Vera Bradley Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRA) Stock Is Shorted Less

January 9, 2018 - By Darrin Black

 Vera Bradley Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRA) Stock Is Shorted Less

Investors sentiment increased to 1.4 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.36, from 1.04 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 15 investors sold Vera Bradley, Inc. shares while 27 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 37 raised stakes. 20.97 million shares or 2.78% less from 21.57 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Texas Permanent School Fund accumulated 0% or 14,053 shares. Principal Financial Group reported 0% of its portfolio in Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA). State Teachers Retirement System stated it has 0% in Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has 939 shares. 24 are held by Parkside State Bank & Trust. The New York-based Qs Investors Ltd Liability Com has invested 0% in Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA). Northern holds 0% or 266,055 shares. Bankshares Of Montreal Can stated it has 1,052 shares. Axa has invested 0% in Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA). 37,000 were accumulated by Swiss State Bank. Deutsche Bancshares Ag accumulated 19,257 shares or 0% of the stock. Jpmorgan Chase & Com owns 8,138 shares. Mason Street Advsrs Lc accumulated 0% or 4,875 shares. California State Teachers Retirement invested in 31,339 shares. Lsv Asset Mngmt has invested 0.01% in Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA).

The stock of Vera Bradley Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRA) registered a decrease of 25.87% in short interest. VRA’s total short interest was 4.28 million shares in January as published by FINRA. Its down 25.87% from 5.78M shares, reported previously. With 373,000 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 12 days to cover their VRA’s short positions. The short interest to Vera Bradley Incorporated’s float is 22.89%.

The stock decreased 0.18% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $11.38. About 315,089 shares traded. Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA) has declined 49.97% since January 9, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 66.67% the S&P500.

Vera Bradley, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, makes, and sells women??s handbags, luggage and travel items, fashion and home accessories, and gifts. The company has market cap of $403.79 million. 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 has a 227.6 P/E ratio. 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.

Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA) Ratings Coverage

Among 8 analysts covering Vera Bradley (NASDAQ:VRA), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Vera Bradley has $24 highest and $9.0 lowest target. $15’s average target is 31.81% above currents $11.38 stock price. Vera Bradley had 27 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, August 24 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Hold”. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Cowen & Co given on Monday, April 25. Cowen & Co maintained Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA) on Thursday, September 3 with “Underperform” rating. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, August 30 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, May 31 by Jefferies. The stock has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, October 3. FBR Capital maintained Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA) rating on Monday, August 28. FBR Capital has “Buy” rating and $12.0 target. The stock of Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, December 9 by Standpoint Research. Jefferies downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Tuesday, August 18 report. The stock of Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA) earned “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, August 30.

More notable recent Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Is Vera Bradley, Inc. (VRA) A Suitable Pick for Value Investors?” on September 18, 2017, also Marketwatch.com with their article: “Vera Bradley stock reverses gains to fall 9% as company unveils management changes” published on August 30, 2017, Globenewswire.com published: “Vera Bradley Names John Enwright EVP, CFO” on July 18, 2017. More interesting news about Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA) were released by: Marketwatch.com and their article: “Vera Bradley shares pop more than 12% premarket, as company takes more …” published on August 30, 2017 as well as Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “Vera Bradley, Inc. Stock Soars After Q3 Earnings” with publication date: December 06, 2017.

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