NorthWestern Corporation (NYSE: NWE) has recently received a number of price target changes and ratings updates:

  • 8/8/2017 – NorthWestern Corporation was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 7/31/2017 – NorthWestern Corporation was downgraded by analysts at Williams Capital from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. They now have a $52.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $64.00.
  • 7/30/2017 – NorthWestern Corporation was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 7/29/2017 – NorthWestern Corporation was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Northwestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy is an investor-owned utility and one of the largest providers of electricity and natural gas in the northwest quadrant of the United States. NorthWestern was incorporated in Delaware in November 1923, and since has generated and distributed electricity in South Dakota and distributed natural gas in South Dakota and Nebraska through their energy division, NorthWestern Energy. “
  • 7/24/2017 – NorthWestern Corporation was downgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse Group from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating. They now have a $60.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $62.00.
  • 7/24/2017 – NorthWestern Corporation was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 7/8/2017 – NorthWestern Corporation was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 7/7/2017 – NorthWestern Corporation was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $68.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Northwestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy is an investor-owned utility and one of the largest providers of electricity and natural gas in the northwest quadrant of the United States. NorthWestern was incorporated in Delaware in November 1923, and since has generated and distributed electricity in South Dakota and distributed natural gas in South Dakota and Nebraska through their energy division, NorthWestern Energy. “
  • 7/5/2017 – NorthWestern Corporation had its price target raised by analysts at Williams Capital from $61.00 to $64.00. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 7/1/2017 – NorthWestern Corporation was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 6/29/2017 – NorthWestern Corporation was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Northwestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy is an investor-owned utility and one of the largest providers of electricity and natural gas in the northwest quadrant of the United States. NorthWestern was incorporated in Delaware in November 1923, and since has generated and distributed electricity in South Dakota and distributed natural gas in South Dakota and Nebraska through their energy division, NorthWestern Energy. “
  • 6/22/2017 – NorthWestern Corporation was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $71.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Northwestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy is an investor-owned utility and one of the largest providers of electricity and natural gas in the northwest quadrant of the United States. NorthWestern was incorporated in Delaware in November 1923, and since has generated and distributed electricity in South Dakota and distributed natural gas in South Dakota and Nebraska through their energy division, NorthWestern Energy. “
  • 6/21/2017 – NorthWestern Corporation was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Northwestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy is an investor-owned utility and one of the largest providers of electricity and natural gas in the northwest quadrant of the United States. NorthWestern was incorporated in Delaware in November 1923, and since has generated and distributed electricity in South Dakota and distributed natural gas in South Dakota and Nebraska through their energy division, NorthWestern Energy. “
  • 6/17/2017 – NorthWestern Corporation was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 6/9/2017 – NorthWestern Corporation was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $70.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Northwestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy is an investor-owned utility and one of the largest providers of electricity and natural gas in the northwest quadrant of the United States. NorthWestern was incorporated in Delaware in November 1923, and since has generated and distributed electricity in South Dakota and distributed natural gas in South Dakota and Nebraska through their energy division, NorthWestern Energy. “

NorthWestern Corporation (NYSE NWE) traded up 0.54% during trading on Tuesday, reaching $61.26. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 253,906 shares. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $60.70 and a 200 day moving average price of $59.48. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.97 billion, a PE ratio of 17.76 and a beta of 0.36. NorthWestern Corporation has a 1-year low of $53.85 and a 1-year high of $63.86.

NorthWestern Corporation (NYSE:NWE) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The utilities provider reported $0.47 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.15. NorthWestern Corporation had a return on equity of 9.31% and a net margin of 13.17%. The company had revenue of $283.86 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $302.42 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.65 EPS. NorthWestern Corporation’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.2% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts anticipate that NorthWestern Corporation will post $3.39 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.525 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 14th. This represents a $2.10 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.43%. NorthWestern Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 60.34%.

In other NorthWestern Corporation news, CEO Robert C. Rowe sold 7,252 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.89, for a total transaction of $441,574.28. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, VP Patrick R. Corcoran sold 7,487 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $62.72, for a total value of $469,584.64. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 13,259 shares in the company, valued at approximately $831,604.48. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.33% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

NorthWestern Corporation, doing business as North-Western Energy, provides electricity and natural gas. The Company’s segments are Electric operations, Natural gas operations and All other. As of December 31, 2016, the Company provided electricity and natural gas to approximately 709,600 customers in Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska.

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