DRI - Darden Restaurants, Inc.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
106.76
+2.71 (+2.60%)
At close: 4:03PM EDT
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Previous Close104.05
Open105.38
Bid0.00 x 800
Ask127.89 x 1300
Day's Range105.13 - 107.36
52 Week Range78.86 - 124.00
Volume1,671,027
Avg. Volume1,237,076
Market Cap13.25B
Beta (3Y Monthly)-0.15
PE Ratio (TTM)20.86
EPS (TTM)5.12
Earnings DateDec 17, 2018 - Dec 21, 2018
Forward Dividend & Yield3.00 (2.81%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-10-09
1y Target Est123.65
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  • Darden (DRI) Gains 26% in 6 Months: What's Driving the Stock?
    Zacks10 days ago

    Darden (DRI) Gains 26% in 6 Months: What's Driving the Stock?

    Darden (DRI) performs impressively in the past six months backed by strategic sales building initiatives, acquisitions and cost savings efforts.

  • Simply Wall St.11 days ago

    Darden Restaurants Inc (NYSE:DRI): 4 Days To Buy Before The Ex-Dividend Date

    If you are interested in cashing in on Darden Restaurants Inc’s (NYSE:DRI) upcoming dividend of US$0.75 per share, you only have 4 days left to buy the shares before its Read More...

  • Benzinga12 days ago

    A Few Takeaways From Guggenheim's Restaurant Summit: Darden, Habit, El Pollo And Wingstop

    Guggenheim recently hosted its third annual Emerging Growth Restaurant Summit in Dallas, which reaffirmed a healthy environment for the restaurant sector and reinforces a bullish stance on a handful of ...

  • MarketWatch17 days ago

    J.C. Penney's stock tumbles toward record low after CFO resigns after 14 months in the role

    Shares of J.C. Penney Co. Inc. sank 9.3% toward a record low, after the struggling department store chain said Chief Financial Officer Jeff Davis was leaving after a little over one year in the role. The stock has now tumbled 22% amid a five-session losing streak. The company said late Thursday that Davis was leaving "to pursue another opportunity." Davis was named CFO in July 2017, joining most recently from Darden Restaurants Inc. . The company said Jerry Murray, senior vice president of finance, will serve as interim CFO. The stock had initially gained in Thursday's after-hours session after the news was released. The stock has now shed 50% year to date, while the SPDR S&P Retail ETF has climbed 14% and the S&P 500 has gained 8.9%.

  • GuruFocus.com18 days ago

    Darden Restaurants Inc (DRI) President and CEO Eugene I Jr Lee Sold $6.8 million of Shares

    President and CEO of Darden Restaurants Inc (NYSE:DRI) Eugene I Jr Lee sold 60,688 shares of DRI on 09/26/2018 at an average price of $112.63 a share.

  • Darden Restaurants Talks Market Share Gains, Menu Upgrades, and Surging Wage Expenses
    Motley Fool19 days ago

    Darden Restaurants Talks Market Share Gains, Menu Upgrades, and Surging Wage Expenses

    Here are the highlights from the casual dining chain's latest earnings call with investors.

  • Motley Fool19 days ago

    How Darden Restaurants Beat on the Top and Bottom Lines

    All-you-can-eat breadsticks? Thumbs up. Biscuits? Answer unclear, ask again later.

  • Thomson Reuters StreetEvents20 days ago

    Edited Transcript of DRI earnings conference call or presentation 20-Sep-18 12:30pm GMT

    Q1 2019 Darden Restaurants Inc Earnings Call

  • Analysts Raise Price Targets after Darden’s Fiscal Q1 Results
    Market Realist20 days ago

    Analysts Raise Price Targets after Darden’s Fiscal Q1 Results

    On September 20, Darden Restaurants (DRI) was trading at $71.12. On the same day, 56.0% of the 25 analysts that follow Darden Restaurants favored a “buy” rating, while 44.0% favored a “hold” rating. Since the announcement of Darden Restaurants’ earnings for the first quarter of fiscal 2019, Canaccord Genuity, Stifel, Jefferies, and Maxim have all raised their price targets.

  • How Did Darden Stock React to BMO Capital’s Downgrade?
    Market Realist20 days ago

    How Did Darden Stock React to BMO Capital’s Downgrade?

    Despite BMO Capital’s downgrade on September 24, Darden Restaurants’ (DRI) stock price rose 0.4% and closed the day at $113.28.

  • Darden Outperforms Analysts’ EPS Expectations in Fiscal Q1 2019
    Market Realist20 days ago

    Darden Outperforms Analysts’ EPS Expectations in Fiscal Q1 2019

    During the first quarter of fiscal 2019, Darden Restaurants (DRI) posted earnings per share of $1.32. However, removing special or one-time items, the company’s adjusted EPS stood at $1.34, outperforming analysts’ EPS expectations of $1.24. Year-over-year, the company’s EPS grew by 35.4% from $0.99 in the first quarter of fiscal 2018.

  • Motley Fool20 days ago

    Darden Restaurants Serves Up Another Delicious Quarter

    The sit-down restaurant space is an increasingly a tough arena to make money in, but the Olive Garden operator has found some formulas for growth even in today's environment.

  • BMO Capital Downgraded Darden Restaurants
    Market Realist20 days ago

    BMO Capital Downgraded Darden Restaurants

    On September 24, BMO Capital downgraded Darden Restaurants (DRI) from “market perform” to “underperform” due to concerns about food commodity deflation. As reported by MarketWatch, Andrew Strelzik of BMO Capital expects the SSSG (same-store sales growth) to deaccelerate across the casual dining industry from the beginning of fourth quarter due to the widening gap between consumers eating food at home and eating out. The gap is a result of food commodity deflation. Strelzik also lowered his target price for Darden from $105 to $96.

  • Labor Expenses Dented Darden’s EBIT Margin in Fiscal Q1 2019
    Market Realist20 days ago

    Labor Expenses Dented Darden’s EBIT Margin in Fiscal Q1 2019

    During the first quarter of fiscal 2019, Darden Restaurants (DRI) posted EBIT (earnings before interest and tax) of $189.1 million, which represents an EBIT margin of 9.2%. The company’s EBIT margin stood at 9.3% in the first quarter of fiscal 2018.

  • Benzinga21 days ago

    Casual Dining Stocks Struggle To Cook Up More Foot Traffic

    The fourth quarter is shaping up to be a difficult one for casual dining stocks, and one Wall Street analyst issued a wave of downgrades Monday in response to the latest industry data. The Analyst BMO ...

  • MarketWatch21 days ago

    Slowing same-store sales trends drive downgrades at Olive Garden's Darden Restaurants, Bloomin' Brands and other restaurant companies

    BMO Capital Markets analysts downgraded a number of restaurant company stocks, including Olive Garden parent Darden Restaurants Inc. and Outback parent Bloomin' Brands Inc. , based on "decelerating industry trends" and commodity deflation. Olive Garden just reported better-than-expected same-store sales in the most recent quarter, but BMO analysts are concerned about the impact commodity prices could have on Longhorn Steakhouse. Analysts expressed the same concern about Outback, Brinker International Inc.'s Chili's brand, Texas Roadhouse Inc. and Chuy's Holdings Inc. . "We are shifting to a more cautious view of casual dining as industry comp trends likely will decelerate beginning in 4Q18, driven by a widening food-at-home/food-away-from-home price gap," BMO wrote. Darden was downgraded to underperform from market perform with a price target cut to $96 from $105. The stock is down 0.3% in Monday trading, and up 17.3% for the year to date. Bloomin' Brands was downgraded to market perform from outperform with a price target cut to $21 from $28. Shares are down 4.3% in Monday trading, and are down 9.8% for the year to date. Brinker International was downgraded to underperform from market perform with its price target slashed to $40 from $43. Brinker shares are down nearly 4% in Monday trading, but up 18.7% for 2018 to date. Texas Roadhouse was downgraded to underperform from market perform with a price target decrease to $58 from $62. Texas Roadhouse stock is down 5.2% in Monday trading, but up nearly 27% for the year so far. And Chuy's was downgraded to underperform from market perform with the price target lowered to $23 from $28. Chuy's shares have sunk 9.2% on Monday, and have fallen 11.6% for the year to date. The S&P 500 index has gained 9% for 2018 so far.

  • How Is Darden Restaurants Expanding Its Operations?
    Market Realist21 days ago

    How Is Darden Restaurants Expanding Its Operations?

    By the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2019, Darden Restaurants (DRI) operated 1,753 restaurants: Olive Garden: 858 LongHorn Steakhouse: 506 Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen: 157 Yard House: 73 The Capital Grille: 58 Bahama Breeze: 40 Seasons 52: 42 Eddie V’s: 19 

  • Darden (DRI) Rides On Cheddar's Acquisition, High Costs Hurt
    Zacks21 days ago

    Darden (DRI) Rides On Cheddar's Acquisition, High Costs Hurt

    While major sales-building initiatives and synergies from Cheddar's acquisition are likely to boost Darden's (DRI) top-line growth, high costs may dent margins.

  • What Drove Darden’s Same-Store Sales Growth in Fiscal Q1 2019?
    Market Realist21 days ago

    What Drove Darden’s Same-Store Sales Growth in Fiscal Q1 2019?

    For the first quarter of fiscal 2019, Darden Restaurants (DRI) posted overall SSSG (same-store sales growth) of 3.3%, outperforming analysts’ expectations of 1.1%. Of Darden’s eight brands, six have posted positive SSSG figures. In this article, we’ll examine the performance of Darden Restaurants’ brands.

  • Darden Outperforms Analysts’ Revenue Estimates in Fiscal Q1 2019
    Market Realist21 days ago

    Darden Outperforms Analysts’ Revenue Estimates in Fiscal Q1 2019

    In the first quarter of fiscal 2019, Darden Restaurants (DRI) posted revenues of $2.06 billion, outperforming analysts’ expectations of $2.03 billion. Year-over-year, the company’s revenues have increased 6.5%. The addition of 52 new restaurants in the last four quarters contributed 3.2% of its revenue growth, while its SSSG (same-store sales growth) has added 3.3%.

  • TheStreet.com24 days ago

    3 Reasons Darden Restaurants Has Been Killing it

    The surging restaurant brand, parent company of heavily advertised Olive Garden, beat Wall Street estimates on its earnings report Thursday Sept. 20. Cheddar is one of several smaller subsidiaries which all combine to account for roughly 21% of Darden's revenue currently, according to its earnings release, so any upside to Cheddar could prove important to the stock.

  • Key Takeaways from Darden Restaurants’ Fiscal Q1 2019 Results
    Market Realist24 days ago

    Key Takeaways from Darden Restaurants’ Fiscal Q1 2019 Results

    Darden Restaurants (DRI) posted its earnings for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 before the market opened on September 20. The company posted adjusted EPS of $1.34 on revenues of $2.06 billion. Year-over-year, the company’s EPS has increased by 35.4%, while its revenues grew by 6.5%.

  • It’s not just the breadsticks and pasta pass: Olive Garden is popular for bathrooms, too
    MarketWatch24 days ago

    It’s not just the breadsticks and pasta pass: Olive Garden is popular for bathrooms, too

    Olive Garden gets high ratings on nondining features including its bathrooms and advertising, according to data from Technomic.

  • Motley Fool24 days ago

    GE Shareholders, Buckle Up

    CEO John Flannery is working to turn the sinking ship around, but hoo boy, that is going to really take some work.