Investment Analysts' Weekly Ratings Changes for Darden Restaurants (DRI)

Jeannie Matthews
January 14, 2018

Therefore 47% are positive. As per Tuesday, August 22, the company rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 6 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock has a market capitalization of $9.17 billion, a PE ratio of 21.82 and a beta of 0.28. The stock has "Buy" rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, August 17. (NYSE:DRI) on Wednesday, November 11 with "Buy" rating.

Company insider, Eugene Lee, President and CEO of Darden Restaurants Inc unloaded a total of 59,783 shares of the firm, which is based on a stock price of $96.8 of a share. "(DRI) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 09, 2018" on January 08, 2018. BMO Capital Markets maintained Darden Restaurants, Inc. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have given a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 46% are positive. Based on a recent bid, the stock is trading -2.09% away from it's 52- week high and 37.23% away from its 52 week low. $93.83's average target is -5.32% below currents $99.1 stock price. 51job had 3 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, September 20 by Oppenheimer. Also, SVP Danielle L. Kirgan sold 28,127 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Monday, October 10th. The rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo to "Underperform" on Wednesday, July 13. The stock of 51job, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, September 27 by Credit Suisse.

Meanwhile, during the same quarter Darden Restaurants, Inc. The rating was upgraded by Guggenheim to "Buy" on Thursday, December 1. (NYSE:DRI)'s Buy count is 0 and Strong Buy is 8 while the number of analysts recommending Sell and Strong Sell are 1 and 11, respectively. Credit Suisse maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $26 target in Thursday, August 3 report. Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $97.00 target price on shares of Darden Restaurants in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th.

The median estimate represents a 0.22% increase from the last price. Its up 0.01, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. It also upped American Express Co (NYSE:AXP) stake by 151,935 shares and now owns 153,000 shares. 56 funds opened positions while 160 raised stakes. Finally, Jefferies Group reaffirmed a hold rating and set a $82.00 price target (down previously from $90.00) on shares of Darden Restaurants in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. (NYSE:DRI). State Of Wisconsin Invest Board reported 250,264 shares. (NYSE:DRI). Alethea Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation owns 26,967 shares or 2.49% of their U.S. portfolio. World Asset Mngmt has invested 0.03% in Darden Restaurants, Inc.

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The stock's 50-day average volume has been 1,608,050 shares, with an average of 25% of medium term indicators pointing toward Buy. Cubist Systematic Strategies holds 19,942 shares. Kbc Gru Nv reported 106,581 shares. Sandy Spring Commercial Bank has 0.01% invested in Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI). Natl Bank Of America De stated it has 1.03 million shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Aviva Public Limited Company holds 78,501 shares. Royal Bancorporation Of Canada owns 78,222 shares or 0% of their U.S. portfolio.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Kentucky Retirement Fund holds 0.05% or 3,288 shares in its portfolio. The stock increased 0.43% or $0.42 during the last trading session, reaching $98.02. (NYSE:WAC) has declined 63.57% since January 11, 2017 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 15.26% the S&P500. The Company owned and operated 1,536 restaurants through its subsidiaries in the United States and Canada, as of May 29, 2016. The Company's segments include Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Fine Dining (which includes The Capital Grille, and Eddie V's Prime Seafood and Wildfish Seafood Grille (Eddie V's)) and Other Business (which includes Yard House, Seasons 52, Bahama Breeze, consumer-packaged goods and franchise revenues). The stock decreased 1.72% or $1.43 during the last trading session, reaching $81.87. About 309,380 shares traded. 51job, Inc. (NASDAQ:JOBS) has risen 53.60% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 30.76% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.38, from 1.23 in 2017Q2. 27 funds opened positions while 51 raised stakes. Moreover, Westport Asset Management Inc has 2.37% invested in the company for 40,000 shares. Nuveen Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability holds 981,921 shares or 0.17% of its portfolio. It is positive, as 44 investors sold The Allstate Corporation shares while 300 reduced holdings. Catalyst Capital Advsrs Llc owns 60,452 shares. Tudor Corporation Et Al accumulated 28,523 shares. 2,959 are owned by Pacad. Vanguard Group Inc Inc invested in 0.01% or 4.43 million shares.

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