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    Domino’s to Use Nuro Robot Vehicles for Pizza Delivery in Houston

    By Danielle Letenyei
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    Do Restaurant Operators Expect to Increase Capex in 2H15?

    The expected capital expenditure index increased by 1% to 101.7 in April from 100.7 in March.

    By Adam Jones
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    How Does Starbucks’s Valuation Compare?

    Valuation multiple Investors may want to look at valuation multiples when deciding whether to buy or sell stocks. Valuation multiples are driven by perceived growth, risks and uncertainties, and investors’ willingness to pay. Analysts use various multiples to evaluate stocks. In this article, we’ll use the PE (price-to-earnings) multiple due to its high visibility in […]

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Could Yum! Brands’ Margins Increase in 1Q16?

    With positive same-store sales growth expected in all three of YUM’s divisions, analysts are expecting the leverage to improve the company’s margins.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Why Analysts Say ‘Hold’ for Domino’s Stock ahead of Q1 Earnings

    As of April 21, 2017, Domino’s Pizza (DPZ) was trading at $179.3. Domino’s stock price might have factored in the estimates we discussed in our previous articles.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Weak Fiscal 3Q17 Sales Lower Starbucks’s Valuation Multiple

    Valuation multiple We’ve used the forward PE (price-to-earnings) multiple for our analysis, due to its high visibility in Starbucks’s (SBUX) earnings. The forward PE multiple is calculated by dividing a company’s stock price by analysts’ earnings estimates for the next four quarters. Starbucks’s forward PE multiple Starbucks’ lower-than-expected SSSG (same-store sales growth) in fiscal 3Q17, lowering of […]

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Why Did Domino’s EBIT Margin Decline in 2Q17?

    For 2Q17, Domino’s (DPZ) posted EBIT (earnings before interest and tax) of $113.27 million, which represents an EBIT margin of 18.0%, compared with 18.9% in 2Q16.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Have Analysts Raised their Revenue Estimates for Papa John’s?

    In 1Q16, PZZA’s domestic company-owned restaurants generated nearly 48% of Papa John’s revenue, while domestic commissaries and others generated 39.4%.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Domino’s Adds 51 New Stores In 4Q14

    Domino’s added more units internationally last quarter. The company added a total of 662 units in the last 12 months.

    By Adam Jones
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    Consumer

    Why Are Analysts Expecting Papa John’s EBITDA Margins to Expand in 2Q16?

    Analysts expect Papa John’s (PZZA) to post EBITDA of $43.9 million in 2Q16. This represents an EBITDA margin of 10.6%, compared to 10.3% in 2Q15.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Papa John’s Revenue Estimates for the Next 4 Quarters

    For the next four quarters, analysts expect Papa John’s (PZZA) to post revenue of $1.83 billion, which represents growth of 5.5%.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Factors That Drove Papa John’s Same-Store Sales Growth in 1Q17

    In 1Q17, Papa John’s (PZZA) restaurants in North America posted SSSG of 2%. Company-owned restaurants posted SSSG of 3%, and franchised restaurants posted SSSG of 1.7%.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Why Analysts Are Recommending “Buy” for Starbucks

    Target price On January 13, 2017, Starbucks (SBUX) was trading at $57.85. The company’s share price may already have been factored into the estimates we’ve discussed in this series. In this article, we’ll look at analysts’ recommendations and estimated target prices for the stock over the next 12 months. Despite Starbucks posting strong 4Q16 earnings […]

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Why Papa John’s Earnings Margin Narrowed in 2Q17

    Performance in 2Q17 In 2Q17, Papa John’s International (PZZA) posted EBIT (earnings before interest and tax) of $37.2 million, which represents an EBIT margin of 8.6%. In comparison, the company posted an EBIT margin of 8.7% in 2Q16. Why Papa John’s margins narrowed Papa John’s EBIT margins were impacted by a rise in the cost of […]

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Why Investors Are Confident in YUM ahead of Its 3Q16 Results

    Yum! Brands develops, operates, franchises, and licenses the Pizza Hut, KFC, and Taco Bell brands. It’s set to announce its 3Q16 results on October 5, 2016.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Franchising Dominates Papa John’s Expansion Plans

    With 42 units added in the first two quarters of 2016, Papa John’s has maintained its 2016 guidance for unit growth at 180–200 units.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Could Domino’s Earnings Rise in the Next 4 Quarters?

    Earnings expectations For the next four quarters, analysts expect Domino’s Pizza (DPZ) to post EPS (earnings per share) of $6.14, which represents a growth of 22.3% from the EPS of $5.02 seen in the four quarters prior. EPS growth Domino’s EPS growth is expected to be driven by higher revenue, EBIT (earnings before interest and tax) […]

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Why Investors Weren’t Impressed by Starbucks’s Fiscal 2Q17

    Starbucks (SBUX) posted its fiscal 2Q17 earnings after the market closed on April 27, 2017. Its EPS was $0.45 on revenues of $5.3 billion.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    What to Expect from Starbucks’s Revenue in Next 4 Quarters

    In the next four quarters, analysts are expecting Starbucks (SBUX) to post revenue of $23.8 billion, which represents an increase of 8.4% from $22.0 billion in the corresponding quarters of the previous year.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    This Likely Drove Domino’s 3Q17 EPS

    For 3Q17, Domino’s Pizza (DPZ) posted adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.27, which represents a 32.3% YoY (year-over-year) rise from $0.96 in 3Q16.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Pizza Companies: Why Stock Prices Are Struggling

    Since the beginning of 2017, Papa John’s, Domino’s Pizza, and Yum! Brands have returned -16.2%, 15.1%, and 20.7%, respectively.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    An In-Depth Overview of Panera Bread

    Panera Bread is a limited-service fast-casual restaurant company. In July 2017, JAB acquired Panera in a $7.5 billion deal and took it private.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Earnings Report

    Domino’s Stock Jumps 21% Since Last Earnings Release

    Year-to-date, Domino’s stock is up 8.7%, as of February 20. It has rocketed 21% since the company’s last earnings release in October 2014.

    By Adam Jones
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    Real Insights

    What’s Behind the Decline in Starbucks Stock Price

    After posting its fiscal 2Q17 earnings on April 27, 2017, Starbucks (SBUX) stock rose 5.3% to reach $64.57 on June 2, 2017. The aggressive expansion plans in the CAP (China and Asia-Pacific) region and its implementation of technological advancements led Starbucks stock price to rise. However, since then, the stock has seen downward momentum.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Why Yum! Brands’ division in India has been successful

    Yum! Brands’ (YUM) division in India includes its businesses in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. As of June 2014, the company had 714 restaurant units in India.

    By Adam Jones
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    Shopify Withdraws 2020 Guidance, Stock Falls

    Shopify (NASDAQ:SHOP) stock fell 7.74% on April 1 after the company suspended its guidance due to the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Must-know: Yum! Brands’ Pizza Hut business

    The first Pizza Hut opened in 1958. About one-third of Yum! Brands’ (YUM) total restaurant units in this segment were Pizza Hut at the end of 2013.

    By Adam Jones
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    Domino’s management guidance on food costs, capex, and more

    Management anticipates the effective tax rate to be in the range of 37% to 38% for the “foreseeable future.” Corporate tax rates in the U.S. are high, and force some companies to move their headquarters to countries offering lower tax rates.

    By Adam Jones
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    Will Starbucks’s Fiscal 3Q17 Earnings Boost Its Stock Price?

    Starbucks (SBUX) is scheduled to announce its fiscal 3Q17 earnings after the market closes on July 27, 2017. Starbucks’ fiscal 3Q17 extends from April 3, 2017.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analysts’ Recommendations: Domino’s, Papa John’s, and Yum! Brands

    Of the five analysts that follow Papa John’s, 60% recommend a “buy,” 40% recommend a “hold,” and none of the analysts recommend a “sell.”

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    An Investor’s Guide to Chipotle and Its Customers

    Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) operates more than 1,700 fast-casual restaurants. Here’s everything you need to know about the business.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Wedbush Initiated Coverage on Papa John’s with a ‘Buy’ Rating

    On Wednesday, Nick Setyan of Wedbush initiated his coverage on Papa John’s with a “buy” rating. He also gave a target price of $95.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Will Starbucks’ Growing Valuation Multiple Start to Fall?

    Starbucks’ (SBUX) PE valuation multiple has been growing since October 2014, when the company hit a low point of 23x.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Must-Know: McDonald’s Has Got Tough Competition

    McDonald’s (MCD) competition includes large international and national food chains as well as regional and local retailers of food products.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Miscellaneous

    How Much Upside Is Left in Starbucks’s Stock Price?

    Starbucks’s (SBUX) share price has been soaring since it announced its fiscal 4Q16 results on November 3, 2016. Let’s explore why.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Domino’s Pizza Beats Q2 Expectations, Stock Falls

    Today, Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) reported its second-quarter earnings. For the quarter, the company reported revenues of $920 million.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Comparing Domino’s and Papa John’s Dividend Policies

    Importance of dividends Dividends help smooth out return volatility for shareholders. Both Domino’s Pizza (DPZ) and Papa John’s (PZZA) have a strong history of returning cash to shareholders. . 3Q16 dividends In 3Q16, Domino’s Pizza paid dividends of $0.38, which represents a growth of 22.6% from $0.31 in fiscal 3Q15. For the next four quarters, […]

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Why Analysts Expect Domino’s Margin to Expand in 1Q17

    In 1Q17, analysts expect Domino’s Pizza (DPZ) to post EBIT (earnings before interest and tax) of $115.7 million, which represents an EBIT margin of 18.8%.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Domino’s Revenues Expected To Come In 8.7% Higher Year-Over-Year

    Wall Street analysts estimate that Domino’s revenues for the quarter will come in at $616 million, meaning 37% sequential growth over 3Q14.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    Domino’s iPad App Produces High Ticket, Conversion

    Domino’s initiatives include introducing specialty chicken to the menu in the second quarter of 2014. Specialty chicken is ordered as a side.

    By Adam Jones
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    Consumer

    Why Analysts Expect Domino’s EBIT Margins to Fall in 2Q16

    Domino’s Pizza (DPZ) is expected to post EBIT of $99.5 million. This would represent an EBIT margin of 18.7%—a marginal decline from 18.8% in 2Q15.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Why Starbucks’s Fiscal 2Q17 Revenue Was Lower Than the Estimate

    In fiscal 2Q17, Starbucks posted revenue of $5.3 billion, which was lower than analysts’ estimate of $5.4 billion.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Will Yum! Brands’ 1Q16 Results Drive Up Its PE Multiple?

    There are various multiples available to evaluate a stock. We’re choosing the PE (price-to-earning) ratio due to the high visibility of Yum! Brands’ (YUM) earnings.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Why Analysts Expect Papa John’s 2Q16 EPS to Rise

    In 2Q16, analysts expect Papa John’s (PZZA) to post EPS of $0.54, which represents a growth of 14.1% from $0.47 in 2Q15.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Analysts Favor ‘Hold’ Recommendation for Domino’s Pizza

    According to a Bloomberg survey of 17 analysts, 23.5% recommended a “buy” for Domino’s stock. About 70.6% recommended a “hold,” and 5.9% recommended a “sell.”

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Why Analysts Suggest a ‘Hold’ for Domino’s Pizza

    As of April 28, 2016, Domino’s Pizza (DPZ) was trading at $120.5. The share price might have already priced in the estimates that we discussed earlier in this series.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Investors Should Consider Domino’s Pizza before Its Q2 Earnings

    Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) will likely report its second-quarter earnings on July 16. Should you buy the stock before its earnings?

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Domino’s Pizza Stock Rises following Positive Business Update

    Domino’s Pizza announced that in the first two months of the second quarter, its US SSSG grew by 14.0%, while its international SSSG rose by 1.0%.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Is It Time for Investors to Sell Domino’s Pizza?

    Domino’s Pizza could face completion from the entry of other big players, like Chipotle Mexican Grill and McDonald’s, into the delivery space.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Hershey Posts Lower Q1 Earnings, Remains Optimistic

    Hershey (NYSE:HSY) stock has fallen during today’s trading session. The company announced its first-quarter results before the opening bell.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Consumer

    Domino’s Pizza Posts Earnings Beat, Stock Falls Anyway

    Today, Domino’s Pizza reported its first-quarter earnings. The company reported a diluted EPS of $3.07 on revenues of $873.1 million.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Domino’s Pizza’s Q1 Results Might Drive Its Stock Price

    The COVID-19 outbreak has created a meltdown in the global financial markets. However, Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) has continued its impressive performance.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Is Domino’s Pizza a Safe Bet amid the Lockdown?

    President Trump extended the lockdown to April 30 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Will Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) benefit from the extension?

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Domino’s Pizza Withdraws Its Guidance, Stock Falls

    Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) stock fell in the pre-market session on March 31. The restaurant chain pulled its guidance due to the coronavirus outbreak.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Domino’s Pizza Stock Rose Due to Earnings Beat

    Today, Domino’s Pizza reported its fourth-quarter earnings. The company reported revenues of $1.15 billion, which beat analysts’ estimates of $1.13 billion.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Why Dunkin’ Brands’ 3Q14 operating margins improved

    Dunkin’ Brands reported $13.3 million in occupancy costs compared to $13.4 million in the corresponding quarter a year ago. This includes rental expenses related to the restaurant location, which do not fluctuate because the locations are leased for the long term at a fixed price.

    By Adam Jones
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    Why Chipotle had unit growth in 3Q14

    At the end of 3Q14, Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) added 43 new units. This took the total number of restaurants to 1,724. More than 98% of Chipotle’s restaurants are in the U.S.

    By Adam Jones
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    Must-know: Domino’s cut general and admin expenses in 3Q14

    Domino’s Pizza, Inc.’s G&A expenses include executive compensation, advertising and promotional expenses, technology expenses, and staffing expenses. The company reported $56.6 million, $2.7 million more than the $55.9 million in the corresponding quarter of 2013.

    By Adam Jones
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    Why Domino’s stockholders’ deficit may be manageable

    Domino’s stockholders’ deficit is a result of the company’s recapitalization efforts in 2007 and 2012. This deficit is funded with debt, which can burden a company with interest payments, resulting in a margin squeeze or a loss.

    By Adam Jones
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    Must-know: Is Domino’s a good dividend stock?

    Dividends, which are paid in cash, come from a company’s ability to generate excess income. Excess income is a function of higher sales and stable costs.

    By Adam Jones
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    Why Domino’s market cap is rising

    Part of the reason why Domino’s stock has done well is the company’s solid top-line performance. This metric has grown at an average of 7.4% year-over-year, since 3Q12.

    By Adam Jones
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    Consumer

    Papa John’s: Why Jefferies Cut Rating ahead of Results

    Papa John’s (PZZA) plans to release its third-quarter results on November 6. On November 4, Jefferies downgraded the company’s rating to “hold” from “buy.”

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Will Beyond Meat’s Q3 Earnings Surpass Expectations?

    Plant-based food producer Beyond Meat (BYND) is set to release its third-quarter earnings results on October 29. Wall Street will be watching closely.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Consumer

    Get Real: Is the Long Wait Finally Over?

    In today’s Get Real, we saw that the T-Mobile–Sprint deal could finally close, and blacklisting is shaking stocks. Plus, earnings season, a possible correction, and more.

    By Sybil Prowse
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    Domino’s Stock Bounced Back despite Weak Q3

    Domino’s reported a disappointing third-quarter financial performance on Tuesday. Domino’s stock pared the initial losses and closed about 5% higher.

    By Amit Singh
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    Domino’s Stock Falls on Weak Q2 Sales

    Lower-than-expected Q2 sales caused Domino’s stock to fall approximately 7.0% in today’s pre-market trading.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Papa John’s: Stifel Upgraded the Stock to ‘Hold’

    On March 27, Stifel upgraded Papa John’s (PZZA) from “sell” to “hold” and increased its 12-month target price to $45 from $35.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Domino’s Stock Rises after J.P. Morgan’s Upgrade

    Today, J.P. Morgan upgraded Domino’s Pizza (DPZ) from “neutral” to “overweight” while keeping its 12-month price target at $270.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Domino’s Stock Fell More than 9% after Weak Q4 Earnings

    For the fourth quarter, Domino’s posted an adjusted EPS of $2.62 on revenues of $1.08 billion. The company’s revenues increased 21.4% YoY.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Domino’s Pizza: Analysts’ Recommendations

    Among the 22 analysts that cover Domino’s Pizza (DPZ), 63.6% recommended a “buy,” while 36.4% recommended a “hold.”

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Yum! Brands Stock Fell after Goldman Sachs’s Downgrade

    On January 11, Goldman Sach downgraded Yum! Brands (YUM) from “neutral” to “sell” due to concerns its high valuation.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Analysts Give Domino’s Pizza a ‘Buy’ before Q3 2018 Earnings

    Of the 23 analysts covering Domino’s Pizza (DPZ), 57.1% are favoring a “buy” as of October 10, and 42.9% are favoring a “hold.”

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Domino’s Pizza’s Q3 2018 Earnings: Will It Boost the Stock?

    Domino’s Pizza (DPZ) is scheduled to announce its third-quarter earnings on October 16. It was trading at $274.92 on October 10.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Comparing DPZ’s, PZZA’s, and YUM’s Valuation

    Despite its stock price falling, Papa John’s forward PE multiple has increased from 19.9x at the beginning of 2018 to 29.3x.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Could Domino’s Stock Keep Climbing?

    During the first half of 2018, Domino’s Pizza (DPZ) posted revenue growth of 24.9% and EPS growth of 48.8%.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Can Domino’s Pizza Maintain Its Upward Momentum in Q2 2018?

    Domino’s Pizza (DPZ) is scheduled to announce its second-quarter earnings before the market opens on July 19.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    What Drove Papa John’s Stock Price on July 12?

    Papa John’s share price rose to a high of $55.83 on July 12 before closing the day at $53.67—a rise of 11.1% from the previous day’s closing price.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Could Papa John’s Price Correction Mean a Buy Opportunity?

    As of July 5, Papa John’s (PZZA) was trading at $51.06, which is a 13.1% fall since its first-quarter earnings on May 8.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    How Much Upside Is Left in Domino’s Stock Price?

    As of May 22, Domino’s Pizza (DPZ) was trading at $248.21, which represents growth of 6.3% since the announcement of its first-quarter earnings on April 26.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Analysing NVR, DPZ, ENTA And QLYS Stocks

    Growth stock analysis   NVR NVR’s (NVR) net income has grown at a 3-year and 5-year average of 24% and 24.3% respectively. The company’s pre-tax margin grew from 9.9% in 2013 to 13.4% in 2017. The stock prices have beaten the residential construction industry between 2013 and 2017. The stock was beaten in 2013 and […]

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Total Returns and Sector Exposure for Growth Indexes

    If we dig into the S&P 500 and the S&P Growth indexes, we can see that they have the highest exposure to information technology (or IT).

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Consumer

    Will 2018 Be a Good Year for Pizza Companies?

    All major pizza companies have announced their 4Q17 earnings, so it’s time to compare their performance.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    What Analysts Are Recommending for Papa John’s after 4Q17 Earnings

    As of March 1, 2018, Papa John’s (PZZA) was trading at $60.04.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    How Does Papa John’s Valuation Multiple Compare with Peers?

    The initiatives taken by the company’s management to improve its SSSG (same-store sales growth) appears to have increased investors’ confidence.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Why Papa John’s 4Q17 Earnings Failed to Meet Analyst Estimates

    In 4Q17, Papa John’s (PZZA) posted EPS (earnings per share) of $0.81.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Why Papa John’s Earnings Margin Contracted in 4Q17

    In 4Q17, Papa John’s (PZZA) posted EBIT (earnings before interest and tax) of $34.4 million, which represents an EBIT margin of 7.4%.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    How Is Papa John’s Expanding Its Business?

    By the end of 4Q17, Papa John’s (PZZA) operated 708 domestic company-owned restaurants, 35 international company-owned restaurants, 2,733 domestic franchised restaurants, and 1,758 international franchised restaurants.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    More Consumer Sector Earnings Released Last Week

    Home Depot (HD) announced its fiscal 4Q17 results on February 20. Home Depot’s revenue increased 7.5% YoY (year-over-year) to $23.8 billion.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Domino’s Valuation Multiple Compared to Its Peers

    As of February 14, 2018, Domino’s was trading at a forward PE multiple of 26.5x compared to 31.8% before the announcement of its 3Q17 earnings.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Drove Starbucks’s Earnings per Share in Fiscal 2017?

    In fiscal 2017, Starbucks (SBUX) posted adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $2.06, which represents growth of 7.9% from its $1.91 in fiscal 2016.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Starbucks’s Earnings Margins Declined in Fiscal 2017

    In fiscal 2017, Starbucks (SBUX) posted an EBIT (earnings before interest and tax) margin of 19.7%, compared to 19.9% in fiscal 2016.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Domino’s Stock Rises on Stock Upgrade

    On January 4, Credit Suisse and Oppenheimer upgraded Domino’s Pizza (DPZ) from “market perform” to “outperform,” which appears to have increased investors’ confidence, leading to a rise in the stock price.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    How Do Pizza Companies’ Valuation Multiples Compare?

    Due to the high visibility of their earnings, we’ve opted to use the forward PE (price-to-earnings) multiple for our valuation analysis of the pizza companies in this series.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Starbucks Stock Is Rising

    Although Starbucks failed to meet analysts’ EPS and revenue expectations in fiscal 4Q17, SBUX stock rose due to the company’s strong performance in China.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Why Did Papa John’s Earnings Margin Decline in 3Q17?

    For 3Q17, Papa John’s (PZZA) reported EBIT (earnings before interest and tax) of $33.5 million, which represents an EBIT margin of 7.8%.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Inside Papa John’s Same-Store Sales Growth in 3Q17

    For 3Q17, Papa John’s (PZZA) reported a systemwide SSSG (same-store sales growth) of 1.0% in North America, compared with the analysts’ expectation of 1.4%.

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