Media coverage about Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Domino’s Pizza earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the restaurant operator an impact score of 44.3089072119794 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Shares of Domino’s Pizza (DPZ) opened at 206.02 on Friday. Domino’s Pizza has a 1-year low of $149.67 and a 1-year high of $221.58. The company has a market cap of $9.94 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 40.94 and a beta of 0.36. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $190.51 and a 200 day moving average of $195.40.

Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. The restaurant operator reported $1.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.23 by $0.09. The business had revenue of $628.61 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $609.87 million. Domino’s Pizza had a negative return on equity of 13.28% and a net margin of 9.40%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 14.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.98 earnings per share. Analysts predict that Domino’s Pizza will post $5.70 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 29th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 15th were issued a $0.46 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, September 14th. This represents a $1.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.89%. Domino’s Pizza’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 36.65%.

Domino’s Pizza declared that its board has initiated a share repurchase program on Wednesday, August 2nd that permits the company to repurchase $1.25 billion in shares. This repurchase authorization permits the restaurant operator to reacquire up to 13.5% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are typically an indication that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on DPZ shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Domino’s Pizza from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $200.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, August 28th. Longbow Research lowered shares of Domino’s Pizza from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, June 9th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Domino’s Pizza from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Instinet restated a “neutral” rating and set a $198.00 price target (up previously from $196.00) on shares of Domino’s Pizza in a report on Saturday, July 22nd. Finally, Stephens upgraded shares of Domino’s Pizza from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and lowered their price target for the stock from $210.00 to $185.00 in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. Thirteen research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $199.46.

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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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