Press coverage about Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing 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 media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.0427843881883 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Comprehensive Stock Analysis – Dominion Energy Inc (NYSE: D) – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
- Lanny’s Recent Stock Purchase – Dominion Energy – Seeking Alpha (seekingalpha.com)
- Dominion Energy Named Top Dividend Stock With Insider Buying and 4.58% Yield (D) – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation Awards $115,000 in … – PR Newswire (press release) (prnewswire.com)
- Dominion Energy provides driving tips – WBOY-TV (wboy.com)
Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) traded up $0.52 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $73.52. 3,367,479 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,020,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.60, a current ratio of 0.45 and a quick ratio of 0.30. The firm has a market cap of $47,900.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.75, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.55 and a beta of 0.23. Dominion Energy has a 52-week low of $71.91 and a 52-week high of $85.30.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, March 20th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 2nd will be paid a dividend of $0.835 per share. This represents a $3.34 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.54%. This is a positive change from Dominion Energy’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.77. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 1st. Dominion Energy’s payout ratio is presently 98.82%.
A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Dominion Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. Bank of America set a $87.00 price objective on shares of Dominion Energy and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Morgan Stanley boosted their price objective on shares of Dominion Energy from $85.00 to $87.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. UBS Group assumed coverage on shares of Dominion Energy in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. They set a “buy” rating and a $85.00 price objective for the company. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised shares of Dominion Energy from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $82.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday, December 14th. Eleven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $82.09.
In other news, Director John W. Harris sold 2,665 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $80.60, for a total value of $214,799.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 13,282 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,070,529.20. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director John W. Harris sold 11,254 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $79.94, for a total transaction of $899,644.76. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 13,282 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,061,763.08. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 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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