The stock was last quoted at $41.70, up 4.4%, on volume of more than 80,000, according to Nasdaq.com. Based on Friday's regular-session close at $39.96, the shares have already appreciated 18% so far in 2012. Domino's said it expects the dividend will be payable on April 2 to shareholders of record on March 26. The company also noted that it has more than $82 million left under its current $200 million buyback authorization, and said it "believes that share repurchases could also offer another appropriate strategy for shareholder returns." The sell side is in wait-and-see mode on Domino's with 12 of the 15 analysts covering the stock at hold, and the 12-month median price target at $39.50. At current levels, the shares trade at a forward price-to-earnings multiple of 17.8X, above 15.5X for McDonald's ( MCD). Check out TheStreet's quote page for McDonald's for year-to-date share performance, analyst ratings, earnings estimates and much more.