Northwest Natural Gas Company (NWN) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 29, 2013

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Northwest Natural Gas Company ( NWN ) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 29, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.455 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased NWN stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 2.25% increase over the same period a year ago.

The previous trading day's last sale of NWN was $45.45, representing a -10.53% decrease from the 52 week high of $50.80 and a 10.83% increase over the 52 week low of $41.01.

NWN is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. ( UGP ) and Cheniere Energy Partners, LP ( CQP ). NWN's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.26. Zacks Investment Research reports NWN's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -7%, compared to an industry average of 4%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the NWN Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to NWN through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have NWN as a top-10 holding:

  • N/A (SLVY).

The top-performing ETF of this group is SLVY with an increase of 4.65% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of NWN at 2.07%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: CQP , NWN , UGP

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