3. As of noon trading, Darden Restaurants ( DRI) is down $0.55 (-1.1%) to $49.79 on light volume. Thus far, 450,144 shares of Darden Restaurants exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.73-$50.58 after having opened the day at $50.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.34.

Darden Restaurants, Inc. owns and operates full service restaurants in the United States and Canada. It operates restaurants under the Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, The Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, Eddie V's Prime Seafood, and Wildfish Seafood Grille brand names. Darden Restaurants has a market cap of $6.6 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are up 11.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Darden Restaurants a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Darden Restaurants as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Darden Restaurants Ratings Report now.

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