Vocera Communications (VCRA) Given Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.15
News articles about Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vocera Communications earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 45.9691600646315 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Vocera Communications, Inc. :VCRA-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : November 3, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Insider Selling: Vocera Communications, Inc. (VCRA) CEO Sells 5,000 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- Vocera Communications, Inc. (VCRA) Receives Consensus Rating of “Buy” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Vocera Communications (VCRA) and Ciena Corporation (CIEN) Financial Analysis (americanbankingnews.com)
- Vocera Communications, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : VCRA-US : October 30, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
A number of analysts have commented on the stock. Leerink Swann boosted their price target on shares of Vocera Communications from $24.00 to $31.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 price target on shares of Vocera Communications in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. restated a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 price target on shares of Vocera Communications in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Vocera Communications from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Vocera Communications from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $32.67.
Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) traded down $0.37 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $26.70. 210,629 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 172,767. Vocera Communications has a twelve month low of $16.10 and a twelve month high of $32.23.
Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) last released its earnings results 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 business had revenue of $42.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $41.44 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.08 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 25.3% on a year-over-year basis. analysts predict that Vocera Communications will post -0.41 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In related news, Director Sharon O’keefe sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, October 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.17, for a total value of $62,340.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Brent D. Lang sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $26.78, for a total transaction of $133,900.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 27,000 shares of company stock worth $784,710 over the last quarter. Insiders own 6.30% of the company’s stock.
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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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