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Darden Restaurants Incorporated (NYSE:DRI) Can't Be Less Risky. Short Interest Decreased

Msd Capital LP sold 103,278 shares as the company's stock rose 11.17% with the market. Hemenway Trust Company Limited Liability Company has invested 0.05% in Darden Restaurants, Inc. The stock increased 0.49% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $49.44. About 1.38 million shares traded. (NYSE:DRI) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: "Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Edge Lower; Darden Restaurants Tops Q2 ..." on December 19, 2017, also Zacks.com with their article: "Darden Restaurants (DRI) in Focus: Stock Moves 6.8% Higher December 20, 2017" published on November 30, 2017, Fool.com published: "Mamma Mia!" It has underperformed by 0.51% the S&P500.

Bank Of The Ozarks increased its stake in Bank Of The Ozarks (OZRK) by 1.84% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. APG Asset Management N.V. now owns 2,361,712 shares of the restaurant operator's stock valued at $186,056,000 after acquiring an additional 604,364 shares in the last quarter. Solaris Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Darden Restaurants Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $11.92B market cap company.

The stock increased 1.41% or $1.34 during the last trading session, reaching $96.4. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 14,211,162 shares of the restaurant operator's stock valued at $1,189,048,000 after buying an additional 487,366 shares during the last quarter. Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) has risen 31.96% since December 23, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.26% the S&P500. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have assigned a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, August 22 by Stifel Nicolaus. Grove Bank & Trust boosted its position in Darden Restaurants by 155.6% during the third quarter. The stock of Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) on Thursday, September 21 with "Hold" rating. (NYSE:DRI) rating on Wednesday, December 20. Darden Restaurants has a 1 year low of $71.01 and a 1 year high of $98.29. The firm earned "Sector Perform" rating on Monday, December 21 by RBC Capital Markets. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a "hold" rating and issued a $82.00 target price (down previously from $90.00) on shares of Darden Restaurants in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. This is an increase from Darden Restaurants's previous quarterly dividend of $0.56. Its up 0.01, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. Awm Investment Company Inc sold 150,400 shares as the company's stock rose 9.59% with the market. 108.03 million shares or 1.09% more from 106.87 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.

Franklin Resources Incorporated holds 0% of its portfolio in Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI). New York State Common Retirement Fund owns 271,340 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Moreover, Nomura Holdings has 0% invested in Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) for 6,456 shares. (NYSE:DRI). Westpac Bk Corp holds 0.01% or 7,432 shares in its portfolio. Cognios Capital Ltd Liability Corp owns 24,254 shares. Farmers National Bank has invested 0.14% in Darden Restaurants, Inc. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado holds 0.01% or 24,004 shares. 8,210 are owned by Beach Investment Mngmt Lc. Bank Of The Ozarks bought 34,744 shares as the company's stock declined 14.66% while stock markets rallied. Covington Inv Advisors invested in 76,390 shares or 2.27% of the stock. Catawba Cap Management Va reported 9,705 shares. Douglass Winthrop Advsr Lc owns 4,466 shares. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $93.05. Therefore 64% are positive. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, December 19 by Canaccord Genuity. Darden Restaurants had a net margin of 6.46% and a return on equity of 26.24%. Piper Jaffray maintained it with "Buy" rating and $148.0 target in Friday, September 29 report. As per Friday, June 24, the company rating was upgraded by Tigress Financial. (NYSE:DRI) has "Hold" rating given on Monday, November 28 by Maxim Group. "Stock Surges on Sales, Outlook" on December 19, 2017. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, December 19 by Stifel Nicolaus. DRI's total short interest was 8.31M shares in December as published by FINRA. $43.15M worth of Apple Inc.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.7 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.21, from 0.83 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 73 investors sold MDT shares while 392 reduced holdings. 116 funds opened positions while 640 raised stakes. (NYSE:DRI) for 12,831 shares. Amica Mutual invested in 0.05% or 4,097 shares. 6,235 are held by Hl Financial Limited Liability Corporation. (NYSE:PVH) for 121,569 shares. Exane Derivatives, France-based fund reported 13,492 shares. Century Inc, a Missouri-based fund reported 1.31 million shares. Susquehanna Intll Gp Ltd Liability Partnership accumulated 0% or 26,547 shares. Barclays Plc invested in 0.01% or 70,501 shares. Ipg Invest Ltd Llc accumulated 7.29% or 137,390 shares.

Darden Restaurants (NYSE:DRI) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, September 26th. PVH's profit will be $111.55M for 23.38 P/E if the $1.45 EPS becomes a reality. After $-0.03 actual earnings per share reported by Iteris, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 33.33% negative EPS growth.



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