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Up or Down: NorthWestern Corporation (NYSE: NWE)

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NorthWestern Corporation trades as part of the utilities sector and is in the regulated utilities industry. The company CEO is Robert C. Rowe. NorthWestern Corp is a part of the utilities market sector. The primary occupation of the company involves the generation and transmission of electricity. It also provides natural gas.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The NWE stock showed a previous change of 0.47% with an open at 70.57 and a close of 70.88. It reached an intraday high of 70.97 and a low of 70.39.

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Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $3.6b with 50.4m shares outstanding, of which the float is 49.4m shares. Trading volume reached 252,988 shares compared to its average volume of 290,359 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, NorthWestern Corporation shares returned 2.43% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 13.95%. Over three months, it changed 10.91%. In one year it has changed 42.63% and within that year its 52-week high was 70.97 and its 52-week low was 50.65. NWE stock is 39.94% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 59.84 and a 50 day moving average of 64.11. Currently NWE stock is trading 18.46% above its 200 day moving average.

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Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 3.92 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 18.08. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.96. The TTM EPS is 3.70, which comes to a TTM PE of 19.16. Historically, the PE high was 23.90 and the PE low was 15.00. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 55.49, which is a decrease of -21.71%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  1.07
09-30-2018:  0.58
06-30-2018:  0.87
03-31-2018:  1.18

The dividend per share is currently 2.30, which is a dividend yield of 3.24%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 11.56, which means it may be overvalued by -513.37%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 148.80% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 1,874,898, which is 3.72% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 6.70. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 0.33

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 10.75%, return on assets is 3.64%, profit margin is 16.51%, price-to-sales is 2.98 and price-to-book is 1.83.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 2  :Valuation Score
 4  :Past Performance Score
 1  :Financial Strength Score
 0  :Future Growth Score
 5  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

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John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.