Delta Natural Gas Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:DGAS) has earned a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation.

Zacks has also assigned Delta Natural Gas an industry rank of 64 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. American International Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Delta Natural Gas by 7.4% in the first quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 4,217 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $128,000 after buying an additional 290 shares during the last quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. increased its position in shares of Delta Natural Gas by 205.7% in the second quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 4,280 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $130,000 after buying an additional 2,880 shares during the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers bought a new position in shares of Delta Natural Gas during the second quarter worth about $233,000. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio bought a new position in shares of Delta Natural Gas during the second quarter worth about $342,000. Finally, Teachers Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of Delta Natural Gas by 9.0% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 11,777 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $345,000 after buying an additional 976 shares during the last quarter. 36.35% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Shares of Delta Natural Gas (DGAS) traded down 0.03% on Wednesday, reaching $30.55. 1,346 shares of the company traded hands. The stock has a market capitalization of $217.76 million, a P/E ratio of 34.52 and a beta of 0.56. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $30.44 and its 200-day moving average price is $29.89. Delta Natural Gas has a one year low of $22.06 and a one year high of $31.29.

Delta Natural Gas Company Profile

Delta Natural Gas Company, Inc distributes or transports natural gas to approximately 36,000 customers. The Company’s segments include regulated segment and non-regulated segment. Through regulated segment, the Company distributes natural gas to its retail customers in approximately 23 rural counties.

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