Headlines about Domino's Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Domino's Pizza earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the restaurant operator an impact score of 46.9074118356723 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Deutsche Bank increased their target price on shares of Domino's Pizza to $220.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. Maxim Group increased their target price on shares of Domino's Pizza from $240.00 to $250.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. Barclays increased their target price on shares of Domino's Pizza from $215.00 to $240.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. Nomura increased their target price on shares of Domino's Pizza to $230.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Domino's Pizza from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $216.85.

Shares of Domino's Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) traded up $2.63 on Friday, hitting $213.54. 615,633 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 872,518. 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 has a fifty-two week low of $165.67 and a fifty-two week high of $221.58. The stock has a market cap of $9,338.96, a PE ratio of 40.75, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.79 and a beta of 0.37.

In other 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 transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 26,841 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,962,095.67. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 3.57% of the company’s stock.

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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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