Press coverage about Bob Evans Farms (NASDAQ:BOBE) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bob Evans Farms earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the restaurant operator an impact score of 45.7775449205103 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

BOBE has been the topic of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Bob Evans Farms from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. ValuEngine cut Bob Evans Farms from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. BidaskClub cut Bob Evans Farms from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. Finally, Maxim Group reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Bob Evans Farms in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $76.05.

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. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,540.00, a P/E ratio of 11.31 and a beta of 0.54.

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

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About Bob Evans Farms

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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