Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) CFO Jeffrey D. Lawrence sold 17,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated 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 sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 26,841 shares in the company, valued at $4,962,095.67. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Shares of Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) opened at $183.62 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.13, a quick ratio of 1.39 and a current ratio of 1.49. The stock has a market cap of $8,134.55, a PE ratio of 34.90, a PEG ratio of 1.93 and a beta of 0.37. Domino's Pizza, Inc. has a 1-year low of $156.26 and a 1-year high of $221.58.

Domino's Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 12th. The restaurant operator reported $1.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.22 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $643.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $627.85 million. Domino's Pizza had a net margin of 9.47% and a negative return on equity of 12.59%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 13.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.96 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that Domino's Pizza, Inc. will post 5.79 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.46 per share. This represents a $1.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.00%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 14th. Domino's Pizza’s payout ratio is presently 35.11%.

Several brokerages recently commented on DPZ. Credit Suisse Group began coverage on shares of Domino's Pizza in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $200.00 price objective on the stock. Instinet reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $201.00 price objective (up from $198.00) on shares of Domino's Pizza in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Maxim Group reissued a “hold” rating and set a $220.00 price objective on shares of Domino's Pizza in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Barclays increased their price objective on shares of Domino's Pizza from $180.00 to $184.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus began coverage on shares of Domino's Pizza in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. They set a “buy” rating and a $235.00 price objective on the stock. Eleven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $207.28.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in DPZ. Sei Investments Co. boosted its holdings in shares of Domino's Pizza by 346.2% during the 2nd quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 12,525 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $2,650,000 after acquiring an additional 9,718 shares during the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Domino's Pizza by 6.3% in the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 174,471 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $36,906,000 after buying an additional 10,294 shares during the last quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale boosted its holdings in shares of Domino's Pizza by 28.3% in the second quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale now owns 4,029 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $897,000 after buying an additional 888 shares during the last quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Domino's Pizza by 58.5% in the second quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 14,164 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $2,996,000 after buying an additional 5,225 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Domino's Pizza by 66.5% in the second quarter. BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp now owns 27,437 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $5,804,000 after buying an additional 10,954 shares during the last quarter. 94.18% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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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