Headlines about Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) have been trending positive recently, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dominion Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.4894697117651 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. J P Morgan Chase & Co raised their target price on shares of Dominion Energy from $78.00 to $82.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Dominion Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $86.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Gabelli restated a “hold” rating on shares of Dominion Energy in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Dominion Energy in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Citigroup Inc. raised their target price on shares of Dominion Energy from $76.00 to $78.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Fifteen analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Dominion Energy currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $80.70.

Dominion Energy (NYSE D) traded up $0.19 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $81.34. 577,884 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,332,364. The firm has a market capitalization of $52,330.00, a P/E ratio of 22.16, a PEG ratio of 4.05 and a beta of 0.29. Dominion Energy has a 52 week low of $70.87 and a 52 week high of $83.64. The company has a quick ratio of 0.29, a current ratio of 0.47 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.67.

Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) last posted its earnings results on Monday, October 30th. The utilities provider reported $1.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.02 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $3.18 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.31 billion. Dominion Energy had a net margin of 17.21% and a return on equity of 13.32%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 1.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.14 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Dominion Energy will post 3.6 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 20th. Investors of record on Friday, December 1st will be given a dividend of $0.77 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 30th. This is an increase from Dominion Energy’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.76. This represents a $3.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.79%. Dominion Energy’s payout ratio is currently 89.09%.

In related news, Director John W. Harris sold 5,616 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $80.71, for a total transaction of $453,267.36. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 18,920 shares in the company, valued at $1,527,033.20. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. 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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