Swiss National Bank raised its holdings in Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) by 6.5% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 42,500 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after buying an additional 2,600 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank owned 145,448.32% of Vocera Communications worth $1,333,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the business. Alliancebernstein L.P. grew its holdings in shares of Vocera Communications by 20.0% in the 2nd quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 1,424,419 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $37,633,000 after purchasing an additional 236,941 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC grew its holdings in shares of Vocera Communications by 11.3% in the 2nd quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,364,000 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $36,037,000 after purchasing an additional 138,100 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Vocera Communications by 3.7% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,111,324 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $29,361,000 after purchasing an additional 39,267 shares during the last quarter. Conestoga Capital Advisors LLC grew its holdings in shares of Vocera Communications by 61.1% in the 3rd quarter. Conestoga Capital Advisors LLC now owns 908,795 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $28,509,000 after purchasing an additional 344,545 shares during the last quarter. Finally, New York State Common Retirement Fund grew its holdings in shares of Vocera Communications by 1.3% in the 2nd quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 810,808 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $21,422,000 after purchasing an additional 10,392 shares during the last quarter.

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 transaction of $62,340.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, CEO Brent D. Lang sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.61, for a total transaction of $158,050.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 29,000 shares of company stock worth $836,030. Insiders own 6.30% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE VCRA) traded up $0.20 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $27.12. 33,307 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 217,140. 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 quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.11 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.10 by $0.01. Vocera Communications had a negative net margin of 17.42% and a negative return on equity of 15.55%. The firm had revenue of $42.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $41.44 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.08 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 25.3% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that Vocera Communications, Inc. will post -0.41 earnings per share for the current year.

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on VCRA shares. BidaskClub lowered shares of Vocera Communications from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Leerink Swann reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $34.00 target price (up previously from $31.00) on shares of Vocera Communications in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Vocera Communications from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 target price on the stock in a report on Friday, September 29th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $32.00 target price on shares of Vocera Communications in a report on Friday, September 22nd. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $35.00 target price on shares of Vocera Communications in a report on Thursday, October 26th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $32.67.

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Vocera Communications Company 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.

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