“(Reuters) – Darden Restaurants Inc (DRI.N) warned on Tuesday that earnings for the latest quarter would miss expectations after unsuccessful promotions led to a decline in sales at its Olive Garden, Red Lobster and LongHorn Steakhouse chains.
Shares in Orlando, Florida-based Darden fell almost 9 percent in premarket trading.
The company now expects earnings from continuing operations of 25 cents to 26 cents per share for the second quarter ended November 25. Costs associated with its purchase of Yard House USA Inc would cut earnings by 5 cents per share, while Hurricane Sandy would reduce EPS by about 1 cent.//”
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