News stories about Domino's Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of 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 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the restaurant operator an impact score of 46.1607561036924 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Several research firms have recently commented on DPZ. Maxim Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a $240.00 price target on shares of Domino's Pizza in a report on Friday, December 22nd. Deutsche Bank began coverage on shares of Domino's Pizza in a research note on Monday, December 18th. They set a “buy” rating and a $210.00 price objective for the company. Stifel Nicolaus cut their price target on shares of Domino's Pizza from $235.00 to $225.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. Nomura raised shares of Domino's Pizza from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $201.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. Finally, Longbow Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $215.00 price objective on shares of Domino's Pizza in a report on Tuesday, November 28th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Domino's Pizza presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $232.00.

Domino's Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) traded up $0.15 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $226.00. 63,342 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,102,432. The company has a current ratio of 1.46, a quick ratio of 1.36 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.14. Domino's Pizza has a 12 month low of $166.74 and a 12 month high of $236.00. The firm has a market capitalization of $9,900.00, a PE ratio of 38.33, a P/E/G ratio of 1.89 and a beta of 0.43.

Domino's Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, February 20th. The restaurant operator reported $2.09 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.94 by $0.15. The business had revenue of $891.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $904.79 million. Domino's Pizza had a net margin of 9.97% and a negative return on equity of 12.02%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 8.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.48 EPS. equities analysts predict that Domino's Pizza will post 7.93 EPS for the current year.

Domino's Pizza declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase plan on Tuesday, February 20th that permits the company to repurchase $750.00 million in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization permits the restaurant operator to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often a sign that the company’s board believes its stock is undervalued.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Shareholders 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. This represents a $2.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.97%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 14th. Domino's Pizza’s payout ratio is currently 31.19%.

In other Domino's Pizza news, CFO Jeffrey D. Lawrence sold 17,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on 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 sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 26,841 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,962,095.67. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 3.57% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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Domino's Pizza Company Profile

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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