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Latest Technicals: Northwest Natural Holding Company (NYSE: NWN)


Northwest Natural Holding Company trades as part of the regulated utilities industry and utilities sector. The company CEO is David H. Anderson. Northwest Natural Gas along with its subsidiaries distributes natural gas in Oregon, Washington and California. The company has two business segments: Utility segment and Gas Storage segment.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The NWN stock showed a previous change of -0.19% with an open at 69.12 and a close of 68.85. It reached an intraday high of 69.59 and a low of 68.56.

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The stock has a market cap of $2.0b with 29.0m shares outstanding, of which the float is 28.6m shares. Trading volume reached 180,463 shares compared to its average volume of 189,597 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, Northwest Natural Holding Company shares returned 0.94% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 3.01%. Over three months, it changed 7.86%. In one year it has changed 22.03% and within that year its 52-week high was 71.81 and its 52-week low was 57.20. NWN stock is 20.37% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 64.95 and a 50 day moving average of 67.30. Currently NWN stock is trading 6.01% above its 200 day moving average.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 2.24 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 30.74. Based on 1 analyst estimate, the estimated EPS for the next quarter is 1.45. The TTM EPS is 2.31, which comes to a TTM PE of 29.81.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 05/07/2019): 1.49
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 03/01/2019): 1.24
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 11/06/2018): -0.41
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 08/07/2018): -0.03
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 05/08/2018): 1.44

The dividend per share is currently 1.90, which is a dividend yield of 2.76%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 68.79, which means it may be overvalued by -0.09%.

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest was 1,232,830, which was 4.26% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 9.54. 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 8.85%, return on assets is 2.23%, profit margin is 9.04%, price-to-sales is 2.68 and price-to-book is 2.52.

Company Scores:

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

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