Shares of Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (DPZ) are higher by 9% to $82.54 following the company’s stronger-than-expected third-quarter results. The second-largest U.S. pizza chain by store count said earnings jumped 23.5% to 63 cents a share from 53 cents per share, a year earlier. Revs grew 10.5% to $446.6 million, beating views for $434.8 million.
Approximately 1,22M DPZ shares have already changed hands, more than triple the daily average volume of 399,758 shares.
On valuation-measures, shares of Domino’s Pizza have a trailing-12 and forward P/E of 30.79 and 24.72, respectively. P/E to growth ratio is 1.75, while t-12 profit margin is 8.23%. EPS registers at $2.69. The company has a market cap of $4.57B and a median Wall Street price target of $81.00 with a high target of $99.00.
On trading-measure, DPZ has a beta of 1.29 and a short float of 1.92%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of the pizza delivery company have traded between a low of $64.89 and a high of $82.85 with the 50-day MA and 200-day MA located at $76.36 and $74.14 levels, respectively.
DPZ currently prints a one year return of about 12.19% and a year-to-date return of around 9.79%.
Shares of Versar Inc. (VSR) are surging 20% to $4.32 in midday trading Tuesday as the Ebola protective gear maker continues to gain momentum on news from The World Health Organization [WHO] that the death rate in the Ebola outbreak has risen to 70%. Previously, WHO had estimated the Ebola mortality rate was at around 50%. Dr. Bruce Aylward, WHO’s assistant director-general, gave the figures during a news conference in Geneva.
Versar is currently printing a higher than average trading volume with the issue trading 8.1M shares compared to the average volume of 62,922. On trading-measure, VSR has a beta of -0.29 and a short float of 0.15%.
In the past 52 weeks, shares of Springfield, Virginia-based company have traded between a low of $2.69 and a high of $5.20 with the 50-day MA and 200-day MA located at $3.24 and $3.42 levels, respectively.
VSR currently prints a one year loss of about 16.86% and a year-to-date loss of around 25.47%.
The chart below shows where the stock has traded over the last year, with the 50-day and 200-day moving averages included.
Shares of ChinaNet Online Holdings (CNET) are trading up more than 47% in Tuesday’s midday trading session after the Internet technology company announced the launch of Zero Down Payment Loans. The product, targeted toward entrepreneurs, is being offered with Chinese financial services companies Haodai, which offers a credit product search engine, and Yooli China’s leading crowdfunding services Web site.
“In 2014, the number of mobile Internet users in China exceeded 600 million, while there are approximately 200,000 physical outlets of traditional banks,” ChinaNet COO George Chu said in a statement. “These 600 million smart phones will become the new point of contact in the financial services sector.”
In the past 52 weeks, shares of Beijing, China-based company have traded between a low of $0.55 and a high of $4.06 with the 50-day MA and 200-day MA located at $1.75 and $1.16 levels, respectively.
CNET currently prints a one year return of about 112.50% and a year-to-date return of around 61.90%.
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