Darden Restaurants, Inc. (
) has announced an ex-dividend date of January 08, 2013 and a cash
dividend payment of $0.5 per share scheduled for February 01, 2013.
Shareholders who purchased DRI stock prior to the ex-dividend date
are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd
quarter that DRI has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of DRI was $44.84,
representing a -22.6% decrease from the 52 week high of $57.93 and
a 2.37% increase over the 52 week low of $43.80.
DRI is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes
companies such as McDonald's Corporation (
) and Starbucks Corporation (
). DRI's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $3.51. Zacks Investment Research reports DRI's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -5.64%, compared to an
industry average of 19.1%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
dates, visit the