Darden Restaurants, Inc. ( DRI ) 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 ( MCD ) and Starbucks Corporation ( SBUX ). 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 DRI Dividend History page.
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