News stories about Dominion Diamond (NYSE:DDC) (TSE:DDC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring 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 Diamond earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.8374940892975 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

A number of analysts recently commented on DDC shares. BidaskClub upgraded Dominion Diamond from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 12th. Scotiabank lowered Dominion Diamond from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating and lowered their price objective for the stock from $14.50 to $14.25 in a research report on Thursday, September 7th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $23.00 price objective on shares of Dominion Diamond in a research report on Monday, September 25th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $16.75.

Shares of Dominion Diamond (NYSE DDC) opened at $14.24 on Thursday. Dominion Diamond has a 12-month low of $8.29 and a 12-month high of $14.26. The company has a market capitalization of $1,170.00, a PE ratio of 29.06 and a beta of 0.44.

Dominion Diamond (NYSE:DDC) (TSE:DDC) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, September 6th. The basic materials company reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.23 by ($0.03). Dominion Diamond had a return on equity of 10.52% and a net margin of 12.96%. The company had revenue of $239.78 million for the quarter. equities research analysts expect that Dominion Diamond will post 0.87 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Dominion Diamond Company Profile

Dominion Diamond Corp is a diamond mining company. The Company is focused on the mining and marketing of rough diamonds to the global market. The Company’s segments include the Ekati Diamond Mine, the Diavik Diamond Mine and the Corporate segment. It supplies rough diamonds to the global market from its operation of the Ekati Diamond Mine (in which it owns a controlling interest) and its approximately 40% ownership interest in the Diavik Diamond Mine.

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