BlackRock Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) by 38.5% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 67,613 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 18,794 shares during the period. BlackRock Advisors LLC owned approximately 0.25% of Vocera Communications worth $1,143,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Teachers Advisors Inc. raised its position in shares of 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. raised its position in shares of 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 raised its position in shares of 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. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its position in shares of Vocera Communications by 19.9% in the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 14,129 shares of the company’s stock worth $239,000 after buying an additional 2,346 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC raised its position in shares of 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. 94.61% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
Shares of Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) opened at 20.69 on Friday. The firm’s market capitalization is $565.93 million. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $18.82 and a 200 day moving average price of $17.10. Vocera Communications, Inc. has a one year low of $10.46 and a one year high of $21.23.
Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 27th. The company reported $0.08 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.02 by $0.06. Vocera Communications had a negative net margin of 8.72% and a negative return on equity of 9.06%. The firm earned $33.76 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $30.71 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted ($0.04) EPS. The company’s revenue was up 27.6% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Vocera Communications, Inc. will post $0.05 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
A number of brokerages have weighed in on VCRA. Dougherty & Co started coverage on Vocera Communications in a research note on Thursday, January 19th. They set a “buy” rating and a $24.00 price target on the stock. Cantor Fitzgerald started coverage on Vocera Communications in a report on Thursday, January 5th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $22.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Vocera Communications from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, December 29th. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. set a $22.00 price objective on Vocera Communications and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 22nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $20.44.
In other Vocera Communications news, Director Robert Zollars sold 65,500 shares of Vocera Communications stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.03, for a total transaction of $1,180,965.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 37,463 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $675,457.89. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, CEO Brent D. Lang sold 13,000 shares of Vocera Communications stock in a transaction on Friday, January 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.09, for a total transaction of $261,170.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 260,500 shares of company stock valued at $4,727,400 in the last ninety days. Company insiders own 13.60% of the company’s stock.
About Vocera Communications
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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