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DFRG

Del Frisco's

$6.23

1.48 (31.16%)

, DRI

Darden

$122.42

2.55 (2.13%)

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Darden as bidder for Del Frisco's 'makes sense,' says Stephens

After The Deal reported that final bids for Del Frisco's (DFRG) are coming in around $9 per share and said Darden (DRI) is rumored to be among the final bidders, Stephens analyst Will Slabaugh told investors that he thinks this "makes sense on some level," noting that such a deal would allow the company gain three growing brands while "virtually eliminating corporate overhead." However, he added that Darden moving deeper into upscale dining after having acquired Barcelona and Bartaco last year and selling Sullivan's "would be somewhat of a surprise." Slabaugh has an Equal Weight rating and $6.50 price target on Del Frisco's shares.

DFRG

Del Frisco's

$6.23

1.48 (31.16%)

DRI

Darden

$122.42

2.55 (2.13%)

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DFRG Del Frisco's
$6.23

1.48 (31.16%)

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12/06/18
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12/06/18
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LOOP
Hold
Del Frisco's activist activity puts floor under stock, says Loop Capital
After Engaged Capital, which has been successful with companies such as Rent-A-Center (RCII) and "has some credibility as an activist," announced that it had acquired an almost 10% stake in Del Frisco's (DFRG) and publicly disclosed a letter to management suggesting the company explore a sale, Loop Capital analyst Lynne Collier kept a Hold rating on the shares given her fundamental outlook but added that she sees the activist activity putting a floor in the stock. She sees a private equity buyer as more likely than a strategic one, the analyst added.
02/15/19
JPMS
02/15/19
INITIATION
Target $9
JPMS
Neutral
Del Frisco's initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst John Ivankoe started Del Frisco's Restaurant Group with a Neutral rating and $9 price target. The analyst likes the long-term prospects of the core Double Eagle brand but urges investors to remain patient for a more attractive entry point given limited visibility on the company's ability to successfully grow three different brands.
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Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Cubic (CUB) initiated with a Buy at Citi. 2. Del Frisco's (DFRG) initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan. 3. Lindblad Expeditions (LIND) initiated with a Buy at Stifel. 4. CareDx (CDNA) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies. 5. AcelRx (ACRX) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
DRI Darden
$122.42

2.55 (2.13%)

03/22/19
RHCO
03/22/19
NO CHANGE
Target $141
RHCO
Buy
Darden price target raised to $141 from $136 at SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Jake Bartlett raised his price target on Darden to $141 and kept his Buy rating after its "strong" Q3 results, saying its earnings beat and higher than expected comps gave him greater confidence in the company's ability to sustain traffic and drive margin expansion. The analyst attributes the quarter to Darden's "strong operating execution and value proposition" as well as "solid restaurant demand" suggesting that the industry has the pricing power to offset cost inflation. Bartlett adds that while FY20 unit openings forecast was lower than he expected, he sees acceleration in new restaurants the following year.
03/22/19
LOOP
03/22/19
NO CHANGE
Target $140
LOOP
Buy
Darden price target raised to $140 from $130 at Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Lynne Collier raised her price target on Darden to $140 and kept her Buy rating after its "solid" Q3 earnings and increased guidance. The analyst cites the company's better than expected margins and comps of 2.8% that came in spite of its reduced incentives and promotions across the portfolio. Collier adds that while still negative, the same-store sales of Darden's Cheddar's concept have also improved sequentially. The analyst continues to view the company as one of her "favorite ideas" thanks to its "best-in-class management, continued market share gains, economies of scale and an attractive return of cash to shareholders."
04/26/19
UBSW
04/26/19
INITIATION
Target $133
UBSW
Buy
Darden initiated with a Buy at UBS
UBS started Darden Restaurants with a Buy rating and $133 price target.
04/26/19
UBSW
04/26/19
INITIATION
Target $133
UBSW
Buy
Darden initiated with a Buy at UBS
UBS analyst Dennis Geiger initiated Darden with a Buy rating and a price target of $133, citing the company's "sustainable sales momentum, better than peer margin positioning, and benefits of scale." The analyst believes that Darden can maintain its same-store sales performance at at Olive Garden and LongHorn, adding that the company tends to benefit when casual dining trends slow. Despite the 5% premium to the average consumer dining earnings multiple, Geiger believes that upside for Darden shares still exists.

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