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DRI

Darden

$111.38

0.92 (0.83%)

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Darden structural advantages to persist, says Bernstein

Bernstein analyst Sara Senatore attributes Darden's "consistent outperformance" at both Olive Garden and LongHorn to a combination of scale advantages, reinvestment, and operating discipline, and contends that these structural advantages will persist. She also believes the company can improve margins and same store sales at Cheddars by bringing the same operating discipline to the brand and thinks Darden's guidance could prove conservative. Senatore has an Outperform rating on Darden shares.

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DRI Darden
$111.38

0.92 (0.83%)

06/22/18
RHCO
06/22/18
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Target $117
RHCO
Buy
Darden price target raised to $117 from $110 at SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Jake Bartlett raised his price target on Darden to $117 and kept his Buy rating after its better than expected Q4 earnings, saying the results should ease concerns that the company's dominant position is on the decline. Bartlett states that Darden's Olive Garden and LongHorn concepts can sustain their outperformance relative to the casual dining peers while also benefiting from improving restaurant demand. The analyst adds that there is room for upside in the company's initial FY19 outlook as comps growth appears to remain solid.
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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. United Rentals (URI) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS with analyst Steven Fisher saying he sees a favorable risk/reward profile with the shares down 20% over the last three months. 2. Dollar General (DG) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James with analyst Dan Weaver saying he is incremental more positive saying Dollar General is growing market shares at a faster rate at a time when industry pricing is rational. 3. Southern Company (SO) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citi with analyst Praful Mehta saying capital discipline, asset sales and regulatory support warrant a move to Neutral. 4. Eversource (ES) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Janney Montgomery Scott with analyst Michael Gaugler saying he now consider the shares attractive following the stock's "meaningful" pullback. 5. Darden (DRI) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill with analyst Gregory Francfort saying the company is performing well with sold same store sales growth and a benign commodities outlook, but also faces industry wide margin pressure that will limit earning growth. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
06/25/18
ARGS
06/25/18
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Target $125
ARGS
Buy
Darden price target raised to $125 from $108 at Argus
06/26/18
OPCO
06/26/18
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Target $115
OPCO
Outperform
Darden price target raised to $115 from $105 at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Brian Bittner raised his price target for Darden to $115 from $105 following the company's recent beat and "solid" fiscal 2019 EPS guidance. The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.

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