NYSE:DRI - Darden Restaurants Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$93.20 -1.41 (-1.49 %)
(As of 06/20/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$94.45
Today's Range$93.20 - $94.57
52-Week Range$76.27 - $100.11
Volume187,447 shs
Average Volume1.35 million shs
Market Capitalization$11.65 billion
P/E Ratio23.20
Dividend Yield2.67%
Darden Restaurants logoDarden Restaurants, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates full-service restaurants in the United States and Canada. As of June 27, 2017, it owned and operated approximately 1,700 restaurants under the Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen, Yard House, The Capital Grille, Seasons 52, Bahama Breeze, and Eddie V's brands. The company was founded in 1968 and is based in Orlando, Florida.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Eating places


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.44
Current Ratio0.39
Quick Ratio0.25


Trailing P/E Ratio23.20
Forward P/E Ratio19.54
P/E Growth1.6

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$7.17 billion
Price / Sales1.61
Cash Flow$6.2009 per share
Price / Cash15.03
Book Value$16.90 per share
Price / Book5.51


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.02
Net Income$479.10 million
Net Margins6.92%
Return on Equity28.12%
Return on Assets10.81%


Outstanding Shares123,530,000

Darden Restaurants (NYSE:DRI) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Darden Restaurants' stock symbol?

Darden Restaurants trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "DRI."

How often does Darden Restaurants pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Darden Restaurants?

Darden Restaurants announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, March 22nd. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, April 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.63 per share on Tuesday, May 1st. This represents a $2.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.70%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, April 9th. View Darden Restaurants' Dividend History.

How were Darden Restaurants' earnings last quarter?

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March, 22nd. The restaurant operator reported $1.71 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.64 by $0.07. The restaurant operator had revenue of $2.13 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.15 billion. Darden Restaurants had a return on equity of 28.12% and a net margin of 6.92%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 13.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.32 earnings per share. View Darden Restaurants' Earnings History.

When is Darden Restaurants' next earnings date?

Darden Restaurants is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, June, 21st 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Darden Restaurants.

What guidance has Darden Restaurants issued on next quarter's earnings?

Darden Restaurants updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, March, 22nd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $4.75-4.80 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $4.77.

What price target have analysts set for DRI?

25 equities research analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Darden Restaurants' shares. Their forecasts range from $85.00 to $112.00. On average, they expect Darden Restaurants' stock price to reach $98.3636 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Darden Restaurants.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Darden Restaurants stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Darden Restaurants stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Darden’s shares outpaced its industry in the last six months. Most of its brands have witnessed growth over the past few quarters, given various sales initiatives like simplifying kitchen systems, operational excellence, menu innovation along with technology-driven moves. The acquisition of Cheddar's has added value to Darden's portfolio of differentiated brands. Further, the company’s efforts to check costs are commendable. Backed by these efforts, Darden’s third-quarter fiscal 2018 earnings topped the Zacks Consensus Estimate for the 14th consecutive quarter. Yet, rising labor costs and a non-franchised business model are likely to dampen the company’s profits while a soft industry backdrop might pressurize comps. However current-year estimates have moved northward over the past two months, reflecting analysts’ optimism surrounding the stock." (6/11/2018)
  • 2. Maxim Group analysts commented, "We maintain our Buy rating and $112 price target on Darden Restaurants (DRI) ahead of the release of F3Q18 (February) results on Thursday, March 22. Our F3Q18 EPS estimate is unchanged at $1.65 (vs. $1.64 consensus), though we raise our blended comp estimate to +2.9%, from +2.6% (vs. +2.5% consensus), as we model incremental traffic and off-premise gains. We believe multiple factors will contribute to sustained mid-teen EPS growth for at least the next 12-18 months. We still see room for potential near-term downside on food costs." (3/14/2018)

Who are some of Darden Restaurants' key competitors?

Who are Darden Restaurants' key executives?

Darden Restaurants' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Eugene I. Lee Jr., Pres, CEO & Director (Age 56)
  • Mr. Ricardo Cardenas, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 50)
  • Mr. David C. George, Exec. VP & COO (Age 62)
  • Mr. Matthew R. Broad, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Corp. Sec. (Age 58)
  • Mr. Todd A. Burrowes, Pres of Longhorn Steakhouse (Age 55)

Has Darden Restaurants been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about DRI stock have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Darden Restaurants earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern's scale. They also gave headlines about the restaurant operator an impact score of 47.02 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term.

Who are Darden Restaurants' major shareholders?

Darden Restaurants' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (8.62%), American International Group Inc. (4.73%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (2.81%), Newport Trust Co (2.18%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (1.89%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.63%). Company insiders that own Darden Restaurants stock include Danielle L Kirgan, David C George, Douglas J Milanes, Eugene I Lee Jr, James P Fogarty and Ricardo Cardenas. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Darden Restaurants.

Which institutional investors are selling Darden Restaurants stock?

DRI stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale, Northern Trust Corp, Royal Bank of Canada, Scout Investments Inc., Flinton Capital Management LLC, LSV Asset Management and Schroder Investment Management Group. Company insiders that have sold Darden Restaurants company stock in the last year include Douglas J Milanes, Eugene I Lee Jr and Ricardo Cardenas. View Insider Buying and Selling for Darden Restaurants.

Which institutional investors are buying Darden Restaurants stock?

DRI stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, Mackay Shields LLC, Millennium Management LLC, American Century Companies Inc., Victory Capital Management Inc., Highbridge Capital Management LLC, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA and Pendal Group Ltd. View Insider Buying and Selling for Darden Restaurants.

How do I buy shares of Darden Restaurants?

Shares of DRI can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Darden Restaurants' stock price today?

One share of DRI stock can currently be purchased for approximately $93.20.

How big of a company is Darden Restaurants?

Darden Restaurants has a market capitalization of $11.65 billion and generates $7.17 billion in revenue each year. The restaurant operator earns $479.10 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.02 on an earnings per share basis. Darden Restaurants employs 175,000 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Darden Restaurants?

Darden Restaurants' mailing address is 1000 DARDEN CENTER DRIVE, ORLANDO FL, 32837. The restaurant operator can be reached via phone at 407-245-4000 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Darden Restaurants (DRI)

Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  677 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  694 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,371
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Darden Restaurants and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe DRI will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe DRI will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 6/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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