KAMES CAPITAL plc lowered its holdings in Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) by 27.2% in the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 4,979 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after selling 1,857 shares during the period. KAMES CAPITAL plc’s holdings in Domino’s Pizza were worth $1,468,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in DPZ. Arrow Financial Corp increased its stake in shares of Domino’s Pizza by 1.4% in the third quarter. Arrow Financial Corp now owns 15,215 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $4,485,000 after acquiring an additional 215 shares during the last quarter. Private Trust Co. NA increased its stake in shares of Domino’s Pizza by 41.8% in the third quarter. Private Trust Co. NA now owns 1,109 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $326,000 after acquiring an additional 327 shares during the last quarter. Royal London Asset Management Ltd. acquired a new position in shares of Domino’s Pizza in the second quarter worth $5,110,000. HRT Financial LLC acquired a new position in shares of Domino’s Pizza in the second quarter worth $212,000. Finally, Schroder Investment Management Group acquired a new position in shares of Domino’s Pizza in the second quarter worth $655,000. Institutional investors own 93.00% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on DPZ shares. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $300.00 price target (up from $275.00) on shares of Domino’s Pizza in a research note on Friday, June 15th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Domino’s Pizza from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $306.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday, June 15th. TheStreet raised shares of Domino’s Pizza from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Friday, June 15th. Guggenheim upped their price target on shares of Domino’s Pizza from $280.00 to $305.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 19th. Finally, Argus upped 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 note on Friday, June 22nd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Nine equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $272.68.

In other news, COO Russell J. Weiner sold 4,404 shares of the firm’s 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 sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 13,738 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,037,323.44. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider J Patrick Doyle sold 25,600 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $301.15, for a total value of $7,709,440.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 49,670 shares in the company, valued at $14,958,120.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 40,004 shares of company stock worth $11,956,888 over the last three months. Company insiders own 3.97% of the company’s stock.

Domino’s Pizza stock opened at $277.34 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.17, a quick ratio of 1.70 and a current ratio of 1.81. The firm has a market cap of $12.34 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 51.52, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.86 and a beta of 0.23. Domino’s Pizza, Inc. has a one year low of $166.74 and a one year high of $305.34.

Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, July 19th. The restaurant operator reported $1.84 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.74 by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $779.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $786.88 million. Domino’s Pizza had a net margin of 10.19% and a negative return on equity of 11.29%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 24.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.32 earnings per share. On average, sell-side analysts predict that Domino’s Pizza, Inc. will post 8.29 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 28th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 14th were given a dividend of $0.55 per share. This represents a $2.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.79%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 13th. Domino’s Pizza’s payout ratio is 41.20%.

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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