Media stories about Vera Bradley (NASDAQ:VRA) have been gaining in popularity quite recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks negative and positive news analysis by observing larger than twenty million SEC financial documents and social media sites sources. Accern grades analysis of companies ranging from -1 to 1, with ranks nearest to 1 is considered more positive. Vera Bradley achieved a news impact rank of 0.07 on Accern’s range. Accern also gave press articles about the textile maker a media impact point of 45.7435550391302 out of 100, indicating that recent news analysis is fairly unlikely to have an effect on the firms share value next few days.
Stocks of Vera Bradley (NASDAQ VRA) declined 1.86% throughout intraday market trading on early Fri, topping $8.45. 165,580 stocks of the shares were exchanged. Valuation of the business is $303.90 M, a PE book ratio of 29.86 along with a stock beta of 0.86. Vera Bradley has a 52 week low of $7.70 and a 52 week high of $16.19. the company has 50 day SMA of $8.83 and a two hundred SMA of $9.02.
Quite a few financial stock experts have quite recently weighed in on the share. Jefferies restated a “hold” recommendation and fixed a $10.00 target price on stock of Vera Bradley in a study report published on Fri, Jul 14th. BidaskClub lifted shares of Vera Bradley from a “sell” recommendation to a “hold” recommendation in a analysis report on Fri morning, Sep 1st. FBR & Co fixed a $12.00 target price on stock of Vera Bradley and issued the shares a “buy” recommendation in a analysis report on Mon, Aug 28th. KeyCorp restated a “hold” recommendation on stocks of Vera Bradley in a study report published on Fri, Aug 25th. Lastly, Research firm Zacks lifted stocks of Vera Bradley from a “sell” recommendation to a “hold” recommendation in a analysis report on Wed, Aug 2nd. Six Brokerage firms have recommended the share with a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation to the firms shares. the share currently has a average recommendation of “Hold” and an average price objective of $10.60.
Vera Bradley (NASDAQ:VRA) previously issued its earnings report on early Wed, Aug 30th. The textile maker posted $0.13 EPS (EPS) for the period, exceeding Zacks’ average forecast of $0.10 by $0.03. The company posted earnings of $112.42 M for the period compared to brokers forecast of $111.72 M. Vera Bradley had a ROE of 6.64% and a net profit margin of 2.21%. the firms sales for the period was down 5.7% compared with the same period in the prior year. for the same period in the prior fiscal year, the public company disclosed $0.17 EPS. Brokerage firms anticipate that Vera Bradley to post $0.47 earnings per share for the full year.
In associated news, Executive Vice President Kimberly F. Colby unloaded 170,000 stocks of the firms shares in a trade on Early Thur, Sep 28th. Shares were disposed in a price range of $8.47, amounting $1,439,900.00. after the transaction, the EVP has an ownership of 21,655 company stock worth at $183,417.85. The transaction related to this sale was declared in a document with the SEC which is available at this hyperlink. Also, large stockholder Michael C. Ray unloaded 237,500 stocks of the firms shares in a trade on early Tue, Sep 5th. Shares were disposed in a price range of $8.23, amounting to $1,954,625.00. after the transaction, the executive has an ownership of 120,712 stocks in the company, assessed at roughly $993,459.76. company executives has an ownership of 39.60% of the firms stock.