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

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$118.89 +0.18 (+0.15 %)
(As of 03/26/2019 03:13 PM ET)
Previous Close$118.71
Today's Range$118.22 - $119.97
52-Week Range$82.38 - $124.00
Volume38,483 shs
Average Volume1.36 million shs
Market Capitalization$14.68 billion
P/E Ratio24.71
Dividend Yield0.54%
Beta0.3
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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$8.08 billion
Cash Flow$7.5438 per share
Book Value$17.77 per share

Profitability

Net Income$596 million

Miscellaneous

Employees180,000
Market Cap$14.68 billion
Next Earnings Date6/20/2019 (Estimated)
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 Thursday, March 21st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, April 10th will be given a dividend of $0.75 per share on Wednesday, May 1st. This represents a $3.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.52%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, 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, 21st. The restaurant operator reported $1.80 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.75 by $0.05. The restaurant operator earned $2.25 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.24 billion. Darden Restaurants had a return on equity of 30.28% and a net margin of 8.08%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 5.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.71 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 20th 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 FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, March, 21st. The company provided EPS guidance of $5.76-5.80 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $5.70. The company issued revenue guidance of +5.5% to approximately $8.52 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $8.52 billion.Darden Restaurants also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $5.76-5.80 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for DRI?

27 equities research analysts have issued twelve-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 $126.7391 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 6.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Darden Restaurants.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Darden Restaurants?

27 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Darden Restaurants in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 6 hold ratings and 20 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. 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)
  • 2. 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)

Has Darden Restaurants been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about DRI stock has trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Darden Restaurants earned a media sentiment score of 1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned 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 effect on the stock's share price in the next several days.

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 Home Depot (HD), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Boeing (BA), Tesla (TSLA), Mcdonald's (MCD), Micron Technology (MU), AT&T (T), Verizon Communications (VZ) and Walt Disney (DIS).

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 variety of of retail and institutional 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 major 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 major 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 $118.89.

How big of a company is Darden Restaurants?

Darden Restaurants has a market capitalization of $14.68 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 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  861 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  776 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,637
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 3/26/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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