Darden Restaurants (DRI) says it expects FQ3 EPS to fall in a range of $1.00-$1.02, below the...

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

Darden Restaurants (DRI) says it expects FQ3 EPS to fall in a range of $1.00-$1.02, below the consensus estimate calling for $1.13, as it projectsU.S. same-store sales fell 4.5% for its chains during the period. The company blames severe winter weather for about 90 bps of the drop. DRI -2.8% premarket.