1. As of noon trading, Dominion Resources ( D) is up $0.61 (1.09) to $56.65 on average volume Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Dominion Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.20-$57.12 after having opened the day at $56.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.04.

Dominion Resources, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in producing and transporting energy in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Dominion Virginia Power (DVP), Dominion Generation, and Dominion Energy. Dominion Resources has a market cap of $32.6 billion and is part of the utilities industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 102.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Dominion Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dominion Resources as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Dominion Resources Ratings Report now.

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A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.
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