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Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN) hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Friday , Stock Ratings News reports. The stock traded as high as $46.19 and last traded at $46.00, with a volume of 70,939 shares. The stock had previously closed at $45.84.

Separately, 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.

The stock has a 50-day moving average of $44. and a 200-day moving average of $42.96. The company has a market cap of $1.246 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.42.

Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, May 2nd. The company reported $1.40 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.45 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $293.39 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $211.51 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.40 earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that Northwest Natural Gas will post $2.25 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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

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