Dominion Energy (D) Given Daily News Impact Score of 0.29

News articles about Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) have been trending positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. 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 media sentiment score of 0.29 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 44.6799306143569 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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

Shares of NYSE:D opened at $71.25 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $46.84 billion, a PE ratio of 19.79, a P/E/G ratio of 2.88 and a beta of 0.28. The company has a quick ratio of 0.36, a current ratio of 0.52 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.60. Dominion Energy has a twelve month low of $61.53 and a twelve month high of $85.30.

Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 1st. The utilities provider reported $0.86 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $3.09 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.04 billion. Dominion Energy had a net margin of 23.69% and a return on equity of 13.13%. The company’s revenue was up 9.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.67 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Dominion Energy will post 4.13 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 20th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 7th will be given a dividend of $0.835 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 6th. This represents a $3.34 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.69%. Dominion Energy’s dividend payout ratio is presently 92.78%.

D has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Dominion Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $81.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, August 7th. Scotiabank assumed coverage on shares of Dominion Energy in a research report on Tuesday, July 24th. They set a “hold” rating and a $167.00 price objective for the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced their price objective on shares of Dominion Energy from $67.00 to $62.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, June 7th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Dominion Energy from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 22nd. Finally, Bank of America reduced their price objective on shares of Dominion Energy from $72.00 to $71.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. Dominion Energy presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $84.09.

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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