News stories about WGL (NYSE:WGL) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. WGL earned a news impact score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.409196198001 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

WGL (NYSE WGL) traded down $0.04 during trading on Monday, reaching $85.75. The company had a trading volume of 121,668 shares, compared to its average volume of 315,871. The stock has a market cap of $4,405.53, a PE ratio of 26.81, a PEG ratio of 4.42 and a beta of 0.66. WGL has a 1 year low of $73.53 and a 1 year high of $86.89. The company has a current ratio of 0.66, a quick ratio of 0.48 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.95.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 1st. Investors of record on Wednesday, January 10th will be given a dividend of $0.51 per share. This represents a $2.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.38%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, January 9th. WGL’s dividend payout ratio is presently 40.37%.

A number of analysts recently commented on WGL shares. BidaskClub cut WGL from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 19th. Hilliard Lyons upgraded WGL from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut WGL from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th.

In other WGL news, Director Debra L. Lee sold 2,122 shares of WGL stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $84.00, for a total value of $178,248.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Company insiders own 0.99% of the company’s stock.

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About WGL

WGL Holdings, Inc (WGL) is a holding company. The Company operates through four segments. The Regulated Utility segment consists of Washington Gas Light Company, which provides regulated gas distribution services to end use customers and natural gas transportation services to an unaffiliated natural gas distribution company and Hampshire Gas Company, which provides regulated interstate natural gas storage services.

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