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Dominion Resources Inc (NYSE:D) Institutional Investors Sentiment Change

December 11, 2017 - By Dolores Ford

 Dominion Resources Inc (NYSE:D) Institutional Investors Sentiment Change

Sentiment for Dominion Resources Inc (NYSE:D)

Dominion Resources Inc (NYSE:D) institutional sentiment increased to 1.15 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.10, from 1.05 in 2017Q1. The ratio has improved, as 389 investment managers started new or increased stock positions, while 338 sold and decreased holdings in Dominion Resources Inc. The investment managers in our partner’s database reported: 408.41 million shares, down from 411.29 million shares in 2017Q1. Also, the number of investment managers holding Dominion Resources Inc in their top 10 stock positions decreased from 11 to 7 for a decrease of 4. Sold All: 40 Reduced: 298 Increased: 300 New Position: 89.

Dominion Energy, Inc. produces and transports energy in the United States. The company has market cap of $53.76 billion. The companyÂ’s Dominion Virginia Power segment engages in the regulated electric transmission and distribution activities that serve residential, commercial, industrial, and governmental clients in Virginia and North Carolina. It has a 24.62 P/E ratio. The Company’s Dominion 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.

The stock decreased 0.41% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $83.54. About 679,697 shares traded. Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE:D) has risen 10.88% since December 11, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.82% the S&P500.

Analysts await Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE:D) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $0.89 earnings per share, down 10.10 % or $0.10 from last year’s $0.99 per share. D’s profit will be $572.74 million for 23.47 P/E if the $0.89 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.04 actual earnings per share reported by Dominion Energy, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -14.42 % negative EPS growth.

Wills Financial Group Inc. holds 4.44% of its portfolio in Dominion Energy, Inc. for 78,102 shares. Sasco Capital Inc Ct owns 2.03 million shares or 4.4% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Symons Capital Management Inc has 4.32% invested in the company for 231,187 shares. The Massachusetts-based Crow Point Partners Llc has invested 3.3% in the stock. Commonwealth Bank Of Australia, a Australia-based fund reported 4.21 million shares.#img1#

Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE:D) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 47% of Dominion Midstream’s analysts are positive. Out of 15 Wall Street analysts rating Dominion Midstream, 7 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 7 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $41.0 while the high is $85. The stock’s average target of $74.50 is -10.82% below today’s ($83.54) share price. D was included in 30 notes of analysts from July 23, 2015. As per Thursday, June 16, the company rating was downgraded by JP Morgan. The company was maintained on Sunday, October 29 by RBC Capital Markets. On Wednesday, January 25 the stock rating was initiated by Credit Suisse with “Outperform”. Barclays Capital maintained Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE:D) rating on Friday, March 18. Barclays Capital has “Overweight” rating and $85 target. The stock of Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE:D) earned “Sector Outperform” rating by Scotia Capital on Tuesday, November 17. Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Friday, September 11 report. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of D in report on Monday, September 26 with “Overweight” rating. The stock of Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE:D) earned “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, August 3. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, September 18 by Citigroup. As per Friday, June 2, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets.

More notable recent Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE:D) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “2 Fast Growing, Low Risk Retirement Dream Stocks” on November 30, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Dominion Energy: Top US Utility” published on November 15, 2017, Nasdaq.com published: “Dominion Energy, Inc. (D) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 30, 2017” on November 29, 2017. More interesting news about Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE:D) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Dominion Energy Cove Point LNG Facility Introduces Feed Gas” published on December 05, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Dominion Hits Its Mark Again” with publication date: December 06, 2017.

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