Vera Bradley (NASDAQ:VRA) Rating Reaffirmed
In a comprehensive report revealed to investors and clients on Wednesday morning, The Buy rating of Vera Bradley (NASDAQ:VRA) shares was has restated by Standpoint Research, who now has a $18.0 target on the stock. Standpoint Research’s target indicates a possible upside of 53.98% from the current stock price of the company.
From a total of 6 analysts covering Vera Bradley (NASDAQ:VRA) stock, 1 rate it a ”Buy”, 1 a “Sell”, and 6 a ”Hold”. This means that 13% of the ratings are positive. The highest target price is $15 while the lowest target price is $11. The mean of all analyst targets is $13.5 with a -19.56% below today’s ($15.85) stock price. Vera Bradley was the topic of 5 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to the firm StockzIntelligence Inc. Cowen & Co maintained shares on September 3 with “Underperform” rating. Jefferies downgraded VRA stock in a recent report from August 18 to “Hold” rating.
Approximately 3.08M shares of stock traded hands or 735.54% up from the average. Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA) has declined 16.08% since May 6, 2015 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.28% the S&P500.
The overall sentiment of institutions has decreased to 0.75 in Q2 2015. Its down 0.07, from 0.82 in 2015Q2. The ratio dived, as 25 institutions have sold all the shares of Vera Bradley, Inc. that they owned while 32 funds have taken shares off the table. 12 funds have purchased shares for the first time while 31 added to their positions. These institutions now hold 21.88 million shares or 9.22% less than the 24.10 million shares they owned in 2015Q2.
The Fund Daruma Capital Management Llc currently is holding shares equating to 2.76% of its total portfolio in Vera Bradley, Inc. representing a total of 3.56 million shares. Another fund,Tieton Capital Management Llc, is holding a total of 217,939 shares equating to 2.56% of their holdings. Additionally, Mork Capital Management has a 43,000 share stake in Vera Bradley, Inc. which represents 0.64% of their total portfolio. The Fund, Monarch Capital Management Inc, based out of Indiana, has also built up a stake in the stock, which represents a total of 0.49% of their total portfolio. Finally Rotella Capital Management Inc., a fund which is based in the state of Washington reported a total holdings of 99,327 shares.
Vera Bradley, Inc. is a designer of women’s handbags, accessories, luggage and travel items, eyewear, and stationery and gifts. The company has a market cap of $601.86 million. The Firm sells its products through two business divisions: Direct and Indirect. It has 23.12 P/E ratio. The Direct business consists of sales of Vera Bradley products through the Company’s full-line and factory outlet stores in the United States, verabradley.com, direct-to-consumer eBay sales and the Company’s annual outlet sale in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “Vera Bradley Designs, Inc. is a designer, producer, marketer and retailer of accessories for women. Its products include handbags, accessories and travel and leisure items. It sells its products through two reportable segments Indirect and Direct. Its indirect business consists of sale of Vera Bradley products to independent retailers in the U.S. as well as select national retailers and third party e-commerce sites. Its direct business consists of sales of Vera Bradley products through its full-price stores, its outlet stores, verabradley.com, and its annual outlet sale in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Vera Bradley Designs, Inc. is headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana.” Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Vera Bradley, Inc. (VRA).