Headlines about Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Domino’s Pizza earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the restaurant operator an impact score of 47.1873158724827 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
- These Stocks Turned $7,000 Into $130,000 — The Motley Fool – Motley Fool (fool.com)
- How Is Domino’s Pizza Likely To Grow In The Next 2 Years? (trefis.com)
- Active Stock Evaluation – Domino’s Pizza Inc (NYSE: DPZ) – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
- Domino's Pizza, Inc. (DPZ) Given Consensus Rating of “Buy” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- BRIEF-Domino’s Pizza Inc Says CEO J. Patrick Doyle’s FY 2017 Total Compensation Was $7.9 Mln Vs. $8.6 Mln In FY 2016 – SEC Filing (reuters.com)
DPZ has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Citigroup raised their target price on Domino’s Pizza from $217.00 to $232.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, February 26th. Maxim Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $240.00 target price on shares of Domino’s Pizza in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. Credit Suisse Group reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $245.00 target price (up from $235.00) on shares of Domino’s Pizza in a research note on Wednesday, February 21st. Deutsche Bank lifted their target price on Domino’s Pizza from $220.00 to $235.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 15th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein restated a “market perform” rating and issued a $230.00 price target (up from $200.00) on shares of Domino’s Pizza in a research note on Wednesday, February 21st. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $232.00.
Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 20th. The restaurant operator reported $2.09 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.94 by $0.15. Domino’s Pizza had a negative return on equity of 12.02% and a net margin of 9.97%. The business had revenue of $891.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $904.79 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.48 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 8.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that Domino’s Pizza will post 7.93 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Domino’s Pizza announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock buyback plan on Tuesday, February 20th that permits the company to buyback $750.00 million in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization permits the restaurant operator to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are typically a sign that the company’s leadership believes its stock is undervalued.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 15th will be paid a $0.55 dividend. This is a boost from Domino’s Pizza’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.46. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 14th. This represents a $2.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.95%. Domino’s Pizza’s payout ratio is 37.61%.
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About Domino’s Pizza
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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