NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Bob Evans Farms

(Nasdaq:

BOBE

) is tomorrow, May 31, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 25 cents per share. At a price of $40.44 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.5%.

The average volume for Bob Evans Farms has been 140,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Bob Evans Farms has a market cap of $1.18 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

leisure

industry. Shares are up 20.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Bob Evans Farms, Inc. owns and operates full-service restaurants under the Bob Evans and Mimi's Cafe brand names in the United States. It also sells retail gifts, food items, and other novelties in its Bob Evans Restaurants, and seven Bob Evans Restaurants & General Stores. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.7, equal to the average leisure industry P/E ratio and equal to the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Bob Evans Farms as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full

Bob Evans Farms Ratings Report

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