Restaurant Stock Looks Like a Tasty Pick

by Sam Collins | September 13, 2012 2:37 am

Darden Restaurants (NYSE:DRI[1]) — This company operates almost 2,000 restaurants in the United States and Canada, including Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, The Capital Grille and Bahama Breeze.

Recently, S&P raised DRI to a “buy” from “hold,” noting that it is selling at just 12.2 times their FY 2014 (ended May 31) estimate, which is below the industry average of 18.5%. They estimate earnings of $4.46 for FY 2014 and $3.92 for FY 2013. Their price target is $62.

Technically DRI broke from a 14-month cup-and-handle formation on Wednesday, which was helped by a breakaway gap. The price target is $64.

Trade of the Day – Darden Restaurants (NYSE:DRI)
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