Media headlines about Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dominion Energy earned a news sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 44.9687312758667 out of 100, indicating 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 stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Dominion Energy (D) traded down $0.27 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $75.94. 4,350,700 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 5,620,556. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.67, a quick ratio of 0.29 and a current ratio of 0.47. Dominion Energy has a one year low of $70.87 and a one year high of $85.30. The company has a market cap of $48,440.00, a P/E ratio of 22.40, a P/E/G ratio of 3.34 and a beta of 0.30.

Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 30th. The utilities provider reported $1.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping 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 company had revenue of $3.18 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.31 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.14 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that Dominion Energy will post 3.6 EPS for the current year.

Several research analysts have weighed in on D shares. Bank of America started coverage on shares of Dominion Energy in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $80.00 price objective for the company. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Dominion Energy in a report on Friday, October 20th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their price objective on shares of Dominion Energy from $78.00 to $82.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Morgan Stanley raised their price objective on shares of Dominion Energy from $85.00 to $87.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Dominion Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Eleven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $82.20.

In related news, Director John W. Harris sold 5,616 shares of Dominion Energy stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $80.71, for a total value of $453,267.36. Following 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 legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Company 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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