Janus Henderson Group PLC Has $104.39 Million Position in Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (DPZ)

Janus Henderson Group PLC grew its stake in Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) by 18.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 404,432 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 63,515 shares during the quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC owned about 0.98% of Domino’s Pizza worth $104,385,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of DPZ. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. boosted its holdings in Domino’s Pizza by 1.5% during the 4th quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. now owns 3,168 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $786,000 after acquiring an additional 48 shares during the period. Brasada Capital Management LP boosted its holdings in Domino’s Pizza by 5.0% during the 4th quarter. Brasada Capital Management LP now owns 1,618 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $401,000 after acquiring an additional 77 shares during the period. Ffcm LLC boosted its holdings in Domino’s Pizza by 91.1% during the 4th quarter. Ffcm LLC now owns 172 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $43,000 after acquiring an additional 82 shares during the period. Great Lakes Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in Domino’s Pizza by 10.1% during the 3rd quarter. Great Lakes Advisors LLC now owns 929 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $274,000 after acquiring an additional 85 shares during the period. Finally, CWM LLC boosted its holdings in Domino’s Pizza by 613.3% during the 4th quarter. CWM LLC now owns 107 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $27,000 after acquiring an additional 92 shares during the period. 97.31% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on DPZ shares. Maxim Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $315.00 target price (up from $305.00) on shares of Domino’s Pizza in a report on Wednesday, April 17th. Citigroup lifted their price objective on Domino’s Pizza from $282.00 to $298.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 30th. Wells Fargo & Co lifted their price objective on Domino’s Pizza from $238.00 to $263.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 14th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Bank of America lifted their price objective on Domino’s Pizza from $290.00 to $300.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 25th. Finally, TheStreet cut Domino’s Pizza from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Monday, May 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the stock. Domino’s Pizza currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $297.16.

Shares of NYSE DPZ traded down $3.00 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $277.73. 428,891 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 511,231. Domino’s Pizza, Inc. has a twelve month low of $231.28 and a twelve month high of $305.34. The firm has a market capitalization of $11.38 billion, a PE ratio of 32.98, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.06 and a beta of 0.57.

Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, April 24th. The restaurant operator reported $2.20 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.07 by $0.13. Domino’s Pizza had a negative return on equity of 12.38% and a net margin of 10.50%. The business had revenue of $835.96 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $852.59 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $2.00 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 6.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, sell-side analysts forecast that Domino’s Pizza, Inc. will post 9.31 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 28th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 14th will be given a dividend of $0.65 per share. This represents a $2.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.94%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 13th. Domino’s Pizza’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 30.88%.

In other Domino’s Pizza news, CEO Richard E. Allison, Jr. sold 10,000 shares of Domino’s Pizza stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $279.19, for a total transaction of $2,791,900.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director James A. Goldman sold 1,190 shares of Domino’s Pizza stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $247.24, for a total value of $294,215.60. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 7,695 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,902,511.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 15,190 shares of company stock worth $4,106,116. 1.62% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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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 in 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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