10 cent increase, looks like they made up for not increasing over the last year or so. Seems earnings are going up. Not sure if P/E will stay at these levels. Perhaps that is why board increased dividends so much knowing that overall shareholder return was based in large part of dividends vs. capital appreciation. At a 5% yield on dividends, seems like an ok entry point provided.
10K for 2010 just reported. NWE had EPS of $2.14 compared to analysts estimate of $2.07. this should be a steady but slow growing utility stock as the economy improves. i recently bought for the 4.9% dividend.