News headlines about Vera Bradley (NASDAQ:VRA) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vera Bradley earned a media sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the textile maker an impact score of 46.4482292337834 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
VRA has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. BidaskClub lowered shares of Vera Bradley from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Vera Bradley in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Cowen reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $12.00 price objective on shares of Vera Bradley in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Vera Bradley from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $8.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Robert W. Baird set a $12.00 price objective on shares of Vera Bradley and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, December 25th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. Vera Bradley currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $11.00.
Vera Bradley (NASDAQ:VRA) traded up $0.17 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $10.45. 226,700 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 297,557. The stock has a market capitalization of $364.76, a price-to-earnings ratio of 209.00, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.39 and a beta of 0.83. Vera Bradley has a 52 week low of $6.99 and a 52 week high of $12.83.
Vera Bradley (NASDAQ:VRA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, December 6th. The textile maker reported $0.23 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $114.10 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $114.55 million. Vera Bradley had a net margin of 0.43% and a return on equity of 7.06%. Vera Bradley’s quarterly revenue was down 9.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.20 earnings per share. sell-side analysts predict that Vera Bradley will post 0.58 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other Vera Bradley news, major shareholder Thomas Farrell Byrne II sold 12,292 shares of Vera Bradley stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.33, for a total transaction of $151,560.36. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 32,605 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $402,019.65. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 39.60% of the stock is owned by insiders.
Vera Bradley Company Profile
Vera Bradley, Inc (Vera Bradley) is a designer of women’s handbags, accessories, luggage and travel items, eyewear, and stationery and gifts. The Company’s segments include Direct and Indirect. The Company offers various products, including bags, travel, home and accessories. Its accessories include fashion accessories, such as wallets, eyeglass cases, jewelry, and scarves and various technology accessories.
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