Shares of Darden Restaurants Inc. DRI, +0.90% inched 0.89% higher to $145.75 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, +0.15% rising 0.15% to 4,079.95 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.05% rising 0.05% to 33,446.26. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Darden Restaurants Inc. closed $3.98 short of its 52-week high ($149.73), which the company reached on March 29th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. CBRL, +1.53% rose 1.53% to $174.29, Bloomin' Brands Inc. BLMN, +4.04% rose 4.04% to $27.71, and Dine Brands Global Inc. DIN, +1.47% rose 1.47% to $90.35. Trading volume (2.2 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.7 M.
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