Vera Bradley (VRA) Stock Rating Reconfirmed by Robert W. Baird; The $11.0 Target Indicates -0.27% Potential; Dunkin Brands Group (DNKN) Has 1.42 Sentiment

December 7, 2017 - By Marie Mckinney

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. $14.38’s average target is 30.37% above currents $11.03 stock price. Vera Bradley had 24 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Standpoint Research on Wednesday, December 9. The stock has “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, August 30. The stock of Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 11 by Wunderlich. The stock of Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA) earned “Buy” rating by Wunderlich on Thursday, March 24. On Thursday, August 24 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Wednesday, May 31. The rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group with “Market Perform” on Thursday, December 10. As per Monday, January 18, the company rating was upgraded by Standpoint Research. Robert W. Baird maintained Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA) on Wednesday, August 30 with “Hold” rating. On Tuesday, August 18 the stock rating was downgraded by Jefferies to “Hold”.

DunkinÂ’ Brands Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, franchises, and licenses quick service restaurants under the DunkinÂ’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands worldwide. The company has market cap of $5.42 billion. The firm operates through four divisions: DunkinÂ’ Donuts U.S., DunkinÂ’ Donuts International, Baskin-Robbins International, and Baskin-Robbins U.S. It has a 26.32 P/E ratio. The Company’s restaurants offer hot and cold coffee, baked goods, donuts, bagels, muffins, breakfast sandwiches, hard-serve ice cream, soft serve ice cream, frozen yogurt, shakes, malts, floats, and cakes.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.58, from 1.62 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 19 investors sold Vera Bradley, Inc. shares while 36 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 36 raised stakes. 21.57 million shares or 3.67% more from 20.80 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. State Street reported 448,415 shares. Mason Street Advsrs Limited Liability Company reported 4,657 shares stake. State Bank Of America Corp De owns 0% invested in Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA) for 28,668 shares. Lmr Ptnrs Limited Liability Partnership has 11,699 shares. Aperio Group Incorporated Limited Liability Co has invested 0% of its portfolio in Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA). Bridgeway Cap Mgmt accumulated 20,000 shares or 0% of the stock. Dimensional Fund Advsrs Lp reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA). Qs Lc invested in 0% or 51,082 shares. Blackrock Inc accumulated 2.47 million shares or 0% of the stock. Moreover, Teton Advisors has 0.01% invested in Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA). Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky reported 7,200 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Daruma Capital Mgmt Ltd Company owns 2.97 million shares or 1.73% of their US portfolio. Rhumbline Advisers accumulated 40,155 shares. Bancshares Of Montreal Can owns 1,052 shares. Comerica Comml Bank stated it has 0% in Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA).

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 $396.70 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 38.98 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 27.66% or $2.39 during the last trading session, reaching $11.03. About 4.85M shares traded or 1214.58% up from the average. Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA) has declined 49.97% since December 7, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 66.67% the S&P500.

Ratings analysis reveals 40% of Dunkin Brands’s analysts are positive. Out of 5 Wall Street analysts rating Dunkin Brands, 2 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $54.0 while the high is $57.0. The stock’s average target of $55.50 is -7.53% below today’s ($60.02) share price. DNKN was included in 5 notes of analysts from September 27, 2016. The stock of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, November 29 by Credit Suisse. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, September 27 by Maxim Group. The stock of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) earned “Neutral” rating by Wedbush on Friday, February 10. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Monday, October 17 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by Jefferies on Wednesday, January 4 to “Underperform”.

Analysts await Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) to report earnings on February, 8. They expect $0.63 earnings per share, down 1.56% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.64 per share. DNKN’s profit will be $56.90 million for 23.82 P/E if the $0.63 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.61 actual earnings per share reported by Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.28% EPS growth.

The stock decreased 1.61% or $0.98 during the last trading session, reaching $60.02. About 717,765 shares traded. Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (DNKN) has risen 27.29% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.59% the S&P500.

Meritage Group Lp holds 5.26% of its portfolio in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. for 3.89 million shares. Tyvor Capital Llc owns 346,764 shares or 3.72% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Mcrae Capital Management Inc has 3.5% invested in the company for 156,441 shares. The Connecticut-based Gillespie Robinson & Grimm Inc has invested 3.26% in the stock. Eminence Capital Lp, a New York-based fund reported 2.49 million shares.

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