Mizuho set a $300.00 target price on Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) in a research note released on Wednesday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the restaurant operator’s stock.

Several other brokerages have also recently commented on DPZ. Wells Fargo & Co boosted their price target on shares of Domino’s Pizza from $255.00 to $260.00 and gave the stock a market perform rating in a research report on Monday, October 8th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Morgan Stanley boosted their price target on shares of Domino’s Pizza from $260.00 to $270.00 and gave the stock an equal weight rating in a research report on Monday, July 16th. Barclays boosted their price target on shares of Domino’s Pizza from $241.00 to $262.00 and gave the stock an equal weight rating in a research report on Friday, July 20th. Citigroup boosted their price target on shares of Domino’s Pizza from $281.00 to $298.00 and gave the stock a neutral rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 8th. Finally, Argus boosted their price target on shares of Domino’s Pizza from $280.00 to $320.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Friday, June 22nd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $274.05.

Shares of Domino’s Pizza stock opened at $267.75 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 1.61, a quick ratio of 1.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.16. Domino’s Pizza has a 52 week low of $166.74 and a 52 week high of $305.34. The stock has a market capitalization of $11.08 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 50.14, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.84 and a beta of 0.22.

Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 16th. The restaurant operator reported $1.95 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.75 by $0.20. Domino’s Pizza had a net margin of 10.60% and a negative return on equity of 11.92%. The firm had revenue of $786.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $789.10 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.27 earnings per share. Domino’s Pizza’s revenue for the quarter was up 22.1% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, analysts predict that Domino’s Pizza will post 8.42 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 28th. Investors of record on Friday, December 14th will be paid a $0.55 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 13th. This represents a $2.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.82%. Domino’s Pizza’s dividend payout ratio is currently 41.20%.

In related news, COO Russell J. Weiner sold 4,404 shares of Domino’s Pizza stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $293.88, for a total value of $1,294,247.52. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 13,738 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,037,323.44. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider J Patrick Doyle sold 25,600 shares of Domino’s Pizza stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $301.15, for a total value of $7,709,440.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 49,670 shares in the company, valued at approximately $14,958,120.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 40,004 shares of company stock worth $11,956,888 in the last three months. 3.97% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of DPZ. UBS Group AG grew its stake in Domino’s Pizza by 1,258.1% during the 1st quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 68,395 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $15,975,000 after acquiring an additional 63,359 shares in the last quarter. United Capital Financial Advisers LLC purchased a new position in Domino’s Pizza during the 1st quarter valued at about $292,000. Natixis purchased a new position in Domino’s Pizza during the 1st quarter valued at about $1,969,000. LPL Financial LLC grew its stake in Domino’s Pizza by 79.4% during the 1st quarter. LPL Financial LLC now owns 3,366 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $786,000 after acquiring an additional 1,490 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Guggenheim Capital LLC grew its stake in Domino’s Pizza by 2.8% during the 1st quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC now owns 34,006 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $7,943,000 after acquiring an additional 912 shares in the last quarter. 92.94% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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 through three segments: Domestic Stores, International Franchise, and Supply Chain. The company offers pizzas under the Domino's Pizza brand name through company-owned and franchised Domino's Pizza stores.

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