Darden Restaurants  (DRI) - Get Report is expected to report adjusted net income of $215.5 million, or $1.73 a share, on sales of $2.2 billion before the market opens on Thursday, based on a FactSet survey of 25 analysts.

In the same period a year ago, the company posted earnings of $1.39 a share on sales of $2.1 billion. It reported net income of $218.5 million.

The stock has risen 3.1% since the company last reported earnings on Mar. 21.

Quarterly estimates have risen less than 1 cent a share in the past month.

Darden Restaurants is currently trading at a price-to-forward-earnings ratio of 18.1 based on the 12-month estimates of 27 analysts surveyed by FactSet.

In the upcoming quarter, analysts are forecasting net income of $170 million, or $1.37 a share, on sales of $2.2 billion.

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