Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) Holdings Raised by Banque Cantonale Vaudoise

Banque Cantonale Vaudoise boosted its holdings in Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZGet Rating) by 35.0% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 5,400 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,400 shares during the quarter. Banque Cantonale Vaudoise’s holdings in Domino’s Pizza were worth $2,198,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the business. Vigilant Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in Domino’s Pizza during the first quarter valued at $47,000. Valley National Advisers Inc. bought a new position in Domino’s Pizza during the first quarter worth $51,000. Bank of New Hampshire acquired a new position in shares of Domino’s Pizza during the first quarter valued at about $65,000. Sageworth Trust Co of South Dakota bought a new stake in shares of Domino’s Pizza in the 4th quarter worth approximately $71,000. Finally, Prospera Financial Services Inc acquired a new stake in Domino’s Pizza during the first quarter worth $72,000. 92.84% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Domino’s Pizza Stock Performance

Shares of NYSE:DPZ opened at $387.93 on Friday. The business has a 50-day simple moving average of $390.01 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $394.11. The firm has a market cap of $13.92 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.28, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.82 and a beta of 0.60. Domino’s Pizza, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $321.15 and a fifty-two week high of $567.57.

Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZGet Rating) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 21st. The restaurant operator reported $2.82 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.88 by ($0.06). Domino’s Pizza had a net margin of 10.63% and a negative return on equity of 11.24%. The company had revenue of $1.07 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.05 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $3.12 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 3.2% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, research analysts predict that Domino’s Pizza, Inc. will post 12.57 earnings per share for the current year.

Domino’s Pizza Dividend Announcement

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 15th will be issued a $1.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 14th. This represents a $4.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.13%. Domino’s Pizza’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 34.35%.

Insider Buying and Selling

In other Domino’s Pizza news, Director Andrew Balson sold 4,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $387.24, for a total value of $1,548,960.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 6,870 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,660,338.80. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. In related news, Director Andrew Balson sold 4,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $387.24, for a total transaction of $1,548,960.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 6,870 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,660,338.80. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, EVP Cynthia A. Headen sold 103 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $409.26, for a total transaction of $42,153.78. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 3,090 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,264,613.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 4,168 shares of company stock valued at $1,616,903. Company insiders own 1.12% of the company’s stock.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

A number of brokerages have issued reports on DPZ. Oppenheimer lifted their price objective on Domino’s Pizza from $435.00 to $445.00 in a report on Friday, July 22nd. TheStreet lowered Domino’s Pizza from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Friday, May 6th. Bank of America reduced their price objective on shares of Domino’s Pizza from $512.00 to $490.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, July 22nd. Citigroup upped their price target on Domino’s Pizza from $450.00 to $475.00 in a research note on Friday, July 22nd. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered their price target on Domino’s Pizza from $430.00 to $400.00 in a report on Friday, April 29th. Eighteen investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. According to MarketBeat, Domino’s Pizza has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $441.04.

Domino’s Pizza Profile

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Domino's Pizza, Inc, through its subsidiaries, operates as a pizza company in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: U.S. Stores, International Franchise, and Supply Chain. The company offers pizzas under the Domino's brand name through company-owned and franchised stores.

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