Shares of Domino’s Pizza Inc (NYSE:DPZ) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twenty-one analysts that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Eleven analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and ten have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $206.90.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on DPZ shares. Wells Fargo & Company reissued a “market perform” rating and issued a $210.00 target price (up previously from $204.00) on shares of Domino’s Pizza in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Domino’s Pizza from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Maxim Group upgraded shares of Domino’s Pizza from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $220.00 to $230.00 in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Credit Suisse Group started coverage on shares of Domino’s Pizza in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $200.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus started coverage on shares of Domino’s Pizza in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $235.00 price target on the stock.

Domino’s Pizza (DPZ) opened at $181.17 on Thursday. Domino’s Pizza has a 1-year low of $156.26 and a 1-year high of $221.58. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.13, a current ratio of 1.49 and a quick ratio of 1.39. The company has a market cap of $8,205.40, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.20, a PEG ratio of 1.93 and a beta of 0.37.

Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 12th. The restaurant operator reported $1.27 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.22 by $0.05. Domino’s Pizza had a net margin of 9.47% and a negative return on equity of 12.59%. The firm had revenue of $643.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $627.85 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.96 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 13.6% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that Domino’s Pizza will post 5.8 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be issued a $0.46 dividend. This represents a $1.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.02%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 14th. Domino’s Pizza’s payout ratio is presently 35.11%.

In related news, insider Russell J. Weiner sold 7,276 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $195.00, for a total value of $1,418,820.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 17,563 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,424,785. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 3.57% of the company’s stock.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in DPZ. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in shares of Domino’s Pizza by 0.5% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 5,369,812 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $1,135,876,000 after purchasing an additional 24,988 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Domino’s Pizza by 8.5% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 4,164,927 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $881,007,000 after purchasing an additional 327,585 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its position in shares of Domino’s Pizza by 43.7% in the 2nd quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 3,060,900 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $647,472,000 after purchasing an additional 930,200 shares during the last quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership raised its position in shares of Domino’s Pizza by 26.7% in the 2nd quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership now owns 732,223 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $154,887,000 after purchasing an additional 154,417 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its position in shares of Domino’s Pizza by 2.0% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 615,384 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $130,174,000 after purchasing an additional 12,025 shares during the last quarter. 94.20% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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Domino’s Pizza Company Profile

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.

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