NYSE:DRI - Darden Restaurants Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $110.67 +0.01 (+0.01 %) (As of 03/18/2019 01:56 PM ET)Previous Close$110.66Today's Range$110.19 - $111.9552-Week Range$82.38 - $124.00Volume33,856 shsAverage Volume1.16 million shsMarket Capitalization$13.67 billionP/E Ratio23.01Dividend Yield0.57%Beta0.3 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. The company was founded in 1968 and is based in Orlando, Florida. Receive DRI News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for DRI and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry N/A Sub-IndustryRestaurants SectorRetail/Wholesale Current SymbolNYSE:DRI Previous Symbol CUSIP23719410 CIK940944 Webwww.darden.com Phone407-245-4000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.41 Current Ratio0.41 Quick Ratio0.25Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio23.01 Forward P/E Ratio19.45 P/E Growth1.92 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$8.08 billion Price / Sales1.69 Cash Flow$7.5388 per share Price / Cash Flow14.68 Book Value$17.77 per share Price / Book6.23Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.81 Net Income$596 million Net Margins8.12% Return on Equity30.48% Return on Assets12.27%Miscellaneous Employees180,000 Outstanding Shares123,509,000Market Cap$13.67 billion Next Earnings Date3/21/2019 (Confirmed) OptionableOptionable 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, December 12th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, January 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.75 per share on Friday, February 1st. This represents a $3.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.71%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, January 9th. View Darden Restaurants' Dividend History. How were Darden Restaurants' earnings last quarter? Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) issued its earnings results on Tuesday, December, 18th. The restaurant operator reported $0.92 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.91 by $0.01. The restaurant operator had revenue of $1.97 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.98 billion. Darden Restaurants had a return on equity of 30.48% and a net margin of 8.12%. The firm's revenue was up 4.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.73 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, March 21st 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Darden Restaurants. How can I listen to Darden Restaurants' earnings call? Darden Restaurants will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, March 21st at 8:30 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 8883969924. What guidance has Darden Restaurants issued on next quarter's earnings? Darden Restaurants updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Tuesday, December, 18th. The company provided EPS guidance of $5.60-5.70 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $5.65. Darden Restaurants also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $5.60-5.70 EPS. What price target have analysts set for DRI? 28 brokerages have issued 12 month price objectives for Darden Restaurants' stock. Their forecasts range from $94.00 to $240.00. On average, they expect Darden Restaurants' stock price to reach $121.9083 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 10.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Darden Restaurants. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Darden Restaurants? 28 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Darden Restaurants in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 7 hold ratings and 19 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 over the past two years. We are further encouraged by the company’s second-quarter fiscal 2019 earnings. Darden’s earnings met/surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for 17 straight quarters. In the second quarter of fiscal 2019, Darden’s earnings increased 26% year over year on the back of higher revenues. Results were also aided by the company’s relentless efforts in improving the basic operating factors of the business — food, service and atmosphere. Various sales initiatives and technology-driven moves are expected to boost the top line in the months ahead. The company’s efforts to check costs are commendable. Current-year earnings estimates have also moved north over the past month. However, fierce competition and softer-than-expected consumer demand can keep comps under pressure while rising labor costs and a non-franchised business model may dampen profits." (12/31/2018) 2. Maxim Group analysts commented, "DRI posted F1Q19 (August) pro forma EPS of $1.34, which beat our $1.26 estimate and the $1.24 Street mean. The company’s +3.3% blended comp also beat expectations, helped by stronger than expected sales at the fine dining brands. However, Cheddar’s remained a drag on overall performance with a -4.0% comp. The company raised FY19 EPS guidance to $5.52-$5.65, which brackets our $5.63 pre-release estimate and the $5.54 Street mean. Management also raised its blended comp target to positive 2.0%-2.5%, from positive 1.0%-2.0% (vs. +2.4% Maxim pre-release and +1.9% Street mean)." (9/20/2018) Has Darden Restaurants been receiving favorable news coverage? News stories about DRI stock have trended somewhat positive on Monday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Darden Restaurants earned a media sentiment score of 1.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the restaurant operator a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future. Who are some of Darden Restaurants' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Darden Restaurants include Wal-mart de Mexico S A B de C V (WMMVY), Target (TGT), COMPAGNIE FINAN/ADR (CFRUY), SEVEN & I HOLDI/ADR (SVNDY), COMPASS GRP PLC/S (CMPGY), JD.Com (JD), Ross Stores (ROST), eBay (EBAY), Dollar General (DG), Yum! Brands (YUM), ITOCHU CORP/ADR (ITOCY), O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY), Pinduoduo (PDD), Tesco (TSCDY) and AutoZone (AZO). 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 Home Depot (HD), Boeing (BA), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Tesla (TSLA), Micron Technology (MU), AT&T (T), Mcdonald's (MCD), Walt Disney (DIS) and Verizon Communications (VZ). 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 a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (10.14%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (3.35%), Newport Trust Co (2.12%), Northern Trust Corp (1.56%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.48%) and Victory Capital Management Inc. (1.32%). 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 American International Group Inc., Two Sigma Advisers LP, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, BlackRock Inc., Voloridge Investment Management LLC, Scout Investments Inc., Mackay Shields LLC and Inverness Counsel LLC NY. Company insiders that have sold Darden Restaurants company stock in the last year include Daniel J Kiernan, David C George, Douglas J Milanes, 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 Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Norges Bank, FMR LLC, American Century Companies Inc., Bessemer Group Inc., Ackerman Capital Advisors LLC, Acadian Asset Management LLC and Millennium Management LLC. 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 $110.70. How big of a company is Darden Restaurants? Darden Restaurants has a market capitalization of $13.67 billion and generates $8.08 billion in revenue each year. The restaurant operator earns $596 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.81 on an earnings per share basis. Darden Restaurants employs 180,000 workers across the globe. 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 854 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 772 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,626MarketBeat'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 3/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Should I invest in "strong buy" stocks?