NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Dominion Resources  (D - Get Report)  are down 3.22% to $76.16 in afternoon trading ahead of the company's fourth-quarter earnings report expected after the market close today.

The consensus estimate calls for Dominion Resources to report earnings of 83 cents a share on revenue of $3.1 billion.

In the fourth quarter of last year, the company posted earnings of 80 cents a share, below the consensus estimate of 89 cents, according to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters. Revenue totaled $3.19 billion, above analysts' estimates of $3.16 billion.

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In the third quarter of 2014, Dominion Resources fell short of earnings estimates, reporting EPS of 93 cents a share, two cents shy of the consensus estimate that called for 95 cents. Revenue also came up short, totaling $3.05 billion, below estimates of $3.31 billion.

Separately, Dominion Resources, recently announced that it closed the transaction to acquire Carolina Gas Transmission Corp. from SCANA Corp.  (SCG)  for approximately $492.9 million.

Dominion Resources is a Virginia-based producer and transporter of energy serving customers primarily in the eastern U.S.

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