Stifel Financial Corp grew its stake in Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) by 86.0% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 13,673 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 6,323 shares during the period. Stifel Financial Corp’s holdings in Domino's Pizza were worth $2,730,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ grew its holdings in shares of Domino's Pizza by 204.9% in the 3rd quarter. Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ now owns 6,101 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $1,211,000 after acquiring an additional 4,100 shares in the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Domino's Pizza by 7.4% in the 3rd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 187,355 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $37,200,000 after acquiring an additional 12,884 shares in the last quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp grew its holdings in shares of Domino's Pizza by 0.3% in the 3rd quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp now owns 154,556 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $30,687,000 after acquiring an additional 489 shares in the last quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd grew its holdings in Domino's Pizza by 492.8% during the third quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd now owns 12,188 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $2,420,000 after purchasing an additional 10,132 shares during the period. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its holdings in Domino's Pizza by 3.3% during the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 236,879 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $47,032,000 after purchasing an additional 7,608 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 94.18% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) opened at $187.06 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 1.49, a quick ratio of 1.39 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.13. The stock has a market cap of $8,134.55, a P/E ratio of 34.90, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.93 and a beta of 0.37. Domino's Pizza, Inc. has a 1 year low of $156.26 and a 1 year high of $221.58.

Domino's Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 12th. The restaurant operator reported $1.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.22 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $643.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $627.85 million. Domino's Pizza had a net margin of 9.47% and a negative return on equity of 12.59%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 13.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.96 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Domino's Pizza, Inc. will post 5.79 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Shareholders 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 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.98%. Domino's Pizza’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 35.11%.

In other Domino's Pizza news, CFO Jeffrey D. Lawrence sold 17,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $184.87, for a total transaction of $3,142,790.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 26,841 shares in the company, valued at $4,962,095.67. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Russell J. Weiner sold 7,276 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $195.00, for a total transaction of $1,418,820.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 17,563 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,424,785. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 3.57% of the company’s stock.

DPZ has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Wells Fargo & Company reiterated a “market perform” rating and set a $210.00 price target (up previously from $204.00) on shares of Domino's Pizza in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Zacks Investment Research cut Domino's Pizza from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Maxim Group upgraded Domino's Pizza from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price target for the stock from $220.00 to $230.00 in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Credit Suisse Group initiated coverage on Domino's Pizza in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $200.00 price target for the company. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reduced their price target on Domino's Pizza from $235.00 to $225.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. Eleven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company. Domino's Pizza presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $207.28.

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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.

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