Shares Escalate Higher Mid-Session: Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:BOBE)

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Its down 0.81, from 2.67 in 2016Q3. However, the institutional investors are observed to own 79.70% of the total shares. Ironsides Asset Advsr Lc stated it has 5,715 shares or 0.16% of all its holdings. After $-0.55 actual EPS reported by Sientra Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 14.55% negative EPS growth.

"Bob Evans is a company with a deep history and it dates back almost 70 years in the state of Ohio", Anderson says. "We look forward to welcoming the talented Bob Evans team to Post and working to create a successful future together", Post President and CEO Rob Vitale said in the statement announcing the deal. 1,438 are held by City.

BOBE stock was up 5% as of noon Tuesday and is up 45% year-to-date.

Bob Evans Farms, Inc. has a 1-year low of $36.88 and a 1-year high of $75.34. California-based Pacific Glob Inv Mgmt has invested 0.75% in Bob Evans Farms Inc (NASDAQ:BOBE).

08/31/2015 - Bob Evans Farms, Inc. was upgraded to "sector weight" by analysts at KeyBanc. Bamco Ny holds 0.01% or 168,500 shares in its portfolio. Point72 Asset Management, L.p. augmented its ownership by buying 335,000 shares an increase of 1,308.6%. The 1-year high was reported on Sep, 19 by Barchart.com. Many traders will use a combination of moving averages with different time frames to help review stock trend direction. During such notable technical setup, fundamental investors usually stay away and are careful shorting or selling the stock. About 56,437 shares traded. Bob Evans Farms had a net margin of 19.49% and a return on equity of 19.52%. It has outperformed by 38.65% the S&P500.

Post expects Bob Evans to contribute approximately $107 million in adjusted pre-tax earnings, with cost synergies of around $25 million a year by the third full fiscal year after completion.

The boards of both companies have approved the sale, which is targeted to close in Post's second quarter next year.

Since March 23, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 sales for $21.62 million activity. SELL rating has been given by 0 analyst (s) and 2 analyst (s) given BUY rating to the stock. Therefore 57% are positive.

National Securities Law Firm Seeks Higher Price for Bob Evans Farms Shareholders in Connection with Proposed Buyout, and Encourages Shareholders to Contact Law Firm for More I. The stock experienced a rise in short interest between August 15, 2017 and August 31, 2017 of 22.73%.

7/19/2017-Berenberg Bank initiated coverage with a Buy rating. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, December 7 by Maxim Group. (NASDAQ:BOBE)'s stock has changed 52.29%. Oppenheimer has "Outperform" rating and $45 target. The firm has "Hold" rating by Oppenheimer given on Wednesday, August 30. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. restated a "market perform" rating and issued a $77.00 price target on shares of Bob Evans Farms in a research report on Monday, June 5th.

A number of other equities analysts also recently issued reports on the stock. The stock of Amira Nature Foods Ltd (NYSE:ANFI) has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, August 4 by Oppenheimer. On Wednesday, May 11 the stock rating was initiated by Sidoti with "Buy".

Bob Evans Farms, Inc.

Cereal company Post Holdings has agreed to acquire refrigerated food company Bob Evans Farms for around $1.5 billion.

New Albany-Ohio based Bob Evans distributes refrigerated potato, pasta, pork sausage and side dishes under the Bob Evans, Owens, Country Creek and Pineland Fartms brands. The company has market cap of $229.94 million. The Company's food products are distributed to customers throughout the United States. BOBE's profit will be $6.93 million for 51.23 P/E if the $0.35 EPS becomes a reality.

This deal seems to make sense for both parties since it diversifies Post Holdings' overall portfolio and joins the larger company's side businesses to similar lines where Bob Evans is already strong.

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