| Northwestern provides electricity and/or natural gas to customers in Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska. Co.'s segments are: electric operations; and natural gas operations. In Montana, Co.'s regulated electric utility business includes generation, transmission and distribution. Co. also transmits electricity for nonregulated entities owning generation, and utilities, cooperatives, and power marketers serving the electricity market. Co.'s regulated natural gas utility business includes production, storage, transmission and distribution. Co. transmits natural gas from production receipt points and storage facilities to distribution points and other nonaffiliated transmission systems. We show 48 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our NWE shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute NWE market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing NWE market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing NWE's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of NWE versus a peer is one thing; comparing
NWE market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like NWE can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching NWE by allowing them to research the NWE market cap history.