Jefferies Downgrades Darden Restaurants (DRI) to Hold

December 5, 2012 7:27 AM EST Send to a Friend
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Jefferies downgraded Darden Restaurants (NYSE: DRI) from Buy to Hold with a price target of $47.00 (from $61.00) following yesterday's weak guidance.

"With DRI preannouncing a disappointing F2Q miss & once again lowering guidance into the qtr, we are downgrading the stock from Buy to Hold. Valuation is reasonable & we like the Yardhouse acq, but sales have stagnated despite multiple efforts to reinvigorate traffic. We cut our F13/14 EPS to $3.35/3.82, PT to $47 and rating to Hold as we await better visibility on the top line."

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Shares of Darden Restaurants closed at $47.40 yesterday.




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