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Darden Restaurants, Inc.
IndexS&P 500 P/E65.40 EPS (ttm)0.99 Insider Own0.10% Shs Outstand125.79M Perf Week1.28%
Market Cap8.14B Forward P/E22.59 EPS next Y2.87 Insider Trans-49.31% Shs Float124.72M Perf Month-1.61%
Income126.70M PEG4.09 EPS next Q0.93 Inst Own86.60% Short Float3.88% Perf Quarter4.32%
Sales6.54B P/S1.25 EPS this Y-23.30% Inst Trans2.49% Short Ratio3.29 Perf Half Y18.53%
Book/sh17.96 P/B3.61 EPS next Y14.87% ROA14.20% Target Price69.23 Perf Year36.24%
Cash/sh3.47 P/C18.67 EPS next 5Y16.00% ROE41.30% 52W Range42.32 - 69.80 Perf YTD12.43%
Dividend2.20 P/FCF- EPS past 5Y-12.20% ROI6.50% 52W High-7.23% Beta0.67
Dividend %3.40% Quick Ratio0.60 Sales past 5Y-2.70% Gross Margin20.30% 52W Low53.00% ATR1.05
Employees206489 Current Ratio0.70 Sales Q/Q6.90% Oper. Margin5.70% RSI (14)50.29 Volatility1.28% 1.68%
OptionableYes Debt/Eq0.68 EPS Q/Q55.40% Profit Margin13.60% Rel Volume0.50 Prev Close64.57
ShortableYes LT Debt/Eq0.68 EarningsJun 19 BMO Payout32.40% Avg Volume1.47M Price64.75
Recom2.50 SMA201.08% SMA50-1.19% SMA20013.86% Volume734,281 Change0.28%
Apr-16-15Initiated Guggenheim Neutral
Mar-23-15Upgrade Telsey Advisory Group Market Perform → Outperform $61 → $77
Mar-23-15Reiterated RBC Capital Mkts Sector Perform $57 → $70
Mar-23-15Reiterated Oppenheimer Outperform $70 → $75
Mar-23-15Reiterated Miller Tabak Buy $67 → $75
Mar-17-15Reiterated Telsey Advisory Group Market Perform $54 → $61
Mar-13-15Reiterated Oppenheimer Outperform $67 → $70
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
May-21-15 03:59PM  Olive Garden's menu is about to change at CNBC
05:00AM  Olive Garden to Debut Back-to-Basics Menu After Activist Fight
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May-18-15 10:00AM  LongHorn Steakhouse's® Grill Us Hotline Debuts Early on Memorial Day Weekend to Answer America's Burning Grilling Questions PR Newswire
May-13-15 02:05PM  Wendys 1Q15 Stock Performance and 2Q15 Expectations
12:15PM  Olive Gardens new breadstick sandwiches: Good for biz? at
09:57AM  The ICSCGoldman Sachs Store Sales Index Up on May 2
May-12-15 04:55PM  Darden's (DRI) Olive Garden to Offer Breadsticks Sandwiches - Analyst Blog
04:00PM  Can El Pollo Loco (LOCO) Surprise this Earnings Season? - Analyst Blog
01:30PM  Big appetite for deals in restaurant sector
09:07AM  How Wendys System Optimization Strategy Affects Its Unit Growth
07:00AM  Olive Garden hopes to rake in the dough
May-11-15 05:05PM  Olive Garden has a crazy new breadstick creation at Fortune
04:01PM  Olive Garden's latest plan: Breadstick sandwiches
01:18PM  Lessons On Activist Investing From Starboard Value's Jeffrey Smith
12:53PM  Coming to an Olive Garden near you: Breadstick sandwiches at USA TODAY
11:36AM  Panera hires 2 executives from rivals Darden and McDonald's
11:29AM  CNBC update: Breadstick sandwiches
08:23AM  Olive Garden is getting breadstick sandwiches
04:05AM  How Unemployment and Workforce Participation Affects Restaurants
May-10-15 01:18PM  Olive Garden Fight Wasnt About the Breadsticks at Bloomberg
01:18PM  Olive Garden Fight Not About Breadsticks
May-08-15 04:54PM  Shake Shack's Shares Plunge on Heavy Trading Volume - Analyst Blog
12:49PM  Maybe the only way for McDonald's to grow is to buy Wendy's
May-07-15 10:00AM  Wendy's Focuses on Franchising; Gains on Q1 Earnings Beat - Analyst Blog
May-06-15 02:38PM  Gen X...what Gen X? Companies have forgotten them at CNBC
09:30AM  The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: McDonald's, Ruby Tuesday, Darden Restaurants and BJ's Restaurants - Press Releases
May-05-15 12:38PM  Darden CEO: Why oil hasn't helped restaurant biz at CNBC
12:06PM  The National Restaurant Performance Index
12:06PM  How Average Hourly Earnings Impact the Restaurant Industry
10:05AM  Darden CEO: No lift from lower gas
May-04-15 05:57PM  Starboard Value says it bought 4M shares of Brink's
04:06PM  Brinker International Is Less Focused on Unit Growth
08:44AM  Yum! Brands (YUM) Looks Strong: Gains 7% - Tale of the Tape
Apr-30-15 03:04PM  Which 3 Slumping Restaurant Stocks Could Bounce Back? at Investor's Business Daily
09:00AM  Latest Wall Street excuse: So long 'harsh winter', Hello 'strong dollar'
Apr-29-15 06:15PM  Final Glance: Restaurant companies
02:53PM  Midday Glance: Restaurant companies
01:55PM  Restaurant Performance According to Redbook, ICSC-Goldman Sachs
01:09PM  Harvard Business School Has the Market Cornered on Case Studies at Bloomberg
10:45AM  Early Glance: Restaurant companies
10:15AM  Panera Bread (PNRA) Down as Q1 Earnings, Revenues Miss - Analyst Blog
09:33AM  High Chicken Costs Hit Buffalo Wild Wings' Q1 Earnings - Analyst Blog
Apr-27-15 08:13PM  10-Q for Darden Restaurants, Inc. at Company Spotlight
04:36PM  Brinker Internationals Same-Store Sales Growth Rises in 3Q15
04:36PM  Brinker Delivers Double-Digit Earnings Growth for 3Q15
04:00PM  Starbucks Worldwide Same-Store Sales Growth Remains Strong
03:00PM  Expect Breakouts in These Stocks Soon at Investopedia
09:30AM  Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Cracker Barrel, Darden Restaurant, Ruby Tuesday and Sonic - Press Releases
Apr-24-15 02:32PM  4 Restaurant Stocks to Feast On! - Investment Ideas
10:02AM  Domino's Tops Earnings on Comps, Shares Hit 52-Week High - Analyst Blog
09:26AM  Starbucks' Q2 Earnings In Line; Higher Traffic Drives Sales - Analyst Blog
07:35AM  Highest-paying non-desk jobs, Nasdaq sets record and other top headlines at
Apr-23-15 03:06PM  Brinker Internationals Same-Store Sales Growth Expectations
Apr-22-15 10:57AM  McDonald's Lags on Q1 Earnings, April Comps to Be Negative - Analyst Blog
10:00AM  Yum! Brands (YUM) Tops Q1 Earnings; Keeps 2015 Outlook - Analyst Blog
09:05AM  Chipotle Q1 Earnings Beat, Revenues Miss; Shares Fall - Analyst Blog
Apr-21-15 08:00AM  Profit from Following Activist Investors at Kiplinger
Apr-20-15 04:19PM  I-Drive Olive Garden seeks big-money landlord at
12:20PM  Will Improving Traffic Boost Starbucks' (SBUX) Q2 Earnings? - Analyst Blog
10:00AM  Attention Parents: Take Your Child to Work on April 23 and Receive a Free Meal PR Newswire
Apr-17-15 04:52PM  McDonald's Japan to Shut Units, Cut Jobs Amid Wider Losses - Analyst Blog
Apr-16-15 11:18PM  [$$] Panera Shares Hit 52-Week High on Buyback, Outlet Sale Plans at The Wall Street Journal
01:10PM  McDonald's (MCD) Slumps on Lower Franchisees View - Analyst Blog
01:02PM  Panera Shares Hit 52-Week High at The Wall Street Journal
09:35AM  4 reasons Olive Garden may win with tabletop ordering at
08:46AM  Is Darden Restaurants (DRI) Stock a Solid Choice Right Now? - Tale of the Tape
05:51AM  Coverage initiated on Darden Restaurants by Guggenheim
Apr-15-15 11:06PM  A Peek into Yum! Brandss EBITDA
04:57PM  Moody's Affirms Four Classes of JPMCC 2002-C2 at Moody's
12:30PM  Darden to Install Ziosk Tablets at all Olive Garden Units in US - Analyst Blog
07:00AM  5 Stocks Insiders Love Right Now at TheStreet
Apr-14-15 11:42PM  Drillisch AG and Dixons Carphone PLC have signed a sale and purchase agreement on the acquisition of The Phone House Deutschland GmbH at noodls
03:19PM  Red Robin to Expand in US with New Warrington Restaurant - Analyst Blog
02:55PM  Harsh Winter to Dampen Dunkin' Donuts (DNKN) Earnings? - Analyst Blog
02:05PM  Analyzing the Current Situation Index versus the Expectations Index
01:04PM  Dining at Olive Garden is about to change at CNBC
12:30PM  Tablet for 2 waiting at an Olive Garden near you soon
12:20PM  Olive Garden restaurants to feature tabletop tablets at
10:28AM  Tablets at your restaurant table: Ziosk CEO
10:00AM  Olive Garden to Introduce Ziosk Tabletop Tablets PR Newswire
08:40AM  5 Top Deutsche Bank Dividend Stocks to Buy at 24/7 Wall St.
07:24AM  7 things to know today, plus Nik Wallenda's walk on the wild side on the Orlando Eye at
Apr-13-15 05:00PM  McDonald's to Face State-Sponsored Competition in Russia? - Analyst Blog
02:41PM  'Show us $15!' protesters tell hedge fund honchos at CNBC
02:03PM  Protesters disrupt hedge fund conference in midtown Manhattan
01:48PM  Why activist investing is not a fad: Meister at CNBC
12:29PM  Notable option activity in equities
11:24AM  Most proud of Darden turnaround: Starboard's Smith
08:00AM  Former President of Olive Garden Joins IZEA Board of Directors Marketwired
Apr-10-15 03:50PM  Piggy-Back Top Activist Hedge Fund Into Darden, Staples and Yahoo at Forbes
02:39PM  Minimum Wage and Why It Concerns the Restaurant Industry Most
10:54AM  Ruby Tuesday's Q3 Loss Narrower than Expected, Shares Up - Analyst Blog
07:16AM  Is Darden heading for new highs?
Apr-09-15 02:52PM  Harvard Business School Makes Nearly $200 Million a Year Selling Case Studies
Apr-08-15 03:30PM  Is the U.S. Economy On Steady Track? 3 Consumer Picks - Analyst Blog
03:20PM  Jim Cramer's 3 Best Restaurant Stocks to Add to Your Portfolio at TheStreet
Apr-03-15 01:04PM  DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC Financials
Apr-02-15 04:47PM  McDonald's to Offer Wage Hike, Paid Leaves & College Aid - Analyst Blog
Apr-01-15 03:10PM  Domino's' Smart TV Ordering to Cash in on March Madness - Analyst Blog
Darden Restaurants, Inc. owns and operates full service restaurants in the United States and Canada. It operates restaurants under the Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V's, and Yard House brand names. As of July 28, 2014, it owned and operated approximately 1,500 restaurants. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Orlando, Florida.
Insider Trading Relationship Date Transaction Cost #Shares Value ($) #Shares Total SEC Form 4
LEE EUGENE I JRChief Executive OfficerApr 07Buy66.297,600503,80566,793Apr 09 03:36 PM
Insignares Valerie L.President, LongHorn SteakhouseMar 27Option Exercise35.8120,107719,93168,302Mar 31 11:37 AM
Insignares Valerie L.President, LongHorn SteakhouseMar 27Sale68.5720,1071,378,83648,195Mar 31 11:37 AM
DAVID R. LOTHROPSVP, Corporate ControllerMar 24Option Exercise37.3018,266681,27921,223Mar 26 04:00 PM
Richmond C BradfordCFO, SVPMar 24Option Exercise38.8166,8632,594,99389,594Mar 26 04:00 PM
Richmond C BradfordCFO, SVPMar 24Sale69.6966,8634,659,36622,731Mar 26 04:00 PM
DAVID R. LOTHROPSVP, Corporate ControllerMar 24Sale69.4218,2661,268,0732,957Mar 26 04:00 PM
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
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