Vocera Communications Inc (VCRA) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Analysts
Shares of Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA) have been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the thirteen brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $36.70.
Several equities analysts have issued reports on VCRA shares. Wells Fargo & Co upped their price target on shares of Vocera Communications from $28.00 to $35.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, July 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Vocera Communications from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. Citigroup upped their price target on shares of Vocera Communications from $35.00 to $37.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, July 30th. Chardan Capital upped their price target on shares of Vocera Communications from $35.00 to $47.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, July 27th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group started coverage on shares of Vocera Communications in a research report on Wednesday. They issued a “buy” rating and a $40.00 price target for the company.
In other news, EVP Paul T. Johnson sold 18,553 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, July 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.00, for a total transaction of $593,696.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 165,308 shares in the company, valued at $5,289,856. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, Director Howard E. Janzen sold 1,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, September 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.89, for a total transaction of $50,835.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 63,931 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,166,621.59. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 55,053 shares of company stock valued at $1,781,431. 4.90% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
NYSE:VCRA traded up $0.53 on Friday, hitting $35.35. The company had a trading volume of 214,739 shares, compared to its average volume of 148,376. The company has a market cap of $1.07 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -117.83 and a beta of 0.04. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.72, a current ratio of 4.54 and a quick ratio of 4.46. Vocera Communications has a 52 week low of $22.43 and a 52 week high of $35.44.
Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 26th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.09 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.14) by $0.23. Vocera Communications had a negative net margin of 5.01% and a negative return on equity of 2.72%. The business had revenue of $42.69 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $42.50 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.02 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 7.6% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts expect that Vocera Communications will post -0.25 EPS for the current year.
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 could be 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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