Domino's Pizza (DPZ) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Shows
Media coverage about Domino's Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Domino's Pizza earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the restaurant operator an impact score of 45.8260955982668 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s scoring:
- Ford to test new self-driving vehicle technology in 2018 (F, GM, DPZ) (markets.businessinsider.com)
- Domino’s® to PLAY LIVE for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® (finance.yahoo.com)
- Dish It Out! Why Restaurants Are Looking Tasty (finance.yahoo.com)
- Ford to test new self-driving vehicle technology in 2018 – Reuters (reuters.com)
- Domino’s Pizza Inc (DPZ) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
DPZ has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Argus cut Domino's Pizza from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and lifted their target price for the stock from $145.00 to $183.30 in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Credit Suisse Group lifted their target price on Domino's Pizza from $200.00 to $205.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Zacks Investment Research cut Domino's Pizza from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Nomura upgraded Domino's Pizza from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $201.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, November 29th. Finally, Maxim Group raised Domino's Pizza from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the stock from $220.00 to $230.00 in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Eleven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $207.13.
Shares of Domino's Pizza (DPZ) traded down $0.35 on Tuesday, reaching $180.61. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 669,309 shares, compared to its average volume of 942,066. Domino's Pizza has a 12 month low of $156.26 and a 12 month high of $221.58. The stock has a market cap of $8,043.15, a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.51, a PEG ratio of 1.90 and a beta of 0.37. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.13, a current ratio of 1.49 and a quick ratio of 1.39.
Domino's Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 12th. The restaurant operator reported $1.27 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.22 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $643.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $627.85 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.96 EPS. Domino's Pizza’s revenue for the quarter was up 13.6% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that Domino's Pizza will post 5.79 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be issued a $0.46 dividend. This represents a $1.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.02%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 14th. Domino's Pizza’s dividend payout ratio is presently 35.11%.
In other Domino's Pizza news, insider Russell J. Weiner sold 7,276 shares of Domino's Pizza stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $195.00, for a total value of $1,418,820.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 17,563 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,424,785. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 3.57% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
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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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