Darden Restaurants, Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 08, 2014. A cash
dividend payment of $0.55 per share is scheduled to be paid on
February 03, 2014. 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 $52.01,
representing a -5.86% decrease from the 52 week high of $55.25 and
a 17.91% increase over the 52 week low of $44.11.
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 $2.71. Zacks Investment Research reports DRI's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -18.26%, compared to an
industry average of 7.7%.
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Interested in gaining exposure to DRI through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have DRI as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Fundamental Pure Mid Core Portfolio (
- WisdomTree MidCap Dividend Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is PXMC with an increase of
7.35% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of DRI at 0.86%.