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Vera Bradley, Inc. (VRA) Increases Again; Strong Momentum for Buyers

Vera Bradley, Inc. (VRA) Increases Again; Strong Momentum for Buyers

(NASDAQ:VRA). Airain Ltd invested in 14,419 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its position in Vera Bradley by 3.4% during the 1st quarter.

Vera Bradley (NASDAQ:VRA) shares traded 27.66% up during most recent session to reach at the closing price of $11.03. The company trades on average around 32000 shares per market session.

Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA)'s market cap, the total dollar value of all of their outstanding shares, is 314.24m. It has underperformed by 66.67% the S&P500.The move comes after 8 months positive chart setup for the $363.25M company. The company's revenue was down 9.9% compared to the same quarter past year. Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSEMKT:LNG) has risen 51.31% since December 6, 2016 and is uptrending.

How Active Are Vera Bradley, Inc. The company has a market capitalization of $317.66 million, a PE ratio of 16.57 and a beta of 0.96. The firm offers totes, crossbodies, satchels, clutches, backpacks, baby, and lunch bags; accessories, inclduing wallets, wristlets, eyeglass cases, jewelry, scarves, and various technology accessories; and travel products, such as rolling luggage, cosmetics, and travel and packing accessories, as well as travel bags comprising duffel and weekend bags. It also provides home products consisting of mugs and tumblers, as well as textiles products, such as throw blankets, beach towels, comforters, and wellness and beauty products; offers apparel/footwear, stationery, merchandising, and gift card products; and licenses its products. EPS was just $0.01 on a GAAP basis, with the discrepancy mostly due to various charges, including a $3.7 million store impairment change, a $1.8 million severance change, and $1.5 million in strategic plan consulting fees. It worsened, as 19 investors sold Vera Bradley, Inc. shares while 36 reduced holdings. 58,877 were accumulated by Jennison Assocs Ltd. The stock exchanged hands with 1,328,055 numbers of shares compared to its average daily volume of 315.74K shares.

Mallinckrodt PLC (MNK) Position Increased by Municipal Employees Retirement System of MI
Mizuho restated a "buy" rating and set a $73.00 price objective on shares of Mallinckrodt PLC in a research report on Wednesday. Farmers And Merchants Invs holds 0% of its portfolio in Mallinckrodt Public Limited Company (NYSE:MNK) for 30 shares.

At the moment 6 analysts are watching Vera Bradley, Inc.

Vera Bradley (NASDAQ:VRA) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 30th. The legal version of this report can be read at https://weekherald.com/2017/12/07/vera-bradley-inc-vra-expected-to-post-earnings-of-0-14-per-share.html. (NASDAQ:VRA). New York State Common Retirement Fund holds 0% or 60,530 shares in its portfolio. Daruma Capital Mgmt Ltd Company owns 2.97 million shares or 1.73% of their USA portfolio. Texas Permanent School Fund reported 13,789 shares. Financial Architects invested in 0% or 700 shares. (NASDAQ:VRA), with 0 analysts believing it is a strong buy. 51,082 are owned by Qs Limited Liability. Shares of Vera Bradley have crashed almost 80% since peaking back in 2011, so expectations are depressed to say the least. Vera Bradley had 24 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Finally, KeyCorp reiterated a "hold" rating on shares of Vera Bradley in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Vera Bradley reported earnings of $0.20 per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year over year growth rate of 30%. The firm has "Market Perform" rating by Cowen & Co given on Monday, April 25. (NASDAQ:VRA) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, August 11 by Wunderlich. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Wednesday, August 30 report. The firm has "Buy" rating by Standpoint Research given on Monday, January 18. Vera Bradley has a 1-year low of $7.70 and a 1-year high of $17.20. (NASDAQ:VRA) on Thursday, September 3 with "Market Perform" rating. The company presently has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $10.33. Its up 0.30, from 1.03 in 2017Q1.

In other news, EVP Kimberly F. Colby sold 170,000 shares of Vera Bradley stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 28th. 2 funds opened positions while 2 raised stakes. Point72 Asset Mgmt L P reported 1.83 million shares. Howard Hughes Med Institute reported 0.62% stake. There has been an observed change of -22.54% in the ownership of the shares in the past six months. More interesting news about Vera Bradley, Inc. Gideon Cap Advisors stated it has 0.27% in Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:LNG). Jfs Wealth Advsr Limited Company has 0.01% invested in Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:LNG). Next Fincl Group has invested 0% in Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA). Blackrock has 0% invested in Vera Bradley, Inc. Pnc Fincl Ser Grp Incorporated Inc has 0% invested in Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:LNG) for 123,475 shares. (NYSEAMERICAN:LNG) for 1.38 million shares. Lmr Ptnrs Limited Liability Partnership has 11,699 shares. Therefore 89% are positive.

VRA has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. (NASDAQ:DNKN) to report earnings on February, 8. The stock of Cheniere Energy, Inc. Barclays Capital has "Overweight" rating and $53.0 target. Standpoint Research maintained it with "Buy" rating and $18 target in Wednesday, December 9 report. The rating was downgraded by Jefferies on Wednesday, January 4 to "Underperform".


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