Swiss National Bank raised its holdings in Domino’s Pizza Inc (NYSE:DPZ) by 1.1% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 177,100 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,900 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank owned about 404,985.14% of Domino’s Pizza worth $35,163,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Toronto Dominion Bank boosted its position in shares of Domino’s Pizza by 12.2% during the second quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 590 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $125,000 after buying an additional 64 shares during the period. Strs Ohio boosted its position in shares of Domino’s Pizza by 4,601.2% during the third quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 30,652 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $6,085,000 after buying an additional 30,000 shares during the period. KBC Group NV boosted its position in shares of Domino’s Pizza by 32.3% during the second quarter. KBC Group NV now owns 8,382 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $1,773,000 after buying an additional 2,048 shares during the period. Chicago Equity Partners LLC boosted its position in shares of Domino’s Pizza by 572.2% during the second quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC now owns 122,105 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $25,829,000 after buying an additional 103,940 shares during the period. Finally, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp boosted its position in shares of Domino’s Pizza by 58.1% during the second quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp now owns 154,067 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $32,590,000 after buying an additional 56,642 shares during the period. 94.20% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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Several analysts recently issued reports on the company. Sanford C. Bernstein reiterated a “market perform” rating and set a $215.00 target price on shares of Domino’s Pizza in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. BidaskClub lowered Domino’s Pizza from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. Instinet reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $198.00 target price (up previously from $196.00) on shares of Domino’s Pizza in a report on Saturday, July 22nd. Credit Suisse Group assumed coverage on Domino’s Pizza in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $200.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Barclays PLC upped their target price on Domino’s Pizza from $180.00 to $184.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Friday, October 13th. Eleven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $208.90.

In other news, insider Russell J. Weiner sold 7,276 shares of the 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 transaction, the insider now owns 17,563 shares in the company, valued at $3,424,785. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 3.57% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Domino’s Pizza Inc (NYSE DPZ) opened at $177.47 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $7,760.00, a P/E ratio of 32.98, a PEG ratio of 1.82 and a beta of 0.37. 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 Inc has a 52 week low of $156.26 and a 52 week high of $221.58.

Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 12th. The restaurant operator reported $1.27 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.22 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $643.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $627.85 million. Domino’s Pizza had a negative return on equity of 12.59% and a net margin of 9.47%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 13.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.96 earnings per share. research analysts expect that Domino’s Pizza Inc will post 5.78 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.46 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $1.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.04%. Domino’s Pizza’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 35.05%.

Domino’s Pizza announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback program on Wednesday, August 2nd that authorizes the company to buyback $1.25 billion in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the restaurant operator to reacquire up to 13.5% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are usually a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

Domino’s Pizza 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Domino`s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ)

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