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National Fuel Gas Co.
Buffalo-based natural gas utility serves Western New York plus parts of Ohio and western Pennsylvania. Earnings per share fell 5 percent during the fiscal year that ended in September because of warmer weather, a fourth quarter loss and a 5 percent increase in the number of outstanding shares.

Common stock data
Latest close .... $23 5/8
52-week range .... $21 5/8 - $27 7/8
Dividend; P/E ratio .... $1.42; 15.4
Beta .... Up: 1.38; Down: --0.27
Earnings per share
Fiscal year 1990 .... $1.54
Analysts' mean estimate
for fiscal year 1991 .... $2.20
Key financial ratios
Profit margin .... 4.9%
Return on common equity .... 11.3%
Return on total assets .... 3.3%
Debt to equity .... 83%
Current ratio .... 0.5
What a key exec says
"Gas is going to be recognized as the solution to a lot of problems . . . We have the best strategic location we possibly could have to participate in that growth."
--Philip C. Ackerman, senior VP
SOURCES: Standard & Poor's; Media General; Zak's Investment Research.

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