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Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN) announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, April 7th, ARN reports. Investors of record on Wednesday, April 30th will be paid a dividend of 0.46 per share on Thursday, May 15th. This represents a $1.84 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.19%.

On the ratings front, analysts at TheStreet upgraded shares of Northwest Natural Gas from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, March 17th.

Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN) traded down 0.32% on Monday, hitting $43.76. 137,364 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Northwest Natural Gas has a 1-year low of $39.96 and a 1-year high of $45.89. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $42.75 and its 200-day moving average is $42.33. The company has a market cap of $1.186 billion and a P/E ratio of 19.60.

Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February 28th. The company reported $1.07 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.04 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $260.75 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $177.80 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.05 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 13.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Northwest Natural Gas will post $2.30 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) is a supplier of gas service.

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