Bob Evans Farms (NASDAQ:BOBE) Receives Media Sentiment Score of 0.19

Media coverage about Bob Evans Farms (NASDAQ:BOBE) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bob Evans Farms earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the restaurant operator an impact score of 46.1513612713866 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

BOBE has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Bob Evans Farms from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $77.00 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, September 4th. Maxim Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $77.00 target price on shares of Bob Evans Farms in a report on Wednesday, August 30th. BidaskClub cut shares of Bob Evans Farms from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. restated a “hold” rating and set a $72.00 target price on shares of Bob Evans Farms in a report on Friday, September 8th. Finally, William Blair cut shares of Bob Evans Farms from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, September 22nd. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $76.05.

Shares of Bob Evans Farms (NASDAQ BOBE) traded down 0.03% during trading on Thursday, reaching $77.21. 184,901 shares of the company were exchanged. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.54 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.53 and a beta of 0.58. Bob Evans Farms has a 1-year low of $39.89 and a 1-year high of $78.18. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $75.20 and its 200 day moving average is $70.07.

Bob Evans Farms (NASDAQ:BOBE) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 30th. The restaurant operator reported $0.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.37. The firm had revenue of $109.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $102.29 million. Bob Evans Farms had a return on equity of 19.52% and a net margin of 19.49%. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.48 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 27.2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Bob Evans Farms will post $2.17 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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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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