NYSE:DRI - Darden Restaurants Stock Price, News & Analysis

$120.53
-0.37 (-0.31 %)
(As of 08/23/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$120.05
Now: $120.53
$122.71
50-Day Range
$115.51
MA: $122.10
$126.00
52-Week Range
$95.83
Now: $120.53
$126.75
Volume880,076 shs
Average Volume1.01 million shs
Market Capitalization$14.83 billion
P/E Ratio20.71
Dividend Yield2.94%
Beta0.32
Darden Restaurants, Inc, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates full-service restaurants in the United States and Canada. As of May 27, 2018, it owned and operated approximately 1,746 restaurants under the Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen, Yard House, The Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, and Eddie V's brands. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Eating places
Sub-IndustryRestaurants
SectorRetail/Wholesale
CUSIP23719410
Phone407-245-4000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$8.51 billion
Cash Flow$8.7341 per share
Book Value$19.44 per share

Profitability

Net Income$713.40 million

Miscellaneous

Employees185,000
Market Cap$14.83 billion
Next Earnings Date9/19/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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, June 20th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, July 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.88 per share on Thursday, August 1st. This represents a $3.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.92%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, July 9th. This is a positive change from Darden Restaurants's previous quarterly dividend of $0.75. View Darden Restaurants' Dividend History.

How were Darden Restaurants' earnings last quarter?

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, June, 20th. The restaurant operator reported $1.76 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.73 by $0.03. The restaurant operator had revenue of $2.23 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.24 billion. Darden Restaurants had a net margin of 8.38% and a return on equity of 31.61%. The firm's revenue was up 4.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.39 EPS. 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, September 19th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Darden Restaurants.

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

Darden Restaurants issued an update on its FY20 earnings guidance on Thursday, June, 20th. The company provided EPS guidance of $6.30-6.45 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $6.46. The company issued revenue guidance of $8961.5-9047 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $9.09 billion.

What price target have analysts set for DRI?

26 brokers have issued 12 month target prices for Darden Restaurants' shares. Their predictions range from $94.00 to $240.00. On average, they anticipate Darden Restaurants' stock price to reach $130.99 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 8.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Darden Restaurants.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Darden Restaurants?

26 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Darden Restaurants in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 9 hold ratings and 16 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." 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, "Shares of Darden have outperformed the industry in a year. Darden’s earnings met/surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for 18 straight quarters. Estimates for current quarter and year have increased over the past 60 days. Backed by its various sales initiatives and technology-driven moves, the top line is likely to improve in the months ahead. The company’s efforts to check costs are commendable. In fiscal 2018, management realized roughly $10 million of cost synergies and expects to realize the same in the range of $22-$27 million by the end of fiscal 2019. Further, the Cheddar's buyout has added value to Darden's portfolio of differentiated brands. Current-year earnings estimates have also moved north over the past month. However, fierce competition and softer-than-expected consumer demand might keep comps under pressure. Also, rising labor costs and a non-franchised business model may dampen profits." (6/12/2019)
  • 2. Maxim Group analysts commented, "We maintain our Buy rating on Darden Restaurants (DRI) and raise our price target to $128, from $122, ahead of the release of F3Q19 (February) results on Thursday, March 21 before the open." (3/19/2019)

Has Darden Restaurants been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about DRI stock have trended positive on Saturday, InfoTrie reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Darden Restaurants earned a coverage optimism score of 2.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave headlines about the restaurant operator a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term. View News Stories for Darden Restaurants.

Are investors shorting Darden Restaurants?

Darden Restaurants saw a decline in short interest during the month of July. As of July 15th, there was short interest totalling 6,647,800 shares, a decline of 6.7% from the June 15th total of 7,121,700 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,380,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.8 days. Approximately 5.4% of the shares of the stock are sold short. View Darden Restaurants' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Darden Restaurants' key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Darden Restaurants own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Darden Restaurants investors own include Boeing (BA), Walt Disney (DIS), Home Depot (HD), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Tesla (TSLA), Walmart (WMT), Costco Wholesale (COST), Intel (INTC) and Netflix (NFLX).

Who are Darden Restaurants' key executives?

Darden Restaurants' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Eugene I. Lee Jr., Pres, CEO & Director (Age 57)
  • Mr. Ricardo Cardenas, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 51)
  • Mr. David C. George, Exec. VP & COO (Age 63)
  • Mr. Matthew R. Broad, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Corp. Sec. (Age 59)
  • Mr. Todd A. Burrowes, Pres of Longhorn Steakhouse (Age 56)

Who are Darden Restaurants' major shareholders?

Darden Restaurants' stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (12.16%), BlackRock Inc. (11.21%), BlackRock Inc. (11.21%), Bank of America Corp DE (4.00%), Newport Trust Co (2.12%) and AQR Capital Management LLC (1.93%). Company insiders that own Darden Restaurants stock include Daniel J Kiernan, David C George, Douglas J Milanes, Eugene I Lee Jr, John W Madonna, Ricardo Cardenas and William S Simon. 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 AQR Capital Management LLC, Bessemer Group Inc., Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd., Acadian Asset Management LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Janus Henderson Group PLC, Janus Henderson Group PLC and Edgestream Partners L.P.. Company insiders that have sold Darden Restaurants company stock in the last year include Daniel J Kiernan, David C George, Eugene I Lee Jr, John W Madonna, Ricardo Cardenas and William S Simon. View Insider Buying and Selling for Darden Restaurants.

Which institutional investors are buying Darden Restaurants stock?

DRI stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., BlackRock Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., Nuveen Asset Management LLC, DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale, APG Asset Management N.V., Teacher Retirement System of Texas and Victory Capital Management Inc.. 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 $120.53.

How big of a company is Darden Restaurants?

Darden Restaurants has a market capitalization of $14.83 billion and generates $8.51 billion in revenue each year. The restaurant operator earns $713.40 million in net income (profit) each year or $5.82 on an earnings per share basis. Darden Restaurants employs 185,000 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Darden Restaurants.

What is Darden Restaurants' official website?

The official website for Darden Restaurants is http://www.darden.com/.

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 (NYSE DRI)

Community Ranking:  2.6 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  888 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  800 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,688
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This page was last updated on 8/24/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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