News stories about Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) have trended positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded 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 0.29 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.8979387922434 out of 100, indicating 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 news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Dominion Energy (NYSE D) traded down 0.56% during trading on Monday, reaching $78.33. 1,547,484 shares of the company were exchanged. The firm has a market cap of $50.33 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.67 and a beta of 0.29. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $77.98 and a 200-day moving average of $77.78. Dominion Energy has a 52-week low of $69.51 and a 52-week high of $81.65.

Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The utilities provider reported $0.67 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.66 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $2.81 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.94 billion. Dominion Energy had a net margin of 17.48% and a return on equity of 14.04%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.71 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts forecast that Dominion Energy will post $3.64 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 20th. Investors of record on Friday, September 1st will be issued a dividend of $0.755 per share. This represents a $3.02 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.86%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 30th. Dominion Energy’s dividend payout ratio is currently 87.28%.

D has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Dominion Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. Morgan Stanley reduced their target price on shares of Dominion Energy from $81.00 to $79.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a report on Monday, May 8th. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $77.00 target price on shares of Dominion Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, June 3rd. BidaskClub cut shares of Dominion Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, June 24th. Finally, KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Dominion Energy in a report on Friday. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $80.57.

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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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