Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:BOBE)

CAPS Rating: 2 out of 5

A full-service restaurant company that operates two distinct restaurant concepts, Bob Evans Restaurants and Mimi's Cafes. It is also a producer and distributor of pork sausage and complementary, homestyle, convenience food items.

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Member Avatar jahartmu (96.77) Submitted: 3/9/2013 2:09:15 AM : Outperform Start Price: $38.58 BOBE Score: -2.12

Decent dividend, good price to sales & price to book ratios relative to the industry... and frankly, I just like Bob's and am hoping just after the ex-dividend date is a good time to jump in.

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Member Avatar TMFPennyWise (< 20) Submitted: 2/13/2013 2:17:07 PM : Outperform Start Price: $40.74 BOBE Score: -11.23

Bob Evans Farms stock is my new favorite. Just listened to their January 2013 investors presentation and heard about all the changes afoot to unlock value in this small cap Ohio based regional family restaurant chain.

Their Bob Evans restaurant 'Farm Fresh Refresh' remodeling project is going gangbusters resulting in increased sales per renewed store; they purchased a food manufacturing facility to upgrade and broaden their grocery product range beyond sausage to convenience breakfast items and family side dishes; and they are streamlining and retraining staff and promoting take out, catering and bakery sales. Already management is seeing improvement in revenue because of these changes and they are only part way into this transition.

But probably the biggest critical difference for the company is that they just announced the sale of their Mimi's Cafe division, albeit at a big markdown from the original purchase price, but still an effective strategy to shed this drag on the financials and permit stronger focus on their Bob Evan's brand.

And one additional growth driver that I believe may have an effect on Bob Evan's prosperity is that Bob Evans originated and the still have many many restaurants in the eastern Ohio Utica Shale oil field region. The wells are expected to bring many thousands of new workers and billions of dollars into the region creating a boom in 2013 and 2014. I predict Bob's famous biscuits and gravy and other hearty home style fixins will become wildly popular with the roustabouts, truck drivers, and riggers and their patronage will be yet another factor in driving the stock price up.

I think Bob Evans is a promising stock to watch and it ain't bad eatin' either!

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Member Avatar Wade32ru (< 20) Submitted: 8/10/2012 7:26:34 PM : Underperform Start Price: $36.60 BOBE Score: +8.49

Bearish consumer discretionary

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Member Avatar TMFHelloNewman (93.80) Submitted: 11/24/2011 10:14:41 AM : Underperform Start Price: $28.73 BOBE Score: +1.83

Check out my thoughts here: http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2011/11/23/bob-evans-stay-on-the-farm.aspx

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Member Avatar TDRH (99.72) Submitted: 6/8/2011 2:58:18 PM : Underperform Start Price: $30.15 BOBE Score: -6.22

Nothing against the product, it just seems to be a little overdone, the spike that is.

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Member Avatar GirlScoutDad (96.74) Submitted: 8/27/2010 11:30:03 AM : Outperform Start Price: $23.24 BOBE Score: +20.97

BOBE just raised dividend by 11%; yield is similar to McDonald's.

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Member Avatar millergame (< 20) Submitted: 6/5/2010 7:03:26 PM : Underperform Start Price: $24.43 BOBE Score: -12.74

Too many cost saving measures will utlimately affect the quality of the product. The supplier change that just occurred shifts it fundamental business operations more towards a profit only mentality and that's bad news for the employees.

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Member Avatar ScryingPool (< 20) Submitted: 1/7/2010 1:32:07 PM : Underperform Start Price: $25.36 BOBE Score: -16.33

Extreme overvaluation; their low debt ratio probably helped support this for an unneccesarily long period of time. Wall Street isn't showing much confidence and neither is the Fool community; I predict imminent devaluation, share dillution, or the current prolonged state of stagnation with +/- 10% volatility in the year to come.

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Member Avatar kristm (99.74) Submitted: 1/3/2009 5:41:29 PM : Underperform Start Price: $18.10 BOBE Score: -47.95

Reupping. This is a pretty solid, if boring, company but the next six to twelve months aren't going to be much nicer to restaurant and food stocks. Bob is also having to deal with the impact of higher pork prices on his sausage packing business.

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Member Avatar RubberSoul61 (90.96) Submitted: 11/19/2008 4:10:20 PM : Outperform Start Price: $12.41 BOBE Score: +131.69

recent increase in dividends is good news

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Member Avatar supercoffee (94.64) Submitted: 10/6/2008 2:44:08 PM : Underperform Start Price: $20.04 BOBE Score: -39.09

TOO FAT FAST FOODS

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Member Avatar cyncoot (< 20) Submitted: 7/26/2008 8:17:47 PM : Underperform Start Price: $24.00 BOBE Score: -37.37

Sector call

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Member Avatar crazy8lazy9 (< 20) Submitted: 6/7/2008 4:39:52 PM : Underperform Start Price: $28.17 BOBE Score: -21.08

short the spike

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Member Avatar TEsoccerDad (68.81) Submitted: 6/4/2008 5:48:27 PM : Outperform Start Price: $28.93 BOBE Score: +18.47

Excellent earnings, low debt. Great outlook thru 2009. Need I say more?

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Member Avatar DJzoner (< 20) Submitted: 6/4/2008 1:43:17 PM : Outperform Start Price: $28.73 BOBE Score: +19.48

Why not

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Member Avatar OBXParrothead (81.05) Submitted: 5/17/2008 5:50:31 PM : Outperform Start Price: $24.54 BOBE Score: +51.52

Check out their newest concept, Mimi's Cafe. Definitely a hit. New Orleans theme, great food & great prices.

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Member Avatar DanClapp (63.28) Submitted: 5/13/2008 10:06:48 PM : Outperform Start Price: $25.10 BOBE Score: +45.43

Great place for breakfast

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Member Avatar bobbob12345 (39.49) Submitted: 2/20/2008 3:26:02 PM : Outperform Start Price: $24.34 BOBE Score: +45.24

great name

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Member Avatar hlcox2008 (< 20) Submitted: 11/18/2007 9:33:34 PM : Outperform Start Price: $25.66 BOBE Score: +44.13

very good, low price, high performance

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Member Avatar slamberte5 (< 20) Submitted: 10/4/2007 9:38:50 PM : Outperform Start Price: $25.98 BOBE Score: +50.54

Always excellent fast food and good service. Folks will always return, Sunday is a big day after church. Try and get a table.

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