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Owners of WGL Holdings Incorporated (NYSE: WGL) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 42 cents per share. At a price of $43.87 as of 4:02 p.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.8%. The average volume for WGL Holdings Incorporated has been 292,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. WGL Holdings Incorporated has a market cap of $2.3 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 10.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Jim Cramer's Protégé, Dave Peltier, only buys dividend stocks that have the potential for a 3% to 4% yield and 10% growth. Get his best picks for less than $50/year. WGL Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, sells and delivers natural gas, and provides energy-related products and services. The company operates in four segments: Regulated Utility, Retail Energy-Marketing, Commercial Energy Systems, and Wholesale Energy Solutions. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.01. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate WGL Holdings Incorporated a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates WGL Holdings Incorporated as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full WGL Holdings Incorporated Ratings Report now.