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What Analysts Recommend for DPZ, PZZA, and YUM

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Domino’s Pizza

Of the 21 analysts covering Domino’s Pizza (DPZ), 57.1% recommend “buy,” and 42.9% recommend “hold.” Their average price target of $296.16 for DPZ implies a 1.9% upside to its price of $290.79 yesterday. Since the announcement of its second-quarter earnings on July 19, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Bernstein, Barclays, and Jefferies have all raised their price targets. Goldman Sachs raised its price target from $300 to $334 on September 11, and Citigroup increased its price target from $281 to $298 on August 8.

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Papa John’s

Of the seven analysts following Papa John’s (PZZA), 71.4% recommend “buy,” and 28.6% recommend “hold.” Their average price target of $51.17 implies a 10.7% upside to its current price of $46.21. On August 21, Stifel upgraded the stock to “hold” and raised its price target to $38 from $35.

Yum! Brands

Of the 23 analysts following Yum! Brands (YUM), 52.2% recommend “buy,” and 47.8% recommend “hold.” Their average price target of $90 is close to its current price of $89.88. Since the announcement of the company’s second-quarter earnings on August 2, UBS has raised its price target, while Cowen and Company and BMO have lowered their price targets. UBS raised its price target from $91 to $99 on September 10, and Cowen and BMO lowered their price targets from $94 to $93 and from $90 to $88 on August 3.

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