What Darden Restaurants (DRI) Investors Need to Know Today

Shares of Consumer Discretionary sector company Darden Restaurants moved -1.4% today, and are now trading at a price of $149.7. The large-cap stock's daily volume was 1,282,217 compared to its average volume of 1,287,840. The S&P 500 index returned a 0.0% performance.

Darden Restaurants, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates full-service restaurants in the United States and Canada. The company is based in Orlando and has 178,956 full time employees. Its market capitalization is $18,103,070,720. Darden Restaurants currently offers its equity investors a dividend that yields 3.1% per year.

25 analysts are following Darden Restaurants and have set target prices ranging from $140.0 to $175.0 per share. On average, they have given the company a rating of buy. At today's prices, DRI is trading -8.0% away from its average analyst target price of $162.72 per share.

Over the last year, DRI's share price has increased by 18.4%, which represents a difference of 27.0% when compared to the S&P 500. The stock's 52 week high is $155.9 per share whereas its 52 week low is $110.96. With an average free cash flow of $695,850,000.0 that have been growing at an average rate of 2.3% over the last four years, Darden Restaurants is in a position to continue its strong stock performance trend.

Date Reported Cash Flow from Operations ($ k) Capital expenditures ($ k) FreeCashFlow ($ k) YoY Growth (%)
2022-05-31 1,256,100 -402,500 853,600 -7.59
2021-05-31 1,194,000 -270,300 923,700 307.28
2020-05-31 711,300 -484,500 226,800 -70.9
2019-05-31 1,257,200 -477,900 779,300 n/a
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