Dominion Energy (D) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media headlines about Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dominion Energy earned a coverage optimism score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 44.9736563398689 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on D shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their price objective on shares of Dominion Energy from $78.00 to $82.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Dominion Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $86.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Dominion Energy in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Goldman Sachs Group reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $78.00 target price on shares of Dominion Energy in a research note on Thursday, September 14th. Finally, Bank of America assumed coverage on shares of Dominion Energy in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $80.00 target price for the company. Eleven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $82.20.

Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) traded down $0.27 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $75.94. 4,350,884 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 5,620,556. The firm has a market cap of $48,870.00, a PE ratio of 22.40, a PEG ratio of 3.37 and a beta of 0.30. The company has a quick ratio of 0.29, a current ratio of 0.47 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.67. Dominion Energy has a one year low of $70.87 and a one year high of $85.30.

Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) last released its earnings results on Monday, October 30th. The utilities provider reported $1.04 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.02 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $3.18 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.31 billion. Dominion Energy had a net margin of 17.21% and a return on equity of 13.32%. Dominion Energy’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.14 EPS. sell-side analysts anticipate that Dominion Energy will post 3.6 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Dominion Energy news, Director John W. Harris sold 5,616 shares of Dominion Energy stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $80.71, for a total transaction of $453,267.36. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 18,920 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,527,033.20. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders own 0.37% of the company’s stock.

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About Dominion Energy

Dominion Energy, Inc, formerly Dominion Resources, Inc, is a producer and transporter of energy. Dominion is focused on its investment in regulated electric generation, transmission and distribution and regulated natural gas transmission and distribution infrastructure. It operates through three segments: Dominion Virginia Power operating segment (DVP), Dominion Generation, Dominion Energy, and Corporate and Other.

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