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  • Last Close 48.06
  • Sector Utilities
  • Industry Utilities - Diversified
  • Investment Style Small Value
  • Day Range 47.55  –  48.48
  • Year Range 47.55  –  61.24
  • Market Cap 2.8856 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 401,896.0 /  380,355.9
  • Price / Sales 1.87
  • Price / Book 1.07
  • Forward Div Yield 4.50%
  • Trailing Div Yield 5.31%

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Company Profile NWE

Business Description

NorthWestern Corp provides electricity and natural gas services in the Upper Midwest and Northwest of the U.S. in the states of Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Yellowstone National Park. The company's primary segments include Electric operations, which include the generation, purchase, transmission, and distribution of electricity, and Natural Gas operations, which include the production, purchase, transmission, storage, and distribution of natural gas. The company uses thermal, wind, hydro, or renewable energy in varying quantities, depending on the location of the facilities, to generate power. The company derives the majority of retail electric utility revenue from commercial and residential sales.

3010 West 69th Street
Sioux Falls, SD, 57108
Industry Utilities - Diversified
Employees 1,530

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FAQs for NorthWestern Corp Stock

Yes. NWE has a forward dividend yield of 5.33%. See NWE’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
Dividend yield allows investors, particularly those interested in dividend-paying stocks, to compare the relationship between a stock’s price and how it rewards stockholders through dividends. The formula for calculating dividend yield is to divide the annual dividend paid per share by the stock price.

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NWE’s market cap is 2.89 Bil.
Market capitalization is calculated by taking a company’s share price and multiplying it by the total number of shares. It’s often used to measure a company’s size. In the Morningstar Style Box, large-cap names account for the largest 70% of U.S. stocks, mid-cap names account for the largest 70–90%, and small-cap names are the remaining 10% of companies.

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NWE’s stock style is Small Value.
Style is an investment factor that has a meaningful impact on investment risk and returns. Style is calculated by combining value and growth scores, which are first individually calculated.

High-growth stocks tend to represent the technology, healthcare, and communications sectors. They rarely distribute dividends to shareholders, opting for reinvestment in their businesses. More value-oriented stocks tend to represent financial services, utilities, and energy stocks. These are established companies that reliably pay dividends.

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NWE’s price/sales is 1.87.
Price/sales represents the amount an investor is willing to pay for a dollar generated from a particular company’s sales or revenues.

NWE’s price/forward earnings is 16.02.
Forward P/E gives some indication of how cheap or expensive a stock is compared with consensus earnings estimates. The lower the Forward P/E, the cheaper the stock.

NWE’s price/book is 1.07.
Price/book ratio can tell investors approximately how much they’re paying for a company’s assets, based on historical, rather than current, valuations. Historical valuations generally do not reflect a company’s current market value. Value investors frequently look for companies that have low price/book ratios.

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NWE’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
A stock’s beta measures how closely tied its price movements have been to the performance of the overall market.

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