DRI Stock: Stochastic Oscillator Analysis for Darden Restaurants, Inc


Technical Indicators and Signals

The stochastic oscillator indicator is the important indicator to compare the security price over a certain period of time. The stochastic %K of Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) for the period of 9-Day stands at 78.28% while the stochastic %D for the same period stands at 73.55%.

The 7-Day Average Directional Index ADX (also known as Trend Strength Indicator) of Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) signals “Buy” while other important signals like the 20-Day Moving Average Vs. Price signals “Buy”.

Another important signal of trend and momentum of a security is 20-50 Day MACD Oscillator or Moving Average Convergence Divergence signals “Buy” for Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) while 20-100 Day MACD Oscillator indicates “Buy”.

Bollinger band is a volatility indicator of a certain security, currently Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI)’s 20-Day Bollinger Band indicates “Hold”.

About Company

Darden Restaurants, Inc. owns and operates more than 1,500 restaurants that generate $7 billion in annual sales. Darden is recognized for a culture that rewards caring for and responding to people. Their restaurant brands – Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V’s and Yard House – reflect the rich diversity of those who dine with them. The Company also had 50 restaurants operated by independent third parties pursuant to area development and franchise agreements. Olive Garden’s menu includes a range of authentic Italian foods featuring fresh ingredients and a selection of imported Italian wines. LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants feature a range of menu items, including fresh steaks and chicken, as well as salmon, shrimp, ribs, pork chops, burgers and prime rib.

Previous Day Activity Analysis

On the last trading day, Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) opened the session at $89.85 and after going up 2.41% closed at $90.54. The stock gained 0.69 points in the last trade.

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI)’s stock fluctuated in the range of $89.30 and $90.85 during the previous active session. Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) traded with the volume of 3.05 Million with average volume of 1.68 Million. The stock has HIGH volatility on the last trading session.

Currently the Beta for the company remains at 0.19 while ATR (Average True Range) and RSI (Relative Strength Index) are at 1.6 and 76.06 respectively.

Currently the Insider Ownership of the shares of Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) is at 0.2% and the shares outstanding are 125.2 Million.

Important Ratio Analysis

Some important ratios to consider here for Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) are discussed below:

Dividend yield of Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) stands at 2.78% whereas Price to Earnings P/E ratio stands at 23.2 while Forward P/E shows the value of 18.53.

The PEG ratio (Price to Earning to Growth) emits the value of 1.93. The Price to Sale P/S and Price to Book P/B shows the value of 1.53 and 5.51 respectively. While Price to Cash P/C and Price to Free Cash Flow P/FCF stands at 77.22 and 18.97 correspondingly.

The Quick Ratio of Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) stands at 0.2 while the Current Ratio depicts the value of 0.4.

Return on Assets ROA of Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) is at 9.9% whereas, Return on Equity ROE and Return of Investment ROI of Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) stand at 24.4% and 17.2% respectively.

The payout ratio of Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) stands at 57.1%.

Stock Performance Analysis

The stock performance of Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) on the basis of 5 day trade show the jump of 4.61% whereas, the monthly performance of the stock shows increase of 9.97%.

The quarterly performance of the stock remained in green zone with the value of 8.68% while six month performance of the shares of Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) remained bullish with the count of 2.1%.


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