Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. lessened its position in shares of Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) by 13.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 1,703 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after selling 268 shares during the quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc.’s holdings in Domino’s Pizza were worth $552,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of DPZ. Allred Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in Domino’s Pizza by 26.6% in the 1st quarter. Allred Capital Management LLC now owns 157 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $51,000 after acquiring an additional 33 shares during the last quarter. HMS Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Domino’s Pizza by 2.6% during the 1st quarter. HMS Capital Management LLC now owns 1,839 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $596,000 after acquiring an additional 46 shares during the last quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Domino’s Pizza by 49.5% during the 1st quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 148 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $47,000 after acquiring an additional 49 shares during the last quarter. Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV boosted its position in shares of Domino’s Pizza by 1.7% during the 4th quarter. Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV now owns 3,363 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $988,000 after acquiring an additional 55 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Advisor Partners LLC boosted its position in shares of Domino’s Pizza by 7.6% during the 4th quarter. Advisor Partners LLC now owns 929 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $268,000 after acquiring an additional 66 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 98.52% of the company’s stock.

Domino’s Pizza stock opened at $376.04 on Friday. The business’s fifty day simple moving average is $354.65 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $310.80. Domino’s Pizza, Inc. has a 12 month low of $220.90 and a 12 month high of $387.85. The company has a market capitalization of $14.61 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 36.05, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.70 and a beta of 0.36.

Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) last released its earnings results on Thursday, April 23rd. The restaurant operator reported $3.07 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.32 by $0.75. Domino’s Pizza had a negative return on equity of 13.60% and a net margin of 11.75%. The business had revenue of $873.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $869.66 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $2.20 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts expect that Domino’s Pizza, Inc. will post 10.93 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, June 30th. Investors of record on Monday, June 15th will be given a dividend of $0.78 per share. This represents a $3.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.83%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, June 12th. Domino’s Pizza’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 32.60%.

In related news, CEO Richard E. Allison, Jr. sold 30,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $361.25, for a total transaction of $10,837,500.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, COO Russell J. Weiner sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $385.00, for a total value of $1,925,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 76,538 shares of company stock valued at $26,328,278. 1.74% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the company. Wells Fargo & Co boosted their target price on Domino’s Pizza from $316.00 to $334.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Friday, April 24th. Gordon Haskett initiated coverage on Domino’s Pizza in a research note on Friday, February 28th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $320.00 price target on the stock. Cowen cut Domino’s Pizza from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and lifted their price target for the stock from $325.00 to $380.00 in a research note on Monday, February 24th. Morgan Stanley decreased their price target on Domino’s Pizza from $388.00 to $364.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, March 25th. Finally, BTIG Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $405.00 price target on shares of Domino’s Pizza in a research note on Friday, February 21st. Fourteen research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nineteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $365.07.

Domino’s Pizza Company Profile

Domino's Pizza, Inc, through its subsidiaries, operates as a pizza delivery company in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: U.S. Stores, International Franchise, and Supply Chain. The company offers pizzas under the Domino's brand name through company-owned and franchised stores.

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