Chicago Equity Partners LLC increased its holdings in shares of WGL Holdings Inc (NYSE:WGL) by 2.3% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 28,971 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 660 shares during the period. Chicago Equity Partners LLC owned about 0.06% of WGL Holdings worth $2,439,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its position in WGL Holdings by 7.9% during the 2nd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 1,756 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $147,000 after buying an additional 128 shares during the period. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC acquired a new stake in WGL Holdings during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $203,000. World Asset Management Inc boosted its position in WGL Holdings by 2.4% during the 2nd quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 3,239 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $270,000 after buying an additional 77 shares during the period. Heritage Investors Management Corp boosted its position in WGL Holdings by 41.4% during the 3rd quarter. Heritage Investors Management Corp now owns 3,799 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $320,000 after buying an additional 1,112 shares during the period. Finally, Shelton Capital Management acquired a new stake in WGL Holdings during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $322,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 68.65% of the company’s stock.

In other WGL Holdings news, Director Debra L. Lee sold 2,122 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $84.00, for a total transaction of $178,248.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 1.09% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of WGL Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Hilliard Lyons upgraded shares of WGL Holdings from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of WGL Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 19th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and six have given a hold rating to the company’s stock. WGL Holdings has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $74.67.

WGL Holdings Inc (NYSE:WGL) opened at $85.39 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 0.67, a quick ratio of 0.51 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81. WGL Holdings Inc has a fifty-two week low of $61.03 and a fifty-two week high of $86.89. The stock has a market cap of $4,373.59, a P/E ratio of 25.41, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.83 and a beta of 0.68.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 1st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, October 10th were issued a dividend of $0.51 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, October 6th. This represents a $2.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.39%. WGL Holdings’s payout ratio is 58.12%.

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About WGL Holdings

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for WGL Holdings (NYSE:WGL)

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