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Darden Restaurants, Inc.
IndexS&P 500 P/E60.43 EPS (ttm)0.91 Insider Own0.50% Shs Outstand132.65M Perf Week-1.04%
Market Cap7.29B Forward P/E21.86 EPS next Y2.52 Insider Trans-0.13% Shs Float131.58M Perf Month6.94%
Income121.70M PEG4.63 EPS next Q0.27 Inst Own86.30% Short Float9.11% Perf Quarter17.17%
Sales6.35B P/S1.15 EPS this Y-23.30% Inst Trans0.10% Short Ratio6.44 Perf Half Y12.82%
Book/sh16.10 P/B3.42 EPS next Y11.43% ROA14.30% Target Price52.09 Perf Year7.42%
Cash/sh3.12 P/C17.63 EPS next 5Y13.05% ROE46.70% 52W Range43.08 - 56.85 Perf YTD5.75%
Dividend2.20 P/FCF- EPS past 5Y-12.20% ROI6.40% 52W High-1.74% Beta0.73
Dividend %4.00% Quick Ratio0.50 Sales past 5Y-2.70% Gross Margin20.30% 52W Low29.66% ATR0.88
Employees150000 Current Ratio0.60 Sales Q/Q4.20% Oper. Margin5.40% RSI (14)62.89 Volatility1.46% 1.68%
OptionableYes Debt/Eq0.77 EPS Q/Q-146.90% Profit Margin15.60% Rel Volume0.49 Prev Close54.99
ShortableYes LT Debt/Eq0.71 EarningsDec 16 BMO Payout29.30% Avg Volume1.86M Price55.86
Recom2.60 SMA202.86% SMA508.08% SMA20015.15% Volume902,859 Change1.58%
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
Jun-19-13Reiterated Deutsche Bank Hold $45 → $54
May-20-13Reiterated Miller Tabak Buy $54 → $59
Mar-25-13Reiterated Barclays Overweight $50 → $52
Nov-26-14 02:49PM  How Does a CEO Play Nice With an Activist Investor? at The Wall Street Journal
02:03PM  Midday Glance: Restaurant companies AP
10:24AM  Early Glance: Restaurant companies AP
Nov-25-14 06:58PM  Final Glance: Restaurant companies AP
Nov-19-14 04:48PM  DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Other Events, Financial Stateme EDGAR Online
03:11PM  Will Cost Cuts Boost Darden In Hot Restaurants Group? at Investor's Business Daily
02:05PM  Olive Garden Pits North Against South (in Italian Food, That Is) BusinessWeek
09:12AM  Olive Garden Wants You! (To Vote on Italian Cuisine) at Bloomberg
07:59AM  Will Darden Restaurants (DRI) Stock Be Helped Today by Cost Cutting Moves? at TheStreet
07:55AM  The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: DineEquity, Darden Restaurants and Sonic Zacks
Nov-18-14 08:01PM  Darden CFO to Leave, Cost Cutting Underway at The Wall Street Journal
05:34PM  Darden cuts jobs, costs to save $20M annually AP
05:25PM  [$$] Darden CFO to Leave; Cost-Cutting Begins at The Wall Street Journal
05:14PM  Darden CFO, Executives to Retire Amid Cost Saving and Job Cuts at Bloomberg
05:09PM  Shakeup at Darden aims to save $20 million at MarketWatch
04:30PM  Darden Announces Leadership Changes And Strategic Actions PR Newswire
03:27PM  Olive Garden Pits North Against South (In Italian Food, That is) at BusinessWeek
Nov-17-14 01:18PM  Miller Tabak: Darden Restaurants Could Boost FY15 Outlook Benzinga
07:16AM  Bloomberg BRIEF: Mergers and Acquisitions - Nov 17 (Audio) at Bloomberg
06:10AM  Activist Fund Targets Ebix to Boost Board Oversight and Unlock Value at TheStreet
Nov-14-14 10:00AM  Olive Garden Introduces Two New Twists On Its Classic Tour Of Italy Entree PR Newswire
Nov-13-14 01:44PM  DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Material Modification to Right EDGAR Online
11:39AM  Starboard-controlled Darden board scraps poison pill Reuters
11:22AM  Darden Cancels Poison Pill Provision After Board Changes at Bloomberg
09:48AM  Darden Restaurants New Board Eliminates Poison Pill Benzinga
09:08AM  Darden to Eliminate Poison Pill Early at Bloomberg
08:30AM  Darden Announces Corporate Governance Reforms And Sets Second Quarter Earnings Release For December 16, 2014 PR Newswire
Nov-12-14 06:14AM  Will Darden keep running higher? optionMONSTER
Nov-11-14 07:33PM  [video] The Top Ten Stocks for Nov. 11 at Bloomberg
05:35PM  Stock Pops & Drops: GRPN, LOCO, DRI & CZR CNBC
04:30PM  Alibaba and Ford are big market movers AP
02:30PM  Street Talk: TWX, DRI, ZNGA, GRUB & ICUI CNBC
12:57PM  Olive Garden not 'broken;' Darden a buy: Analyst at CNBC
12:32PM  Heat join competitive workforce coalition AP
12:09PM  Darden stock up again as month-long rally continues Yahoo Finance
10:52AM  KeyBanc: Darden Isn't "Broken" at
09:39AM  Darden Restaurants (DRI) Stock Gains Today Following Analyst Upgrade at TheStreet
07:54AM  Early Movers: DHI, BABA, ZNGA, DRI, UAL & more at CNBC
Nov-07-14 10:21AM  Companies Paying Americans the Least 24/7 Wall St.
Nov-06-14 05:55AM  How the Latest Minimum Wage Increases Can Help Businesses at BusinessWeek
Nov-05-14 02:14PM  [$$] Darden Hires New Executive Search Firm at The Wall Street Journal
12:08PM  Darden hires new firm to find CEO AP
09:12AM  Darden Retains Korn Ferry For CEO Search PR Newswire
Nov-03-14 06:16PM  Red Lobster goes back into its shell AP
05:18PM  Red Lobsters comeback recipe? Lobster at Fortune
04:00PM  Why unit growth for McDonalds isnt as important in the US Market Realist
03:16PM  Why Brinker Internationals 1Q15 earnings increase Market Realist
12:00PM  Why McDonalds same-store sales declined across all segments Market Realist
09:59AM  Aetna spends $400M on exchange technology provider AP
Oct-30-14 02:24PM  13 Fast Food Chicken Dishes Could Feed a Price Explosion in 2015 at TheStreet
Oct-29-14 01:00PM  Why Chipotle had unit growth in 3Q14 Market Realist
Oct-28-14 10:23AM  Cramer on Stocks and Investing: How to Game This Clueless Market at TheStreet
07:30AM  SunOpta Announces Appointment of M. Shan Atkins to the Board of Directors GlobeNewswire
Oct-26-14 06:06PM  CVS follows Rite-Aid, shuts off Apple Pay at USA TODAY
Oct-24-14 12:29PM  Should you tip for takeout food orders? A debate at CNBC
Oct-23-14 07:00AM  One man's story: 30 days of endless Olive Garden at CNBC
Oct-21-14 12:02PM  [video] Chilis Scores Big With Tablet Ordering at Bloomberg
11:48AM  Big shake-up imminent at McDonald's, says Cramer at CNBC
09:05AM  Cramer: McDonald's so bad it's good CNBC
Oct-20-14 05:00PM  Why the Restaurant Performance Index is important Market Realist
04:44PM  A Long Recommendation for Darden Restaurants Gurufocus
Oct-16-14 03:44PM  DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Submission of Matters to a Vote EDGAR Online
02:31PM  Darden returns former director Simon to board AP
10:55AM  [$$] Darden Board Brings Back Former Director at The Wall Street Journal
10:21AM  Darden Expands Board to Add Former Wal-Mart U.S. CEO at Bloomberg
09:42AM  Darden's Board Appoints Additional Director PR Newswire
06:10AM  Five Reasons the Market Is Wrong to Think the U.S. Is Like Europe at TheStreet
Oct-14-14 06:52PM  Ann shares rise after disclosing Golden Gate pact AP
04:30PM  As Activist Investors Gain Strength, Boards Surrender to Demands at New York Times
04:16PM  Bob Evans Looks Set To Serve Up Heartbreak at Forbes
03:10PM  Why Darden Restaurants (DRI) Stock Is Gaining Today at TheStreet
01:29PM  Darden gets new management; no salted pasta water yet Reuters
12:57PM  [video] Citigroup Beats Estimates, Profits Rise 6.6% at Bloomberg
12:20PM  Darden names interim CEO at USA TODAY
11:57AM  Living wage advocates set their sights on Olive Garden at Fortune
11:09AM  [video] J.P. Morgan Returns to Profit, and More at MarketWatch
10:59AM  Olive Garden parent company names interim CEO AP
10:10AM  [$$] Darden Names Lee Interim CEO at The Wall Street Journal
10:02AM  Darden board names COO Lee as interim CEO at MarketWatch
09:56AM  Darden Restaurants names Gene Lee interim CEO Reuters
09:31AM  Dardens CEO Steps Down as New Starboard-Led Board Takes Control at Bloomberg
09:24AM  [video] Darden: Clarence Otis Stepping Down From CEO Role at Bloomberg
09:17AM  Darden Restaurant CEO Steps Down at Fox Business
09:00AM  Darden Announces Certified Results Of 2014 Annual Shareholder Meeting PR Newswire
Oct-13-14 05:45PM  [video] Stock Pops & Drops: DRI, SYMC, VALE & YHOO at CNBC
04:42PM  Darden Restaurants, Inc. -- Moody's downgrades Darden's unsecured ratings to Ba1 from Baa3 and short term rating to Not Prime at Moody's
04:23PM  [video] The Top Ten Stocks for Oct. 13 at Bloomberg
02:09PM  Darden board ouster: A warning to corporate America at CNBC
10:09AM  Olive Garden reboot: Fewer breadsticks, more wine Yahoo Finance
08:45AM  UPDATE: Piper Jaffray Downgrades Darden Restaurants On Search For Clarity Benzinga
08:17AM  Why Darden Restaurants (DRI) Stock Is Slumping Today at TheStreet
08:00AM  Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Cliffs, CME, Darden, Endo, J.C. Penney and More at 24/7 Wall St.
07:22AM  #PreMarket Primer: Monday, October 13: US Has Second Case Of Ebola Benzinga
07:00AM  Darden's Board Sent Away From the Table Morningstar
Oct-10-14 11:03PM  [$$] Starboard Succeeds in Replacing Entire Darden Board at The Wall Street Journal
04:56PM  [video] The Age of Activism: Starboard Cleans House at Darden at Bloomberg
04:40PM  Stocks Fall Again in Choppy Trading Morningstar
04:34PM  [video] The Top Ten Stocks for Oct. 10 at Bloomberg
04:29PM  DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Statements and Exhibits EDGAR Online
04:26PM  [video] Darden Shareholders Oust Board, and More at MarketWatch
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, SVPOct 31Option Exercise40.046,141245,85539,259Nov 04 04:31 PM
Ng DaisySVP, Chief HR OfficerOct 31Option Exercise35.8110,435373,62519,365Nov 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
McAdam Robert SSVP Gov't & Community AffairsOct 28Option Exercise33.0331,7621,048,98336,749Oct 30 04:55 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
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
MCGILLICUDY CORNELIUS IIIDirectorJan 08Option Exercise23.573,00070,69528,579Jan 10 04:05 PM
MCGILLICUDY CORNELIUS IIIDirectorJan 08Sale51.923,000155,75025,579Jan 10 04:05 PM
Setta Salli A.President, Red LobsterJan 03Option Exercise33.105,051167,16338,000Jan 06 04:31 PM
Setta Salli A.President, Red LobsterJan 03Sale52.985,051267,59332,949Jan 06 04:31 PM
Setta Salli A.President, Red LobsterJan 02Option Exercise33.1015,849524,52348,812Jan 06 04:31 PM
Setta Salli A.President, Red LobsterJan 02Sale53.5715,849848,99832,949Jan 06 04:31 PM
OTIS CLARENCE JRChairman, CEODec 23Option Exercise21.1680,0001,692,800303,052Dec 26 09:11 AM
OTIS CLARENCE JRChairman, CEODec 23Sale53.8852,5002,828,564250,552Dec 26 09:11 AM