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How to buy Darden Restaurants stock
Learn how to easily invest in Darden Restaurants stock.
Darden Restaurants Inc is a restaurants business based in the US. Darden Restaurants shares (DRI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Darden Restaurants employs 156,883 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
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- DRI shares summary
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- Is DRI stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is DRI suitable for ethical investing?
- Are DRI shares over-valued?
- Darden Restaurants's financials
- How volatile are DRI shares?
- Does Darden Restaurants pay a dividend?
- Have DRI shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Darden Restaurants stock price (NYSE: DRI)Use our graph to track the performance of DRI stocks over time.
Darden Restaurants shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$134.78|
|52-week range||$107.83 - $161.91|
|50-day moving average||$146.18|
|200-day moving average||$145.17|
|Wall St. target price||$166.32|
|Dividend yield||$3.45 (3.23%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$7.00|
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Is it a good time to buy Darden Restaurants stock?
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Darden Restaurants price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-18)||-3.29%|
|1 month (2021-12-23)||-9.45%|
|3 months (2021-10-25)||-6.06%|
|6 months (2021-07-23)||-6.74%|
|1 year (2021-01-25)||12.32%|
|2 years (2020-01-24)||15.11%|
|3 years (2019-01-25)||26.64%|
|5 years (2017-01-25)||83.20%|
Is Darden Restaurants stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Darden Restaurants stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Darden Restaurants's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Darden Restaurants's P/E ratio
Darden Restaurants's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 19x. In other words, Darden Restaurants shares trade at around 19x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Darden Restaurants's PEG ratio
Darden Restaurants's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4147. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Darden Restaurants's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Darden Restaurants's EBITDA
Darden Restaurants's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.3 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Darden Restaurants's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Darden Restaurants financials
|Revenue TTM||$8.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||11.66%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||6.16%|
|Return on equity TTM||36.95%|
|Market capitalisation||$17.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Darden Restaurants's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Darden Restaurants.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Darden Restaurants's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 24.2
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Darden Restaurants's overall score of 24.2 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 29th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Darden Restaurants is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Darden Restaurants's environmental score
Environmental score: 7.43/100
Darden Restaurants's environmental score of 7.43 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Darden Restaurants is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Darden Restaurants's social score
Social score: 12.35/100
Darden Restaurants's social score of 12.35 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Darden Restaurants is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Darden Restaurants's governance score
Governance score: 6.42/100
Darden Restaurants's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Darden Restaurants is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Darden Restaurants's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Darden Restaurants scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Darden Restaurants has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||24.2|
|Total ESG percentile||28.74|
|Environmental score percentile||3|
|Social score percentile||3|
|Governance score percentile||3|
|Level of controversy||2|
Darden Restaurants share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 66.88% of net profits
Recently Darden Restaurants has paid out, on average, around 66.88% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.23% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Darden Restaurants shareholders could enjoy a 3.23% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Darden Restaurants's case, that would currently equate to about $3.45 per share.
Darden Restaurants's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
Darden Restaurants's most recent dividend payout was on 31 January 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 January 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Darden Restaurants's shares ever split?
Darden Restaurants's shares were split on a 10000:8939 basis on 9 November 2015. So if you had owned 8939 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10000 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Darden Restaurants shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 10.6% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Darden Restaurants shares which in turn could have impacted Darden Restaurants's share price.
Darden Restaurants share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Darden Restaurants's shares have ranged in value from as little as $107.8301 up to $161.9113. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Darden Restaurants's is 1.4465. This would suggest that Darden Restaurants's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Darden Restaurants overview
Darden Restaurants, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, owns and operates full-service restaurants in the United States and Canada. As of May 30, 2021, it owned and operated 1,834 restaurants, which included 875 under the Olive Garden, 533 under the LongHorn Steakhouse, 170 under the Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen, 81 under the Yard House, 63 under The Capital Grille, 44 under the Seasons 52, 42 under the Bahama Breeze, and 26 under the Eddie V's Prime Seafood brands. The company was founded in 1968 and is based in Orlando, Florida. .
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Darden Restaurants is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.394% of Darden Restaurants shares are held by insiders and 93.344% by institutions. How many people work for Darden Restaurants?
Latest data suggests 156,883 work at Darden Restaurants. When does the fiscal year end for Darden Restaurants?
Darden Restaurants's fiscal year ends in May. Where is Darden Restaurants based?
Darden Restaurants's address is: 1000 Darden Center Drive, Orlando, FL, United States, 32837 What is Darden Restaurants's ISIN number?
Darden Restaurants's international securities identification number is: US2371941053 What is Darden Restaurants's CUSIP number?
Darden Restaurants's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 237194105
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