Darden (DRI) +5.1%) pops after issuing strong guidance yesterday, expecting to open 80-90 new...

|About: Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI)|By:, SA News Editor

Darden (DRI) +5.1%) pops after issuing strong guidance yesterday, expecting to open 80-90 new restaurants in 2012. The firm reported strong 4Q sales (+6.8% Y/Y), saying higher prices were offset by lower expenses. Darden's rosy outlook also pushes up competitors: EAT +6.2%, RT +3.6%, PFCB +3.4%.