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Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN) will release its Q114 earnings data on Friday, May 2nd. Analysts expect Northwest Natural Gas to post earnings of $1.45 per share and revenue of $211.51 million for the quarter. Northwest Natural Gas has set its FY14 guidance at $2.15-2.35 EPS.

Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February 28th. The company reported $1.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the 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 previous year, the company posted $1.05 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 13.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect Northwest Natural Gas to post $2.30 EPS for the current fiscal year and $2.40 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Shares of Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN) opened at 44.27 on Thursday. Northwest Natural Gas has a one year low of $39.96 and a one year high of $45.89. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $43.91 and a 200-day moving average of $42.70. The company has a market cap of $1.200 billion and a P/E ratio of 19.87.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Thursday, May 15th. Investors of record on Wednesday, April 30th will be given a dividend of $0.46 per share. This represents a $1.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.16%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, April 28th.

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

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