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Falling Expectations For Bob Evans Farms

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Shares of Bob Evans Farms Inc (NASDAQ: BOBE) are surging on Monday afternoon, in anticipation of the company’s fourth quarter financial results, scheduled for release after the market closes on Tuesday.

According to Estimize, both experts and the crowd expect to see an 8 percent year-over-year decline in earnings, from $0.48 per share reported in the same quarter last year, to $0.44 in the current quarter. Sales, on the other hand, are expected to surge from $326.4 million to somewhere between $330.58 million (crowd consensus) and $331.31 million (Wall Street consensus).

Looking at the chart above, one thing stands out: There is no clear pattern to suggest a beat or miss for this quarter.


A second chart illustrates the evolution of sentiment over time; the Street’s consensus fell considerably in early March and remained there since.

Strategic Transactions

Last Friday, Bob Evans announced it will pursue a strategic transaction, either through a sale-leaseback or tax-free REIT conversion spin-off. The news led Miller Tabak to upgrade the stock’s rating from Hold to Buy.

Shares of the company are up 1.3 percent to $48.06 on Monday afternoon.

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