California State Teachers Retirement System lifted its holdings in Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) by 1.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 49,585 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after buying an additional 900 shares during the period. California State Teachers Retirement System owned about 0.17% of Vocera Communications worth $1,310,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its position in shares of Vocera Communications by 14.9% in the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 22,255 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $587,000 after buying an additional 2,892 shares during the period. State Street Corp boosted its position in shares of Vocera Communications by 7.7% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 492,261 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $13,006,000 after buying an additional 35,141 shares during the period. Fred Alger Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Vocera Communications by 6.1% in the second quarter. Fred Alger Management Inc. now owns 695,516 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $18,376,000 after buying an additional 40,005 shares during the period. Royal Bank of Canada boosted its position in shares of Vocera Communications by 5.5% in the second quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 65,456 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $1,729,000 after buying an additional 3,437 shares during the period. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Vocera Communications by 25.2% in the second quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 61,148 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $1,615,000 after buying an additional 12,321 shares during the period.

Several brokerages have recently commented on VCRA. Zacks Investment Research raised Vocera Communications from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 target price for the company in a research report on Friday, September 29th. BidaskClub raised Vocera Communications from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $35.00 target price on shares of Vocera Communications in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. raised their target price on Vocera Communications from $32.00 to $36.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Leerink Swann reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $34.00 target price (up previously from $31.00) on shares of Vocera Communications in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Vocera Communications currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $32.67.

Shares of Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE VCRA) opened at $27.00 on Wednesday. Vocera Communications, Inc. has a 12-month low of $17.31 and a 12-month high of $32.23.

Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.10 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $42.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $41.44 million. Vocera Communications had a negative return on equity of 15.55% and a negative net margin of 17.42%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 25.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.08 earnings per share. research analysts expect that Vocera Communications, Inc. will post -0.41 EPS for the current year.

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In other Vocera Communications news, General Counsel Douglas Alan Carlen sold 6,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.78, for a total value of $178,680.00. Following the completion of the sale, the general counsel now owns 66,542 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,981,620.76. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, CEO Brent D. Lang sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $26.78, for a total value of $133,900.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 29,000 shares of company stock valued at $836,030. Insiders own 6.30% of the company’s stock.

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA)

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