dividend for 6/1 Dividend
5/13/2022
Dividend Payable
6/01/2022
Today
8/12/2022
Ex-Dividend for 9/1 Dividend
8/12/2022
Dividend Payable
9/01/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
11/08/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Gas transmission & distribution
Sub-Industry
Gas Utilities
Sector
Utilities
CUSIP
84489510
Employees
2,286
Year Founded
1931

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$91.33
High Stock Price Forecast
$100.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$86.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+27.6%
Consensus Rating
Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
3.00
Research Coverage
3 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$200.78 million
Pretax Margin
4.01%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$3.68 billion
Cash Flow
$10.21 per share
Book Value
$51.74 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
66,324,000
Market Cap
$5.05 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.13

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SWX Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Southwest Gas stock right now?

3 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Southwest Gas in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 hold rating and 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" SWX shares.
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What is Southwest Gas' stock price forecast for 2022?

3 brokerages have issued twelve-month price targets for Southwest Gas' shares. Their SWX share price forecasts range from $86.00 to $100.00. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach $91.33 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 20.9% from the stock's current price.
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How have SWX shares performed in 2022?

Southwest Gas' stock was trading at $70.05 on January 1st, 2022. Since then, SWX shares have increased by 7.8% and is now trading at $75.52.
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When is Southwest Gas' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, November 8th 2022.
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How were Southwest Gas' earnings last quarter?

Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SWX) posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November, 9th. The utilities provider reported $0.05 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.17 by $0.12. The utilities provider had revenue of $888.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $814.82 million. Southwest Gas had a net margin of 3.37% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 7.15%. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.32 earnings per share.

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

Southwest Gas declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, May 9th. Investors of record on Monday, August 15th will be given a dividend of $0.62 per share on Thursday, September 1st. This represents a $2.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.28%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 12th.
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Is Southwest Gas a good dividend stock?

Southwest Gas (NYSE:SWX) pays an annual dividend of $2.48 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.28%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 17 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 101.64%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on earnings estimates, SWX will have a dividend payout ratio of 50.92% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What is John P. Hester's approval rating as Southwest Gas' CEO?

13 employees have rated Southwest Gas Chief Executive Officer John P. Hester on Glassdoor.com. John P. Hester has an approval rating of 68% among the company's employees.

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), Procter & Gamble (PG), Verizon Communications (VZ), Cisco Systems (CSCO), AT&T (T), 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 a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Principal Financial Group Inc. (1.56%), Franklin Resources Inc. (1.05%), Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. (0.81%), ProShare Advisors LLC (0.54%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.39%) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (0.38%). Insiders that own company stock include Eric Debonis, Jane Lewis-Raymond, John P Hester, Jose Luis Esparza Jr, Justin L Brown, Kenneth J Kenny, Lori L Colvin, Paul M Daily and Robert L Boughner.
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How do I buy shares of Southwest Gas?

Shares of SWX stock 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 $75.52.

How much money does Southwest Gas make?

Southwest Gas (NYSE:SWX) has a market capitalization of $5.05 billion and generates $3.68 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $200.78 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.44 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Southwest Gas have?

The company employs 2,286 workers across the globe.

Does Southwest Gas have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of Southwest Gas: CVTech Holding Inc., Canyon Pipeline Construction Inc., Canyon Special Projects LLC, Canyon Traffic Control LLC, Carson Water Company, Centuri Canada Division Inc., Centuri Group Inc., Centuri Oil & Gas Group LLC, Centuri Power Group LLC, Centuri Services Group LLC, Centuri U.S. Division Inc., Dominion Energy Overthrust Pipeline LLC, Dominion Energy Questar Pipeline LLC, Dominion Energy Questar Pipeline Services Inc., Drum Parent LLC, Electric T&D Division LLC, Electric T&D Holdings LLC, Great Basin Gas Transmission Company, Intellichoice Energy LLC, Intellichoice Energy of California LLC, Linetec Services LLC, Meritus Electric T&D Division LLC, Meritus Oil & Gas Division LLC, Meritus Services Division LLC, MountainWest Pipelines Holding Company, NAPEC Inc., NPL Canada Ltd., NPL Construction Co., NPL East LLC, NPL Great Lakes LLC, NPL Mid-America LLC, NPL West LLC, National Barricade LLC, National Powerline LLC, Neuco Equipment LLC, New England Utility Constructors Inc., Oil & Gas Division LLC, QPC Holding Company LLC, Questar Energy Services Inc., Questar Field Services LLC, Questar Southern Trails Pipeline Company, Questar White River Hub LLC, Riggs Distler & Company Inc., Services Division LLC, Shelby Mechanical LLC, Shelby Plumbing LLC, Southwest Administrators Inc., Southwest Gas Corporation, Southwest Gas Holdings Inc., Southwest Gas Transmission Company, Southwest Gas Utility Group Inc., The Southwest Companies, Utility Financial Corp., VRO Construction Partners 1 LLC, W.S. Nicholls Construction Inc., W.S. Nicholls Western Construction Ltd., White River Hub LLC, and and Utility Financial Corp..
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When was Southwest Gas founded?

Southwest Gas was founded in 1931.

How can I contact Southwest Gas?

Southwest Gas' mailing address is 5241 SPRING MOUNTAIN ROAD PO BOX 98510, LAS VEGAS NV, 89193. The official website for the company is www.swgasholdings.com. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at (702) 876-7237, via email at ken.kenny@swgas.com, or via fax at 702-876-7037.

This page (NYSE:SWX) was last updated on 8/12/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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