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Dominion Energy, Inc is an utilities—diversified business based in the US. Dominion Energy shares (D) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Dominion Energy employs 19,100 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$16.8 billion.

How to buy shares in Dominion Energy

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  3. Search for Dominion Energy Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: D. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Dominion Energy reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$77.96, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Dominion Energy, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Dominion Energy. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Dominion Energy's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Dominion Energy's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$77.96, which is 12.78% down on its pre-crash value of USD$89.38 and 34.90% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$57.79.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Dominion Energy shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$691.89 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$908.23.

Dominion Energy share price

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Dominion Energy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-21.
Latest market closeUSD$77.96
52-week rangeUSD$62.0201 - USD$90.89
50-day moving average USD$79.1453
200-day moving average USD$78.866
Wall St. target priceUSD$81.85
PE ratio 122.8
Dividend yield USD$3.76 (4.71%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.564

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Is it a good time to buy Dominion Energy stock?

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Dominion Energy price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $77.96

1 week (2020-09-11) N/A
1 month (2020-08-18) N/A
3 months (2020-06-22) -6.35%
6 months (2020-03-20) 15.98%
1 year (2019-09-18) N/A
2 years (2018-09-18) N/A
3 years (2017-09-18) N/A
5 years (2015-09-18) N/A

Is Dominion Energy under- or over-valued?

Valuing Dominion Energy stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Dominion Energy's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Dominion Energy's P/E ratio

Dominion Energy's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 123x. In other words, Dominion Energy shares trade at around 123x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Dominion Energy's PEG ratio

Dominion Energy's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 9.0415. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Dominion Energy's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Dominion Energy's EBITDA

Dominion Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$8.9 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Dominion Energy's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Dominion Energy financials

Revenue TTM USD$16.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 35.03%
Gross profit TTM USD$8 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.6%
Return on equity TTM 2.11%
Profit margin 3.24%
Book value $31.529
Market capitalisation USD$65.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Dominion Energy shares

There are currently 10.5 million Dominion Energy shares held short by investors – that's known as Dominion Energy's "short interest". This figure is 26.6% down from 14.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Dominion Energy shares can be evaluated.

Dominion Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Dominion Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Dominion Energy shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Dominion Energy shares traded daily (recently around 3.1 million). Dominion Energy's SIR currently stands at 3.36. In other words for every 100,000 Dominion Energy shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3360 shares are currently held short.

However Dominion Energy's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Dominion Energy shares, or, against the total number of tradable Dominion Energy shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Dominion Energy's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Dominion Energy shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0125% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Dominion Energy shares, roughly 13 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Dominion Energy.

Find out more about how you can short Dominion Energy stock.

Dominion Energy's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Dominion Energy.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Dominion Energy's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 35.71

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Dominion Energy's overall score of 35.71 (as at 08/01/2020) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 69th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Dominion Energy is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Dominion Energy's environmental score

Environmental score: 18.42/100

Dominion Energy's environmental score of 18.42 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Dominion Energy is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Dominion Energy's social score

Social score: 11.05/100

Dominion Energy's social score of 11.05 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Dominion Energy is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Dominion Energy's governance score

Governance score: 7.73/100

Dominion Energy's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Dominion Energy is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Dominion Energy's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Dominion Energy scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Dominion Energy has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Dominion Energy, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2020-08-01.

Total ESG score 35.71
Total ESG percentile 69.22
Environmental score 18.42
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 11.05
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 7.73
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 2

Dominion Energy share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 571.54% of net profits

Recently Dominion Energy has paid out, on average, around 571.54% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.71% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Dominion Energy shareholders could enjoy a 4.71% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Dominion Energy's case, that would currently equate to about $3.76 per share.

Dominion Energy's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Dominion Energy's most recent dividend payout was on 20 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Dominion Energy's shares ever split?

Dominion Energy's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 20 November 2007. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Dominion Energy shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Dominion Energy shares which in turn could have impacted Dominion Energy's share price.

Dominion Energy share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Dominion Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $62.0201 up to $90.89. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Dominion Energy's is 0.3768. This would suggest that Dominion Energy's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Dominion Energy overview

Dominion Energy, Inc. produces and transports energy. The company's Dominion Energy Virginia segment engages in the regulated electric generation, transmission, and distribution operations that serve residential, commercial, industrial, and governmental customers in Virginia and North Carolina. Its Gas Transmission & Storage segment operates interstate natural gas transmission pipelines and underground storage systems, as well as engages in nonregulated retail natural gas marketing, and development of renewable natural gas and LNG infrastructure. The company's Gas Distribution segment engages in the regulated natural gas gathering, transportation, distribution, and sales activities. This segment serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers. Its Dominion Energy South Carolina segment generates, transmits, and distributes electricity and natural gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in South Carolina. The company's Contracted Generation segment is involved in the energy marketing and price risk activities. As of December 31, 2019, the company's portfolio of assets included approximately 30,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity; 10,400 miles of electric transmission lines; 85,000 miles of electric distribution lines; 14,600 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering, and storage pipelines; and 103,400 miles of gas distribution pipelines. It serves approximately 7 million utility and retail energy customers; and operates underground natural gas storage systems with approximately 1 trillion cubic feet of storage capacity. The company sells electricity at wholesale prices to rural electric cooperatives and municipalities, as well as into wholesale electricity markets. The company was formerly known as Dominion Resources, Inc. and changed its name to Dominion Energy, Inc. in May 2017. Dominion Energy, Inc. was incorporated in 1983 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

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