Domino’s Pizza Inc (NYSE:DPZ) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, July 27th, Zacks reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 15th will be given a dividend of 0.46 per share by the restaurant operator on Friday, September 29th. This represents a $1.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.01%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 14th.

Domino’s Pizza has raised its dividend by an average of 23.9% annually over the last three years and has increased its dividend annually for the last 3 consecutive years. Domino’s Pizza has a dividend payout ratio of 33.8% meaning its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Equities analysts expect Domino’s Pizza to earn $6.57 per share next year, which means the company should continue to be able to cover its $1.84 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 28.0%.

Domino’s Pizza (DPZ) traded up 0.030% during trading on Friday, reaching $182.485. 452,577 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The firm has a market cap of $8.78 billion, a P/E ratio of 39.018 and a beta of 0.38. Domino’s Pizza has a 52-week low of $143.47 and a 52-week high of $221.58. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $209.90 and its 200 day moving average price is $191.55.

Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The restaurant operator reported $1.32 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.23 by $0.09. Domino’s Pizza had a net margin of 9.40% and a negative return on equity of 13.28%. The firm had revenue of $628.61 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $609.87 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.98 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 14.8% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts anticipate that Domino’s Pizza will post $5.60 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Several equities analysts have commented on DPZ shares. Guggenheim started coverage on shares of Domino’s Pizza in a report on Friday, April 21st. They issued a “buy” rating and a $192.00 target price on the stock. Longbow Research downgraded shares of Domino’s Pizza from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, June 9th. OTR Global restated a “positive” rating on shares of Domino’s Pizza in a research note on Saturday, April 22nd. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and issued a $180.00 price target on shares of Domino’s Pizza in a research note on Wednesday, April 12th. Finally, Stephens restated an “equal weight” rating and issued a $185.00 price target on shares of Domino’s Pizza in a research note on Friday, April 28th. Twelve analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Domino’s Pizza currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $194.40.

About Domino’s Pizza

Domino’s Pizza, Inc is a pizza restaurant chain company. As of January 1, 2017, the Company operated in over 13,800 locations in over 85 markets around the world. The Company operates through three segments: domestic stores, international franchise and supply chain. Its basic menu features pizza products in various sizes and crust types.

Dividend History for Domino`s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ)

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