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Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 08, 2013

Posted
4/5/2013 9:00:00 AM
By: NASDAQ.com News
Referenced Stocks:DON;DRI;MCD;SBUX

Darden Restaurants, Inc. ( DRI ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 08, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.5 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 01, 2013. 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 $51.08, the dividend yield is 3.92%.

The previous trading day's last sale of DRI was $51.08, representing a -11.82% decrease from the 52 week high of $57.93 and a 15.8% 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 ( MCD ) and Starbucks Corporation ( SBUX ). DRI's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.28. Zacks Investment Research reports DRI's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -11.81%, compared to an industry average of 15.6%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the DRI Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to DRI through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have DRI as a top-10 holding:

The top-performing ETF of this group is DON with an increase of 13.95% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of DRI at 0.82%.