WGL Holdings Inc ( WGL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 07, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.4625 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 01, 2015. Shareholders who purchased WGL prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that WGL has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $60.2, the dividend yield is 3.07%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WGL was $60.2, representing a -0.12% decrease from the 52 week high of $60.28 and a 41.31% increase over the 52 week low of $42.60.
WGL is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Cheniere Energy, Inc. ( LNG ) and Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. ( UGP ). WGL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.33. Zacks Investment Research reports WGL's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 12.31%, compared to an industry average of 1.8%.
Interested in gaining exposure to WGL through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WGL as a top-10 holding:
- WisdomTree Trust SmallCap Dividend Fund ( DES ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is DES with an decrease of -6.95% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of WGL at 0.69%.
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