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NYSE:DRI

Darden Restaurants Stock Forecast, Price & News

$150.64
+2.52 (+1.70%)
(As of 12/8/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$148.31
$151.54
50-Day Range
$136.66
$157.34
52-Week Range
$110.75
$164.28
Volume
794,350 shs
Average Volume
1.46 million shs
Market Capitalization
$19.55 billion
P/E Ratio
24.14
Dividend Yield
2.97%
Beta
1.45
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About Darden Restaurants

Darden Restaurants, Inc. is a full-service restaurant company, which engages in the provision of restaurant services. It operates through the following segments: Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Fine Dining, and Other Business. The Olive Garden segment is the largest full-service dining Italian restaurant operator. The LongHorn Steakhouse segment includes the results of the company-owned LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants. The Fine Dining segment comprises of the premium brands that operate within the fine-dining sub-segment of full-service dining and includes the results of its company-owned The Capital Grille and Eddie V's restaurants. The Other Business segment aggregates the remaining brands and includes the results of its company-owned Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen, Yard House, Seasons 52 and Bahama Breeze restaurants; and from franchises and consumer-packaged goods sales. The company was founded by William B. Darden in 1938 and is headquartered in Orlando, FL.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Eating places
Sub-Industry
Restaurants
CUSIP
23719410
Employees
160,000
Year Founded
1968

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$7.20 billion
Cash Flow
$7.41 per share
Book Value
$21.51 per share

Profitability

Net Income
$629.30 million
Pretax Margin
10.15%

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Miscellaneous

Free Float
128,552,000
Market Cap
$19.55 billion
Optionable
Optionable

Company Calendar

Last Earnings
9/22/2021
Ex-Dividend
10/07/2021
Dividend Payable
11/01/2021
Today
12/09/2021
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
12/17/2021
Fiscal Year End
5/31/2022

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MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

2.99 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

21st out of 276 stocks

Eating Places Industry

4th out of 52 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 3.4Community Rank: 4.7Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -












Darden Restaurants (NYSE:DRI) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Darden Restaurants a buy right now?

26 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Darden Restaurants in the last twelve months. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 21 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" Darden Restaurants stock.
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How has Darden Restaurants' stock price been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Darden Restaurants' stock was trading at $70.21 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, DRI shares have increased by 114.6% and is now trading at $150.64.
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When is Darden Restaurants' next earnings date?

Darden Restaurants is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, December 17th 2021.
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How can I listen to Darden Restaurants' earnings call?

Darden Restaurants will be holding an earnings conference call on Friday, December 17th at 8:30 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

How were Darden Restaurants' earnings last quarter?

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, September, 22nd. The restaurant operator reported $1.76 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.65 by $0.11. The restaurant operator had revenue of $2.31 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.24 billion. Darden Restaurants had a net margin of 10.33% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 27.45%. Darden Restaurants's quarterly revenue was up 51.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.56 EPS.
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How often does Darden Restaurants pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Darden Restaurants?

Darden Restaurants announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, September 23rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, October 8th will be paid a dividend of $1.10 per share on Monday, November 1st. This represents a $4.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.92%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 7th.
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Is Darden Restaurants a good dividend stock?

Darden Restaurants pays an annual dividend of $4.40 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.97%. Darden Restaurants does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Darden Restaurants is 70.51%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Darden Restaurants will have a dividend payout ratio of 52.32% next year. This indicates that Darden Restaurants will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How will Darden Restaurants' stock buyback program work?

Darden Restaurants announced that its board has approved a share buyback program on Thursday, September 23rd 2021, which permits the company to repurchase $750,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to reacquire up to 3.6% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are usually an indication that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

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

Darden Restaurants issued an update on its FY 2022 earnings guidance on Thursday, October, 21st. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $7.250-$7.600 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $7.430. The company issued revenue guidance of $9.40 billion-$9.60 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $9.41 billion.

What price target have analysts set for DRI?

26 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Darden Restaurants' stock. Their forecasts range from $130.00 to $180.00. On average, they expect Darden Restaurants' stock price to reach $167.22 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 11.0% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Darden Restaurants' key executives?

Darden Restaurants' management team includes the following people:
  • Gene Lee, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
  • Ricardo Cardenas, President & Chief Operating Officer (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Rajesh Vennam, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer & Senior VP
  • Chris Chang, Chief Information Officer & Senior Vice President
  • Matthew R. Broad, Secretary, Chief Compliance Officer & Senior VP

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

333 employees have rated Darden Restaurants CEO Gene Lee on Glassdoor.com. Gene Lee has an approval rating of 88% among Darden Restaurants' 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 many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Capital World Investors (12.34%), BlackRock Inc. (6.57%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.79%), Newport Trust Co (1.71%), Voya Investment Management LLC (1.59%) and Invesco Ltd. (1.12%). Company insiders that own Darden Restaurants stock include Charles M Sonsteby, Daniel J Kiernan, David C George, Douglas J Milanes, Eugene I Lee Jr, Eugene I Lee, Jr, John W Madonna, M Shan Atkins, Matthew R Broad, Melvin John Martin, Nana Mensah, Ricardo Cardenas, Sarah H King, Susan M Connelly, Todd Burrowes and William S Simon.
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Which major investors are selling Darden Restaurants stock?

DRI stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Caption Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Wellington Management Group LLP, Two Sigma Investments LP, Macquarie Group Ltd., Inverness Counsel LLC NY, Worldquant Millennium Advisors LLC, and Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC. Company insiders that have sold Darden Restaurants company stock in the last year include Daniel J Kiernan, Douglas J Milanes, Eugene I Lee Jr, Eugene I Lee, Jr, John W Madonna, Matthew R Broad, Melvin John Martin, Nana Mensah, Ricardo Cardenas, Sarah H King, Susan M Connelly, Todd Burrowes, and William S Simon.
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Which major investors are buying Darden Restaurants stock?

DRI stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital World Investors, Congress Asset Management Co. MA, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc., Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, Voya Investment Management LLC, Nordea Investment Management AB, and Morgan Stanley. Company insiders that have bought Darden Restaurants stock in the last two years include Charles M Sonsteby, David C George, Eugene I Lee Jr, M Shan Atkins, Matthew R Broad, Ricardo Cardenas, and Todd Burrowes.
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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 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 $150.64.

How much money does Darden Restaurants make?

Darden Restaurants has a market capitalization of $19.55 billion and generates $7.20 billion in revenue each year. The restaurant operator earns $629.30 million in net income (profit) each year or $6.24 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Darden Restaurants have?

Darden Restaurants employs 160,000 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.

When was Darden Restaurants founded?

Darden Restaurants was founded in 1968.

What is Darden Restaurants' official website?

The official website for Darden Restaurants is www.darden.com.

Where are Darden Restaurants' headquarters?

Darden Restaurants is headquartered at 1000 DARDEN CENTER DRIVE, ORLANDO FL, 32837.

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, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 407-245-4989.


This page was last updated on 12/9/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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