Bob Evans 2nd-Q profit falls on high costs, slow sales

COLUMBUS Ohio Bob Evans Farms Inc. blamed “an extremely challenging economic environment” as it reported a nearly 27-percent plunge in second quarter profit and lowered its financial outlook for fiscal 2009.

For the second quarter ended Oct. 24, Bob Evans recorded net income of $11.3 million, or 37 cents per share, compared with year-ago earnings of $15.5 million, or 45 cents per share. The results fell well below the average analyst forecast of 44 cents a sha

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