Northwest Natural (NYSE:NWN) Loses Market Perform Rating

Northwest Natural (NYSE:NWN) Loses Market Perform Rating”

Therefore 25% are positive. After $-0.30 actual EPS reported by Northwest Natural Gas Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -423.33% EPS growth. Northwest Natural Gas now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $65.50.

Stock analysts at RBC Capital has initiated coverage on Northwest Natural (NYSE:NWN) with a key "Sector Perform" rating. The firm has "Sell" rating by Wells Fargo given on Monday, December 18.

Profund Advsr Lc owns 4,316 shares. The Peregrine Asset Advisers Inc holds 13,027 shares with $492,000 value, down from 96,823 last quarter. At&T now has $236.35B valuation. The stock decreased 1.01% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $39.14. About 10,813 shares traded. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has risen 28.96% since December 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.39% the S&P500. Hennessy Advisors Inc who had been investing in Northwest Nat Gas Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.74 billion market cap company. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 1,202 shares in the company, valued at $77,985.76. The Company's segments include Local Gas Distribution, Gas Storage and other. It has a 28.26 P/E ratio. The Local Gas Distribution segment engages in the purchase, sale, and delivery of natural gas and related services to residential, commercial, and industrial clients in OR and southwest Washington.

Since August 30, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 insider sales for $879,651 activity. The insider Russell Lori L sold $133,854. Another trade for 1,202 shares valued at $77,989 was sold by Byorum Martha L. Shares for $535,758 were sold by ANDERSON DAVID HUGO.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: "Northwest Natural Gas Co (NWN) Shares Sold by Russell Investments Group Ltd." was first posted by Dispatch Tribunal and is the property of of Dispatch Tribunal. Yoshihara Grant M sold 2,000 shares worth $132,050.

Analysts await Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) to report earnings on February, 26. Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp now owns 3,521 shares of the utilities provider's stock valued at $211,000 after purchasing an additional 68 shares in the last quarter.

The stock decreased 4.04% or $2.625 during the last trading session, reaching $62.425. About 3,999 shares traded. Northwest Natural Gas had a net margin of 8.32% and a return on equity of 7.31%. It has underperformed by 8.99% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.07 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.07, from 1.14 in 2017Q1.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp cut its stake in shares of Northwest Natural Gas Co (NYSE:NWN) by 1.9% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Peak6 Invests Lp stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN). First Tru Ltd Partnership has 0.06% invested in Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) for 368,087 shares. Lincoln holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) for 16,520 shares. State Street Corp now owns 736,047 shares of the utilities provider's stock valued at $44,053,000 after purchasing an additional 35,852 shares in the last quarter. Pdts Prns Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 19,969 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Gamco Et Al invested in 0.01% or 32,700 shares. Eulav Asset Mgmt reported 0.07% of its portfolio in Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN). The Montana-based Da Davidson has invested 0% in Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN).

Among 4 analysts covering Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN), 1 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 0 Hold. Berkshire Asset Management Pa holds 0.56% or 125,751 shares.

Peak6 Invs L P reported 190 shares.

Among 29 analysts covering AT&T Inc. The stock has "Buy" rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, June 20. As per Monday, August 14, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. The firm has "Perform" rating given on Tuesday, November 8 by Oppenheimer. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, October 27 by Nomura. Jefferies maintained AT&T Inc. Sidoti downgraded the shares of HAE in report on Monday, August 15 to "Neutral" rating. Buckingham Research downgraded AT&T Inc. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Buy" on Tuesday, July 18. The stock of AT&T Inc. The rating was maintained by Benchmark with "Hold" on Wednesday, May 11. Inv Mngmt Of Virginia Limited Liability reported 24,778 shares. They expect $0.66 EPS, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year's $0.66 per share.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.17 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.07, from 1.14 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 82 investors sold T shares while 619 reduced holdings. 37 funds opened positions while 72 raised stakes. Seabridge Lc stated it has 0.26% of its portfolio in AT&T Inc. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board stated it has 571,538 shares. Lederer & Associates Investment Counsel sold 10,460 shares as the company's stock rose 3.16% with the market. Shelton Cap reported 0.38% of its portfolio in AT&T Inc. Systematic Management Ltd Partnership reported 43,495 shares. 300 are held by Reilly Financial Ltd Limited Liability Company. (NYSE:T) for 86,026 shares. Pathstone Family Office Ltd Company accumulated 0% or 7 shares.

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