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NYSE:SWX

Southwest Gas - SWX Stock Forecast, Price & News

$79.47
+0.08 (+0.10%)
(As of 08/18/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$79.16
$80.25
50-Day Range
$75.52
$91.89
52-Week Range
$62.58
$95.62
Volume
481,634 shs
Average Volume
496,938 shs
Market Capitalization
$5.31 billion
P/E Ratio
32.57
Dividend Yield
3.12%
Price Target
$91.33

Southwest Gas MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.67 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
14.9% 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
-0.07mentions of Southwest Gas in the last 14 days
Based on 2 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$794,112 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
11.24%
From $4.36 to $4.85 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

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

2.22 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

33rd out of 87 stocks

Gas Transmission & Distribution Industry

4th 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.

Southwest Gas Stock Up 0.1 %

Shares of Southwest Gas stock traded up $0.08 during trading on Thursday, hitting $79.47. 481,634 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 496,938. The company has a current ratio of 0.70, a quick ratio of 0.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.33. The stock's fifty day simple moving average is $84.38 and its 200 day simple moving average is $81.84. The firm has a market cap of $5.31 billion, a P/E ratio of 32.54, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.67 and a beta of 0.13. Southwest Gas has a 52-week low of $62.58 and a 52-week high of $95.62.

Analyst Ratings Changes

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Wells Fargo & Company lowered their price objective on Southwest Gas from $101.00 to $86.00 and set an "equal weight" rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, August 10th. Argus upgraded Southwest Gas from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $100.00 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday, June 9th. Finally, StockNews.com upgraded shares of Southwest Gas from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Thursday. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company's stock. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, the stock presently has an average rating of "Moderate Buy" and a consensus target price of $91.33.

Insiders Place Their Bets

In other news, SVP Eric Debonis sold 3,500 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.02, for a total value of $322,070.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 9,264 shares in the company, valued at approximately $852,473.28. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. In other news, CAO Lori L. Colvin sold 1,403 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Friday, May 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $93.38, for a total value of $131,012.14. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief accounting officer now directly owns 3,863 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $360,726.94. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, SVP Eric Debonis sold 3,500 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.02, for a total value of $322,070.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 9,264 shares in the company, valued at approximately $852,473.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 8,578 shares of company stock worth $794,112 in the last three months. Corporate insiders own 0.79% of the company's stock.

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SWX Stock News Headlines

Carl Icahn Loads Up on Southwest Gas in 2nd Quarter
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
Ex-Dividend for 9/1 Dividend
8/12/2022
Today
8/19/2022
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
+14.9%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.67
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
$10.16 per share
Book Value
$51.74 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
66,324,000
Market Cap
$5.31 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.13

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Key Executives

  • Ms. Karen S. Haller (Age 58)
    Pres , CEO, Chief Legal & Admin. Officer and Director
    Comp: $947.14k
  • Mr. Gregory J. Peterson (Age 62)
    Sr. VP & CFO
    Comp: $784.84k
  • Mr. Eric DeBonisMr. Eric DeBonis (Age 54)
    Sr. VP of Operations - Southwest Gas Corp.
    Comp: $666.97k
  • Mr. Paul M. DailyMr. Paul M. Daily (Age 65)
    Pres & CEO of Centuri Group, Inc.
    Comp: $2.41M
  • Ms. Lori L. Colvin (Age 54)
    VP, Chief Accounting Officer & Controller
  • Boyd S. Nelson
    VP of Strategy & Investor Relations
  • Mr. Justin L. Brown (Age 49)
    Sr. VP & Gen. Counsel of Southwest Gas Corp.
  • Mr. Kenneth J. Kenny (Age 59)
    VP of Fin. & Treasurer
  • Mr. Thomas E. Moran (Age 57)
    VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec.













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 year. 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 brokers have issued 12-month target prices for Southwest Gas' shares. Their SWX share price forecasts range from $86.00 to $100.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $91.33 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 14.9% 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 at the start of the year. Since then, SWX shares have increased by 13.4% and is now trading at $79.47.
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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) issued its earnings results on Tuesday, November, 9th. The utilities provider reported $0.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.12. The utilities provider had revenue of $888.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $814.82 million. Southwest Gas had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 6.96% and a net margin of 3.37%. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.32 earnings per share.

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

Southwest Gas announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, May 9th. Stockholders 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 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.12%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend 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 3.12%. 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 51.13% 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), 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 number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Icahn Carl C (7.63%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (4.55%), State Street Corp (3.20%), Nomura Holdings Inc. (2.96%), Nomura Holdings Inc. (2.96%) and Zimmer Partners LP (1.64%). 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 $79.47.

How much money does Southwest Gas make?

Southwest Gas (NYSE:SWX) has a market capitalization of $5.31 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 8/19/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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