Media headlines about Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) have trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Dominion Energy earned a daily sentiment score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.6440538249929 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Dominion Energy (D) traded up 0.37% during trading on Monday, reaching $77.68. The company had a trading volume of 1,534,078 shares. Dominion Energy has a 52-week low of $69.51 and a 52-week high of $81.65. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $77.05 and a 200-day moving average price of $77.26. The company has a market capitalization of $49.92 billion, a PE ratio of 22.48 and a beta of 0.28.

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

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 20th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 1st will be issued a $0.755 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 30th. This represents a $3.02 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.89%. Dominion Energy’s dividend payout ratio is currently 87.28%.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on D shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Dominion Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $77.00 price objective on Dominion Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 3rd. Morgan Stanley cut their price objective on Dominion Energy from $81.00 to $79.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, May 8th. Deutsche Bank AG upped their price objective on Dominion Energy from $76.00 to $77.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, Citigroup Inc. cut their price objective on Dominion Energy from $78.00 to $76.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. Dominion Energy currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $80.57.

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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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