Comerica Bank bought a new position in Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) in the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 8,618 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock, valued at approximately $239,000.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in VCRA. Conestoga Capital Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Vocera Communications by 61.1% during the 3rd quarter. Conestoga Capital Advisors LLC now owns 908,795 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $28,509,000 after buying an additional 344,545 shares during the last quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. boosted its stake in shares of Vocera Communications by 20.0% during the 2nd quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 1,424,419 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $37,633,000 after buying an additional 236,941 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in shares of Vocera Communications by 159.5% during the 2nd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 276,424 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $7,302,000 after buying an additional 169,900 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its stake in shares of Vocera Communications by 11.3% during the 2nd quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,364,000 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $36,037,000 after buying an additional 138,100 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of Vocera Communications by 88.1% during the 2nd quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 283,000 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $7,477,000 after buying an additional 132,531 shares during the last quarter.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on VCRA shares. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Vocera Communications from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Vocera Communications from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 price objective on shares of Vocera Communications in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Oppenheimer increased their price objective on shares of Vocera Communications from $32.00 to $36.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Leerink Swann restated an “outperform” rating and set a $34.00 price objective (up from $31.00) on shares of Vocera Communications in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $33.14.

Shares of Vocera Communications, Inc. (VCRA) traded up $0.09 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $28.07. 95,600 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 199,455. Vocera Communications, Inc. has a 12 month low of $17.31 and a 12 month high of $32.23.

Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $42.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $41.44 million. Vocera Communications had a negative net margin of 17.42% and a negative return on equity of 15.55%. Vocera Communications’s quarterly revenue was up 25.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.08 EPS. analysts predict that Vocera Communications, Inc. will post -0.41 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Vocera Communications news, Director Sharon O’keefe sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, October 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.17, for a total value of $62,340.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, EVP Paul T. Johnson sold 4,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.11, for a total transaction of $112,440.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 162,134 shares in the company, valued at $4,557,586.74. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 29,000 shares of company stock worth $838,080. 6.30% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Vocera Communications Profile

Vocera Communications, Inc is a provider of communication solutions for mobile workers in healthcare, hospitality, energy, education and other industries. The Company’s segments include Product and Service. The Company’s solutions include the Vocera Communication System, Vocera Care Experience, Vocera Engage integration platform, smartphone applications and its Experience Innovation Network.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA)

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