Darden’s Fortune and 2 Stocks Avoiding the S&P 500 Dip

The S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) is down by 0.08% today and stands at 1,313. Here are three notable stocks that are experiencing some gains today.

The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS): Susquehanna said the recent volume shortfalls in the fertilizer space should reverse in the spring citing potential for increased plantings due to higher corn exports, the plunge in natural gas prices bringing down production costs, and a tighter supply/demand balance for potash. The firm maintains its Positive rating on Mosaic. The stock has been on an upswing since mid-December. MOS shares recently traded at $55.02, up $1.17, or 2.17%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $44.86 to $89.24. Volume today was 3,339,735 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 5,658,340 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 10.50, while trailing earnings are $5.24 per share.

Investing Insights: Hudson City Bancorp Inc. Fourth Quarter Earnings Approaching.

Hudson City Bancorp (NASDAQ:HCBK) is set to announce their earnings on Wednesday, January 25th. The consensus has continued to sour for the bank, but investors are placing bullish bets today. HCBK shares recently traded at $7.10, up $0.28, or 4.11%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $5.09 to $11.57. Volume today was 6,137,441 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 6,074,620 shares. The company’s trailing earnings are $-0.51 per share.

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) was named to Fortune’s Best Company List. Now fortune is spreading to shareholders. DRI shares recently traded at $46.73, up $0.62, or 1.34%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $40.69 to $53.81. Volume today was 1,275,603 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 2,239,790 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 14.30, while trailing earnings are $3.27 per share.

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