Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA) CEO Brent D. Lang sold 11,696 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, July 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.24, for a total transaction of $353,687.04. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

NYSE VCRA opened at $30.77 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $985.56 million, a PE ratio of -64.10 and a beta of 0.04. Vocera Communications Inc has a 52 week low of $15.89 and a 52 week high of $33.85. The company has a quick ratio of 4.22, a current ratio of 4.32 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75. The firm’s 50-day simple moving average is $21.89 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $21.48.

Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 27th. The communications equipment provider reported ($0.10) EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.25) by $0.15. The business had revenue of $47.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $39.54 million. Vocera Communications had a negative net margin of 8.13% and a negative return on equity of 8.20%. The company’s revenue was up 6.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.07 earnings per share. As a group, equities research analysts anticipate that Vocera Communications Inc will post -0.5 EPS for the current year.

Several analysts have recently issued reports on VCRA shares. TheStreet upgraded shares of Vocera Communications from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 28th. Robert W. Baird reduced their target price on shares of Vocera Communications from $32.00 to $30.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, April 24th. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $20.00 target price (down previously from $21.00) on shares of Vocera Communications in a research note on Friday, April 24th. SVB Leerink upped their target price on shares of Vocera Communications from $16.00 to $18.00 and gave the stock an “underperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 28th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Vocera Communications from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 28th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $26.58.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can purchased a new stake in Vocera Communications during the fourth quarter valued at about $45,000. Point72 Hong Kong Ltd purchased a new stake in Vocera Communications during the fourth quarter valued at about $45,000. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lifted its holdings in Vocera Communications by 56.3% during the first quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 2,610 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $55,000 after purchasing an additional 940 shares during the last quarter. First Quadrant L P CA purchased a new stake in Vocera Communications during the second quarter valued at about $85,000. Finally, Exchange Traded Concepts LLC lifted its holdings in Vocera Communications by 46.8% during the first quarter. Exchange Traded Concepts LLC now owns 6,291 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $134,000 after purchasing an additional 2,006 shares during the last quarter.

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 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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