Boston Partners decreased its position in shares of NorthWestern Corp (NYSE:NWE) by 22.2% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 61,960 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 17,640 shares during the quarter. Boston Partners’ holdings in NorthWestern were worth $3,699,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in NWE. Shelton Capital Management acquired a new position in shares of NorthWestern during the 2nd quarter valued at about $222,000. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. acquired a new position in shares of NorthWestern during the 3rd quarter valued at about $249,000. Commonwealth Equity Services Inc boosted its position in shares of NorthWestern by 29.9% during the 3rd quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services Inc now owns 4,526 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $257,000 after acquiring an additional 1,043 shares during the last quarter. National Investment Services Inc. WI acquired a new position in shares of NorthWestern during the 4th quarter valued at about $301,000. Finally, Fox Run Management L.L.C. acquired a new position in shares of NorthWestern during the 3rd quarter valued at about $319,000. 94.96% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In other NorthWestern news, CEO Robert C. Rowe sold 3,626 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $64.25, for a total value of $232,970.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 1.33% of the company’s stock.

NorthWestern Corp (NWE) opened at $51.82 on Wednesday. NorthWestern Corp has a 1 year low of $50.01 and a 1 year high of $64.47. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.05, a current ratio of 0.42 and a quick ratio of 0.33. The company has a market cap of $2,533.23, a PE ratio of 15.66, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 8.72 and a beta of 0.22.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of NorthWestern in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of NorthWestern from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Credit Suisse Group decreased their target price on shares of NorthWestern from $60.00 to $58.00 and set an “underperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Bank of America assumed coverage on shares of NorthWestern in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. They issued an “underperform” rating and a $54.00 target price on the stock. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and two have given a hold rating to the company. NorthWestern has an average rating of “Sell” and a consensus price target of $58.00.

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NorthWestern Profile

NorthWestern Corporation, doing business as North-Western Energy, provides electricity and natural gas. The Company’s segments are Electric operations, Natural gas operations and All other. As of December 31, 2016, the Company provided electricity and natural gas to approximately 709,600 customers in Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska.

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