Paul T. Johnson Sells 1,000 Shares of Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA) Stock
Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA) EVP Paul T. Johnson sold 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.48, for a total transaction of $24,480.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 134,999 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,304,775.52. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.
NYSE VCRA traded up $0.83 on Friday, hitting $24.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 429,369 shares, compared to its average volume of 438,613. The company has a quick ratio of 4.36, a current ratio of 4.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75. Vocera Communications Inc has a 1-year low of $21.14 and a 1-year high of $42.60. The company’s 50-day moving average is $24.37 and its 200 day moving average is $29.90. The firm has a market cap of $728.93 million, a PE ratio of -141.18 and a beta of 0.37.
Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 25th. The communications equipment provider reported ($0.13) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.19) by $0.06. Vocera Communications had a negative net margin of 10.15% and a negative return on equity of 8.62%. The firm had revenue of $44.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $43.38 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.09 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 4.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts expect that Vocera Communications Inc will post -0.36 EPS for the current year.
VCRA has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Oppenheimer set a $36.00 price objective on shares of Vocera Communications and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, July 26th. Jefferies Financial Group initiated coverage on shares of Vocera Communications in a research report on Friday, August 23rd. They set a “buy” rating and a $30.00 price objective for the company. ValuEngine cut shares of Vocera Communications from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 13th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $34.00 price objective on shares of Vocera Communications and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, July 26th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald set a $36.00 price objective on shares of Vocera Communications and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, July 26th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $34.00.
About Vocera Communications
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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