NYSE:DRI - Darden Restaurants Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $118.71 +1.27 (+1.08 %) (As of 03/25/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$117.44Today's Range$117.3850 - $119.1252-Week Range$82.38 - $124.00Volume1.67 million shsAverage Volume1.25 million shsMarket Capitalization$14.66 billionP/E Ratio24.68Dividend Yield0.54%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 Eating places Sub-IndustryRestaurants SectorRetail/Wholesale Current SymbolNYSE:DRI Previous Symbol CUSIP23719410 CIK940944 Webwww.darden.com Phone407-245-4000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.40 Current Ratio0.48 Quick Ratio0.33Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio24.68 Forward P/E Ratio20.50 P/E Growth2.02 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$8.08 billion Price / Sales1.81 Cash Flow$7.5324 per share Price / Cash Flow15.76 Book Value$17.77 per share Price / Book6.68Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.81 Net Income$596 million Net Margins8.08% Return on Equity30.28% Return on Assets12.32%Miscellaneous Employees180,000 Outstanding Shares123,509,000Market Cap$14.66 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, March 21st. Shareholders 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 yield of 2.53%. 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) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March, 21st. The restaurant operator reported $1.80 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.75 by $0.05. The restaurant operator had revenue of $2.25 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.24 billion. Darden Restaurants had a return on equity of 30.28% and a net margin of 8.08%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 5.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.71 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, June 20th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Darden Restaurants. What guidance has Darden Restaurants issued on next quarter's earnings? Darden Restaurants updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, March, 21st. The company provided earnings per share 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 analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Darden Restaurants' shares. Their forecasts range from $94.00 to $240.00. On average, they expect Darden Restaurants' stock price to reach $126.7391 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 6.8% 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? News stories about DRI stock have trended somewhat negative this week, InfoTrie reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Darden Restaurants earned a news sentiment score of -1.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the restaurant operator a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days. Who are some of Darden Restaurants' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Darden Restaurants include Yum! Brands (YUM), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), Yum China (YUMC), Restaurant Brands International (QSR), Aramark (ARMK), Texas Roadhouse (TXRH), Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (CBRL), Main Street Capital (MAIN), Wingstop (WING), Cheesecake Factory (CAKE), Jack in the Box (JACK), Dave & Buster's Entertainment (PLAY), Bloomin' Brands (BLMN), Arcos Dorados (ARCO) and Brinker International (EAT). 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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders 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 $118.71. How big of a company is Darden Restaurants? Darden Restaurants has a market capitalization of $14.66 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: 861 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 776 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,637MarketBeat'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 3/25/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: How is the Producer Price Index calculated?