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Is NorthWestern Corporation (NYSE:NWE) Potentially Underrated?

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Building up an investment case requires looking at a stock holistically. Today I've chosen to put the spotlight on NorthWestern Corporation (NYSE:NWE) due to its excellent fundamentals in more than one area. NWE is a dependable dividend-paying company with a an impressive history of delivering benchmark-beating performance. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, read the full report on NorthWestern here.

Solid track record established dividend payer

In the previous year, NWE has ramped up its bottom line by 28%, with its latest earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. In addition to beating its historical values, NWE also outperformed its industry, which delivered a growth of -7.0%. This is what investors like to see!

NYSE:NWE Income Statement, June 3rd 2019

Income investors would also be happy to know that NWE is a great dividend company, with a current yield standing at 3.2%. NWE has also been regularly increasing its dividend payments to shareholders over the past decade.

NYSE:NWE Historical Dividend Yield, June 3rd 2019

Next Steps:

For NorthWestern, there are three pertinent aspects you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for NWE’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for NWE’s outlook.
  2. Financial Health: Are NWE’s operations financially sustainable? Balance sheets can be hard to analyze, which is why we’ve done it for you. Check out our financial health checks here.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of NWE? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

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