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Darling International (NYSE:DAR) COO Martin W. Griffin sold 12,500 shares of Darling International stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.51, for a total value of $243,875.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 324,649 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,333,902. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on DAR shares. Analysts at Goldman Sachs upgraded shares of Darling International from a “buy” rating to a “conviction-buy” rating in a research note on Monday, June 23rd. They now have a $20.66 price target on the stock, down previously from $25.00. Analysts at TheStreet downgraded shares of Darling International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 13th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $22.67.

Darling International (NYSE:DAR) traded up 0.10% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $19.48. The stock had a trading volume of 548,333 shares. Darling International has a 1-year low of $18.34 and a 1-year high of $23.95. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $19.44 and its 200-day moving average is $19.91. The company has a market cap of $3.208 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 92.23.

Darling International (NYSE:DAR) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 7th. The company reported $0.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.28 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $1.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $993.02 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.22 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 99.8% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Darling International will post $0.87 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Darling International Inc (NYSE:DAR) is a provider of rendering, cooking oil and bakery waste recycling and recovery solutions.

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