NorthWestern Corporation (NWE): Price and Financial Metrics

NorthWestern Corporation (NWE)

Today's Latest Price: $54.13 USD

0.79 (-1.44%)

Updated Jan 27 3:40pm

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Overall POWR Rating

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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 59 in Utilities - Domestic

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NWE Stock Summary

  • Of note is the ratio of Northwestern Corp's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 25.51% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • For NWE, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by 75.95% of US equities we're observing.
  • The volatility of Northwestern Corp's share price is greater than that of merely 5.03% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to NWE, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are ATI, POR, SHO, SHEN, and NI.
  • NWE's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Northwestern Corp's official web site, go to

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NWE Price/Volume Stats

Current price $54.13 52-week high $80.52
Prev. close $54.92 52-week low $45.06
Day low $53.16 Volume 233,437
Day high $55.21 Avg. volume 304,472
50-day MA $57.47 Dividend yield 4.37%
200-day MA $55.51 Market Cap 2.74B

NorthWestern Corporation (NWE) Company Bio

Northwestern Corporation provides electricity and natural gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska. The company was founded in 1923 and is based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

NWE Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$54.13$0.51 -99%

We started the process of determining a valid price forecast for Northwestern Corp with a discounted cash flow analysis -- the results of which can be found in the table below. To summarize, we found that Northwestern Corp ranked in the 4th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that all scenearios modelled for this stock suggest it is overvalued. In terms of the factors that were most noteworthy in this DCF analysis for NWE, they are:

  • The company has produced more trailing twelve month cash flow than just 3.35% of its sector Utilities.
  • 55% of the company's capital comes from equity, which is greater than only 23.67% of stocks in our cash flow based forecasting set.
  • Northwestern Corp's effective tax rate, as measured by taxes paid relative to net income, is at 0 -- greater than only 0% of US stocks with positive free cash flow.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

For other companies in the Utilities that have a similar discounted cashflow valuation profile (and ensuing price forecasts) as NWE, try AQN, WEC, KEN, GWRS, and ENIA.

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Latest NWE News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Northwestern Corp that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate NWE as an investment opportunity.

NorthWestern Energy to Host Year-End 2020 Financial Results Webcast

BUTTE, Mont. and SIOUX FALLS, N.D., Jan. 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NorthWestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy (Nasdaq: NWE) today announced that it will host a webcast on Friday, February 12, 2021, at 3:30 p.m. Eastern time to review its financial results for the year ending December 31, 2020. The Company also plans to issue a news release detailing its financial results the evening of February 11, 2021, after the market close.The webcast will be live on the Internet at under the “Our Company / Investor Relations / Presentations and Webcasts” heading or by visiting To participate, please go to the site at least 15 minutes in advance of the webcast to register. An archived webcast will be av...

Yahoo | January 13, 2021

Estimating The Intrinsic Value Of NorthWestern Corporation (NASDAQ:NWE)

Does the January share price for NorthWestern Corporation ( NASDAQ:NWE ) reflect what it's really worth? Today, we will...

Yahoo | January 12, 2021

Is NWE A Good Stock To Buy Now?

The Insider Monkey team has completed processing the quarterly 13F filings for the September quarter submitted by the hedge funds and other money managers included in our extensive database. Most hedge fund investors experienced strong gains on the back of a strong market performance, which certainly propelled them to adjust their equity holdings so as […]

Yahoo | December 18, 2020

How Should Investors React To NorthWestern's (NASDAQ:NWE) CEO Pay?

Bob Rowe became the CEO of NorthWestern Corporation ( NASDAQ:NWE ) in 2008, and we think it's a good time to look at...

Yahoo | December 7, 2020

NorthWestern Energy purchase of Puget Sound Energy's share of Colstrip Unit 4 terminated

NorthWestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy (Nasdaq: NWE) – After evaluating recent Montana regulatory decisions regarding Colstrip, NorthWestern Energy has agreed with Puget Sound Energy to terminate the transaction to buy 92.5 megawatts of capacity generation at Colstrip Unit 4 and an additional interest in the Colstrip Transmission System from Puget.

Yahoo | October 29, 2020

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NWE Price Returns

1-mo -5.63%
3-mo 5.81%
6-mo -1.57%
1-year -25.60%
3-year 11.48%
5-year 16.30%
YTD -7.17%
2020 -15.15%
2019 24.50%
2018 3.52%
2017 8.74%
2016 8.45%

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