Domino’s Pizza Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) shares reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $149.92 and last traded at $149.73, with a volume of 412,699 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $147.28.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on DPZ shares. Vetr cut shares of Domino’s Pizza from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $135.00 target price for the company. in a research note on Monday, May 23rd. BTIG Research reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $141.00 target price (down previously from $146.00) on shares of Domino’s Pizza in a research note on Sunday, May 1st. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $139.00 target price on shares of Domino’s Pizza in a research note on Tuesday, July 19th. Numis Securities Ltd reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Domino’s Pizza in a research note on Wednesday, July 20th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Domino’s Pizza from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $165.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, July 26th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. Domino’s Pizza presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $135.73.

The company has a market capitalization of $7.26 billion and a PE ratio of 40.51. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $142.79 and a 200 day moving average price of $130.76.

Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 21st. The company reported $0.98 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.94 by $0.04. The company earned $547.34 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $533.44 million. Domino’s Pizza’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.81 EPS. On average, equities research analysts predict that Domino’s Pizza Inc. will post $4.13 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, insider Richard E. Allison, Jr. sold 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $146.92, for a total transaction of $2,938,400.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 42,080 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $6,182,393.60. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director James A. Goldman sold 3,095 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, July 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $147.66, for a total transaction of $457,007.70. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 15,167 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,239,559.22. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several institutional investors have added to or reduced their stakes in DPZ. Utah Retirement Systems increased its position in Domino’s Pizza by 1.0% in the fourth quarter. Utah Retirement Systems now owns 10,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,113,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. Airain ltd acquired a new position in Domino’s Pizza during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,751,000. Schroder Investment Management Group increased its position in Domino’s Pizza by 21.6% in the fourth quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 388,248 shares of the company’s stock valued at $43,193,000 after buying an additional 69,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BlackRock Advisors LLC increased its position in Domino’s Pizza by 326.9% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 503,898 shares of the company’s stock valued at $56,058,000 after buying an additional 385,861 shares during the last quarter.

Domino’s Pizza, Inc is a pizza restaurant chain. The Company operates pizza stores at 12,500 locations in over 80 markets. It operates through three segments: domestic stores, international franchise and supply chain. Its Domestic Stores segment consists primarily of its franchise operations, through which it operates network of over 4,820 franchised stores located in the United States.

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