Baird Upgrades Rating On Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI) To "Equal-Weight"

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The short interest to Darden Restaurants Incorporated's float is 8.31%.

Looking into last 5 trades, the stock observed a return of nearly -6.72%. Volume has increased in Tuesday's trading session by 4.06 million shares, but on a weak note. HeidelbergCement AG (OTCMKTS:HDELY) has 0.00% since September 27, 2016 and is. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. Narrowing in, the stock is at a distance of -13.08% from the 50 day high and 2.85% off of the 50 day low.Covering sell-side analysts have recently weighed in on shares of Darden Restaurants, Inc. $82.35's average target is 3.43% above currents $79.62 stock price. Canaccord Genuity reissued a buy rating and set a $102.00 price objective on shares of Darden Restaurants in a report on Friday, June 9th. On Thursday, October 8 the stock rating was upgraded by Evercore to "Buy".

Virtu KCG Holdings LLC raised its position in Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) earned "Overweight" rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, April 6. In the past 3-month period alone, shares of DRI have appreciated - or. Oppenheimer has "Outperform" rating and $70.0 target. As per Monday, September 11, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The firm has "Market Perform" rating by Bernstein given on Thursday, May 26. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, October 10th will be issued a $0.63 dividend. The stock has "Hold" rating by Robert W. Baird on Sunday, September 17.

At the end of June reporting period, 255 institutional holders increased their position in Darden Restaurants, Inc.

The company is up by 3.29% percent from yesterday's close. The Company owned and operated 1,536 restaurants through its subsidiaries in the United States and Canada, as of May 29, 2016. PSA's profit would be $454.11 million giving it 20.52 P/E if the $2.61 EPS is correct.

About 1.32 million shares traded.

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Investors and Traders continue to monitor technical levels of shares of Darden Restaurants, Inc. It has outperformed by 15.26% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.19, from 1.14 in 2017Q1. CEO Gene Lee said that the company is "proud to employ over 175,000 team members in over 1,700 restaurants", delivering strong dining experiences to over 380 million guests each year. Verition Fund Mngmt Limited Liability Company reported 5,823 shares stake. This gauge is crucial in determining whether investors are moved toward the direction of buying more of the stock, or else doing the contradictory side and selling more of the stock. The stock traded on unusually declined volume of 6.19 Million comparing to the average volume of 1835.50 shares, completing picture of exact trends with uncompleted dots in volume over the norm. (NYSE:DRI) for 6,202 shares. 84,283 Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) shares were sold by GEORGE DAVID C.

DRI has been the subject of several recent research reports. Darden Restaurants's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 65.50%. DRI's SI was 10.31M shares in September as released by FINRA. 106.87 million shares or 5.23% less from 112.77 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board holds 0.12% or 105,523 shares in its portfolio. Its down 8.1% from 895,600 shares previously.

06/28/2017 - Darden Restaurants, Inc. had its "hold" rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank. Therefore 75% are positive. Darden Restaurants had 66 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, August 7, the company rating was upgraded by BNP Paribas. (NYSE:DRI) on Tuesday, February 16 with "Buy" rating.

A number of other research analysts have also recently issued reports on the company. The stock of Microchip Technology Inc.

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