In today’s session Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (DPZ) registered an unusually high (2,544) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the October, 2016 call, expecting serious DPZ increase. With 2,544 contracts traded and 5534 open interest for the Oct, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: DPZ161021C00165000 closed last at: $0.6 or 25% down. About 218,668 shares traded hands. Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) has risen 20.93% since March 16, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.39% the S&P500.
Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) Ratings Coverage
Out of 14 analysts covering Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ), 6 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 8 “Hold”. This means 43% are positive. $1000 is the highest target while $102 is the lowest. The $333.11 average target is 106.57% above today’s ($161.26) stock price. Domino’s Pizza has been the topic of 29 analyst reports since August 28, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Tuesday, September 13. On Monday, January 18 the stock rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy”. The stock of Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) earned “Buy” rating by Numis Securities on Wednesday, October 14. As per Thursday, October 15, the company rating was maintained by Beaufort Securities. On Tuesday, October 6 the stock rating was maintained by Numis Securities with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy” on Thursday, October 29. Nomura initiated Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) rating on Thursday, October 1. Nomura has “Buy” rating and $130 price target. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, September 9 by Goldman Sachs. Maxim Group maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, October 12 report. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group on Wednesday, October 19 with “Hold”.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “Dominos Pizza is the recognized world leader in pizza delivery. Through its primarily franchised system, Domino’s operates franchised and Company-owned stores in the United States and in more than 50 countries.”
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.18 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.11, from 1.07 in 2016Q1. The ratio increased, as 58 funds sold all Domino’s Pizza, Inc. shares owned while 79 reduced positions. 63 funds bought stakes while 99 increased positions. They now own 45.28 million shares or 4.94% less from 47.63 million shares in 2016Q1.
Metropolitan Life Insur Ny holds 49,381 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. State Treasurer State Of Michigan last reported 20,100 shares in the company. Maplelane Capital Ltd has 30,001 shares for 0.17% of their US portfolio. Deutsche Bank & Trust Ag has 168,234 shares for 0.02% of their US portfolio. Westwood Mngmt Il owns 17,000 shares or 0.42% of their US portfolio. Raymond James Fincl Svcs Advsr reported 15,509 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Babson Cap Mngmt Lc accumulated 0.01% or 2,890 shares. Mizuho Trust & Bk Com Ltd accumulated 0.03% or 78,625 shares. Fisher Asset Ltd has 1.48M shares for 0.37% of their US portfolio. Alliancebernstein Lp owns 36,775 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Prudential accumulated 0.01% or 29,947 shares. Credit Suisse Ag holds 0.01% or 72,261 shares in its portfolio. Great West Life Assurance Can has 0.01% invested in the company for 16,049 shares. Amer Intl Group last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Nordea Mgmt has invested 0% of its portfolio in Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ).
Insider Transactions: Since July 25, 2016, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $3.63 million net activity. Another trade for 1,600 shares valued at $237,008 was sold by Hamilton Vernon O. $457,011 worth of shares were sold by GOLDMAN JAMES A on Monday, July 25. 20,000 shares with value of $2.94 million were sold by ALLISON RICHARD E JR on Friday, August 19.
Domino’s Pizza, Inc. is a pizza restaurant chain. The company has a market cap of $8.16 billion. The Firm operates pizza stores at 12,500 locations in over 80 markets. It has a 43.17 P/E ratio. It operates through three divisions: domestic stores, international franchise and supply chain.
DPZ Company Profile
Domino’s Pizza, Inc., incorporated on July 30, 2002, is a pizza restaurant chain. The Firm operates pizza stores at 12,500 locations in over 80 markets. The Firm operates through three divisions: domestic stores, international franchise and supply chain. The Company’s basic menu features pizza products in various sizes and crust types. The Company’s stores also offer oven-baked sandwiches, pasta, boneless chicken and wings, bread side items, desserts and soft drink products. International markets vary toppings by Country and culture, such as squid toppings in Japan or spicy cheese in India, and feature regional specialty items, such as a banana and cinnamon dessert pizza in Brazil.
More notable recent Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) news were published by: Chicagotribune.com which released: “Domino’s Pizza sales soar despite fast-food slowdown” on October 18, 2016, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “Domino’s® Presidential Election Prediction? Pizza Wins!” published on October 10, 2016, 247Wallst.com published: “Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Domino’s Pizza, Level 3, Noble Energy …” on October 14, 2016. More interesting news about Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Bloomberg: Domino’s deserves its tech-style stock price valuation” published on October 18, 2016 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Fast Money Halftime Report Traders Share Their Opinions About Domino’s …” with publication date: October 15, 2016.
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