Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA) CFO Justin Spencer sold 6,271 shares of Vocera Communications stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, January 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.88, for a total transaction of $124,667.48. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 158,911 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,159,150.68. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

Vocera Communications stock opened at $19.99 on Thursday. The company’s 50 day simple moving average is $20.90 and its 200 day simple moving average is $23.79. Vocera Communications Inc has a fifty-two week low of $17.90 and a fifty-two week high of $42.60. The firm has a market capitalization of $629.72 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -117.59 and a beta of 0.29. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73, a current ratio of 4.38 and a quick ratio of 4.31.

Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 24th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.04. Vocera Communications had a negative net margin of 9.68% and a negative return on equity of 8.37%. The business had revenue of $50.78 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $50.72 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.20 EPS. Vocera Communications’s quarterly revenue was up 6.2% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, analysts predict that Vocera Communications Inc will post -0.45 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC lifted its stake in Vocera Communications by 39.6% in the third quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 5,939 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $146,000 after buying an additional 1,684 shares in the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. bought a new position in Vocera Communications in the third quarter valued at approximately $150,000. CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC lifted its stake in Vocera Communications by 49.4% in the third quarter. CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC now owns 14,967 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $370,000 after buying an additional 4,952 shares in the last quarter. United Services Automobile Association lifted its stake in Vocera Communications by 8.4% in the second quarter. United Services Automobile Association now owns 12,473 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $398,000 after buying an additional 964 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Marshall Wace LLP bought a new position in Vocera Communications in the second quarter valued at approximately $737,000.

Several brokerages have recently commented on VCRA. Wells Fargo & Co lowered their price target on shares of Vocera Communications from $28.00 to $25.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, January 8th. Guggenheim set a $31.00 price target on shares of Vocera Communications and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 26th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Vocera Communications from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 2nd. Robert W. Baird cut shares of Vocera Communications from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and lowered their price target for the stock from $35.00 to $20.00 in a research report on Friday, October 25th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald cut shares of Vocera Communications from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and lowered their price target for the stock from $36.00 to $20.00 in a research report on Friday, October 25th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. Vocera Communications presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $26.85.

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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