$0.97 EPS Expected for Northwest Natural Gas Company (NWN)

February 22, 2018 - By Vivian Park

 $0.97 EPS Expected for Northwest Natural Gas Company (NWN)
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.07 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.07, from 1.14 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 13 investors sold Northwest Natural Gas Company shares while 58 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 51 raised stakes. 18.19 million shares or 2.39% more from 17.77 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Riverhead Cap Limited Liability Company stated it has 2,666 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Northern Trust owns 360,729 shares. Amp Capital stated it has 22,206 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Hartford Financial invested in 450 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Bank & Trust Of America De accumulated 54,454 shares or 0% of the stock. Louisiana State Employees Retirement owns 11,600 shares. Moreover, Schroder Mngmt Gp has 0% invested in Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN). Employees Retirement System Of Texas holds 11,000 shares. Pnc Financial Service Grp Incorporated owns 9,436 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Geode Management Ltd Liability Co invested in 0.01% or 261,726 shares. Huntington Fincl Bank accumulated 0% or 3,000 shares. Product Limited Liability reported 19,790 shares. Tru Com Of Vermont has invested 0% in Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN). Moreover, Carroll Finance Inc has 0.01% invested in Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN). Wells Fargo Company Mn reported 163,412 shares.

Since August 30, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $937,722 activity. DODSON MARK S sold $58,071 worth of stock. The insider Yoshihara Grant M sold $132,050. Russell Lori L sold $133,854 worth of stock or 2,000 shares. ANDERSON DAVID HUGO sold $535,758 worth of stock or 8,000 shares.

Analysts expect Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) to report $0.97 EPS on February, 23 before the open.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 3.00 % from last quarter’s $1 EPS. NWN’s profit would be $27.85M giving it 14.09 P/E if the $0.97 EPS is correct. After having $-0.30 EPS previously, Northwest Natural Gas Company’s analysts see -423.33 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.26% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $54.65. About 87,148 shares traded. Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) has risen 7.71% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.99% the S&P500.

Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) Ratings Coverage

Among 6 analysts covering Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN), 0 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Northwest Natural Gas Company had 9 analyst reports since April 25, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. Wells Fargo downgraded Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) on Monday, December 18 to “Sell” rating. The rating was initiated by Sidoti on Monday, April 25 with “Buy”. On Wednesday, February 1 the stock rating was initiated by Wells Fargo with “Market Perform”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Sidoti on Monday, January 8. The stock of Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) earned “Sell” rating by Guggenheim on Tuesday, January 2. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, February 1. The rating was downgraded by Hilliard Lyons to “Underperform” on Thursday, May 26.

Northwest Natural Gas Company stores and distributes natural gas in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.57 billion. The firm operates in two divisions, Local Gas Distribution and Gas Storage. It has a 24.93 P/E ratio. The Local Gas Distribution segment engages in the purchase, sale, and delivery of natural gas and related services to residential, commercial, and industrial clients in Oregon and southwest Washington.

More important recent Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Portfolio Reset: 2 Utilities Added” on February 12, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “Northwest Natural Gas’ (NWN) CEO David Anderson on Q3 2017 Results – Earnings …”, Nasdaq.com published: “Northwest Natural Gas Company (NWN) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 30 …” on January 29, 2018. More interesting news about Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) was released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Northwest Natural Gas Shares Enter Oversold Territory” with publication date: December 19, 2017.

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