Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI)’s Stock Insider Trade – Eugene Lee Sells 59,783 Shares; Profile of 2 Analysts Covering La-Z-Boy (LZB)

Among 7 analysts covering La-Z-Boy (NYSE:LZB), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. La-Z-Boy had 15 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Sidoti downgraded La-Z-Boy Incorporated (NYSE:LZB) rating on Tuesday, August 1. Sidoti has “Hold” rating and $3600 target. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded it to “Hold” rating and $30 target in Thursday, February 23 report. On Wednesday, March 2 the stock rating was initiated by Sidoti with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 6 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Zacks upgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Tuesday, August 18 report. The firm has “Mkt Perform” rating by Raymond James given on Thursday, January 5. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Longbow given on Friday, August 5. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of LZB in report on Thursday, September 28 with “Buy” rating. Barrington Research maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $32 target in Thursday, August 20 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, November 30. See La-Z-Boy Incorporated (NYSE:LZB) latest ratings:

30/11/2017 Broker: Raymond James Rating: Hold
30/11/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $32.0 Maintain
28/09/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $36.0 Maintain
27/09/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $27.0 Maintain
24/08/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold Old Target: $30.00 New Target: $27.00 Maintain
22/08/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $27.0 Maintain
01/08/2017 Broker: Sidoti Rating: Hold New Target: $36.0000 Downgrade

Company insider, Eugene Lee, President and CEO of Darden Restaurants Inc unloaded a total of 59,783 shares of the firm, which is based on a stock price of $96.8 of a share. More information about the sale dated January 11, 2018, could be found freely available for public review in a legally required document on the SEC website here. This enormous sell will probably draw attention, as Eugene Lee today owns 0.08% of the market capitalization of Darden Restaurants Inc.

Among 26 analysts covering Darden Restaurants (NYSE:DRI), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. Darden Restaurants has $115.0 highest and $50 lowest target. $93.83’s average target is -5.32% below currents $99.1 stock price. Darden Restaurants had 95 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, December 20 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy”. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James on Monday, October 12 to “Market Perform”. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, September 27. The stock has “Buy” rating by Tigress Financial on Friday, June 24. The stock of Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 20 by Oppenheimer. Guggenheim upgraded Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) on Thursday, December 1 to “Buy” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Longbow on Friday, October 13. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded the shares of DRI in report on Tuesday, July 26 to “Sell” rating. Maxim Group initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, September 30 report. The stock of Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 11 by Canaccord Genuity.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.01, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 55 investors sold Darden Restaurants, Inc. shares while 169 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 160 raised stakes. 108.03 million shares or 1.09% more from 106.87 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. First Interstate State Bank holds 0.01% or 550 shares. The Georgia-based Vident Advisory Limited has invested 0.04% in Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI). State Of Wisconsin Invest Board reported 250,264 shares. Bb&T Corp owns 0% invested in Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) for 2,586 shares. Jane Street Gru Ltd Liability Corp invested 0.01% in Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI). Geode Mgmt Llc stated it has 1.46M shares. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans holds 7,953 shares. Utah Retirement Sys reported 22,889 shares. Sandy Spring Commercial Bank has 0.01% invested in Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) for 1,127 shares. Aviva Public Limited Company holds 78,501 shares. Willis Counsel owns 170,850 shares or 0.97% of their US portfolio. 3,600 are held by Yorktown Mngmt Research. Choate Investment Advsr invested in 0.06% or 13,690 shares. Buckingham Cap Mngmt holds 0.25% of its portfolio in Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) for 14,147 shares. First Quadrant Limited Partnership Ca holds 0% or 1,400 shares in its portfolio.

The stock increased 1.54% or $1.5 during the last trading session, reaching $99.1. About 187,700 shares traded. Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) has risen 31.96% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.26% the S&P500.

Darden Restaurants, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates full-service restaurants in the United States and Canada. The company has market cap of $12.26 billion. As of June 27, 2017, it owned and operated approximately 1,700 restaurants under the Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen, Yard House, The Capital Grille, Seasons 52, Bahama Breeze, and Eddie V's brands. It has a 25.4 P/E ratio.

The stock increased 0.95% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $31.85. About 19,512 shares traded. La-Z-Boy Incorporated (NYSE:LZB) has risen 10.10% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.60% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.38, from 1.23 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 31 investors sold La-Z-Boy Incorporated shares while 61 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 51 raised stakes. 40.13 million shares or 2.78% less from 41.27 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Skyline Asset Limited Partnership has 0.91% invested in La-Z-Boy Incorporated (NYSE:LZB). Legal And General Grp Inc Public Limited Company owns 0% invested in La-Z-Boy Incorporated (NYSE:LZB) for 95,250 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can holds 0% or 65,687 shares in its portfolio. Nuveen Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability holds 981,921 shares or 0.17% of its portfolio. Tower Cap Ltd (Trc) owns 5,272 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Swiss Natl Bank holds 0% of its portfolio in La-Z-Boy Incorporated (NYSE:LZB) for 80,400 shares. Canada Pension Plan Invest Board stated it has 62,000 shares or 0% of all its holdings. D E Shaw Commerce Incorporated holds 0.03% or 736,154 shares in its portfolio. Dimensional Fund Limited Partnership invested 0.04% in La-Z-Boy Incorporated (NYSE:LZB). Kemnay Advisory owns 30,454 shares. Meeder Asset Mgmt accumulated 947 shares. Putnam Invests Limited Liability Corp invested in 0% or 78,300 shares. 2,959 are owned by Pacad. Buckhead Capital Management Llc invested 0.12% in La-Z-Boy Incorporated (NYSE:LZB). Vanguard Group Inc Inc invested in 0.01% or 4.43 million shares.