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DRI

Darden

$74.95

0.46 (0.62%)

07:35
11/28/16
11/28
07:35
11/28/16
07:35

Darden downgraded to Hold from Buy at Maxim

Maxim analyst Stephen Anderson downgraded Darden to Hold from Buy as he believes the shares to be fairly valued following the 23% rally from their early October low. The analyst, who still expect Darden to outperform its peers on comp performance as the Olive Garden turnaround gains further traction, maintains a $74 price target on the stock.

DRI Darden
$74.95

0.46 (0.62%)

10/05/16
OPCO
10/05/16
NO CHANGE
Target $70
OPCO
Outperform
Darden to outperform on any improving group sentiment, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Brian Bittner believes Darden's unique risk/reward and superior fundamentals position shares to "meaningfully outperform" on any improving sentiment toward the group. The analyst sees the business as healthy, and says sales trends have momentum/drivers for continued industry outperformance. Further, Bittner believes EPS estimates still contain upside and valuation is very attractive. He reiterates an Outperform rating and $70 price target on the shares.
10/18/16
RAJA
10/18/16
UPGRADE
RAJA
Market Perform
Darden upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James
10/18/16
10/18/16
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Market Perform
Darden upgraded to Market Perform on valuation at Raymond James
As previously reported, Raymond James upgraded Darden to Market Perform from Underperform. Analyst Brian Vaccaro believes downside risk is limited by a recent shelf offering that indicates the company could increase balance sheet leverage and pursue aggressive buybacks.
10/18/16
10/18/16
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Intel (INTC) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays with analyst Blayne Curtis citing better PC trends and a "compelling relative valuation." 2. Ruth's Hospitality (RUTH was upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James and the firm upgraded Darden (DRI) to Market Perform from Underperform. 3. Cousins Properties (CUZ) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Stifel with analyst John Guinee citing valuation. 4. FirstEnergy (FE) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore ISI and to Neutral from Sell at Citi. 5. Prologis (PLD) upgraded to Equalweight from Underweight at Capital One and to Buy from Hold at Evercore ISI. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

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