D stock: buy or sell?
July 16th, 2019
Dominion Energy, Inc. produces and transports energy in the United States. The company's Dominion Virginia Power segment engages in the regulated electric transmission and distribution operations that serve residential, commercial, industrial, and governmental customers in Virginia and North Carolina.
Should I buy D stock?Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. Following a trading plan helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. At Stocks2.com, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.
None of our preferred buy setups matches with Dominion Energy stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is Dominion Energy stock a buy?
Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness.At Stocks2.com, we gathered 9 ratings published for D stock in the last month.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-6-13||Bank of America||Underperform||Neutral|
|2019-4-22||Credit Suisse Group||n/a||Hold|
|2019-4-12||Credit Suisse Group||n/a||Neutral|
|2019-4-12||Credit Suisse Group||n/a||Neutral|
|2019-1-22||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Overweight||Neutral|
|2019-1-11||Bank of America||Neutral||Underperform|
D stock analysis
Shares of Dominion Energy ended today at $77.48 and depreciated an ugly -0.78%.
On June 24th, D hit a new all time high, pushing higher than tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers. Shares of Dominion Energy depreciated an ugly -0.78% and closed at $77.48. On May D price bounced up over the SMA of 100 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock. On March, SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up triggering a rise of 1.77%.
Dominion Energy shares stayed constant -0.03% this week, ending at $77.48.
Not so far away is the last price record Dominion Energy marked late June. Dominion Energy stock is trading in the range of its last top and last bottom. Loosing would mean breaking the current uptrend. Breakdowns under last bottom are selling point signals for some trading strategies. Since late January when D stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $9.98 (14.79%). Since early October 2018 when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, D price gained $9.65 per share (14.23%).
D stock price history
D IPO was on March 17th, 1980 at $0.45 per share1. Since then, D stock surged a 17,117.80%, with a yearly average of 438.90%. If you had invested $1,000 in D stock in 1980, it would worth $171,178.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
D stock historical price chart
D stock reached all-time highs on June/24 with a price of $79.47.
D stock price target is $75.00How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. You should not follow the analysts' D stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. We have 5 price targets for Dominion Energy stock released in the last month:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-4-22||Credit Suisse Group||Set Price Target||n/a||$77.00||-|
|2019-4-12||Credit Suisse Group||Reiterates||n/a||$78.00||-|
|2019-4-12||Credit Suisse Group||Initiates||n/a||$78.00||-|
|2019-1-22||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Downgrades||$79.00||$73.00||-7.6%|
|2019-1-11||Bank of America||Downgrades||$72.00||$69.00||-4.2%|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareAfter publishing its last earnings report on April, Dominion Energy stepped up a tiny 2.77%. Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2018, Dominion Energy annual sales escalated a pretty good 6.20% to $13,366.00 M USD from $12,586.00 marked in 2017. In contrast, its profit margin (compared to sales) eased to 18.31%, that is $2,447.00 million. To have an up to date picture of the financial situation of Dominion Energy, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2019-Q1 that can be compared to 2018 fiscal year results. Annual Dominion Energy TTM sales up to were $9,900.00 and income was $1,944.00 million USD. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review Dominion Energy business evolution since December 2018: Annual turnover up to , compared to lastest yearly report, plunged a spooky -25.93%. Regarding profit margin, Dominion Energy grew 1.33% to 18.31%
|2013||$13,180 M||-||$1,790 M13.6%||-|
|2014||$182,795 M||1,286.91%||$39,510 M21.6%||2,107.26%|
|2014||$12,436 M||-93.20%||$1,310 M10.5%||-96.68%|
|2015||$233,715 M||1,779.34%||$53,394 M22.8%||3,975.88%|
|2015||$11,683 M||-95.00%||$1,899 M16.3%||-96.44%|
|2016||$215,639 M||1,745.75%||$45,687 M21.2%||2,305.85%|
|2016||$11,737 M||-94.56%||$2,123 M18.1%||-95.35%|
|2017||$229,234 M||1,853.09%||$48,351 M21.1%||2,177.48%|
|2017||$12,586 M||-94.51%||$2,999 M23.8%||-93.80%|
|2018||$13,366 M||6.20%||$2,447 M18.3%||-18.41%|
|TTM||$9,900 M||-25.93%||$1,944 M19.6%||-20.56%|
Quarterly financial resultsDominion Energy reported M in sales for 2019-Q1, a -100.00% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked million with a profit margin of . Profit margin stayed stable a 0.00% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 19.07%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Dominion Energy sales marked a bloodcurdling decrease and plummed a -100.00%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Dominion Energy posted 2 negative quarters in a row.
|2017-Q1||$3,320 M||-||$632 M19.0%||-|
|2017-Q2||$2,790 M||-15.96%||$390 M14.0%||-38.29%|
|2017-Q3||$3,179 M||13.94%||$665 M20.9%||70.51%|
|2017-Q4||$3,210 M||0.98%||$1,312 M40.9%||97.29%|
|2018-Q1||$3,466 M||7.98%||$503 M14.5%||-61.66%|
|2018-Q2||$3,088 M||-10.91%||$449 M14.5%||-10.74%|
|2018-Q3||$3,451 M||11.76%||$854 M24.7%||90.20%|
|2018-Q4||$3,361 M||-2.61%||$641 M19.1%||-24.94%|
Dominion Energy ownershipWhen you are planning to invest in shares of a stock, it's worth to have a look its ownership structure.
Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Dominion Energy, 0.28% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.
In case of Dominion Energy stock, 60.19% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for D stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Dominion Energy:
|Market cap||$50.5 B||$18.7 B||$16.6 B||$14.6 B||$65.1 B|
|Total shares||651.6 M||245.6 M||283.8 M||502.2 M||728.1 M|
|Float shares||800.2 M||244.4 M||281.8 M||500.9 M||727.5 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||60.2%||74.4%||94.5%||84.1%||61.7%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.3%||0.4%||0.6%||0.2%||0.1%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Tuesday, July 16th, 2019|
|Day range||$77.07 - $78.16|
|Average true range||$1.07|
|50d mov avg||$76.07|
|100d mov avg||$75.56|
|200d mov avg||$72.87|
Dominion Energy performanceStocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. We picked Ameren, CMS Energy, CenterPoint Energy, Duke Energy, Entergy, Exelon, FirstEnergy, NiSource and as the bechmarking frame for Dominion Energy stock.
Dominion Energy competitorsWe selected a few stocks to conform a list of Dominion Energy competitors to watch if you are interested in investing in D:
- Ameren (AEE)
- CMS Energy (CMS)
- CenterPoint Energy (CNP)
- Duke Energy (DUK)
- Entergy (ETR)
- Exelon (EXC)
- FirstEnergy (FE)
- NiSource (NI)
Latest D stock news
- Seeking AlphaDominion Energy Has Low-Double Digit UpsideMay 21, 2019
- Seeking AlphaDominion Energy Branches Further South With SCANAJanuary 30, 2019
- InvestorPlace3 Big Stock Charts for Tuesday: Morgan Stanley, Ross Stores and Dominion EnergyDecember 4, 2018
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- Seeking AlphaDominion Energy - Time To Start Buying Into The Long-Term StoryJune 18, 2018