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. The Retail Energy-Marketing segment consists of the operations of WGL Energy Services, Inc., which sells natural gas and electricity directly to retail customers. The Commercial Energy Systems segment consists of the operations of WGL Energy Systems, Inc., WGSW, Inc. and the results of operations of affiliate-owned commercial distributed energy projects. The Midstream Energy Services segment consists of the operations of WGL Midstream, Inc., which engages in acquiring, investing in, managing and optimizing natural gas storage and transportation assets.
Industry, Sector and Symbol:
- Sector: Utilities
- Industry: Natural Gas Utilities
- Sub-Industry: Gas Utilities
- Symbol: NYSE:WGL
- CUSIP: 92924F10
- Web: www.wglholdings.com/
- Market Cap: $4.33 billion
- Outstanding Shares: 51,219,000
- 50 Day Moving Avg: $84.55
- 200 Day Moving Avg: $83.50
- 52 Week Range: $58.66 - $86.89
Sales & Book Value:
- Trailing P/E Ratio: 24.10
- Foreward P/E Ratio: 23.64
- P/E Growth: 3.75
- Annual Revenue: $2.39 billion
- Price / Sales: 1.81
- Book Value: $29.70 per share
- Price / Book: 2.85
- Annual Dividend: $2.04
- Dividend Yield: 2.4%
- EBIDTA: $465.84 million
- Net Margins: 0.85%
- Return on Equity: 2.17%
- Return on Assets: 0.25%
- Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.81%
- Current Ratio: 0.67%
- Quick Ratio: 0.51%
- Average Volume: 245,133 shs.
- Beta: 0.69
- Short Ratio: 4.45
Frequently Asked Questions for WGL Holdings (NYSE:WGL)
What is WGL Holdings' stock symbol?
WGL Holdings trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WGL."
How often does WGL Holdings pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for WGL Holdings?
WGL Holdings declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, September 22nd. Investors of record on Tuesday, October 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.51 per share on Wednesday, November 1st. This represents a $2.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.41%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, October 6th. View WGL Holdings' Dividend History.
How were WGL Holdings' earnings last quarter?
WGL Holdings Inc (NYSE:WGL) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August, 2nd. The company reported $0.26 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.01. The company earned $474.36 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $477.01 million. WGL Holdings had a return on equity of 2.17% and a net margin of 0.85%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 7.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.33 EPS. View WGL Holdings' Earnings History.
When will WGL Holdings make its next earnings announcement?
What guidance has WGL Holdings issued on next quarter's earnings?
WGL Holdings issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 2nd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $3.10-3.30 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $3.23.
Where is WGL Holdings' stock going? Where will WGL Holdings' stock price be in 2017?
4 brokerages have issued 1 year target prices for WGL Holdings' shares. Their forecasts range from $71.00 to $71.00. On average, they anticipate WGL Holdings' share price to reach $71.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for WGL Holdings.
Who are some of WGL Holdings' key competitors?
Some companies that are related to WGL Holdings include NiSource (NI), Scana Corporation (SCG), UGI Corporation (UGI), United Utilities Group PLC (UUGRY), Vistra Energy Corp. (VST), NRG Energy (NRG), The AES Corporation (AES), Companhia de saneamento Basico Do Estado De Sao Paulo - Sabesp (SBS), VimpelCom (VEON), OGE Energy Corporation (OGE), Westar Energy (WR), Enel Generacion Chile SA (EOCC), Pepco Holdings LLC (POM), Great Plains Energy (GXP), Hellenic Telecom Organization SA (HLTOY), Telekom Austria AG (TKAGY), Aqua America (WTR) and Telecom Argentina Stet - France Telecom S.A. (TEO).
Who are WGL Holdings' key executives?
WGL Holdings' management team includes the folowing people:
- Terry D. McCallister, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
- Adrian P. Chapman, President, Chief Operating Officer
- Vincent L. Ammann Jr, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President
- Luanne S. Gutermuth, Senior Vice President—Shared Services and Chief Human Resource Officer
- Douglas A. Staebler, Senior Vice President-Utility Operations
- Leslie T. Thornton, Senior Vice President—General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
- William R. Ford, Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller
- Anthony M. Nee, Vice President, Treasurer
- Marcellous P. Frye Jr., Vice President-Business Services and Public Policy
- Louis J. Hutchinson III, Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer
Who owns WGL Holdings stock?
WGL Holdings' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (10.54%), Vanguard Group Inc. (8.90%), State Street Corp (7.63%), Northern Trust Corp (2.68%), Earnest Partners LLC (2.44%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.17%). Company insiders that own WGL Holdings stock include Debra L Lee, Douglas A Staebler, Louis Hutchinson, Michael D Barnes, Nancy C Floyd and Roberta W Sims. View Institutional Ownership Trends for WGL Holdings.
Who sold WGL Holdings stock? Who is selling WGL Holdings stock?
WGL Holdings' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State Street Corp, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., P Schoenfeld Asset Management LP, BlackRock Inc., Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS, Chicago Equity Partners LLC, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Gateway Investment Advisers LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for WGL Holdings.
Who bought WGL Holdings stock? Who is buying WGL Holdings stock?
WGL Holdings' stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Sentry Investments Corp., FMR LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Farallon Capital Management LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., CNH Partners LLC, Vanguard Group Inc. and Laurion Capital Management LP. View Insider Buying and Selling for WGL Holdings.
How do I buy WGL Holdings stock?
Shares of WGL Holdings can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.
What is WGL Holdings' stock price today?
MarketBeat Community Rating for WGL Holdings (NYSE WGL)MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about WGL Holdings and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
One share of WGL Holdings stock can currently be purchased for approximately $84.63.
Earnings History for WGL Holdings (NYSE:WGL)Earnings History by Quarter for WGL Holdings (NYSE WGL)
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|11/15/2017|| || || || || || || || |
|8/2/2017||Q3 2017||$0.27||$0.26||$477.01 million||$474.36 million||View||N/A|
|5/2/2017||Q2 2017||$1.97||$1.87||$899.14 million||$841.80 million||View||N/A|
|2/8/2017||Q117||$1.28||$1.24||$646.40 million||$609.49 million||View||N/A|
|8/3/2016||Q316||$0.14||$0.33||$482.57 million||$440.60 million||View||N/A|
|5/4/2016||Q216||$1.96||$1.78||$1.04 billion||$835.70 million||View||Listen|
|2/8/2016||Q116||$1.29||$1.18||$773.03 million||$613.40 million||View||Listen|
|11/13/2015||Q415||($0.35)||($0.23)||$403.24 million||$467.69 million||View||N/A|
|8/5/2015||Q315||($0.09)||$0.22||$179.92 million||$441.17 million||View||N/A|
|5/6/2015||Q215||$1.70||$2.02||$1.03 billion||$1.00 billion||View||N/A|
|2/4/2015||Q115||$1.05||$1.16||$738.68 million||$749.20 million||View||N/A|
|11/12/2014||Q414||($0.26)||($0.17)||$453.80 million||$458.90 million||View||N/A|
|8/6/2014||Q314||($0.07)||$0.02||$492.62 million||$467.50 million||View||N/A|
|5/7/2014||Q214||$1.75||$1.84||$921.71 million||$1.17 billion||View||N/A|
|8/7/2013||Q3 2013||($0.09)||($0.03)||$451.44 million||$478.12 million||View||N/A|
|5/1/2013||Q2 2013||$1.49||$1.75||$854.07 million||$891.38 million||View||N/A|
|2/6/2013||Q1 2013||$1.04||$1.14||$746.08 million||$686.74 million||View||N/A|
Earnings Estimates for WGL Holdings (NYSE:WGL)
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Quarter||Number of Estimates||Low Estimate||High Estimate||Average Estimate|
Current Dividend Information for WGL Holdings (NYSE:WGL)
|Dividend Growth:||5.10% (3 Year Average)|
|Payout Ratio:||58.12% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
63.35% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
56.98% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
|Track Record:||40 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth|
Dividend History by Quarter for WGL Holdings (NYSE WGL)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for WGL Holdings (NYSE:WGL)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.09%Insider Trades by Quarter for WGL Holdings (NYSE:WGL)
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 69.05%
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Details|
|9/15/2017||Debra L. Lee||Director||Sell||2,122||$84.00||$178,248.00|| |
|6/15/2017||Debra L. Lee||Director||Sell||3,615||$83.66||$302,430.90|| |
|5/24/2017||Debra L. Lee||Director||Sell||2,800||$82.94||$232,232.00|| |
|5/16/2016||Nancy C Floyd||Director||Sell||850||$68.28||$58,038.00|| |
|3/29/2016||Roberta W Sims||VP||Sell||1,000||$71.50||$71,500.00|| |
|3/10/2016||Douglas A Staebler||VP||Sell||1,046||$70.00||$73,220.00|| |
|2/10/2016||Michael D Barnes||Director||Sell||1,429||$68.50||$97,886.50|| |
|12/10/2015||Louis Hutchinson||VP||Buy||100||$59.77||$5,977.00|| |
|9/8/2015||James W. Dyke, Jr.||Director||Sell||1,000||$53.18||$53,180.00|| |
|2/12/2015||Michael D Barnes||Director||Sell||1,648||$53.88||$88,794.24|| |
|12/11/2014||Anthony Nee||Treasurer||Sell||4,500||$53.20||$239,400.00|| |
|12/10/2014||Michael D Barnes||Director||Sell||4,096||$53.42||$218,808.32|| |
Headline Trends for WGL Holdings (NYSE:WGL)
Latest Headlines for WGL Holdings (NYSE:WGL)
|WGL Holdings, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : WGL-US : September 22, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - September 23 at 11:09 AM
|WGL Holdings Inc (WGL) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Analysts|
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 23 at 6:52 AM
|WGL Holdings Inc (WGL) Declares $0.51 Quarterly Dividend|
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 22 at 6:28 PM
|Insider Selling: WGL Holdings Inc (WGL) Director Sells 2,122 Shares of Stock|
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 18 at 4:16 PM
|WGL Holdings, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : WGL-US : September 11, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - September 12 at 12:10 PM
|WGL Holdings, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : WGL-US : August 30, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - August 30 at 11:06 AM
|WGL Holdings Inc (WGL) Upgraded to "Neutral" by Hilliard Lyons|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 29 at 12:22 PM
|WGL Holdings, Inc. :WGL-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : August 28, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - August 29 at 9:45 AM
|Financial Comparison: Northwest Natural Gas (NWN) vs. WGL Holdings (WGL)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 28 at 6:18 AM
|WGL Holdings, Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:WGL) : August 26, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - August 25 at 8:45 PM
|WGL Holdings, Inc. : WGL-US: Dividend Analysis : July 10th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : August 22, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - August 23 at 1:52 PM
|Williams Companies' Constitution Pipeline Suffers Set Back|
finance.yahoo.com - August 23 at 1:52 PM
|WGL Holdings (WGL) vs. Vectren Corporation (VVC) Head-To-Head Contrast|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 22 at 6:28 PM
|BidaskClub Lowers WGL Holdings Inc (WGL) to Sell|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 19 at 2:12 PM
|Constitution Pipeline developers lose federal appeal|
www.bizjournals.com - August 18 at 8:43 PM
|WGL Holdings, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : WGL-US : August 16, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - August 17 at 9:16 AM
|WGL Holdings Inc (NYSE:WGL) Upgraded to Hold at BidaskClub|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 11 at 7:49 PM
|WGL Holdings Inc (WGL) Upgraded to Hold by Zacks Investment Research|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 11 at 4:00 PM
|WGL CEO Terry D. McCallister Named Finalist for Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 2017 Responsible CEO Award|
finance.yahoo.com - August 8 at 8:17 AM
|FY2017 EPS Estimates for WGL Holdings Inc Lowered by Analyst (NYSE:WGL)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 7 at 8:08 AM
|WGL Holdings Inc (NYSE:WGL) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 4 at 7:36 AM
|WGL Holdings, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Results; Maintains Fiscal Year 2017 Guidance|
finance.yahoo.com - August 3 at 8:53 AM
|WGL beats 3Q profit forecasts|
finance.yahoo.com - August 3 at 8:53 AM
|WGL Holdings beats by $0.01, misses on revenue|
seekingalpha.com - August 3 at 12:49 AM
|WGL Holdings Inc (NYSE:WGL) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 3 at 12:26 AM
|WGL Holdings Inc (NYSE:WGL) Updates FY17 Earnings Guidance|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 2 at 9:26 PM
|Washington Gas Earns “Most Trusted Brand” Rating in National Energy Utility Study|
finance.yahoo.com - July 25 at 8:26 AM
|JP Energy Partners (JPEP) versus WGL Holdings (NYSE:WGL) Critical Review|
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 24 at 2:14 PM
|WGL Holdings Inc (NYSE:WGL) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to "Sell"|
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 19 at 11:29 AM
|WGL Holdings Inc (NYSE:WGL) Downgraded by BidaskClub to "Sell"|
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 16 at 8:16 PM
|Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) vs. WGL Holdings (WGL) Head to Head Review|
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 13 at 10:25 AM
|WGL Holdings Inc (NYSE:WGL) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages|
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 10 at 7:59 AM
|WGL Holdings, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : WGL-US : July 7, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - July 8 at 8:37 AM
|ETFs with exposure to WGL Holdings, Inc. : July 5, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - July 6 at 5:40 PM
|Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate WGL Holdings Inc (WGL) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $475.55 Million|
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 5 at 12:14 PM
|Dividend Coverage: This Gas Company Has Paid Dividend for 166 Years; Will Trade Ex-Dividend on July 06, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - July 5 at 11:29 AM
|$0.19 EPS Expected for WGL Holdings Inc (WGL) This Quarter|
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 3 at 9:14 AM
|Head to Head Contrast: WGL Holdings (NYSE:WGL) & JP Energy Partners (JPEP)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 1 at 10:10 AM
|Contrasting JP Energy Partners (JPEP) & WGL Holdings (WGL)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 29 at 2:38 PM
|WGL Holdings Inc (WGL) Upgraded to "Hold" at BidaskClub|
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 23 at 3:18 PM
|ETFs with exposure to WGL Holdings, Inc. : June 22, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - June 22 at 8:02 PM
|WGL Holdings, Inc. :WGL-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : June 21, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - June 22 at 2:42 PM
|Critical Survey: Piedmont Natural Gas Company (PNY) and WGL Holdings (WGL)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 22 at 8:26 AM
|WGL Holdings Inc (WGL) Raised to Sell at BidaskClub|
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 17 at 3:32 PM
|Debra L. Lee Sells 3,615 Shares of WGL Holdings Inc (WGL) Stock|
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 15 at 7:40 PM
|WGL Holdings Inc (WGL) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages|
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 13 at 8:17 AM
|WGL Holdings Inc (WGL) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $475.55 Million|
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 9 at 5:12 PM
|WGL Energy Provides Energy from New Maryland Solar Project to Monumental Sports & Entertainment|
finance.yahoo.com - June 9 at 2:29 AM
|$0.22 EPS Expected for WGL Holdings Inc (WGL) This Quarter|
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 7 at 8:24 AM
|ONE Gas (OGS) vs. WGL Holdings (WGL) Financial Comparison|
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 5 at 8:10 AM
WGL Holdings (WGL) Chart for Saturday, September, 23, 2017