Media stories about Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Dominion Energy earned a coverage optimism score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 44.9687312758667 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
Shares of Dominion Energy (NYSE D) traded down $0.27 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $75.94. 4,350,700 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 5,620,556. Dominion Energy has a fifty-two week low of $70.87 and a fifty-two week high of $85.30. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.67, a quick ratio of 0.29 and a current ratio of 0.47. The stock has a market cap of $48,440.00, a P/E ratio of 22.40, a PEG ratio of 3.34 and a beta of 0.30.
Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) last issued its earnings results on Monday, October 30th. The utilities provider reported $1.04 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.02 by $0.02. Dominion Energy had a net margin of 17.21% and a return on equity of 13.32%. The business had revenue of $3.18 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.31 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.14 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts forecast that Dominion Energy will post 3.6 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
A number of equities analysts have weighed in on D shares. Bank of America set a $87.00 price target on shares of Dominion Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Dominion Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $86.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Morgan Stanley raised their target price on shares of Dominion Energy from $85.00 to $87.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Dominion Energy in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Gabelli reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Dominion Energy in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Eleven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $82.20.
In related news, Director John W. Harris sold 5,616 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction 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 of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,527,033.20. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Company 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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