Jefferies Group LLC Has $3.81 Million Position in Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (DPZ)

Jefferies Group LLC increased its stake in shares of Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) by 513.7% in the third quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 12,930 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after buying an additional 10,823 shares during the quarter. Jefferies Group LLC’s holdings in Domino’s Pizza were worth $3,812,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of DPZ. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA lifted its holdings in Domino’s Pizza by 3.4% during the second quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA now owns 53,832 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $15,189,000 after acquiring an additional 1,760 shares in the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC lifted its holdings in Domino’s Pizza by 3.5% during the second quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 22,164 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $6,254,000 after acquiring an additional 749 shares in the last quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services LLC lifted its holdings in Domino’s Pizza by 58.7% during the second quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services LLC now owns 5,217 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $1,472,000 after acquiring an additional 1,929 shares in the last quarter. Smith Asset Management Group LP lifted its holdings in Domino’s Pizza by 3.5% during the second quarter. Smith Asset Management Group LP now owns 133,324 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $37,620,000 after acquiring an additional 4,450 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. bought a new position in Domino’s Pizza during the second quarter worth about $2,173,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 90.51% of the company’s stock.

In related news, CEO Richard E. Allison, Jr. sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $279.31, for a total transaction of $1,396,550.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 44,864 shares in the company, valued at $12,530,963.84. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders own 3.97% of the company’s stock.

Several research firms have weighed in on DPZ. Zacks Investment Research lowered Domino’s Pizza from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 18th. Wells Fargo & Co lifted their target price on Domino’s Pizza from $255.00 to $260.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, October 8th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. UBS Group reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Domino’s Pizza in a report on Wednesday, November 7th. Maxim Group upgraded Domino’s Pizza from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their target price for the stock from $305.00 to $310.00 in a report on Wednesday, October 17th. Finally, Mizuho set a $300.00 target price on Domino’s Pizza and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 17th. Nine equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. Domino’s Pizza currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $277.00.

Shares of Domino’s Pizza stock opened at $258.32 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $11.08 billion, a PE ratio of 34.46, a PEG ratio of 1.84 and a beta of 0.41. Domino’s Pizza, Inc. has a one year low of $177.24 and a one year high of $305.34.

Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 16th. The restaurant operator reported $1.95 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.75 by $0.20. The company had revenue of $786.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $789.10 million. Domino’s Pizza had a negative return on equity of 11.92% and a net margin of 10.60%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 22.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.27 earnings per share. On average, sell-side analysts anticipate that Domino’s Pizza, Inc. will post 8.44 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 28th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 14th will be issued a $0.55 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 13th. This represents a $2.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.85%. Domino’s Pizza’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 41.20%.

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Domino’s Pizza 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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