Dominion Diamond Corporation (DDC) Closed its Previous Trade at $13.48

Washington Cos. in Buyout Talks With Canada's Dominion Diamond

Dominion Diamond Corporation (DDC) noted a price change of -0.08% and Hercules Capital, Inc. (HTGC) closes with a move of 0.75%

The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $12.84 and a 200 day moving average price of $11.22.

Dominion said it will suspend paying dividends and its stock buybacks program pending completion of the deal, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter. The company now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $14.78.

Washington Co., sometimes called WashCorps, said it plans to operate Dominion Diamond as a stand-alone business with a new CEO based in Canada. Finally, Scotiabank increased their price objective on shares of Dominion Diamond Corporation from $14.00 to $14.50 and gave the stock an "outperform" rating in a research note on Thursday, June 1st.

Canadian small producer Stornoway Diamond Corp had also held merger talks with Dominion earlier this year, Reuters reported in March, citing sources. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. now owns 247,721 shares of the basic materials company's stock valued at $3,129,000 after buying an additional 120,000 shares during the last quarter.

The U.S. -listed shares soared as much as 6 percent to $13.60, before edging back to $13.44, or up 5.3 percent, in early afternoon trade in NY. The stock boasts a consensus analyst "Buy" rating with the consensus recommendation standing at 1.70.

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Shares of Dominion Diamond were climbing over 5.3% during midday trading on Friday.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on DDC shares.

DDC's fiscal year ends Jan 31, 2017 and the most recent quarter started on April 30, 2017. The firm's market capitalization is $1.03 billion. The basic materials company reported $0.09 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.05 by $0.04. Recently, the stock has been noticed trading 6.67% away from the 20-day moving average.

Dominion Diamond Corporation (NYSE:DDC) (TSE:DDC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, June 12th. Dominion Diamond Corporation had a positive return on equity of 1.46% and a negative net margin of 1.07%. Its revenue totaled $129.9 million down -27.13% from the previous quarter. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted ($0.01) EPS. If you are viewing this piece on another site, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of U.S. & worldwide copyright & trademark law. The legal version of this news story can be viewed at https://www.thecerbatgem.com/2017/07/15/dominion-diamond-corps-ddc-sector-perform-rating-reiterated-at-royal-bank-of-canada-updated-updated-updated.html.

Dominion Diamond Corporation engages in the mining and marketing of rough diamonds. Institutional investors own 56.41% of the company's stock. While the stock price moved along with the volume change, shares are touching $2.20. "The strengthened global platform creates a much greater acquisition pipeline and higher potential synergies from future acquisitions, especially in food and beverage, the largest segment of the global labels market", a statement said. The company holds an 88.9% ownership interest in the Ekati group of mineral claims, as well as a 65.3% ownership interest in other reserves; and a 40% ownership interest in the Diavik group of mineral claims located at Lac de Gras in Northwest Territories, Canada.

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