Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Finds

Media coverage about Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Dominion Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.0427843881883 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Shares of Dominion Energy stock opened at $67.34 on Friday. Dominion Energy has a one year low of $66.37 and a one year high of $85.30. 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 company has a market capitalization of $43,619.57, a PE ratio of 18.71, a P/E/G ratio of 2.44 and a beta of 0.27.

Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) last issued its earnings results on Monday, January 29th. The utilities provider reported $0.91 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.89 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $3.21 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.47 billion. Dominion Energy had a return on equity of 12.67% and a net margin of 24.92%. Dominion Energy’s revenue was up 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.99 EPS. research analysts forecast that Dominion Energy will post 4.04 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, March 20th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 2nd were given a $0.835 dividend. This represents a $3.34 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.96%. This is a positive change from Dominion Energy’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.77. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, March 1st. Dominion Energy’s payout ratio is presently 92.78%.

D has been the subject of a number of research reports. Bank of America decreased their price objective on Dominion Energy from $70.00 to $67.33 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday. Hilliard Lyons set a $76.00 target price on Dominion Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 29th. UBS cut their target price on Dominion Energy from $77.00 to $72.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, March 28th. JPMorgan Chase cut Dominion Energy from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $74.00 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Friday, March 16th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Dominion Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. Thirteen investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $78.21.

In other news, Director Joseph M. Rigby purchased 2,679 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 28th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $74.65 per share, for a total transaction of $199,987.35. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director John W. Harris sold 2,665 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 6th. The stock was 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 owns 13,282 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,070,529.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.37% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About Dominion Energy

Dominion Energy, Inc produces and transports energy in the United States. The company's Power Delivery segment engages in the regulated electric transmission and distribution operations that serve residential, commercial, industrial, and governmental customers in Virginia and North Carolina. Its Power Generation segment is involved in the electricity generation activities through gas, coal, nuclear, oil, renewables, biomass, hydro, solar, and power purchase agreements; and related energy supply operations.

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