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WGL Holdings Inc (WGL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 08, 2013
By: NASDAQ.com News
WGL Holdings Inc ( WGL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 08, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.42 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 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 prior quarter. At the current stock price of $43.87, the dividend yield is 3.83%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WGL was $43.87, representing a -0.97% decrease from the 52 week high of $44.30 and a 22% 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, Inc. ( LNG ). WGL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.74. Zacks Investment Research reports WGL's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -8.82%, compared to an industry average of 8.7%.
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 12.42% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of WGL at 1.79%.