Weekly Research Analysts’ Ratings Updates for Vera Bradley (VRA)

Vera Bradley (NASDAQ: VRA) has recently received a number of price target changes and ratings updates:

  • 8/31/2023 – Vera Bradley was upgraded by analysts at StockNews.com from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating.
  • 8/31/2023 – Vera Bradley had its price target raised by analysts at Noble Financial from $8.00 to $10.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 8/30/2023 – Vera Bradley was upgraded by analysts at TheStreet from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating.
  • 8/17/2023 – Vera Bradley is now covered by analysts at StockNews.com. They set a “buy” rating on the stock.

Vera Bradley Stock Up 1.0 %

NASDAQ:VRA traded up $0.07 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $7.24. The stock had a trading volume of 387,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 269,560. The stock has a market cap of $223.72 million, a P/E ratio of -12.27 and a beta of 2.02. Vera Bradley, Inc. has a 12-month low of $2.84 and a 12-month high of $7.73. The firm has a fifty day simple moving average of $6.60 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $5.97.

Vera Bradley (NASDAQ:VRAGet Free Report) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 30th. The textile maker reported $0.33 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.12 by $0.21. The firm had revenue of $128.17 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $130.95 million. Vera Bradley had a positive return on equity of 7.28% and a negative net margin of 3.73%. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.08 earnings per share. On average, sell-side analysts anticipate that Vera Bradley, Inc. will post 0.6 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Institutional Trading of Vera Bradley

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of VRA. Harbor Capital Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in Vera Bradley in the 2nd quarter valued at about $29,000. Citigroup Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Vera Bradley in the second quarter valued at approximately $50,000. California State Teachers Retirement System purchased a new position in shares of Vera Bradley during the second quarter valued at approximately $56,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its position in Vera Bradley by 6,210.1% during the second quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 9,970 shares of the textile maker’s stock worth $64,000 after acquiring an additional 9,812 shares during the last quarter. Finally, American Century Companies Inc. purchased a new stake in Vera Bradley in the 1st quarter worth approximately $80,000. 54.80% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Vera Bradley, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and sells women's handbags, luggage and travel items, fashion and home accessories, and gifts. It operates through three segments: Vera Bradley Direct, Vera Bradley Indirect, and Pura Vida. The company offers bag products, such as totes, crossbodies, satchels, clutches, backpacks, baby bags, and lunch bags; accessories, including ID holders, lanyards, wallets, wristlets, eyewear, scarves, hair accessories, and various technology accessories; bracelets, rings, and necklaces under Pura Vida brand name; and travel products consisting of rolling luggage, cosmetics, and travel and packing accessories, as well as travel bags comprising duffel and weekend bags.

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