Beaufort Securities reissued their buy rating on shares of Domino’s Pizza Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) in a report published on Thursday morning.

Several other research firms have also commented on DPZ. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Domino’s Pizza from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, September 27th. N+1 Singer restated a hold rating on shares of Domino’s Pizza in a report on Wednesday. Peel Hunt restated a buy rating on shares of Domino’s Pizza in a report on Thursday. Maxim Group boosted their price objective on shares of Domino’s Pizza from $135.00 to $158.00 and gave the company a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, October 4th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. boosted their price objective on shares of Domino’s Pizza from $137.00 to $159.00 and gave the company a neutral rating in a report on Tuesday, September 13th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $144.42.

Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) traded up 1.2291% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $152.1574. 269,278 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Domino’s Pizza has a one year low of $100.59 and a one year high of $155.10. The stock has a market cap of $7.34 billion, a PE ratio of 40.9576 and a beta of 0.81. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $151.08 and its 200-day moving average price is $137.36.

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

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 15th were given a $0.38 dividend. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.01%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, September 13th. Domino’s Pizza’s payout ratio is 40.86%.

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

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in DPZ. Capital World Investors raised its stake in Domino’s Pizza by 2.2% in the second quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 5,493,504 shares of the company’s stock valued at $721,737,000 after buying an additional 119,188 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in Domino’s Pizza by 2.1% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 3,611,585 shares of the company’s stock valued at $474,489,000 after buying an additional 74,268 shares during the period. BlackRock Fund Advisors raised its stake in Domino’s Pizza by 5.3% in the second quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 1,785,461 shares of the company’s stock valued at $234,574,000 after buying an additional 89,797 shares during the period. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. raised its stake in 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 valued at $209,310,000 after buying an additional 77,122 shares during the period. Finally, State Street Corp raised its stake in Domino’s Pizza by 17.6% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,583,984 shares of the company’s stock valued at $208,104,000 after buying an additional 237,447 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other 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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