Wall Street brokerages expect Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) to announce $0.04 earnings per share for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Six analysts have issued estimates for Vocera Communications’ earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.05 and the lowest is $0.00. Vocera Communications posted earnings of ($0.03) per share during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 233.3%. The company is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 26th.

On average, analysts expect that Vocera Communications will report full year earnings of $0.47 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.44 to $0.54. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the business will report earnings of $0.72 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.50 to $0.92. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that that provide coverage for Vocera Communications.

Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 26th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.04 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.05) by $0.09. The company had revenue of $40.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $39.16 million. Vocera Communications had a negative net margin of 7.42% and a negative return on equity of 5.95%. Vocera Communications’s revenue was up 10.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted ($0.05) earnings per share.

VCRA has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 price target on shares of Vocera Communications in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. Chardan Capital started coverage on shares of Vocera Communications in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $37.00 target price on the stock. Leerink Swann cut their target price on shares of Vocera Communications from $34.00 to $31.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Vocera Communications from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 14th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $34.14.

In other news, Chairman Brent D. Lang sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, April 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.16, for a total value of $251,600.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. In the last three months, insiders sold 40,283 shares of company stock worth $1,057,522. Insiders own 4.90% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Advisory Research Inc. increased its stake in Vocera Communications by 85.3% during the 4th quarter. Advisory Research Inc. now owns 40,296 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $1,218,000 after buying an additional 18,544 shares during the period. Next Century Growth Investors LLC increased its stake in Vocera Communications by 176.3% during the 4th quarter. Next Century Growth Investors LLC now owns 178,466 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $5,393,000 after buying an additional 113,870 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its stake in Vocera Communications by 11.7% during the 4th quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 148,268 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $4,481,000 after buying an additional 15,503 shares during the period. Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC increased its stake in Vocera Communications by 20.6% during the 4th quarter. Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC now owns 297,383 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $8,987,000 after buying an additional 50,780 shares during the period. Finally, BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in Vocera Communications by 1.8% during the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 2,062,285 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $62,322,000 after buying an additional 35,896 shares during the period.

Vocera Communications opened at $25.66 on Friday, Marketbeat.com reports. Vocera Communications has a fifty-two week low of $24.30 and a fifty-two week high of $24.62.

Vocera Communications Company Profile

Vocera Communications, Inc provides secure, integrated, and intelligent communication and workflow solutions that empowers mobile workers in healthcare, hospitality, energy, and other mission-critical mobile work environments in the United States and internationally. The company's communication solution could be integrated with other clinical systems, including electronic health records, nurse call systems, and patient monitoring, as well as to provide critical data, alerts, alarms, and clinical context that enable workflow.

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