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Shares of National Fuel Gas Rank the Lowest in Terms of EPS Growth in the Gas Utilities Industry (NFG, SWX, NWN, ATO, WGL)

Mar 21, 2017 (SmarTrend(R) News Watch via COMTEX) --

Below are the three companies in the Gas Utilities industry with the lowest year-over-year expected earnings per share (EPS) growth rates. The long-term growth rate is the expected annual increase in operating EPS over the next three to five years.National Fuel Gas ranks lowest with a EPS growth of 2,167.6%. Southwest Gas is next with a EPS growth of 2,465.9%. Northwest Natural Gas ranks third lowest with a EPS growth of 3,581.6%.

Atmos Energy follows with a EPS growth of 3,738.0%, and WGL Holdings rounds out the bottom five with a EPS growth of 5,464.1%.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of WGL Holdings on January 13th, 2017 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $79.90. Since that recommendation, shares of WGL Holdings have risen 3.3%. We continue to monitor WGL Holdings for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

Write to Chip Brian at cbrian@mysmartrend.com

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