News headlines about Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) have been trending positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dominion Energy earned a daily sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.9050933211259 out of 100, meaning that recent press 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 articles that may have effected Accern’s analysis:
- Dominion Energy Inc. (D) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- Short Term Technical Analysis: Dominion Energy, Inc. (D), Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. (PTEN) – Market Movers (financialqz.com)
- Dominion moves ahead with solar tariff, as independent project emerges in Spotsylvania (richmond.com)
- Dominion critiques state consultant’s preliminary report on Millstone (theday.com)
- Understanding Basic Stock Data: Dominion Energy, Inc. (D) – Market Movers (financialqz.com)
D has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Bank of America initiated coverage on Dominion Energy in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $80.00 target price on the stock. J P Morgan Chase & Co raised their price target on shares of Dominion Energy from $78.00 to $82.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Dominion Energy in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Citigroup raised their price target on shares of Dominion Energy from $76.00 to $78.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Dominion Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Fourteen research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $80.70.
Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) last posted its earnings results on Monday, October 30th. The utilities provider reported $1.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.02 by $0.02. Dominion Energy had a net margin of 17.21% and a return on equity of 13.32%. The company had revenue of $3.18 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.31 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.14 earnings per share. Dominion Energy’s quarterly revenue was up 1.5% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Dominion Energy will post 3.6 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 20th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be paid a $0.77 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 30th. This represents a $3.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.67%. This is a boost from Dominion Energy’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.76. Dominion Energy’s payout ratio is 90.86%.
In other 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 value of $453,267.36. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 18,920 shares in the company, valued at $1,527,033.20. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders own 0.37% of the company’s stock.
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Dominion Energy Company Profile
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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