Viragen Inc (NASDAQ:VRA) Institutional Investor Sentiment Is 1.4

January 22, 2018 - By Lynda A. Deweese

 Viragen Inc (NASDAQ:VRA) Institutional Investor Sentiment Is 1.4

Sentiment for Viragen Inc (NASDAQ:VRA)

Viragen Inc (NASDAQ:VRA) institutional sentiment increased to 1.4 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.36, from 1.04 in 2017Q2. The ratio increased, as 59 investment managers started new or increased equity positions, while 42 sold and decreased stock positions in Viragen Inc. The investment managers in our partner’s database reported: 20.97 million shares, down from 21.57 million shares in 2017Q2. Also, the number of investment managers holding Viragen Inc in their top 10 equity positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 15 Reduced: 27 Increased: 37 New Position: 22.

Vera Bradley, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, makes, and sells womenÂ’s handbags, luggage and travel items, fashion and home accessories, and gifts. The company has market cap of $368.31 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 207.6 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.

The stock increased 0.97% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $10.38. About 233,609 shares traded. Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA) has declined 49.97% since January 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 66.67% the S&P500.

Analysts await Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA) to report earnings on March, 14. They expect $0.32 earnings per share, up 14.29 % or $0.04 from last year’s $0.28 per share. VRA’s profit will be $11.35 million for 8.11 P/E if the $0.32 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.23 actual earnings per share reported by Vera Bradley, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 39.13 % EPS growth.

Daruma Capital Management Llc holds 0.51% of its portfolio in Vera Bradley, Inc. for 936,363 shares. Matarin Capital Management Llc owns 465,525 shares or 0.35% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Monarch Capital Management Inc has 0.25% invested in the company for 76,783 shares. The Connecticut-based Point72 Asset Management L.P. has invested 0.12% in the stock. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc., a California-based fund reported 400,450 shares.#img1#

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

Ratings analysis reveals 38% of Vera Bradley’s analysts are positive. Out of 8 Wall Street analysts rating Vera Bradley, 3 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 5 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $9.0 while the high is $24. The stock’s average target of $15 is 44.51% above today’s ($10.38) share price. VRA was included in 27 notes of analysts from July 21, 2015. As per Wednesday, December 6, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, December 21 by Robert W. Baird. Cowen & Co maintained Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA) rating on Wednesday, August 30. Cowen & Co has “Hold” rating and $9.0 target. The company was upgraded on Monday, January 18 by Standpoint Research. The stock of Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA) earned “Underperform” rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, September 3. The stock has “Buy” rating by Standpoint Research on Friday, January 15. FBR Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, August 28 report. On Thursday, March 24 the stock rating was upgraded by Wunderlich to “Buy”. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of VRA in report on Monday, April 25 with “Market Perform” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Wednesday, December 6.

More notable recent Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA) news were published by: which released: “Vera Bradley Annual Outlet Sale Tickets Available January 22, 2018” on January 21, 2018, also with their article: “Vera Bradley says payment system hacked, delaying website upgrade” published on October 12, 2016, published: “Why Vera Bradley, Inc. Stock Fell 25.9% in 2016” on January 16, 2017. More interesting news about Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA) were released by: and their article: “Vera Bradley’s (VRA) CEO Rob Wallstrom on Q3 2018 Results – Earnings Call …” published on December 06, 2017 as well as‘s news article titled: “Vera Bradley’s remarkably frank admission: We don’t have enough new customers” with publication date: June 03, 2015.

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