Analyst Ratings for WGL Holdings Inc. (WGL)

Updated: 2017-07-26

WGL Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WGL) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. WGL had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

Of the 8 analysts covering the stock, 1 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 6 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for WGL. The maximum price target given was 88.25, implying a possible profit of 3.56 percent. The lowest price target was 71, implying a possible loss of -16.69 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -2 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -30.42 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -7.97 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 1 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 1 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of WGL to grow at a rate of -4.63 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of WGL is -5.43.

In the last 52-weeks, WGL has achieved a high of 85.95 and a low of 58.66. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 45.28 percent, and below the high by 0.85 percent. WGL has a price/earnings ratio of 25.14. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The WGL value stock report compares WGL to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.37 billion. WGL will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.