Analysts See $0.82 EPS for Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (BOBE); Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management LTD Has Upped Nabors Industries (NBR) Position By $1.97 Million

February 9, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

Analysts expect Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:BOBE) to report $0.82 EPS on March, 14.They anticipate $0.07 EPS change or 9.33% from last quarter’s $0.75 EPS. BOBE’s profit would be $16.44 million giving it 23.48 P/E if the $0.82 EPS is correct. After having $0.35 EPS previously, Bob Evans Farms, Inc.’s analysts see 134.29% EPS growth. It closed at $77.01 lastly. It is down 55.35% since February 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 38.65% the S&P500.

Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd increased Nabors Industries (NBR) stake by 137.61% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd acquired 246,325 shares as Nabors Industries (NBR)’s stock declined 31.29%. The Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd holds 425,325 shares with $3.43M value, up from 179,000 last quarter. Nabors Industries now has $1.97 billion valuation. The stock decreased 8.57% or $0.58 during the last trading session, reaching $6.19. About 8.95M shares traded. Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE:NBR) has risen 32.66% since February 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.96% the S&P500.

Bob Evans Farms, Inc. produces and distributes food products for grocery retailers in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.54 billion. The company's products include refrigerated and frozen food items, including mashed potatoes, diced and shredded breakfast potatoes, Homestyle broccoli and cheese, seasoned Homestyle stuffing, six cheese pasta and sliced glazed apples, sausages, egg and cheese biscuits, sausage biscuits, egg and cheese croissant, breakfast burritos, breakfast bowls and kolaches, and soups, as well as sausage gravies; and fresh, smoked, and fully cooked pork and turkey sausage, ham, and hickory-smoked bacon products, as well as its oven bake scalloped potatoes, oven bake macaroni and cheese, oven bake double cheddar pasta with applewood smoked bacon, and oven bake southwest products. It has a 12.32 P/E ratio. It provides its home-style refrigerated side-dishes, pork sausage products, and various related frozen food items under the Bob Evans, Owens, Country Creek, and Pineland Farms brands, as well as its retail customers' private-label brands.

Among 8 analysts covering Bob Evans Farms (NASDAQ:BOBE), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Bob Evans Farms had 17 analyst reports since August 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, June 13, the company rating was maintained by Maxim Group. The stock has “Hold” rating by Oppenheimer on Thursday, June 15. The rating was downgraded by Oppenheimer to “Perform” on Wednesday, January 4. The stock of Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:BOBE) earned “Hold” rating by William Blair on Friday, September 22. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer given on Wednesday, December 2. Maxim Group maintained the shares of BOBE in report on Wednesday, August 30 with “Buy” rating. Maxim Group maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, December 7 report. As per Wednesday, August 30, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. The stock has “Strong-Buy” rating by Zacks on Thursday, September 3. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Thursday, October 15 with “Outperform”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.08 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.34, from 1.42 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 34 investors sold Bob Evans Farms, Inc. shares while 49 reduced holdings. 45 funds opened positions while 45 raised stakes. 15.17 million shares or 0.03% more from 15.16 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Pentwater Cap L P holds 0.05% or 75,000 shares in its portfolio. Lombard Odier Asset Mgmt (Usa) reported 10,000 shares. Macquarie Gp Ltd reported 700 shares. Sg Americas Limited Liability Corp invested 0.01% in Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:BOBE). Citadel Advsrs Ltd Liability Co owns 40,000 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage has 0% invested in Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:BOBE) for 11,513 shares. Fuller & Thaler Asset holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:BOBE) for 70,800 shares. Bancorporation Of Ny Mellon reported 332,299 shares. California State Teachers Retirement invested 0.01% in Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:BOBE). Of Toledo Na Oh accumulated 0.15% or 7,490 shares. Tower Rech Limited Liability Company (Trc) reported 1,851 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Ny State Teachers Retirement Sys invested in 57,459 shares. The Iowa-based Principal Group Inc Inc has invested 0.01% in Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:BOBE). 32,100 are held by Point72 Asset Management Lp. Blackrock holds 0.01% or 2.48 million shares.

Among 34 analysts covering Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE:NBR), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 76% are positive. Nabors Industries Ltd. had 109 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Wednesday, April 26 with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Friday, August 14 by Citigroup. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, July 7 by Wells Fargo. The rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, June 1 to “Neutral”. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Wednesday, June 21 by Morgan Stanley. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, January 12. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Buy” on Thursday, August 10. Howard Weil upgraded the stock to “Sector Outperform” rating in Monday, March 28 report. On Wednesday, January 17 the stock rating was maintained by Seaport Global with “Buy”. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of NBR in report on Friday, October 27 with “Market Perform” rating.

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