NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Dominion Resources' (D) - Get Report  stock price target was lowered to $83 from $85 in a note released by Barclays this morning. The firm has an "overweight" rating on shares. 

The Richmond, VA-based energy producer and transporter has underperformed its peers in the first half of 2016 due to "disappointment and skepticism" in its near-term earnings outlook, Barclays wrote. 

"We encourage investors to look through the near-term challenges to 2018 when we expect the earnings and cash flow outlook improve dramatically," the firm said.

Beginning in 2018, commercial operation of the export facility should result in a "sizable step-up" in earnings and cash flow, Barclays noted.

Shares are slumping 0.47% to $73.82 at the start of trading on Monday. 

Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates the stock as a "buy" with a ratings score of A-.

Dominion's strengths such as its notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: D

TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this article's author. 

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