Brown Advisory Inc. lowered its stake in Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA) by 32.6% in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 10,477 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after selling 5,064 shares during the period. Brown Advisory Inc.’s holdings in Vocera Communications were worth $313,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other large investors have also made changes to their positions in VCRA. Redwood Investments LLC lifted its stake in Vocera Communications by 1.7% during the second quarter. Redwood Investments LLC now owns 376,096 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $11,242,000 after purchasing an additional 6,316 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in Vocera Communications by 5.6% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 2,157,527 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $64,487,000 after purchasing an additional 114,353 shares during the last quarter. Swiss National Bank lifted its stake in Vocera Communications by 10.1% during the second quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 50,200 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $1,500,000 after purchasing an additional 4,600 shares during the last quarter. American Century Companies Inc. lifted its stake in Vocera Communications by 38.6% during the second quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 342,775 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $10,246,000 after purchasing an additional 95,385 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Paradigm Capital Management Inc. NY lifted its stake in Vocera Communications by 0.5% during the second quarter. Paradigm Capital Management Inc. NY now owns 454,800 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $13,594,000 after purchasing an additional 2,300 shares during the last quarter.

VCRA has been the subject of several recent research reports. Wells Fargo & Co increased their target price on shares of Vocera Communications from $28.00 to $35.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Vocera Communications from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 1st. Piper Jaffray Companies cut their target price on shares of Vocera Communications from $39.00 to $36.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, July 27th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Vocera Communications from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, June 21st. Finally, Citigroup boosted their price target on shares of Vocera Communications from $35.00 to $37.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 30th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Vocera Communications presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $36.00.

VCRA stock opened at $33.63 on Friday. Vocera Communications Inc has a 52-week low of $22.43 and a 52-week high of $34.49. The company has a current ratio of 4.54, a quick ratio of 4.46 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.72. The company has a market cap of $1.03 billion, a PE ratio of -113.93 and a beta of 0.04.

Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 26th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ 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 for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $42.50 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.02 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 7.6% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that Vocera Communications Inc will post -0.25 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Vocera Communications news, Director Sharon O’keefe sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, July 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.78, for a total value of $63,560.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 47,727 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,516,764.06. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, EVP Paul T. Johnson sold 18,553 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred 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 transaction, the executive vice president now owns 165,308 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,289,856. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 71,480 shares of company stock worth $2,274,570 in the last 90 days. 4.90% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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 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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