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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) from Services

Today’s top gainers include the company Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) which is in the industry Restaurants, gaining 0.10% today. In the last week its performance is 0.02%, and 14.27% for the past quarter. Currently, Darden Restaurants, Inc., DRI has a target price of 83.48, so today’s gain of 0.10% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore -0.07%.

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI), has a market cap of 10285.4, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.10%, and institutional ownership is 97.70%.

At the current price of 82.72, it has a dividend yield of 2.71%, and its target price is 83.48. This is with a profit margin of 7.00%, and total debt/equity of 0. Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) has a P/E of 21.05, as well as a forward P/E of 19.1.

With a current EPS of 3.93, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 8.76%,Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at -4.00%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 11.72%.

Performance for the year is 31.92%. Since its IPO date on 05/09/1995, the total performance to date is 15.42%.

Volume today for Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI), is 825300, while its average volume is 1573.72. Whilst the total gain today was 0.10%, it did have a day high of -1.50%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.02%, and 1.48% for the month. The 52-week low for Darden Restaurants, Inc., DRI has been 42.35%, while the 52-week-high has reached -1.50%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 22.20%, and its return on assets is 10.90%. Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) has an operating margin of 9.90%. With a sales growth of 1.70% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Darden Restaurants, Inc., DRI is in the sector Services, its long-term debt/equity is 0.22, and has a current ratio of 0.7 and 0.6 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Darden Restaurants, Inc.? Well its PEG is 1.8, and the P/S is 1.46, along with a P/B of 5.2. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 26.28.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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