Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 08, 2014
Darden Restaurants, Inc. ( DRI ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 08, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.55 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 01, 2014. Shareholders who purchased DRI stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that DRI has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $51.24, the dividend yield is 4.29%.
The previous trading day's last sale of DRI was $51.24, representing a -7.26% decrease from the 52 week high of $55.25 and a 14.43% increase over the 52 week low of $44.78.
DRI is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as McDonald's Corporation ( MCD ) and Starbucks Corporation ( SBUX ). DRI's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.51. Zacks Investment Research reports DRI's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -21.31%, compared to an industry average of 8.7%.
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The following ETF(s) have DRI as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Fundamental Pure Mid Core Portfolio ( PXMC ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PXMC with an increase of 6.82% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of DRI at 0.82%.