Vocera Communications Inc. (VCRA) EVP Paul T. Johnson Sells 4,000 Shares
Vocera Communications Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) EVP Paul T. Johnson sold 4,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.44, for a total value of $69,760.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 170,961 shares in the company, valued at $2,981,559.84. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.
Shares of Vocera Communications Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) opened at 18.23 on Thursday. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $16.65 and its 200-day moving average price is $13.73. Vocera Communications Inc. has a 52-week low of $10.08 and a 52-week high of $18.34. The firm’s market cap is $492.57 million.
Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $0.02 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.02) by $0.04. Vocera Communications had a negative net margin of 12.19% and a negative return on equity of 12.43%. The business earned $31.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $27.90 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned ($0.09) EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 22.4% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts expect that Vocera Communications Inc. will post $0.05 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Teachers Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in Vocera Communications by 0.6% in the second quarter. Teachers Advisors Inc. now owns 57,538 shares of the company’s stock worth $739,000 after buying an additional 335 shares in the last quarter. Eqis Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in Vocera Communications by 1.6% in the third quarter. Eqis Capital Management Inc. now owns 21,570 shares of the company’s stock worth $365,000 after buying an additional 338 shares in the last quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System boosted its stake in Vocera Communications by 1.6% in the second quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns 21,312 shares of the company’s stock worth $274,000 after buying an additional 343 shares in the last quarter. UBS Group AG boosted its stake in Vocera Communications by 1.1% in the first quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 141,091 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,799,000 after buying an additional 1,477 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC boosted its stake in Vocera Communications by 24.3% in the second quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 12,893 shares of the company’s stock worth $166,000 after buying an additional 2,518 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 92.82% of the company’s stock.
Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Leerink Swann reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $20.00 price target (up from $18.00) on shares of Vocera Communications in a research report on Thursday, September 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised Vocera Communications from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, August 3rd. Raymond James Financial Inc. started coverage on Vocera Communications in a research note on Wednesday, July 13th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $16.50 price objective for the company. FBR & Co raised their price objective on Vocera Communications from $17.00 to $20.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 29th. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Vocera Communications in a research note on Friday, June 10th. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, Vocera Communications has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $18.44.
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 solutions include the Vocera Communication System, Vocera Care Experience Suite and its Experience Innovation Network. Its two segments include Product and Service.
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