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Darden Restaurants (NYSE: DRI) reported a drop in its fourth-quarter profit.

Darden's quarterly profit declined to $133.2 million, or $1.01 per share, versus $151.2 million, or $1.15 per share, in the year-ago period.

Its revenue climbed to $2.30 billion from $2.07 billion. However, analysts were projecting earnings of $1.04 per share on revenue of $2.27 billion.

Darden estimates 2014 diluted earnings per share to decline by 3% to 5%, while it expects sales to increase by 6% to 8%.

Darden shares closed at $51.23 yesterday.

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