Why Are People Talking About Investing in Vera Bradley (VRA)?

Vera Bradley moved 6.8% this afternoon session, trading between a high of $5.97 and a low of $5.43 per share. Yesterday the stock finished at $5.35 per share, compared to an average analyst target price of $8.5.

Vera Bradley, Inc. designs, manufactures and sells women's handbags, luggage and travel items, fashion and home accessories, and gifts. The small-cap footwear & accessories company is based in the United States, and over the last twelve months it has returned a dividend yield of 0.0%. Vera Bradley has trailing twelve months earnings per share (EPS) of -0.88, which at today's prices amounts to a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of -6.6.

Based on its expected future earnings growth, the company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 1.31. Usually a PEG ratio between zero and one indicates a potentially undervalued company.

Here's an overview of the company's gross margins in recent years:

Date Reported Revenue (k) Cost of Revenue (k) Gross Margin YoY Growth
2022-01-29 $540,190 $517,661 53.3% -6.24%
2021-01-30 $467,069 $471,797 56.85% 3.8%
2020-02-01 $496,297 $482,195 54.77% -4.48%
2019-02-02 $416,097 $177,510 57.34% 2.63%
2018-02-03 $454,648 $200,639 55.87% n/a
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