Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor DE Media PNO boosted its stake in shares of Domino’s Pizza Inc (NYSE:DPZ) by 14.7% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 6,532 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after buying an additional 839 shares during the quarter. Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor DE Media PNO’s holdings in Domino’s Pizza were worth $1,297,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of DPZ. Creative Planning grew its position in Domino’s Pizza by 418.5% during the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 5,958 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $1,260,000 after buying an additional 4,809 shares during the period. Meeder Asset Management Inc. acquired a new position in Domino’s Pizza during the second quarter worth about $160,000. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. grew its position in Domino’s Pizza by 513.0% during the second quarter. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. now owns 7,791 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $1,648,000 after buying an additional 6,520 shares during the period. LS Investment Advisors LLC grew its position in Domino’s Pizza by 13.3% during the second quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 5,411 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $1,145,000 after buying an additional 634 shares during the period. Finally, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC grew its position in Domino’s Pizza by 0.3% during the second quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 11,947 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $2,528,000 after buying an additional 30 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 94.20% of the company’s stock.

In other Domino’s Pizza news, insider Russell J. Weiner sold 7,276 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $195.00, for a total transaction of $1,418,820.00. Following the transaction, the insider now 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 is accessible through the SEC website. 3.57% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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Several research analysts have weighed in on DPZ shares. BidaskClub lowered shares of Domino’s Pizza from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. Wells Fargo & Company reiterated a “market perform” rating and issued a $212.00 price target on shares of Domino’s Pizza in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. Instinet reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $198.00 price target (up from $196.00) on shares of Domino’s Pizza in a research report on Saturday, July 22nd. Sanford C. Bernstein reiterated a “market perform” rating and issued a $215.00 price target on shares of Domino’s Pizza in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, Stephens upgraded shares of Domino’s Pizza from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and lowered their price target for the company from $210.00 to $185.00 in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Eleven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $208.90.

Shares of Domino’s Pizza Inc (DPZ) traded up $2.63 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $175.66. 923,800 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 933,194. Domino’s Pizza Inc has a 1 year low of $156.26 and a 1 year high of $221.58. The firm has a market capitalization of $7,650.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.46, a P/E/G ratio of 1.79 and a beta of 0.37. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.13, a quick ratio of 1.39 and a current ratio of 1.49.

Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 12th. The restaurant operator reported $1.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ 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 analyst estimates of $627.85 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.96 earnings per share. Domino’s Pizza’s revenue was up 13.6% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Domino’s Pizza Inc will post 5.78 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th will be given a dividend of $0.46 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $1.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.05%. Domino’s Pizza’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 35.05%.

Domino’s Pizza declared that its board has authorized a share buyback program on Wednesday, August 2nd that authorizes the company to buyback $1.25 billion in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the restaurant operator to buy up to 13.5% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are typically an indication that the company’s leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

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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