News stories about WGL (NYSE:WGL) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. WGL earned a news sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.1884330148823 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Pinnacle West’s Unit Aims to Cut Customers’ Bills by $119M (zacks.com)
- How the federal tax law will affect your gas bill (bizjournals.com)
- WGL Holdings’ (WGL) Unit to Propose Rate Slash for Customers (zacks.com)
- 4 Days Left Before WGL Holdings Inc (NYSE:WGL) Will Start Trading Ex-Dividend, Is It Worth Buying? (finance.yahoo.com)
Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of WGL from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 1st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, January 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.51 per share. This represents a $2.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.39%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, January 9th. WGL’s payout ratio is 27.27%.
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WGL 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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