Stephens raises its rating on Darden Restaurants (DRI +2%) to Overweight from Equal Weight in...

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

Stephens raises its rating on Darden Restaurants (DRI +2%) to Overweight from Equal Weight in the wake of a FQ3 report from the restaurant operator that left some room for optimism. The company also received a boost from Barron's with a weekend article concluding that the Olive Garden and Red Lobster chains have a "workable recipe" to improve profitability.