Trexquant Investment LP Takes $826,000 Position in Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ)

Trexquant Investment LP acquired a new stake in shares of Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZGet Rating) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm acquired 2,119 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock, valued at approximately $826,000.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its position in shares of Domino’s Pizza by 0.7% during the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 3,884,266 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $1,580,935,000 after purchasing an additional 28,157 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. grew its position in shares of Domino’s Pizza by 1.1% during the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,578,352 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $1,456,425,000 after purchasing an additional 38,567 shares in the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. grew its position in shares of Domino’s Pizza by 5.1% during the second quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 1,399,631 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $545,450,000 after purchasing an additional 67,291 shares in the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC grew its position in shares of Domino’s Pizza by 8.9% during the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,040,825 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $423,626,000 after purchasing an additional 84,947 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA grew its position in shares of Domino’s Pizza by 1.4% during the first quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA now owns 394,178 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $160,434,000 after purchasing an additional 5,262 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 96.44% of the company’s stock.

Insiders Place Their Bets

In other Domino’s Pizza news, Director James A. Goldman sold 399 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $330.00, for a total value of $131,670.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 6,123 shares in the company, valued at $2,020,590. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 1.12% of the company’s stock.

Domino’s Pizza Stock Performance

Shares of Domino’s Pizza stock opened at $391.74 on Thursday. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average of $336.31 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $365.14. The company has a market cap of $13.87 billion, a P/E ratio of 31.69, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.50 and a beta of 0.69. Domino’s Pizza, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $299.41 and a fifty-two week high of $567.57.

Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZGet Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 13th. The restaurant operator reported $2.79 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.98 by ($0.19). The firm had revenue of $1.07 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.07 billion. Domino’s Pizza had a negative return on equity of 10.64% and a net margin of 10.02%. The company’s revenue was up 7.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $3.24 EPS. Equities research analysts forecast that Domino’s Pizza, Inc. will post 12.02 EPS for the current year.

Domino’s Pizza Announces Dividend

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 15th will be given a $1.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 14th. This represents a $4.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.12%. Domino’s Pizza’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 35.60%.

Analyst Ratings Changes

DPZ has been the subject of several recent research reports. StockNews.com initiated coverage on Domino’s Pizza in a research report on Wednesday, October 12th. They issued a “hold” rating for the company. Wedbush lifted their price target on Domino’s Pizza from $370.00 to $400.00 in a research report on Friday, October 14th. Citigroup dropped their price target on Domino’s Pizza from $415.00 to $407.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, October 14th. Credit Suisse Group dropped their price target on Domino’s Pizza from $425.00 to $375.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, October 10th. Finally, UBS Group upgraded Domino’s Pizza from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and dropped their price target for the stock from $430.00 to $385.00 in a research report on Tuesday, October 4th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. According to data from MarketBeat.com, the stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $408.38.

Domino’s Pizza Company 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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