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March 5, 2014
12:48 EDTBOBE, DENN, CBRLBob Evans sinks after lowering full year profit view
Shares of Bob Evans Farms (BOBE), a full service restaurant and food distributor, are sinking after the company's third quarter results trailed expectations, and it lowered its fiscal 2014 profit view for the second time this year. WHAT'S NEW: Last night, Bob Evans reported Q3 earnings per share of 30c and revenue of $340.13M, compared to expectations of 57c and $350.54M, respectively. WHAT'S NOTABLE: The company lowered its FY14 adjusted EPS view to $1.60-$1.75 from $2.20-$2.30, compared to consensus of $2.26. It also lowered its FY14 EPS outlook on January 21, from $2.60-$2.65 to $2.20-$2.30. The company cited adverse impacts from severe winter weather for the reduced guidance. For FY15, the company expects EPS of $2.80-$3.00, versus consensus of $2.90. For the Bob Evans Restaurant business, the company expects same-store sales of 3.0%-3.5% and 8 to 10 new restaurants for FY15. For the BEF Foods business, the company expects sales growth of 8%-9% and sow costs of $70 per hundredweight for FY15. Bob Evans said it expects to complete its current $225M share repurchase program by the end of FY14 and that its board of directors has authorized up to $100M of share repurchases for FY15. ANALYST REACTION: This morning, KeyBanc Capital Markets had a Hold rating on the shares. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, Bob Evans fell $4.17, or about 8%, to $47.57 on nearly four times its average daily trading volume. Despite today's slide, the stock has gained about 17% over the past twelve months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other full service restaurants include Denny's (DENN) and Cracker Barrel (CBRL).
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August 28, 2014
09:57 EDTBOBEOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Brown Forman (BFA, BFB, BF.A, BF.B) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... GT Advanced (GTAT) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Genuine Parts (GPC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust... InterMune (ITMN) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS... Tesco (TSCDY) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Visa (V) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James... Williams-Sonoma (WSM) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley... Bob Evans (BOBE) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Stephens... lululemon (LULU) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at DA Davidson... J.C. Penney (JCP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BTIG.
09:46 EDTBOBEBob Evans downgraded to Underweight at Stephens
As previously reported, Stephens downgraded Bob Evans to Underweight from Equal Weight, citing valuation and unrealistic expectations for highly accretive sales of its real estate holdings. The firm lowered its price target on the stock to $40 from $46.
07:09 EDTBOBEBob Evans downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Stephens
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August 27, 2014
10:32 EDTBOBEBob Evans sees 'modest' pressure on cost of sales in Q2
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07:02 EDTBOBEOptions expected to be active
Options expected to be active: TIVO TIF SWHC ARUN BOBE ADI
August 26, 2014
16:08 EDTBOBEBob Evans sees Q2 sow cost $90-$95 per hundredweight from $80-$90
Sees Q2 SSS flat to low single-digit.
16:07 EDTBOBEBob Evans reaffirms FY15 adj. EPS view $1.90-$2.20, consensus $1.90
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16:03 EDTBOBEBob Evans reports Q1 adj. EPS 10c, consensus 10c
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15:25 EDTBOBENotable companies reporting after market close
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11:56 EDTBOBEBob Evans says four Sandell nominees elected to board
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August 20, 2014
16:03 EDTBOBEBob Evans increases share repurchase authorization to $150M
Bob Evans Farms' board of directors approved an increase of the company's current $100M share repurchase authorization to up to $150M and extended the authorization's expiration date to the end of fiscal year 2016.
10:45 EDTBOBEBob Evans says nominees likely to constitute majority of board
Bob Evans Farms announced that the company's Annual Meeting of Stockholders has concluded and votes are being reviewed and tabulated by IVS Associates. It added, "While the proxies and ballots are still being tabulated, and the Inspector has not yet delivered a preliminary report, Bob Evans believes, based on the advice of its proxy solicitor, that the Company's nominees will constitute a majority of the Board. The Company will wait to receive the Inspector's preliminary report before making any further statements about the vote, and will file the results on Form 8-K when they become available."
09:56 EDTBOBESandell confirms at least five nominees voted to Bob Evans board
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09:25 EDTBOBESadell wins at least five board seats at Bob Evans, CNBC reports
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