Dominion Diamond Corp. (NYSE:DDC)’s share price traded up 3.8% on Friday . The company traded as high as $9.73 and last traded at $9.50, with a volume of 124,768 shares. The stock had previously closed at $9.15.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Dominion Diamond Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, April 25th. Royal Bank Of Canada lowered Dominion Diamond Corp. from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating and decreased their target price for the stock from $13.00 to $11.00 in a research note on Monday, June 13th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating and issued a $22.00 target price on shares of Dominion Diamond Corp. in a research note on Monday, July 18th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $15.61.

The stock’s market cap is $829.46 million. The company’s 50-day moving average is $9.04 and its 200 day moving average is $10.48.

Dominion Diamond Corp. (NYSE:DDC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, June 8th. The company reported ($0.01) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.05 by $0.06. The firm earned $178.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $199.50 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.09 EPS. Dominion Diamond Corp.’s revenue was down 5.0% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts anticipate that Dominion Diamond Corp. will post $0.59 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Dominion Diamond Corp. stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in Dominion Diamond Corp. (NYSE:DDC) by 1.4% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 295,710 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 3,997 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned 0.35% of Dominion Diamond Corp. worth $3,025,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Dominion Diamond Corporation is a diamond mining company. The Company is focused on the mining and marketing of rough diamonds to the global market. The Company’s segments include the Ekati Diamond Mine, the Diavik Diamond Mine and the Corporate segment. It supplies rough diamonds to the global market from its operation of the Ekati Diamond Mine (in which it owns a controlling interest) and its approximately 40% ownership interest in the Diavik Diamond Mine.

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