Jefferies Trims Numbers on Vera Bradley (VRA) Post Q1 & CEO News; 'Buy on Weakness'

June 6, 2013 8:21 AM EDT
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Jefferies reiterated a Buy rating on Vera Bradley (NASDAQ: VRA) post Q1 results and the CEO retirement but trimmed estimates and its price target from $35 to $34. The firm is a buyer on weakness.

Analyst Randal J. Konik comments, "1Q results met expectations in a difficult environment, but the outlook for the rest of FY'14 was uninspiring. However, following CEO Michael Ray's announcement to retire, we believe investors will welcome fresh perspective at the helm. Looking ahead, the brand remains differentiated, valuation is compelling, and against easier compares we see limited downside from here. We would be buyers on weakness."

The firm cut Q2 EPS estimate from $0.41 to $0.33 and FY 2013 EPS from $1.90 to $1.78.

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Shares of Vera Bradley closed at $22.46 yesterday.


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