Gradient Investments Has Increased Darden Restaurants (DRI) Stake; CENTRICA PLC ORD NEW (CPYYF) Shorts Up By 48.66%

February 13, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

Gradient Investments Llc increased Darden Restaurants Inc (DRI) stake by 22355.34% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Gradient Investments Llc acquired 81,597 shares as Darden Restaurants Inc (DRI)’s stock rose 13.33%. The Gradient Investments Llc holds 81,962 shares with $6.46 million value, up from 365 last quarter. Darden Restaurants Inc now has $11.64B valuation. The stock increased 1.65% or $1.53 during the last trading session, reaching $94.22. About 1.34M shares traded. Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) has risen 31.96% since February 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.26% the S&P500.

CENTRICA PLC ORD NEW (OTCMKTS:CPYYF) had an increase of 48.66% in short interest. CPYYF’s SI was 2.07M shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 48.66% from 1.39M shares previously. With 4,600 avg volume, 450 days are for CENTRICA PLC ORD NEW (OTCMKTS:CPYYF)’s short sellers to cover CPYYF’s short positions. It closed at $1.8 lastly. It is down 0.00% since February 13, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 55 investors sold DRI 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. Westport Asset Mgmt has 40,000 shares for 2.37% of their portfolio. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt owns 41,631 shares for 0.29% of their portfolio. Barclays Public Limited has invested 0.02% in Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI). Fincl Counselors owns 23,100 shares. Zwj Investment Counsel invested in 3,128 shares. Amalgamated Fincl Bank owns 15,015 shares. Advsr Asset Mngmt stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI). Highstreet Asset, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 20,892 shares. Cadence Cap Limited Co has 35,419 shares for 0.17% of their portfolio. City Hldg invested in 0% or 165 shares. Paloma Prns, a Connecticut-based fund reported 44,327 shares. British Columbia Inv stated it has 55,058 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Ny State Teachers Retirement System has 0.04% invested in Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) for 206,177 shares. 19,494 were accumulated by Cibc World Markets Corporation. Cantab Capital Partners Limited Liability Partnership accumulated 20,698 shares.

Since January 10, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $7.25 million activity. Milanes Douglas J. sold $417,315 worth of Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) on Wednesday, January 10. Shares for $1.05 million were sold by Cardenas Ricardo. $5.79 million worth of Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) shares were sold by LEE EUGENE I JR.

Among 26 analysts covering Darden Restaurants (NYSE:DRI), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. Darden Restaurants had 97 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Wednesday, July 13 by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, November 28 by Maxim Group. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) on Tuesday, December 19 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, December 19 by Jefferies. The rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Outperform” on Wednesday, September 27. Canaccord Genuity maintained it with “Buy” rating and $115.0 target in Friday, January 5 report. As per Thursday, December 21, the company rating was upgraded by Argus Research. Credit Suisse downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, November 29 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, October 5 by SunTrust. Argus Research upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, January 5 report.

Gradient Investments Llc decreased Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:AMGN) stake by 39,786 shares to 4,346 valued at $810,000 in 2017Q3. It also reduced Spdr S&P 500 Etf Tr (SPY) stake by 2,995 shares and now owns 8,680 shares. Vanguard Intl Equity Index F (VWO) was reduced too.

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