Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, stylish accessories purveyor Vera Bradley (Nasdaq: VRA ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Vera Bradley's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Vera Bradley facts
||Fort Wayne, Ind. (1982)
||Apparel, accessories, and luxury goods
||CEO Michael Ray
Co-Founder/Chief Creative Officer Barbara Bradley Baekgaard
|Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity
||$7.6 million / $25.4 million
Fifth & Pacific
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 90% of the 94 members who have rated Vera Bradley believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
This past week, one of those Fools, All-Star BuffettJunior1, succinctly summed up the Vera Bradley bull case for our community:
Almost every girl that I know owns a purse made by this company (it's a very popular product right now). The company has outstanding fundamentals and is trading at a reasonable valuation. Considering that the company is still in its early growth stage, I think this stock will perform well over the next few years.
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