Dominion Buying Up to $50M in Midstream Subsidiary

bundles of moneyDominion, one of the biggest utility companies in the Marcellus/Utica region, is going on a buying spree. The object of their desire? Their very own midstream (pipeline) company subsidiary, Dominion Midstream Partners. Dominion’s board has authorized the company to spend up to $50 million to buy units (think shares of stock) in their midstream subsidiary. Usually companies buy their own stock/units for two reasons: (1) because they believe it to be undervalued/a bargain (i.e. opportunism), or (2) to prop up the share price (i.e. defending their investment). Which one is this?…

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