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How to buy Northwest Natural Holding Company stock

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Northwest Natural Holding Company is an utilities-regulated gas business based in the US. Northwest Natural Holding Company shares (NWN) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Northwest Natural Holding Company employs 1,216 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Northwest Natural Holding Company share price

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Northwest Natural Holding Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$41.28 - $65.17
50-day moving average $53.32
200-day moving average $48.40
Wall St. target price$54.88
PE ratio 22.1687
Dividend yield $1.913 (3.41%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.51

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Is it a good time to buy Northwest Natural Holding Company stock?

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Is Northwest Natural Holding Company under- or over-valued?

Valuing Northwest Natural Holding Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Northwest Natural Holding Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Northwest Natural Holding Company's P/E ratio

Northwest Natural Holding Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 22x. In other words, Northwest Natural Holding Company shares trade at around 22x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Northwest Natural Holding Company's PEG ratio

Northwest Natural Holding Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 7.0818. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Northwest Natural Holding Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Northwest Natural Holding Company's EBITDA

Northwest Natural Holding Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $267.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Northwest Natural Holding Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Northwest Natural Holding Company financials

Revenue TTM $773.7 million
Operating margin TTM 17.63%
Gross profit TTM $333.7 million
Return on assets TTM 2.37%
Return on equity TTM 8.01%
Profit margin 9.92%
Book value $29.05
Market capitalisation $1.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Northwest Natural Holding Company shares

There are currently 933,715 Northwest Natural Holding Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Northwest Natural Holding Company's "short interest". This figure is 21.5% down from 1.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Northwest Natural Holding Company shares can be evaluated.

Northwest Natural Holding Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Northwest Natural Holding Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Northwest Natural Holding Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Northwest Natural Holding Company shares traded daily (recently around 387433.60995851). Northwest Natural Holding Company's SIR currently stands at 2.41. In other words for every 100,000 Northwest Natural Holding Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2410 shares are currently held short.

However Northwest Natural Holding Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Northwest Natural Holding Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Northwest Natural Holding Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Northwest Natural Holding Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Northwest Natural Holding Company shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0428% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Northwest Natural Holding Company shares, roughly 43 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Northwest Natural Holding Company.

Find out more about how you can short Northwest Natural Holding Company stock.

Northwest Natural Holding Company share dividends

83%

Dividend payout ratio: 83.37% of net profits

Recently Northwest Natural Holding Company has paid out, on average, around 83.37% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.45% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Northwest Natural Holding Company shareholders could enjoy a 3.45% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Northwest Natural Holding Company's case, that would currently equate to about $1.913 per share.

Northwest Natural Holding Company's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Northwest Natural Holding Company's most recent dividend payout was on 13 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 April 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Northwest Natural Holding Company's shares ever split?

Northwest Natural Holding Company's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 8 September 1996. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Northwest Natural Holding Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Northwest Natural Holding Company shares which in turn could have impacted Northwest Natural Holding Company's share price.

Northwest Natural Holding Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Northwest Natural Holding Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $41.2795 up to $65.1729. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Northwest Natural Holding Company's is 0.4567. This would suggest that Northwest Natural Holding Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Northwest Natural Holding Company overview

Northwest Natural Holding Company, through its subsidiary, Northwest Natural Gas Company, provides regulated natural gas distribution services to residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation customers in Oregon and Southwest Washington. The company also owns and operates 20 Bcf of underground gas storage capacity in Oregon. In addition, it is involved in water businesses and other investment activities. It serves approximately 2. 5 million natural gas customers in approximately 140 communities through 770,000 meters; and 63,000 people through approximately 26,000 connections in the Pacific Northwest and Texas. The company was founded in 1859 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Northwest Natural Holding Company is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.018% of Northwest Natural Holding Company shares are held by insiders and 70.675% by institutions.
How many people work for Northwest Natural Holding Company?
Latest data suggests 1,216 work at Northwest Natural Holding Company.
When does the fiscal year end for Northwest Natural Holding Company?
Northwest Natural Holding Company's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Northwest Natural Holding Company based?
Northwest Natural Holding Company's address is: 250 S.W. Taylor Street, Portland, OR, United States, 97204
What is Northwest Natural Holding Company's ISIN number?
Northwest Natural Holding Company's international securities identification number is: US66765N1054
What is Northwest Natural Holding Company's CUSIP number?
Northwest Natural Holding Company's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 667655104

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