Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA) Director John N. Mcmullen sold 4,333 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.24, for a total transaction of $131,029.92. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 28,658 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $866,617.92. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

VCRA stock opened at $30.77 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75, a quick ratio of 4.22 and a current ratio of 4.32. The stock has a market cap of $985.56 million, a P/E ratio of -64.10 and a beta of 0.04. The firm has a 50 day simple moving average of $21.89 and a 200 day simple moving average of $21.48. Vocera Communications Inc has a 52 week low of $15.89 and a 52 week high of $33.85.

Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) last posted its earnings results on Monday, July 27th. The communications equipment provider reported ($0.10) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.25) by $0.15. The firm had revenue of $47.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations 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 previous year, the company earned $0.07 earnings per share. Sell-side analysts predict that Vocera Communications Inc will post -0.5 EPS for the current year.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Rhumbline Advisers lifted its stake in Vocera Communications by 1.4% in the first quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 41,416 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $880,000 after acquiring an additional 553 shares during the last quarter. Swiss National Bank lifted its stake in Vocera Communications by 1.5% in the first quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 61,100 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $1,298,000 after acquiring an additional 900 shares during the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lifted its stake in Vocera Communications by 56.3% in the first quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 2,610 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $55,000 after acquiring an additional 940 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its stake in Vocera Communications by 0.7% in the fourth quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 196,588 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $4,082,000 after acquiring an additional 1,428 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its position in shares of Vocera Communications by 7.1% in the first quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 24,963 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $530,000 after purchasing an additional 1,662 shares during the period.

VCRA has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Piper Sandler raised their target price on shares of Vocera Communications from $26.00 to $28.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 28th. Craig Hallum upgraded shares of Vocera Communications from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $21.00 to $30.00 in a report on Tuesday, July 28th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Vocera Communications from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 target price for the company in a report on Saturday. Wells Fargo & Co decreased their target price on shares of Vocera Communications from $28.00 to $25.00 and set a “sector overweight” rating for the company in a report on Friday, April 24th. Finally, SVB Leerink raised their target price on shares of Vocera Communications from $16.00 to $18.00 and gave the stock an “underperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 28th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Vocera Communications presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $26.58.

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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