QS Investors LLC boosted its position in shares of Bob Evans Farms Inc (NASDAQ:BOBE) by 69.5% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 5,122 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,100 shares during the period. QS Investors LLC’s holdings in Bob Evans Farms were worth $404,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
Other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Amalgamated Bank purchased a new stake in Bob Evans Farms during the third quarter valued at approximately $212,000. Sei Investments Co. raised its holdings in shares of Bob Evans Farms by 39,937.5% in the third quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 3,203 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $247,000 after buying an additional 3,195 shares during the last quarter. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Bob Evans Farms in the third quarter worth $354,000. Highbridge Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Bob Evans Farms in the third quarter worth $482,000. Finally, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan raised its holdings in shares of Bob Evans Farms by 60.6% in the third quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 7,500 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $581,000 after buying an additional 2,830 shares during the last quarter. 77.87% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
BOBE has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. BidaskClub cut shares of Bob Evans Farms from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. ValuEngine cut shares of Bob Evans Farms from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Maxim Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Bob Evans Farms in a report on Thursday, January 11th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $76.05.
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Bob Evans Farms Company Profile
Bob Evans Farms, Inc (Bob Evans) is a producer and distributor of refrigerated potato, pasta and vegetable-based side dishes, pork sausage, and a variety of refrigerated and frozen food items under the Bob Evans and Owens or Country Creek brand names. The Company’s food products are distributed to customers throughout the United States.
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