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Darden Restaurants - DRI Stock Forecast, Price & News

$132.21
+0.30 (+0.23%)
(As of 08/15/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$130.20
$133.00
50-Day Range
$111.84
$132.21
52-Week Range
$110.96
$164.28
Volume
1.11 million shs
Average Volume
1.27 million shs
Market Capitalization
$16.39 billion
P/E Ratio
17.87
Dividend Yield
3.67%
Price Target
$141.65

Darden Restaurants MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.85 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
7.1% Upside
$141.65 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
3.91% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-2.34
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
-0.18mentions of Darden Restaurants in the last 14 days
Based on 5 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$5.23 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
9.87%
From $7.70 to $8.46 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.65 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

51st out of 219 stocks

Eating Places Industry

9th out of 45 stocks

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About Darden Restaurants (NYSE:DRI) Stock

Darden Restaurants, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates full-service restaurants in the United States and Canada. As of May 30, 2021, it owned and operated 1,834 restaurants, which included 875 under the Olive Garden, 533 under the LongHorn Steakhouse, 170 under the Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen, 81 under the Yard House, 63 under The Capital Grille, 44 under the Seasons 52, 42 under the Bahama Breeze, and 26 under the Eddie V's Prime Seafood brands. The company was founded in 1968 and is based in Orlando, Florida.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. Oppenheimer decreased their target price on shares of Darden Restaurants from $175.00 to $155.00 and set an "outperform" rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, June 22nd. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft dropped their target price on Darden Restaurants from $152.00 to $124.00 and set a "hold" rating on the stock in a report on Friday, June 24th. Truist Financial cut their target price on Darden Restaurants from $180.00 to $136.00 and set a "buy" rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, June 24th. StockNews.com lowered Darden Restaurants from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 10th. Finally, Citigroup increased their price objective on shares of Darden Restaurants from $134.00 to $140.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Friday, June 24th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seventeen have given a buy rating to the stock. According to MarketBeat, the stock currently has an average rating of "Moderate Buy" and a consensus target price of $141.65.

Darden Restaurants Trading Up 1.3 %

Shares of NYSE:DRI opened at $131.91 on Monday. Darden Restaurants has a 52-week low of $110.96 and a 52-week high of $164.28. The stock has a market capitalization of $16.35 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.83, a PEG ratio of 1.74 and a beta of 1.31. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41, a quick ratio of 0.49 and a current ratio of 0.64. The stock's 50-day simple moving average is $119.74 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $127.79.

Darden Restaurants (NYSE:DRI - Get Rating) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, June 23rd. The restaurant operator reported $2.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $2.21 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $2.60 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.54 billion. Darden Restaurants had a net margin of 9.89% and a return on equity of 39.05%. Analysts expect that Darden Restaurants will post 7.7 EPS for the current year.

Darden Restaurants Increases Dividend

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, August 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, July 8th were given a dividend of $1.21 per share. This is an increase from Darden Restaurants's previous quarterly dividend of $1.10. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, July 7th. This represents a $4.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.67%. Darden Restaurants's payout ratio is presently 65.41%.

Insider Transactions at Darden Restaurants

In related news, Chairman Eugene I. Lee, Jr. sold 41,442 shares of Darden Restaurants stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $124.71, for a total transaction of $5,168,231.82. Following the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 222,480 shares in the company, valued at $27,745,480.80. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. In related news, Chairman Eugene I. Lee, Jr. sold 41,442 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $124.71, for a total transaction of $5,168,231.82. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now owns 222,480 shares in the company, valued at $27,745,480.80. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Timothy J. Wilmott bought 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 28th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $120.00 per share, for a total transaction of $1,200,000.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 27,094 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $3,251,280. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 0.95% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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DRI Stock News Headlines

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DRI Company Calendar

Last Earnings
6/23/2022
Ex-Dividend for 8/1 Dividend
7/07/2022
Dividend Payable
8/01/2022
Today
8/15/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
9/22/2022
Fiscal Year End
5/31/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Eating places
Sub-Industry
Restaurants
CUSIP
23719410
Employees
178,956
Year Founded
1968

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$141.65
High Stock Price Forecast
$160.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$122.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+7.1%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.85
Research Coverage
20 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$952.80 million
Pretax Margin
11.35%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$9.63 billion
Cash Flow
$10.70 per share
Book Value
$17.74 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
122,793,000
Market Cap
$16.39 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.31

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DRI Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Darden Restaurants stock right now?

20 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Darden Restaurants in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 17 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" DRI shares.
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What is Darden Restaurants' stock price forecast for 2022?

20 analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Darden Restaurants' stock. Their DRI share price forecasts range from $122.00 to $160.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $141.65 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 7.1% from the stock's current price.
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How have DRI shares performed in 2022?

Darden Restaurants' stock was trading at $150.64 at the beginning of the year. Since then, DRI shares have decreased by 12.2% and is now trading at $132.21.
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When is Darden Restaurants' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, September 22nd 2022.
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How were Darden Restaurants' earnings last quarter?

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, June, 23rd. The restaurant operator reported $2.24 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $2.21 by $0.03. The restaurant operator had revenue of $2.60 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.54 billion. Darden Restaurants had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 39.05% and a net margin of 9.89%.

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

Darden Restaurants declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, June 23rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, July 8th will be given a dividend of $1.21 per share on Monday, August 1st. This represents a $4.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.66%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 7th. This is an increase from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $1.10.
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Is Darden Restaurants a good dividend stock?

Darden Restaurants (NYSE:DRI) pays an annual dividend of $4.84 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.67%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 2 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 65.41%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, DRI will have a dividend payout ratio of 57.21% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How will Darden Restaurants' stock buyback program work?

Darden Restaurants declared that its board has initiated a share buyback plan on Thursday, June 23rd 2022, which authorizes the company to buyback $1,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to repurchase up to 6.6% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are often a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

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

Darden Restaurants issued an update on its FY 2023 earnings guidance on Thursday, July, 21st. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $7.40-$8.00 for the period, compared to the consensus estimate of $8.15. The company issued revenue guidance of $10.20 billion-$10.40 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $10.22 billion.

What is Gene Lee's approval rating as Darden Restaurants' CEO?

333 employees have rated Darden Restaurants Chief Executive Officer Gene Lee on Glassdoor.com. Gene Lee has an approval rating of 88% among the company's employees.

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 NVIDIA (NVDA), Boeing (BA), Walt Disney (DIS), Home Depot (HD), Intel (INTC), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Micron Technology (MU), PayPal (PYPL), Alibaba Group (BABA) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM).

What is Darden Restaurants' stock symbol?

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

Who are Darden Restaurants' major shareholders?

Darden Restaurants' stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Newport Trust Co (1.75%), Northern Trust Corp (1.19%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (0.79%), Congress Asset Management Co. MA (0.50%), Deutsche Bank AG (0.46%) and Swiss National Bank (0.45%). Insiders that own company stock include Charles M Sonsteby, Daniel J Kiernan, David C George, Douglas J Milanes, Douglas J Milanes, Eugene I Lee Jr, Eugene I Lee, Jr, John W Madonna, Juliana L Chugg, M Shan Atkins, Matthew R Broad, Melvin John Martin, Nana Mensah, Ricardo Cardenas, Sarah H King, Susan M Connelly, Timothy J Wilmott, Todd Burrowes and William S Simon.
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How do I buy shares of Darden Restaurants?

Shares of DRI stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Darden Restaurants' stock price today?

One share of DRI stock can currently be purchased for approximately $132.21.

How much money does Darden Restaurants make?

Darden Restaurants (NYSE:DRI) has a market capitalization of $16.39 billion and generates $9.63 billion in revenue each year. The restaurant operator earns $952.80 million in net income (profit) each year or $7.40 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Darden Restaurants have?

The company employs 178,956 workers across the globe.

Does Darden Restaurants have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Darden Restaurants: Bahama Breeze Holdings, Capital Grille Holdings, Cheddar's Restaurant Holding Corp., Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen, Cheddar’s Casual Café, Darden Corporation, Eddie V’s Holdings, Florida SE, GMRI, N and D Restaurants, Olive Garden Holdings, Olive Garden of Texas, Rare Hospitality International, Rare Hospitality Management, Rare Hospitality Management LLC, Seasons 52 Holdings, Yard House, and Yard House USA.
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When was Darden Restaurants founded?

Darden Restaurants was founded in 1968.

How can I contact Darden Restaurants?

Darden Restaurants' mailing address is 1000 DARDEN CENTER DRIVE, ORLANDO FL, 32837. The official website for the company is www.darden.com. The restaurant operator can be reached via phone at (407) 245-4000, via email at irinfo@darden.com, or via fax at 407-245-4989.

This page (NYSE:DRI) was last updated on 8/15/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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