Domino’s Pizza Inc. (DPZ) Stock Trending Up After Price Target Increase by Analysts at BTIG Research

Domino’s Pizza Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) shares rose on in early trade Wednesday with lighter trade volume than normal after a number of analysts weighed in on the investing value of the stock, raising the price target of stock.

Domino’s Pizza Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) had its price target raised by equities researchers at BTIG Research from $164.00 to $195.00. BTIG Research currently has a rating of Buy on the shares. The one-year price target of $162.00 is higher than the opening price of $159.06, resulting a number of other analysts to issue statements on the company recently. Looking back over the last 52 weeks, Domino’s Pizza Inc. stock has a high of $163.73.

U.S. stocks mostly climbed on Wednesday as crude-oil prices traded above $51 a barrel.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.18% gained 33 points, or 0.2% at 18,195, the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.07% advanced 2 points, or less than 0.1%, at 2,141, while the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -0.08% traded little-changed at 5,240.

U.S. stocks closed higher Tuesday as investors welcomed stronger-than-expected quarterly results from a host of companies

The S&P 500 index SPX, +0.62% finished up 13.10 points, or 0.6%, at 2,139.60, with all 11 main sectors trading higher.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.42% rose 75.54 points, or 0.4%, to close at 18,161.94.

Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.85% added 44.01 points, or 0.9%, to close at 5,243.84.

Domino’s Pizza Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) shares last traded at $161.34, a spike of $1.89 or 1.18% compared to the previous closing price. Opening at $159.06, they varied from $158.26 and $161.39 throughout the day.

Domino’s Pizza Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) currently has a market cap of 7.79B.

Domino’s Pizza Inc.Trading Volume

222,431 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, lower than the average, out of a total float 47,948,000. Swing traders often use swings in trading volume to identify heavy volume accumulation or circulation by institutional investors, so trading volume is likely to increase in the next few days.

As with all possible breakouts, investors look for volume to be at least 40%-50% greater than normal on the breakout to indicate that fund managers and other professional investors are jumping in.

Institutional sponsorship just refers to ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

These professional investors retain substantial teams of analysts that research thousands of stocks. So watching their interests is a good way to ensure you are buying the right stocks.

Domino’s Pizza Inc. Moving Averages

A moving average can also act as support or resistance. In an uptrend a 50-day, 100-day or 200-day moving average may act as a support level, as shown in the figure below.

This is because the average acts like a floor (support), so the price bounces up off of it.

In a downtrend a moving average may act as resistance; like a ceiling, the price hits it and then starts to drop again.

By spotting trends, moving averages allow traders to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of successful trades.

Trades for Domino’s Pizza Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) have ranged from $100.59 – 163.7300, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $151.48 and 200-day MA of $137.95. Today’s last price is 1.46%% below the 52 week high of $163.73.

Earnings growth is a critical factor to research when investing in stocks and investors identify companies that have raised their earnings at least 25% or more for a 3 year period.

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