News coverage about Bob Evans Farms (NASDAQ:BOBE) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bob Evans Farms earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the restaurant operator an impact score of 45.1726508502029 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on BOBE shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Bob Evans Farms from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. BidaskClub cut shares of Bob Evans Farms from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 5th. ValuEngine cut shares of Bob Evans Farms from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. William Blair cut shares of Bob Evans Farms from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday, September 22nd. Finally, Maxim Group reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Bob Evans Farms in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $76.05.

Shares of Bob Evans Farms (BOBE) opened at $77.01 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $1,540.00, a P/E ratio of 11.31 and a beta of 0.54. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.72, a current ratio of 1.63 and a quick ratio of 1.13. Bob Evans Farms has a 12 month low of $47.28 and a 12 month high of $79.70.

Bob Evans Farms (NASDAQ:BOBE) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, December 6th. The restaurant operator reported $0.35 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.35. The company had revenue of $117.63 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $117.10 million. Bob Evans Farms had a net margin of 28.75% and a return on equity of 18.55%. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.56 EPS.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 22nd. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 11th were given a dividend of $0.34 per share. This represents a $1.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.77%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 8th. Bob Evans Farms’s dividend payout ratio is presently 19.97%.

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Bob Evans Farms Company Profile

Bob Evans Farms, Inc (Bob Evans) is a producer and distributor of refrigerated potato, pasta and vegetable-based side dishes, pork sausage, and a variety of refrigerated and frozen food items under the Bob Evans and Owens or Country Creek brand names. The Company’s food products are distributed to customers throughout the United States.

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