Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI) Analysts See $0.69 EPS; Caldwell & Orkin Cut Its Digital Reality Trust (DLR) Holding

November 15, 2017 - By Richard Conner

Caldwell & Orkin Inc decreased Digital Reality Trust Inc. (DLR) stake by 54.99% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Caldwell & Orkin Inc sold 14,500 shares as Digital Reality Trust Inc. (DLR)’s stock rose 10.26%. The Caldwell & Orkin Inc holds 11,869 shares with $1.34 million value, down from 26,369 last quarter. Digital Reality Trust Inc. now has $25.21B valuation. The stock decreased 0.02% or $0.02 on November 14, reaching $122.72. About 663 shares traded. Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR) has risen 23.90% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.20% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) to report $0.69 EPS on December, 19.They anticipate $0.05 EPS change or 7.81% from last quarter’s $0.64 EPS. DRI’s profit would be $85.37 million giving it 30.02 P/E if the $0.69 EPS is correct. After having $0.99 EPS previously, Darden Restaurants, Inc.’s analysts see -30.30% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.01% or $0.01 on November 14, reaching $82.85. About 3,063 shares traded. Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) has risen 31.96% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.26% the S&P500.

Darden Restaurants, Inc. is a full-service restaurant company. The company has market cap of $10.25 billion. The Firm owned and operated 1,536 restaurants through its subsidiaries in the United States and Canada, as of May 29, 2016. It has a 21.23 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Fine Dining ) and Other Business (which includes Yard House, Seasons 52, Bahama Breeze, consumer-packaged goods and franchise revenues).

Among 26 analysts covering Darden Restaurants (NYSE:DRI), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Darden Restaurants had 74 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Outperform” on Wednesday, September 27. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, December 16. Canaccord Genuity maintained Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) on Wednesday, March 29 with “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by Maxim Group to “Buy” on Monday, October 19. The stock has “Hold” rating by Longbow on Friday, October 13. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Wednesday, September 27 report. Oppenheimer maintained it with “Buy” rating and $10000 target in Thursday, July 20 report. As per Thursday, June 22, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The company was upgraded on Friday, June 24 by Tigress Financial. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, September 27 by BMO Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.19, from 1.14 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 46 investors sold Darden Restaurants, Inc. shares while 190 reduced holdings. 78 funds opened positions while 147 raised stakes. 106.87 million shares or 5.23% less from 112.77 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Jefferies Group holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) for 15,819 shares. Natixis, France-based fund reported 7,346 shares. 654,700 were reported by Axa. Aperio Grp Ltd Liability stated it has 0.08% of its portfolio in Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI). Bb&T Lc invested in 0.05% or 35,622 shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan holds 0.03% or 40,853 shares in its portfolio. Parkside Bank & Tru reported 8 shares. Capstone Asset Management Com accumulated 8,642 shares. Buckingham invested in 14,123 shares. Oakworth Cap owns 1,445 shares. Renaissance Limited Co holds 1.38% of its portfolio in Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) for 415,916 shares. Moreover, Pggm has 0.24% invested in Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) for 526,342 shares. Maverick Cap invested in 16,260 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Pictet Asset Management Ltd reported 92,776 shares stake. World Asset Management invested in 12,335 shares.

Since June 6, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $1.11 million activity. Mills Joshua A. had sold 9,211 shares worth $1.11 million on Tuesday, June 6.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.05, from 0.98 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 41 investors sold DLR shares while 182 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 157 raised stakes. 161.43 million shares or 1.78% less from 164.36 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Citadel Advsrs Limited Liability Com holds 0.01% or 127,268 shares in its portfolio. Symons Capital has invested 1.84% in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR). The Nevada-based Navellier & Associate has invested 0.75% in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR). Nomura Holdings invested in 0% or 12,483 shares. Art Advsrs has 0.06% invested in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR) for 10,400 shares. Conning Inc owns 3,001 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Hartford Investment Management accumulated 34,694 shares. Pacific Heights Asset Mngmt invested in 3.23% or 300,000 shares. Aberdeen Asset Management Public Ltd Company Uk has 100,562 shares. Cleararc Inc has 65,386 shares for 1.19% of their portfolio. Federated Investors Pa reported 1.46 million shares. Blair William & Il reported 3,400 shares stake. Geneva Ltd Liability Com has invested 0% in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR). Asset Management holds 0.09% of its portfolio in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR) for 46,253 shares. Aviva Public Ltd Co holds 0.16% or 247,652 shares.

Among 20 analysts covering Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Digital Realty Trust had 69 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Friday, August 25 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Thursday, November 12 by BB&T Capital. As per Monday, January 9, the company rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Thursday, December 8. The firm has “Buy” rating by SunTrust given on Thursday, October 12. Deutsche Bank maintained Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR) rating on Monday, July 18. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $114 target. On Thursday, September 3 the stock rating was upgraded by Raymond James to “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, July 14 with “Hold”. The stock of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, September 5. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Hold” rating and $117.0 target in Wednesday, September 13 report.

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