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NorthWestern Corporation (NYSE:NWE)
3-Year Dividends Growth Rate
3.80% (As of Dec. 2013)

NorthWestern Corporation's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $0.38.

NWE' s 10-Year Dividend Growth Rate (3-Year) Range
Min: 0   Max: 9.7
Current: 3.8

0
9.7

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of NorthWestern Corporation was 9.70% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 3.40% per year.

NWE's Dividend Growth Rate (3-Year)is ranked higher than
82% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. NWE: 3.80 )

During the past 12 months, NorthWestern Corporation's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 2.70% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 3.80% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 3.40% per year.

The growth rate is calculated with least square regression.

NorthWestern Corporation's Dividend Payout Ratio for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was 0.56. As of today, NorthWestern Corporation's Dividend Yield is 3.17%.

Warning Sign:

NorthWestern Corporation stock dividend yield is close to 5-year low.

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Definition

This is the average annual rate that a company has been raising its dividends. The growth rate is calculated with least square regression.


Explanation

1. Dividend Payout Ratio measures the percentage of the company’s earnings paid out as dividends.

NorthWestern Corporation's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (Q: Dec. 2013 )/Earnings per Share (Q: Dec. 2013 )
=0.38/0.675
=0.56

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of NorthWestern Corporation was 3.62. The lowest was -7.53. And the median was 0.68.

2. Dividend Yield measures how much a company pays out in dividends each year relative to its share price.

NorthWestern Corporation Recent Full-Year Dividend History

Amount Ex-date Record Date Pay Date Type Frequency
0.4002014-03-122014-03-142014-03-31Cash Dividendquarterly
0.3802013-12-112013-12-132013-12-31Cash Dividendquarterly
0.3802013-09-112013-09-132013-09-30Cash Dividendquarterly
0.3802013-06-122013-06-142013-06-30Cash Dividendquarterly

NorthWestern Corporation's Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

Dividend Yield=Most Recent Full Year Dividend/Current Share Price
=1.54/48.52
=3.17 %

Current Share Price is $48.52.
NorthWestern Corporation's Dividends Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is $1.54.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of NorthWestern Corporation was 7.42%. The lowest was 0.77%. And the median was 4.16%.

Warning Sign:

NorthWestern Corporation stock dividend yield is close to 5-year low.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Related Terms

Dividends Per Share, Dividend Payout Ratio, Dividend Yield, 5-Year Dividends Growth Rate

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