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NorthWestern Corporation is an utilities-diversified business based in the US. NorthWestern Corporation shares (NWE) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. NorthWestern Corporation employs 1,533 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.2 billion.
|Latest market close||USD$56.7|
|52-week range||USD$44.049 - USD$78.048|
|50-day moving average||USD$56.608|
|200-day moving average||USD$54.7196|
|Wall St. target price||USD$63.25|
|Dividend yield||USD$2.4 (4.22%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$3.191|
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|1 week (2021-01-09)||N/A|
|1 month (2020-12-18)||1.23%|
|3 months (2020-10-16)||9.31%|
|6 months (2020-07-17)||3.37%|
|1 year (2020-01-17)||-24.10%|
|2 years (2019-01-18)||-8.80%|
|3 years (2018-01-18)||6.48%|
|5 years (2016-01-16)||N/A|
Valuing NorthWestern Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of NorthWestern Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
NorthWestern Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, NorthWestern Corporation shares trade at around 18x 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.
NorthWestern Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 6.74. 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 NorthWestern Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
NorthWestern Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$429.5 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a NorthWestern Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$1.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||20.77%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$939.9 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.65%|
|Return on equity TTM||7.97%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$2.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 560,050 NorthWestern Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as NorthWestern Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 5.8% down from 594,480 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting NorthWestern Corporation shares can be evaluated.
NorthWestern Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of NorthWestern Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of NorthWestern Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 304375). NorthWestern Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.84. In other words for every 100,000 NorthWestern Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1840 shares are currently held short.
However NorthWestern Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of NorthWestern Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable NorthWestern Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case NorthWestern Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 NorthWestern Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0149% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable NorthWestern Corporation shares, roughly 15 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 NorthWestern Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short NorthWestern Corporation stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 75% of net profits
Recently NorthWestern Corporation has paid out, on average, around 75% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.22% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), NorthWestern Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 4.22% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In NorthWestern Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $2.4 per share.
NorthWestern Corporation'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.
NorthWestern Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 31 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
NorthWestern Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 28 May 1997. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your NorthWestern Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for NorthWestern Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted NorthWestern Corporation's share price.
Over the last 12 months, NorthWestern Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $44.049 up to $78.048. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while NorthWestern Corporation's is 0.3664. This would suggest that NorthWestern Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
NorthWestern Corporation, doing business as NorthWestern Energy, provides electricity and natural gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers. The company operates through Electric Operations and Natural Gas Operations segments. It generates, transmits, and distributes electricity; and produces, purchases, stores, transmits, and distributes natural gas, as well as owns municipal franchises to provide natural gas service in the communities. The company's natural gas transmission system covers approximately 4,810 miles of pipeline. It serves approximately 734,800 customers in Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska, the United States. NorthWestern Corporation was founded in 1923 and is based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
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