Earnings roundup: Vera Bradley, Hot Topic

The Associated Press
March 13, 2013

Among the earnings stories for Wednesday, March 13, from AP Business News:

— Shares of Vera Bradley Inc. fell in after-hours trading, after the women's accessories company forecast results for its fiscal first-quarter and full-year 2014 that fell short of Wall Street expectations.

— Hot Topic Inc.'s fourth-quarter profit jumped more than 30 percent on better sales at its teen clothing stores.

— Christopher & Banks Corp. narrowed its fiscal fourth-quarter loss as the women's clothing store chain got a boost from an extra week of sales, cut costs and left behind some big charges.