Media headlines about WGL Holdings (NYSE:WGL) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. WGL Holdings earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.3885442739034 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Several equities analysts have commented on the stock. Hilliard Lyons upgraded shares of WGL Holdings from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of WGL Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 19th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of WGL Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 11th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and six have issued a hold rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $76.75.
WGL Holdings (NYSE:WGL) opened at 84.69 on Friday. The company has a 50 day moving average of $84.65 and a 200 day moving average of $83.48. The firm has a market capitalization of $4.34 billion, a P/E ratio of 24.12 and a beta of 0.69. WGL Holdings has a 1-year low of $58.66 and a 1-year high of $86.89.
WGL Holdings (NYSE:WGL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The utilities provider reported $0.26 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.27 by ($0.01). WGL Holdings had a return on equity of 11.76% and a net margin of 7.60%. The firm had revenue of $474.36 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $477.01 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.33 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 7.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that WGL Holdings will post $3.18 earnings per share for the current year.
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WGL Holdings Company Profile
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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