Darden Restaurants Stock Target Price and Analyst Consensus

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USD 142.86  0.68  0.47%   

The current analyst and expert consensus on Darden Restaurants is Buy with 5 hold recommendations. The current projected Darden Restaurants target price consensus is 165.6 with 20 analyst opinions. One of the most common ways Darden Restaurants analysts use to provide buy-or-sell recommendation to the public are conference calls analysis and financial statements evaluations. Some experts can also talk to Darden Restaurants vendors, executives, and/or customers. Darden Restaurants recommendation module provides expert sentiment on the projected Darden Restaurants target price to derive its highest and lowest estimates based on target price standard deviation of 11.315. Continue to Macroaxis Advice on Darden Restaurants to cross-verify analyst projections. Unlike analyst recommendations, Macroaxis provides advice only from the perspective of investor risk tolerance and investment horizon.
  
The current Gross Profit is estimated to decrease to about 1.8 B. The current Profit Margin is estimated to decrease to 4.85. The current Debt Current is estimated to decrease to about 236.1 M

Darden Restaurants Target Price Consensus

We track the performance of the top 100 financial experts across various large and mid-size financial boutiques. Darden target price is determined by taking all analyst projections and averaging them out. There is no one specific way to measure analysts performance other than comparing it to the past results via a very sophisticated attribution analysis. Darden target price projections below should be used in combination with other traditional price prediction techniques such as stock price forecasting, investor sentiment analysis, technical analysis, earnings estimate, and various momentum models.
Number of Opinions19
Lowered Outlook0
Raized Outlook0
Buy
Most Darden analysts issue ratings four times a year, at intervals of three months. Ratings are usually accompanied by a target price to helps potential investors understand Darden stock's fair price compared to its market value. Analysts arrive at stock ratings after researching public financial statements of Darden Restaurants, talking to its executives and customers, or listening to those companies' conference calls.
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Darden Restaurants Target Price Projection

Darden Restaurants' current and average target prices are 142.86 and 165.60, respectively. The current price of Darden Restaurants is the price at which Darden Restaurants is currently trading. On the other hand, Darden Restaurants' target price is what analysts think the stock is worth or could sell for in the future. The more significant the discrepancy between the two prices, the more it stimulates investors to act.

Current Price

Darden Restaurants Market Quote on 7th of December 2022

Low Price141.66Odds
High Price144.56Odds

142.86

Target Price

Analyst Consensus On Darden Restaurants Target Price

Low Estimate147.0Odds
High Estimate185.0Odds
Number of Analysts20
Standard Deviation11.315

165.6

Note that most analysts generally publish their price targets in research reports on specific companies, along with recommendations for the company's stock.Although price targets are often quoted in the financial news media, there could be a delay between the publication of the latest analyst outlook on Darden Restaurants and the information provided on this page.

Darden Restaurants Analyst Ratings

Darden Restaurants' analyst stock recommendations are determined by taking an average estimate of all analysts we track and classifying them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, Strong Sell, or Sell. Ratings generally communicate what analysts sense about Darden Restaurants stock, and they use a lot of effort and time to analyze it and arrive at a rating. That suggests that analyst recommendations are the outcome of an objective and thorough examination of Darden Restaurants' financials, market performance, and future outlook by experienced professionals. Darden Restaurants' historical ratings below, therefore, can serve as a valuable tool for investors.

Analyst Consensus Breakdown

Average Consensus Estimates

About Darden Restaurants Target Price Projections

Darden Restaurants's target price is an analyst's projection of its future price. Price targets can be assigned to all types of securities, from complex investment products to stocks such as Darden Restaurants and even bonds. If the target price is unavailable, it is most likely because there were not enough analyst opinions to come up with a consensus estimate. When setting a price target estimate, an analyst is trying to determine what the Stock is worth and where the price will be in a year from now. Generally, the target price of Darden depends on its intrinsic valuation, beta (i.e., risk over market), and overall volatility. Most analysts publish their price targets in research reports on specific companies, along with their buy, hold, or sell recommendations. Stock price targets are often quoted in the financial news media. Macroaxis uses multiple feeds to provide overall target price projection for Darden Restaurants including analysis of its current option contracts.
Darden Restaurants' latest option contracts expiring on 2022-12-16 are carrying combined implied volatility of 46.4 with a put-to-call open interest ratio of 1.1 over 54 outstanding agreements suggesting investors are buying slightly more puts than calls on contracts expiring on 2022-12-16. The current put volume is at 122, with calls trading at the volume of 1121. This yields a 0.11 put-to-call volume ratio. The Darden Restaurants option chain provides detailed quote and price information for the current Darden Restaurants option contracts. It shows all of Darden Restaurants' listed puts, calls, expiration dates, strike prices, and other pricing information.

Open Interest Against 2022-12-16 Option Contracts

Darden Restaurants option prices can potentially be used to forecast stock returns because most option chains provide information not only about the current prices but also about the future conditions in Darden Restaurants' lending market. For example, when Darden Restaurants' puts are not actively trading or completely missing in the marketplace, investors can use it to internalize expected shorting costs. So if an investor is writing a put option on Darden Restaurants, he or she must hedge the risk by shorting Darden Restaurants stock over its option's life.
The chart above shows Darden Restaurants' distribution of open interest by maturity on contracts that have not yet been settled. The area between the two highest points is the projection of the price at expiration. Darden Restaurants' open interest chart also provides vital information regarding the liquidity of an option. If there is no open interest for Darden Restaurants' option, there is no secondary market available for investors to trade.

Darden Restaurants Maximum Pain Price across 2022-12-16 Option Contracts

Max pain usually refers to a trading concept that asserts that market manipulation can cause the market price of particular securities such as Darden Restaurants close to expiration to expire worthless. According to most research, approximately 10% to 15% of all stock options are exercised, while about 35% expire worthlessly, with roughly 50% traded out before the expiration date. So, Max pain occurs when market makers reach a net positive position across all options at a strike price where option holders stand to lose the most money. By contrast, option sellers may reap the most after selling more options than buying, causing them to expire worthless.
Darden Restaurants' stock options are financial instruments that give investors the right to buy or sell shares of Darden Restaurants common stock at a specified price for a given time period. Generally speaking, an option to purchase or sell Darden stock makes it part of the underlying stock when the option's price is tied to the movement of the underlying stock. If Darden Restaurants' stock price goes up or down, the stock options follow.
Continue to Macroaxis Advice on Darden Restaurants to cross-verify analyst projections. Unlike analyst recommendations, Macroaxis provides advice only from the perspective of investor risk tolerance and investment horizon.

Darden Restaurants In The Money Call Balance

When Darden Restaurants' strike price is surpassing the current stock price, the option contract against Darden Restaurants stock is said to be in the money. When it comes to buying Darden Restaurants' options that are 'In the Money' or 'Out of the Money', the choice depends on your outlook for the underlying security, financial situation, and what you are trying to achieve.
While 'out-of-the-money' option contracts written on Darden Restaurants are typically viewed as the more aggressive, there are potential upsides to purchasing these types of options contracts. For one, the cost to buy an 'Out of the Money' option is lower than the cost to buy an 'In the Money' option. This cost-benefit is due to the fact that at the time of the purchase, 'Out of the Money' contracts have no intrinsic value. So, while the potential for a 100% loss is more significant, the cost and risk to enter the trade are lower.

Darden Current Options Market Mood

Darden Restaurants' open interest and total value indicators provide investors with the necessary information to digest the overall options buildup for its expiring contracts. In addition, it helps Darden Stock's traders understand whether a recent fall or rise in the market is unreasonable and if the time has come to take contrarian positions. These ratios are calculated based on options trading volumes and current open interest.

Put-to-Call Open Interest

Put-to-Call Volume

Most options investors, including buyers and sellers of Darden Restaurants' calls and puts, are not very successful. It is estimated that an average options trader loses somewhere between 80% to 90% of the time. Darden Restaurants' option open interest and volume spread between outstanding puts and calls are regarded by many investors as reliable indicators of the overall future market direction. Using current Darden Restaurants' option volume and open interest to make an investment decision is considered a contrarian-sentiment measure that can be utilized in many timing strategies in both derivative and spot marketplace.

Additional Darden Restaurants Value Projection Modules

Most investment researchers agree that the mispricing and readjustment of any Stock value happens often and is sometimes even predictable, but there is no strong theory explaining why it happens. The current price of Darden Restaurants is a key component of Darden Restaurants valuation and have some predictive power on the future returns of a Darden Restaurants.
Sophisticated investors, who have witnessed many market ups and downs, frequently view the market will even out over time. This tendency of Darden Restaurants' price to converge to an average value over time is called mean reversion. However, historically, high market prices usually discourage investors that believe in mean reversion to invest, while low prices are viewed as an opportunity to buy. Please use the tools below to analyze the current value of Darden Restaurants in the context of predictive analytics.
Hype
Prediction
LowEstimated ValueHigh
141.60143.35145.10
Details
Intrinsic
Valuation
LowReal ValueHigh
128.57164.61166.36
Details
Naive
Forecast
LowNext ValueHigh
141.01142.76144.51
Details
Earnings
Estimates (13)
LowProjected EPSHigh
7.457.577.89
Details
Please note, it is not enough to conduct a financial or market analysis of a single entity such as Darden Restaurants. Your research has to be compared to or analyzed against Darden Restaurants' peers to derive any actionable benefits. When done correctly, Darden Restaurants' competitive analysis will give you plenty of quantitative and qualitative data to validate your investment decisions or develop an entirely new strategy towards taking a position in Darden Restaurants.

Additional Darden Restaurants Value Projection Modules

Most investment researchers agree that the mispricing and readjustment of any Stock value happens often and is sometimes even predictable, but there is no strong theory explaining why it happens. The current price of Darden Restaurants is a key component of Darden Restaurants valuation and have some predictive power on the future returns of a Darden Restaurants.
Sophisticated investors, who have witnessed many market ups and downs, frequently view the market will even out over time. This tendency of Darden Restaurants' price to converge to an average value over time is called mean reversion. However, historically, high market prices usually discourage investors that believe in mean reversion to invest, while low prices are viewed as an opportunity to buy. Please use the tools below to analyze the current value of Darden Restaurants in the context of predictive analytics.
Hype
Prediction
LowEstimated ValueHigh
141.60143.35145.10
Details
Intrinsic
Valuation
LowReal ValueHigh
128.57164.61166.36
Details
Naive
Forecast
LowNext ValueHigh
141.01142.76144.51
Details
Earnings
Estimates (13)
LowProjected EPSHigh
7.457.577.89
Details
Please note, it is not enough to conduct a financial or market analysis of a single entity such as Darden Restaurants. Your research has to be compared to or analyzed against Darden Restaurants' peers to derive any actionable benefits. When done correctly, Darden Restaurants' competitive analysis will give you plenty of quantitative and qualitative data to validate your investment decisions or develop an entirely new strategy towards taking a position in Darden Restaurants.

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The data published in Darden Restaurants' official financial statements usually reflect Darden Restaurants' business processes, product offerings, services, and other fundamental events. But there are other numbers, ratios, or fundamental indicators derived from these statements that are easier to understand and visualize within the underlying realities that drive quantitative information of Darden Restaurants. For example, before you start analyzing numbers published by Darden accountants, it's critical to develop an understanding of what Darden Restaurants' liquidity, profitability, and earnings quality are in the context of the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure space in which it operates.
Please note, the presentation of Darden Restaurants' financial position, as portrayed in its financial statements, is often influenced by management's estimates, judgments, and sometimes even manipulations. In the best case, Darden Restaurants' management is honest, while the outside auditors are strict and uncompromising. Whatever the case, the imprecision that can be found in Darden Restaurants' accounting process means that the reasonable investor should take a skeptical approach toward the financial statement analysis of Darden Restaurants. Please utilize our Beneish M Score to check the likelihood of Darden Restaurants' management to manipulate its earnings.