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NYSE:SWX

Southwest Gas Stock Forecast, Price & News

$64.76
+0.65 (+1.01 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 10:08 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$63.68
Now: $64.76
$65.77
50-Day Range
$57.55
MA: $60.98
$65.86
52-Week Range
$45.68
Now: $64.76
$81.62
Volume862 shs
Average Volume392,344 shs
Market Capitalization$3.66 billion
P/E Ratio16.27
Dividend Yield3.51%
Beta0.11
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, 2019, it had 2,081,000 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 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
SectorUtilities
CUSIP84489510
Phone702-876-7237
Employees8,944
Year FoundedN/A

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.12 billion
Cash Flow$10.28 per share
Book Value$45.87 per share

Profitability

Net Income$213.94 million

Miscellaneous

Market Cap$3.66 billion
Next Earnings DateN/A
OptionableOptionable

MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

2.47 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

20th out of 274 stocks

Gas Transmission & Distribution Industry

2nd out of 9 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.0Community Rank: 2.0Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
$64.76
+0.65 (+1.01 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 10:08 AM ET)
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Southwest Gas (NYSE:SWX) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Southwest Gas a buy right now?

6 Wall Street equities research 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. The consensus among Wall Street equities research 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 short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Southwest Gas wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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Are investors shorting Southwest Gas?

Southwest Gas saw a decrease in short interest in January. As of January 15th, there was short interest totaling 661,400 shares, a decrease of 13.9% from the December 31st total of 768,500 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 308,300 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.1 days.
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How were Southwest Gas' earnings last quarter?

Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SWX) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February, 25th. The utilities provider reported $1.82 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.62 by $0.20. Southwest Gas had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 9.18% and a net margin of 6.82%.
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How has Southwest Gas' stock been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Southwest Gas' stock was trading at $61.93 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, SWX shares have increased by 4.6% and is now trading at $64.76.
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How often does Southwest Gas pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Southwest Gas?

Southwest Gas announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 24th. Stockholders of record on Monday, May 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.595 per share on Tuesday, June 1st. This represents a $2.38 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.68%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 14th. This is a boost from Southwest Gas's previous quarterly dividend of $0.57.
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Is Southwest Gas a good dividend stock?

Southwest Gas pays an annual dividend of $2.28 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.51%. 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 57.87%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Southwest Gas will have a dividend payout ratio of 55.21% 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 FY21 earnings guidance on Thursday, February, 25th. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.95-4.20 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $4.34.

What price target have analysts set for SWX?

6 equities research analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Southwest Gas' stock. Their forecasts range from $60.00 to $87.00. On average, they expect Southwest Gas' share price to reach $71.67 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 10.7% from the stock's current price.
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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 $2.14M)
  • Mr. Gregory J. Peterson, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 61, Pay $731.63k)
  • Ms. Karen S. Haller, Exec. VP and Chief Legal & Admin. Officer (Age 57, Pay $881.73k)
  • Mr. Eric DeBonis, Sr. VP of Operations - Southwest Gas Corp. (Age 53, Pay $616.6k)
  • Mr. Paul M. Daily, Pres & CEO of Centuri Construction Group Inc. (Age 64, Pay $1.66M)
  • Ms. Lori L. Colvin, VP, Chief Accounting Officer & Controller (Age 53)
  • Mr. Kenneth J. Kenny, VP of Fin. & Treasurer (Age 58)
  • Thomas E. Moran, Corp. Sec. & Legal Counsel
  • Boyd S. Nelson, VP of Strategy & Corp. Devel.
  • Mr. Justin L. Brown, Sr. VP & Gen. Counsel of Southwest Gas Corp. (Age 48)

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 a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (12.51%), Lazard Asset Management LLC (9.54%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (5.38%), Alliancebernstein L.P. (2.78%), Northern Trust Corp (2.64%) and Gabelli Funds LLC (2.08%). 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, Robert L Boughner and Thomas E Chestnut.
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Which institutional investors are selling Southwest Gas stock?

SWX stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Rothschild & Co. Asset Management US Inc., Baird Financial Group Inc., Squarepoint Ops LLC, Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co., Victory Capital Management Inc., and Truist Financial Corp. Company insiders that have sold Southwest Gas company stock in the last year include Eric Debonis, Jose Luis Esparza Jr, and Justin L Brown.
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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 Lazard Asset Management LLC, Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc., BlackRock Inc., Morgan Stanley, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Verition Fund Management LLC, and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. Company insiders that have bought Southwest Gas stock in the last two years include Eric Debonis, Jane Lewis-Raymond, John P Hester, Justin L Brown, 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 $64.76.

How much money does Southwest Gas make?

Southwest Gas has a market capitalization of $3.66 billion and generates $3.12 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $213.94 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.94 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Southwest Gas have?

Southwest Gas employs 8,944 workers across the globe.

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 2/26/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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