Northwest Natural Gas Company (NWN)’s Insider Mark Dodson Unloaded 1,036 Shares of the Company; Fidus Investment (FDUS)’s Sentiment Is 1.4

As reported in a public form that was filled with the DC-based SEC on 16/01/2018, Mark Dodson, director of Northwest Natural Gas Co and a person familiar with the company, made a sale of 1,036 shares of the corporation and paid for them about $58,071 USD which is calculated with stock price per share of $56.1. Mark Dodson currently possess 0.05% of the Company’s market capitalization with ownership of 14,337 shares. 

The stock decreased 1.25% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $15.01. About 86,335 shares traded. Fidus Investment Corporation (FDUS) has risen 12.11% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.59% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.07 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.07, from 1.14 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 13 investors sold Northwest Natural Gas Company shares while 58 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 51 raised stakes. 18.19 million shares or 2.39% more from 17.77 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Piermont Mngmt Inc stated it has 0.89% in Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN). Invesco Limited holds 0.01% in Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) or 416,685 shares. Royal Financial Bank Of Canada invested in 0% or 10,136 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 914 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 47,200 are held by Swiss Financial Bank. Morgan Stanley owns 93,622 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. 7,029 were reported by Paloma Prtnrs. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado holds 0% of its portfolio in Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) for 4,465 shares. Tci Wealth Advsrs has 0.01% invested in Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) for 358 shares. Commercial Bank Of America Corp De owns 0% invested in Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) for 54,454 shares. Commonwealth Equity Services Inc holds 21,331 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund reported 20,925 shares stake. 3,228 are held by Coldstream Management. Vista Ptnrs Inc has invested 0.17% in Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN). Old Republic Intll stated it has 263,300 shares.

Among 6 analysts covering Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN), 0 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Northwest Natural Gas Company has $66 highest and $62.0 lowest target. $62.67’s average target is 9.95% above currents $57 stock price. Northwest Natural Gas Company had 8 analyst reports since April 25, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Thursday, May 26 by Hilliard Lyons. The firm has “Sell” rating by Guggenheim given on Tuesday, January 2. The rating was downgraded by Sidoti to “Hold” on Monday, January 8. Sidoti initiated the shares of NWN in report on Monday, April 25 with “Buy” rating. Wells Fargo downgraded the shares of NWN in report on Monday, December 18 to “Sell” rating. Wells Fargo initiated Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) on Wednesday, February 1 with “Market Perform” rating.

Analysts await Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) to report earnings on February, 26. They expect $0.97 EPS, down 3.00% or $0.03 from last year’s $1 per share. NWN’s profit will be $27.86M for 14.69 P/E if the $0.97 EPS becomes a reality. After $-0.30 actual EPS reported by Northwest Natural Gas Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -423.33% EPS growth.

It closed at $57 lastly. It is down 7.71% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.99% the S&P500.

Northwest Natural Gas Company stores and distributes natural gas in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.64 billion. The firm operates in two divisions, Local Gas Distribution and Gas Storage. It has a 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 Oregon and southwest Washington.

Since August 30, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 sales for $879,651 activity. Russell Lori L also sold $133,854 worth of Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) shares. 1,202 shares valued at $77,989 were sold by Byorum Martha L on Tuesday, September 26. Yoshihara Grant M had sold 2,000 shares worth $132,050. The insider ANDERSON DAVID HUGO sold 8,000 shares worth $535,758.

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