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Darden Restaurants, Inc.
IndexS&P 500 P/E103.23 EPS (ttm)0.62 Insider Own0.40% Shs Outstand124.05M Perf Week2.88%
Market Cap7.94B Forward P/E24.62 EPS next Y2.60 Insider Trans-22.74% Shs Float122.95M Perf Month5.40%
Income84.90M PEG7.70 EPS next Q0.84 Inst Own84.10% Short Float5.62% Perf Quarter17.50%
Sales6.42B P/S1.24 EPS this Y-23.30% Inst Trans-8.88% Short Ratio5.08 Perf Half Y37.66%
Book/sh16.49 P/B3.88 EPS next Y13.30% ROA13.20% Target Price58.32 Perf Year34.23%
Cash/sh1.27 P/C50.41 EPS next 5Y13.40% ROE40.70% 52W Range42.67 - 64.50 Perf YTD10.19%
Dividend2.20 P/FCF- EPS past 5Y-12.20% ROI6.50% 52W High-0.78% Beta0.70
Dividend %3.44% Quick Ratio0.40 Sales past 5Y-2.70% Gross Margin20.10% 52W Low49.97% ATR0.95
Employees206489 Current Ratio0.60 Sales Q/Q4.90% Oper. Margin5.10% RSI (14)67.28 Volatility1.25% 1.67%
OptionableYes Debt/Eq0.74 EPS Q/Q-580.00% Profit Margin13.50% Rel Volume0.82 Prev Close64.38
ShortableYes LT Debt/Eq0.72 EarningsMar 20 BMO Payout33.50% Avg Volume1.36M Price64.00
Recom2.50 SMA203.66% SMA506.68% SMA20023.95% Volume1,111,059 Change-0.59%
Jan-06-15Upgrade Oppenheimer Perform → Outperform $67
Dec-17-14Reiterated RBC Capital Mkts Sector Perform $55 → $57
Dec-15-14Upgrade Telsey Advisory Group Underperform → Market Perform $45 → $54
Nov-17-14Reiterated Miller Tabak Buy $59 → $61
Oct-02-14Reiterated Miller Tabak Buy $56 → $59
Jul-29-14Reiterated Deutsche Bank Hold $49 → $44
Jun-23-14Reiterated RBC Capital Mkts Sector Perform $55 → $50
Jun-20-14Reiterated Miller Tabak Buy $57 → $60
Mar-04-14Reiterated UBS Neutral $54 → $51
Dec-24-13Reiterated Wunderlich Hold $50 → $54
Dec-20-13Reiterated Telsey Advisory Group Not Rated $49 → $45
Nov-08-13Initiated RBC Capital Mkts Sector Perform $55
Nov-05-13Reiterated Barclays Overweight $52 → $56
Oct-18-13Reiterated Miller Tabak Buy $55 → $58
Sep-23-13Reiterated Telsey Advisory Group Not Rated $54 → $49
Sep-23-13Reiterated Deutsche Bank Hold $49 → $47
Sep-20-13Reiterated Miller Tabak Buy $57 → $55
Sep-06-13Initiated Wunderlich Hold $50
Jul-16-13Initiated Stifel Buy
Jun-19-13Reiterated Oppenheimer Outperform $54 → $58
Feb-27-15 12:07PM  Low Inflation Means More Spending Good For Restaurant Stocks Market Realist
12:27AM  Diner Dash: Del Friscos vs. Darden at The Wall Street Journal
Feb-26-15 06:05PM  Declining Same-Store-Sales Data Concern For Restaurant Stocks Market Realist
03:23PM  Diner Dash: Del Frisco's vs. Darden at The Wall Street Journal
Feb-25-15 05:20PM  Ruby Tuesday to employees: No plans to relocate to Orlando at
09:30AM  The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: BJ's Restaurants, Bloomin' Brands, Darden Restaurants, Brinker International and Jack in the Box - Press Releases Zacks
Feb-24-15 10:08AM  5 Tempting Restaurant Stocks for Your Platter - Analyst Blog Zacks
Feb-23-15 08:05PM  [$$] Darden Restaurants Names Gene Lee CEO at The Wall Street Journal
06:33PM  Darden Restaurants Investor's Business Daily
05:15PM  DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements and Exhibi EDGAR Online
05:01PM  Apple and Valeant are big market movers AP
03:28PM  Darden Names Gene Lee CEO at The Wall Street Journal
01:29PM  CNBC update: Greece to send reform list CNBC
01:14PM  Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), Office Depot Inc (ODP): Activist Starboard Values Top Picks, Plus Latest Move In Tessera Technologies, Inc. (TSRA) at Insider Monkey
12:50PM  Here's what activist investors want from McDonald's new CEO Yahoo Finance
10:25AM  Will New Darden CEO Turn Olive Garden Around? at 24/7 Wall St.
10:18AM  Darden Names CEO As Turnaround Efforts Continue at Forbes
09:37AM  Darden Restaurants names Gene Lee CEO at MarketWatch
08:30AM  Darden Names Gene Lee as Permanent CEO, Capping Activist Battle at Bloomberg
08:25AM  Darden Restaurants names Eugene Lee as CEO Reuters
08:00AM  Darden Announces Appointment Of Chief Executive Officer PR Newswire
Feb-20-15 08:14AM  The Activist Imperative: How CEOs Can Preempt Shareholder Activists at Forbes
07:20AM  How I fought Olive Garden (and won) at
Feb-19-15 11:59AM  Bloomin' Q4 Earnings Top But Outlook Below Consensus at Investor's Business Daily
Feb-18-15 06:05PM  What is Chipotles guidance for 2015? Market Realist
Feb-13-15 08:28AM  Lawsuit: Seasons 52 restaurants won't hire servers over 40 AP
05:51AM  Gas windfall blown on burgers and Buicks Yahoo Finance Contributors
Feb-12-15 02:18PM  U.S. agency claims Darden won't hire 'old white guys' for dining chain Reuters
Feb-11-15 04:05PM  How Food Inflation Impacts The Restaurant Industry Market Realist
Feb-10-15 02:11PM  BofA On The U.S. Housing Market: 'Feelin' Alright' Benzinga
Feb-09-15 04:05PM  Darden Sets Date For FY15 Third Quarter Earnings Release And Conference Call PR Newswire
03:45PM  Darden Restaurants Inc. (DRI), Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO): Starboard Value Crowned Activist of the Year; 2015 On Pace To Top It at Insider Monkey
Feb-05-15 10:00AM  Olive Garden Brings Back Date Night for Parents with its Second Annual Parents' Night Out PR Newswire
12:33AM  One Brit discovers why Americans are so fat at MarketWatch
Feb-04-15 02:39PM  Staples to buy Office Depot for $6.3bn at Financial Times
10:05AM  Wendys Stock Has Increased 30% Since 3Q14 Market Realist
Feb-02-15 09:05AM  Brinker Internationals Earnings Havent Been Stable Lately Market Realist
Jan-30-15 02:05PM  McDonalds Managements Initiatives During 4Q14 Market Realist
Jan-29-15 02:03PM  Stephens: Assessing The Sum Of The Parts At Darden Restaurants Benzinga
Jan-28-15 02:16PM  Brinker International May Report Higher Same-Store Sales Market Realist
11:03AM  Starbucks Worldwide Same-Store Sales Growth Remains Steady At 5% Market Realist
10:16AM  Brinker International May Report Higher Revenues Market Realist
Jan-27-15 07:29PM  Heres how 5 companies capitalized on Snowpocalypse at Fortune
10:20AM  The only thing that matters in Yahoo's earnings at CNBC
Jan-23-15 02:40PM  Hot restaurant stocks CNBC
02:38PM  Buy this hot sector to play cheap gas at CNBC
09:30AM  Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Buffalo Wild Wings, Darden Restaurants, Domino's Pizza, Wendy's and Bob Evans Farms - Press Releases Zacks
Jan-22-15 06:32PM  Crude Oil Price Plunge: Stocks That Should Benefit at Investor's Business Daily
02:24PM  The Crash In Oil Prices Isn't Keeping Texans Away From Olive Garden Business Insider
09:30AM  Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Intel, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Darden and Starbucks - Press Releases Zacks
Jan-21-15 01:23PM  Insperity Stock Flies On Starboard's 13.2% Stake at Investor's Business Daily
Jan-20-15 01:10PM  Darden (DRI) Well Poised for Growth - Should You Buy Now? - Analyst Blog Zacks
Jan-16-15 04:35PM  BJ's Restaurants Reports Preliminary Q4 Results, Comps Up - Analyst Blog Zacks
07:00AM  Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research - Zacks Equity Research Report Zacks
Jan-15-15 04:10PM  Dunkin' Plans Baskin-Robbins Franchisee Units in Kentucky - Analyst Blog Zacks
10:25AM  Blue Water Rum, Restaurants and Investment Advancing Accesswire
Jan-10-15 01:05PM  Activist Investors Picking Up Where They Left Off Benzinga
Jan-09-15 04:41PM  A volatile end to a very volatile week... Yahoo Finance Contributors
10:42AM  [video] Investors get fat on restaurant stocks at
10:09AM  UPDATE: Tigress Financial Partners Upgrades Darden Restaurants As 2015 Should Be Transition Year Benzinga
06:20AM  Biggest beer resolution of 2015? Dont be a jerk at MarketWatch
Jan-08-15 04:44PM  Thursday's Market Recap Yahoo Finance Blogs
04:19PM  Yahoo, AOL shares jump on renewed merger calls at USA TODAY
02:53PM  Citgroup Analyst Sees More Slow Growth For Fast Food Benzinga
01:04PM  DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC Financials EDGAR Online Financials
Jan-06-15 02:30PM  Street Talk: FDX, CSX, STZ, DRI & DKS CNBC
09:24AM  Darden Restaurants (DRI) Stock Higher Today After Oppenheimer Upgrade at TheStreet
07:21AM  Darden Restaurants upgraded by Oppenheimer
Jan-05-15 09:09AM  A Rising Stock Price: Texas Roadhouses 3rd Quarter Earnings Market Realist
Jan-03-15 07:07PM  10-Q for Darden Restaurants, Inc. Company Spotlight
Jan-02-15 05:09PM  Beating SPY: Texas Roadhouses 5-Year Stock Performance Market Realist
Jan-01-15 07:25AM  Corporate battles will get noisier in 2015 at USA TODAY
Dec-31-14 04:46PM  DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report EDGAR Online
11:52AM  New Years Eve in Times Square sums up whats wrong with New York at MarketWatch
09:29AM  3 Charts That Show Which Restaurants Are Growing (And Which Ones Aren't) Benzinga
07:00AM  10 top retail stories of 2014: Boardroom coups, activism and drama at Fortune
Dec-30-14 05:10PM  A Closer Look At Texas Roadhouses Steak-Focused Menu Market Realist
05:09PM  Tuesday's Market Recap Yahoo Finance Blogs
04:00PM  US stocks close down; Dow below 18,000 at CNBC
01:23PM  [video]Shake Shacks IPO May Be Shakier Than a Root Beer Float at TheStreet
12:44PM  Shake Shacks IPO May Be Shakier Than a Root Beer Float at TheStreet
12:20PM  5 Best Restaurant Stocks Poised to Benefit From Lower Oil Prices in 2015 at TheStreet
10:15AM  Chipotle & fast casual growth trends CNBC
08:26AM  Expectation On Restaurant Performance Increases Market Realist
Dec-29-14 10:40AM  Travel & leisure: Hot or not? CNBC
Dec-24-14 10:19AM  Starboards Track Record As An Activist Investor Market Realist
Dec-23-14 12:47PM  Analyzing Panera Breads Advertising And Marketing Spend Market Realist
09:45AM  BLUU Set To Launch Caribbean-Branded Restaurant Accesswire
08:00AM  These stocks are biggest winners from oil meltdown at CNBC
Dec-19-14 12:25PM  How Chipotle Is Spreading The Message Market Realist
Dec-18-14 06:13PM  Cramer's perfect recipe for a Santa Claus rally at CNBC
04:56PM  Wall Street Sees No Upside For Darden; Are There Better Options Out There? Benzinga
10:25AM  What Is Chipotle Mexican Grill? Market Realist
Dec-17-14 04:50PM  Darden Restaurants Conference Call Highlights Benzinga
04:18PM  The Top Ten Stocks for Dec. 17 at Bloomberg
01:17PM  Darden Restaurants Puts Priority On Real Estate Benzinga
12:33PM  Results for Darden and FedEx, Looking Ahead to the Fed and Oracle this Afternoon Yahoo Finance Blogs
09:33AM  Cramer: Exactly what you want from activism CNBC
09:17AM  Will This Price Target Increase Help Darden Restaurants (DRI) Stock Today? at TheStreet
09:12AM  FedEx fails to deliver; General Mills' mixed results; American Apparel back in vogue Hot Stock Minute
Darden Restaurants, Inc. owns and operates full service restaurants in the United States and Canada. It operates restaurants under the Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V's, and Yard House brand names. As of July 28, 2014, it owned and operated approximately 1,500 restaurants. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Orlando, Florida.
Insider Trading Relationship Date Transaction Cost #Shares Value ($) #Shares Total SEC Form 4
Richmond C BradfordCFO, SVPJan 28Sale62.001,808112,09622,731Jan 30 01:43 PM
Richmond C BradfordCFO, SVPDec 30Sale59.052,711160,08724,539Jan 02 04:12 PM
DAVID R. LOTHROPSVP, Corporate ControllerDec 29Option Exercise35.819,239330,80212,196Dec 31 11:30 AM
DAVID R. LOTHROPSVP, Corporate ControllerDec 29Sale58.759,239542,8322,957Dec 31 11:30 AM
Richmond C BradfordCFO, SVPDec 22Sale57.675,137296,25227,250Dec 23 04:14 PM
Ng DaisySVP, Chief HR OfficerDec 19Sale57.475,849336,1203,081Dec 23 04:13 PM
Ng DaisySVP, Chief HR OfficerOct 31Option Exercise35.8110,435373,62519,365Nov 04 04:31 PM
Richmond C BradfordCFO, SVPOct 31Option Exercise40.046,141245,85539,259Nov 04 04:31 PM
Richmond C BradfordCFO, SVPOct 31Sale51.696,141317,41633,118Nov 04 04:31 PM
Ng DaisySVP, Chief HR OfficerOct 31Sale51.7310,435539,7758,930Nov 04 04:31 PM
Insignares Valerie L.President, LongHorn SteakhouseOct 28Option Exercise33.1030,000992,85078,195Oct 30 04:55 PM
Richmond C BradfordCFO, SVPOct 28Option Exercise38.0731,7351,208,06764,853Oct 30 04:56 PM
McAdam Robert SSVP Gov't & Community AffairsOct 28Option Exercise33.0331,7621,048,98336,749Oct 30 04:55 PM
Richmond C BradfordCFO, SVPOct 28Sale52.0631,7351,652,24833,118Oct 30 04:56 PM
Insignares Valerie L.President, LongHorn SteakhouseOct 28Sale52.0030,0001,560,03348,195Oct 30 04:55 PM
McAdam Robert SSVP Gov't & Community AffairsOct 28Sale52.0231,7621,652,2344,987Oct 30 04:55 PM
Richmond C BradfordCFO, SVPOct 24Sale50.3001933,118Oct 27 05:02 PM
DAVID R. LOTHROPSVP, Corporate ControllerOct 23Option Exercise33.1011,250372,31914,207Oct 27 05:03 PM
DAVID R. LOTHROPSVP, Corporate ControllerOct 23Sale50.2911,250565,7462,957Oct 27 05:03 PM
Ng DaisySVP, Chief HR OfficerAug 01Option Exercise31.8312,500397,81321,661Aug 05 04:52 PM
Ng DaisySVP, Chief HR OfficerAug 01Sale46.5312,500581,6059,161Aug 05 04:52 PM
HUGHES DAVID HDirectorJul 08Option Exercise23.573,00070,69567,496Jul 16 04:37 PM
BERRY LEONARD LDirectorJun 25Option Exercise23.573,00070,69535,369Jun 27 04:04 PM