WGL Holdings Inc (WGL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for July 08, 2013

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WGL Holdings Inc ( WGL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 08, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.42 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased WGL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 5% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $42.81, the dividend yield is 3.92%.

The previous trading day's last sale of WGL was $42.81, representing a -7.38% decrease from the 52 week high of $46.22 and a 19.05% increase over the 52 week low of $35.96.

WGL is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. ( UGP ) and Cheniere Energy Partners, LP ( CQP ). WGL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.03. Zacks Investment Research reports WGL's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -6.76%, compared to an industry average of 12.5%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the WGL Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to WGL through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WGL as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares High Yield Equity Dividend Achievers Portfolio ( PEY )
  • iShares Russell 2000 Value Index Fund ( IWN ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PEY with an increase of 16.18% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of WGL at 1.79%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: CQP , IWN , PEY , UGP , WGL

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