Media headlines about Domino's Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Domino's Pizza earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the restaurant operator an impact score of 46.9074118356723 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
Several brokerages have recently commented on DPZ. Nomura increased their price target on shares of Domino's Pizza to $230.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Oppenheimer upgraded shares of Domino's Pizza to a “buy” rating and set a $220.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Credit Suisse Group upgraded shares of Domino's Pizza from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $205.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Maxim Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $240.00 price objective on shares of Domino's Pizza in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Domino's Pizza from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $219.38.
Shares of Domino's Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) traded down $3.28 on Tuesday, reaching $208.59. 251,680 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 981,536. The company has a market cap of $9,013.17, a P/E ratio of 40.27, a PEG ratio of 1.70 and a beta of 0.45. Domino's Pizza has a 12-month low of $166.74 and a 12-month high of $221.91. The company has a quick ratio of 1.39, a current ratio of 1.49 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.13.
In other news, CFO Jeffrey D. Lawrence sold 17,000 shares of the business’s 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 transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 26,841 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,962,095.67. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Company insiders own 3.57% of the company’s stock.
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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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