Domino's Pizza Slashed to Neutral at JPMorgan

Domino's Pizza Slashed to Neutral at JPMorgan Feb. 27, 2024, 11:23 a.m., readers: 7

JPMorgan's analysts revised their rating on Domino's Pizza (NYSE:DPZ), shifting from an Overweight to Neutral, albeit with an increased price target of $430.00, up from $420.00. The analysts noted that Domino's shares have seen a remarkable return of approximately 59% since June 1, outpacing the roughly 21% return of the S&P; 500 during the same period. They suggest that the current market valuation of Domino's might be an opportune moment for investors to realize profits. This reassessment comes despite Domino's demonstrating notable top-line growth within a generally slowing market environment, primarily fueled by pricing strategies. The analysts pointed out that the stock is now trading above previously anticipated levels, prompting the downgrade to Neutral. This decision is based on the assessment that the catalysts that have been widely discussed over the past 6-8 months, contributing to Domino's valuation and market performance, are now fully reflected in the stock price. These catalysts include improvements in delivery execution, new loyalty programs, partnerships with Uber Eats, and an increase in unit development by franchisees.

About NYSE: DPZ

D omino'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.

Price: 486.65
Market cap: 16.9 billion USD
Eps: 14.64
P/e ratio: 33.24
Focus Analysis On: DPZ