Monitor The Insider Activity Of Northwest Natural Holding Company (NWN)


As of Wednesday close, Northwest Natural Holding Company’s (NYSE:NWN) stock was down -$0.13, moving down -0.26 percent to $49.61. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 191,340 shares. 5 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $1.74 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 176,340, while in the previous 50 days, it was 195,282.

Since last month, NWN stock rose 6.85%. Shares of the company fell to $44.18 on 11/07/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $57.63 was reached on 03/08/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $42.37. Since the beginning of this year, NWN’s stock price has risen by 1.70% or $0.83, and marked a new high 11 times. However, the stock has declined by -13.92% since its 52-week high.

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NWN stock investors should be aware that Northwest Natural Holding Company (NWN) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 71 days ago on Sep 14. ANDERSON DAVID HUGO, the President & CEO of the company, disposed of 1 shares for $49.73 on Sep 14. It resulted in a $36 divestment by the insider. ANDERSON DAVID HUGO sold 1 shares at an average price of $48.73 on Sep 09. The insider now owns 125,675 shares following the transaction. On Aug 18, VP, Eng. & Utility Operations HUDDLESTON JON G sold 17 shares at $53.10 apiece. The transaction was valued at $912.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Northwest Natural Holding Company (NWN) has a P/E ratio of about 19.06. The stock’s beta is 0.52. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.77, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.55.

The latest dividend of $0.4850 per share was paid out, which is 0.62% more than last year’s $0.4820. On Thursday October 13 2022, a $0.0030 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, Northwest Natural Holding Company’s quick ratio stood at 0.70, while its current ratio was 0.90, 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 1.15, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.32. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 56.70% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 16.40%. Based on annual data, NWN earned $163.12 million in gross profit and brought in $860.4 million 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 5.70%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 7.50%.

In Northwest Natural Holding Company’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $1.29 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. NWN’s revenue rose 13.17% to $194.96 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $116.84 million. While analysts expected Northwest Natural Holding Company to report -$0.72 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was -$0.56 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 22.20%. During the quarter, the company generated $15.64 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Northwest Natural Holding Company were 3.18 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $1.56 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $35.1 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Northwest Natural Holding Company’s (NWN) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 14.98%, the RSI 9-day stood at 69.70% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Northwest Natural Holding Company price is up by +3.63% percent or $1.74. At present, NWN shares trade +6.30% above its 20-day simple moving average and -4.32% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +1.87% above its SMA50 and +5.31% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 96.59% and Stochastic coefficient D was 94.46%, while ATR was 1.13. Given the Stochastic reading of 94.27% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 63.80%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 1.20, while the 14-day reading stands at 2.14.

Analyst Ratings

BofA Securities upgraded its rating on Northwest Natural Holding Company (NYSE: NWN) to a Neutral in a note to investors on May 24, 2022. The analysts firm previously had an Underperform rating on the stock.Northwest Natural Holding Company (NWN) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, NWN is a sell, and 4 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate Northwest Natural Holding Company stock as buy, with 2 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $52.50, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $40.00 – $62.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Northwest Natural Holding Company (NWN) will achieve an average price target of $51.67.


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