Are You Interested In Investing In NorthWestern Corporation (NWE)? Check This Out First


As of Wednesday close, NorthWestern Corporation’s (NASDAQ:NWE) stock was up $0.02, moving up 0.04 percent to $56.91. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 354,340 shares. 5 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $3.24 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 359,510, while in the previous 50 days, it was 471,208.

Since last month, NWE stock rose 12.56%. Shares of the company fell to $48.68 on 10/25/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $63.06 was reached on 04/21/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $48.68. Since the beginning of this year, NWE’s stock price has dropped by -0.44% or -$0.25, and marked a new high 15 times. However, the stock has declined by -9.75% since its 52-week high.

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NWE stock investors should be aware that NorthWestern Corporation (NWE) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 10 days ago on Nov 14. Schroeppel Bobbi L, the VP HR, CC & Comm of the company, disposed of 900 shares for $53.31 on Nov 14. It resulted in a $47,979 divestment by the insider. BIRD BRIAN B sold 6,800 shares at an average price of $52.51 on Nov 03. The insider now owns 108,462 shares following the transaction. On Oct 28, Vice President – Transmission Cashell Michael R sold 1,702 shares at $53.19 apiece. The transaction was valued at $90,529.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, NorthWestern Corporation (NWE) has a P/E ratio of about 18.60. The stock’s beta is 0.45. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 2.25, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.26.

The latest dividend of $0.63 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.63. On Thursday February 10 2022, a $0.01 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, NorthWestern Corporation’s quick ratio stood at 0.60, while its current ratio was 0.80, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 0.95, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.01. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 67.60% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 18.60%. Based on annual data, NWE earned $275.68 million in gross profit and brought in $1.37 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 5.60%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 6.90%.

In NorthWestern Corporation’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $2.41 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. NWE’s revenue rose 2.72% to $323.0 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $335.07 million. While analysts expected NorthWestern Corporation to report $0.59 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.42 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -28.80%. During the quarter, the company generated $98.38 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of NorthWestern Corporation were 4.58 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $2.57 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $57.78 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at NorthWestern Corporation’s (NWE) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 25.67%, the RSI 9-day stood at 75.28% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current NorthWestern Corporation price is up by +6.04% percent or $3.24. At present, NWE shares trade +9.82% above its 20-day simple moving average and -1.09% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +4.56% above its SMA50 and -2.78% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 96.84% and Stochastic coefficient D was 92.33%, while ATR was 1.33. Given the Stochastic reading of 97.66% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 68.75%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 1.94, while the 14-day reading stands at 2.82.


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