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Shares of Northwest Nat Gs Rank the Lowest in Terms of Projected Earnings Growth in the Gas Utilities Industry (NWN, OGS, SR, ATO, UGI)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the Gas Utilities industry with the lowest projected earnings growth. The growth of earnings per share (current fiscal year estimated vs. last year actual) is important to gauge future profitability and relative value. Higher EPS growth generally justifies higher earnings multiples.

Northwest Nat Gs ranks lowest with a projected earnings growth of 0.7%. Following is One Gas Inc with a projected earnings growth of 1.5%. Spire Inc. ranks third lowest with a projected earnings growth of 4.6%.

Atmos Energy follows with a projected earnings growth of 10.1%, and Ugi Corp rounds out the bottom five with a projected earnings growth of 19.7%.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Northwest Nat Gs on January 23rd, 2019 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $61.35. Since that recommendation, shares of Northwest Nat Gs have risen 14.8%. We continue to monitor Northwest Nat Gs for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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Ticker(s): NWN OGS ATO UGI