Domino’s Pizza Inc. (NYSE:DPZ)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reiterated by equities research analysts at N+1 Singer in a note issued to investors on Wednesday.

A number of other brokerages have also weighed in on DPZ. Citigroup Inc. boosted their price objective on shares of Domino’s Pizza from $137.00 to $159.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 13th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. restated a “buy” rating and issued a $139.00 price objective on shares of Domino’s Pizza in a report on Tuesday, July 19th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Domino’s Pizza from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $165.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, July 26th. Numis Securities Ltd reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Domino’s Pizza in a report on Wednesday, July 20th. Finally, Nomura lowered shares of Domino’s Pizza from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $135.00 price target for the company. in a report on Wednesday, June 22nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $141.88.

Analyst Recommendations for Domino`s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ)

Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) traded down 0.09% on Wednesday, hitting $152.24. 583,077 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Domino’s Pizza has a 52-week low of $100.59 and a 52-week high of $155.10. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $151.01 and a 200-day moving average price of $137.16. The stock has a market cap of $7.35 billion, a P/E ratio of 40.98 and a beta of 0.81.

Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 21st. The company reported $0.98 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.94 by $0.04. The firm earned $547.34 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $533.44 million. Domino’s Pizza had a net margin of 8.45% and a negative return on equity of 11.59%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 12.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.81 EPS. Analysts predict that Domino’s Pizza will post $4.14 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 30th. Investors of record on Thursday, September 15th were paid a $0.38 dividend. This represents a $1.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.00%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, September 13th. Domino’s Pizza’s payout ratio is 40.86%.

In related news, Director James A. Goldman sold 3,095 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $147.66, for a total value of $457,007.70. Following the transaction, the director now owns 15,167 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,239,559.22. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Richard E. Allison, Jr. sold 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $146.92, for a total transaction of $2,938,400.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 42,080 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,182,393.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 5.03% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in DPZ. Capital World Investors boosted its position in shares of Domino’s Pizza by 2.2% in the second quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 5,493,504 shares of the company’s stock worth $721,737,000 after buying an additional 119,188 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Domino’s Pizza by 2.1% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 3,611,585 shares of the company’s stock worth $474,489,000 after buying an additional 74,268 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors boosted its position in shares of Domino’s Pizza by 5.3% in the second quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 1,785,461 shares of the company’s stock worth $234,574,000 after buying an additional 89,797 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. boosted its position in shares of Domino’s Pizza by 5.1% in the second quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 1,593,162 shares of the company’s stock worth $209,310,000 after buying an additional 77,122 shares during the last quarter. Finally, State Street Corp boosted its position in shares of Domino’s Pizza by 17.6% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,583,984 shares of the company’s stock worth $208,104,000 after buying an additional 237,447 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 95.61% of the company’s stock.

About Domino’s Pizza

Domino’s Pizza, Inc is a pizza restaurant chain. The Company operates pizza stores at 12,500 locations in over 80 markets. It operates through three segments: domestic stores, international franchise and supply chain. Its Domestic Stores segment consists primarily of its franchise operations, through which it operates network of over 4,820 franchised stores located in the United States.

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