$1.39 EPS Expected for Northwest Natural Gas Company (NWN); Evolving Systems, Inc. (EVOL) Had 1 Analysts Last Week

April 18, 2018 - By Jonathan Benavides

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Analysts expect Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) to report $1.39 EPS on May, 8 before the open.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 0.71% from last quarter’s $1.4 EPS. NWN’s profit would be $39.97M giving it 10.86 P/E if the $1.39 EPS is correct. After having $1.04 EPS previously, Northwest Natural Gas Company’s analysts see 33.65% EPS growth. It closed at $60.4 lastly. It is down 5.40% since April 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.95% the S&P500.

Among 3 analysts covering Evolving Systems (NASDAQ:EVOL), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Evolving Systems had 5 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, August 5 by DA Davidson. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 23 by Maxim Group. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group on Wednesday, August 5 with “Buy”. The stock of Evolving Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:EVOL) earned “Hold” rating by TheStreet on Thursday, September 3. DA Davidson maintained Evolving Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:EVOL) on Monday, September 14 with “Neutral” rating. See Evolving Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:EVOL) latest ratings:

Among 6 analysts covering Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN), 0 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Northwest Natural Gas Company had 12 analyst reports since April 25, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was initiated on Monday, April 25 by Sidoti. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Monday, February 26 by Wells Fargo. The stock of Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) has “Market Perform” rating given on Wednesday, February 1 by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Hilliard Lyons given on Thursday, May 26. The stock of Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) earned “Sell” rating by Wells Fargo on Monday, December 18. The stock of Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) earned “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Monday, March 5. The firm has “Hold” rating by Hilliard Lyons given on Tuesday, February 27. Sidoti downgraded Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) on Monday, January 8 to “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, February 1 with “Hold”. The rating was downgraded by Guggenheim on Tuesday, January 2 to “Sell”.

Northwest Natural Gas Company stores and distributes natural gas in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.74 billion. The firm operates in two divisions, Local Gas Distribution and Gas Storage. It currently has negative earnings. 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.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.32 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.25, from 1.07 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 15 investors sold Northwest Natural Gas Company shares while 51 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 57 raised stakes. 18.67 million shares or 2.62% more from 18.19 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Landscape Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Co holds 0.03% in Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) or 5,258 shares. 19,409 are owned by Texas Permanent School Fund. Wellington Group Incorporated Limited Liability Partnership stated it has 5,267 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Martingale Asset Mgmt L P has invested 0.06% in Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN). 884,054 are held by Dimensional Fund Advsr L P. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department reported 22,734 shares. 3.75 million were reported by Blackrock Incorporated. Wells Fargo And Mn has invested 0% in Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN). Arizona State Retirement Sys holds 0.03% or 48,259 shares. 5,903 are owned by Piedmont Investment Advsr Lc. Lucus Advsrs Limited Com invested in 0.49% or 5,625 shares. Parnassus Ca has invested 0.09% in Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN). The California-based Parallax Volatility Advisers Ltd Partnership has invested 0% in Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN). Moreover, Hartford Mgmt Inc has 0.01% invested in Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN). Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN).

Since January 11, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 3 sales for $94,137 activity. Shares for $107,676 were bought by Wasson Malia H. GIBSON C SCOTT sold 1,693 shares worth $90,367. DODSON MARK S sold 1,036 shares worth $58,071. Peverett Jane L sold $53,375 worth of stock.

The stock decreased 1.90% or $0.0752 during the last trading session, reaching $3.8748. About 5,615 shares traded. Evolving Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:EVOL) has risen 6.17% since April 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.38% the S&P500.

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