Goldman Sachs Group Inc. lowered its stake in Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) by 94.9% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 48,827 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after selling 911,322 shares during the period. Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s holdings in Vocera Communications were worth $1,212,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of VCRA. Brown Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Vocera Communications by 0.5% in the first quarter. Brown Capital Management LLC now owns 4,324,421 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $107,375,000 after buying an additional 20,863 shares in the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its stake in shares of Vocera Communications by 12.7% in the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,225,900 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $30,439,000 after buying an additional 137,800 shares in the last quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. raised its stake in shares of Vocera Communications by 206.8% in the first quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 1,187,478 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $29,485,000 after buying an additional 800,455 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Vocera Communications by 4.5% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,072,057 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $26,619,000 after buying an additional 45,775 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Rockefeller Financial Services Inc. raised its stake in shares of Vocera Communications by 3.1% in the first quarter. Rockefeller Financial Services Inc. now owns 898,770 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $22,316,000 after buying an additional 26,875 shares in the last quarter.

Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE VCRA) traded down 1.824% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $27.175. The company had a trading volume of 30,085 shares. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $26.44 and a 200 day moving average price of $24.34. The company’s market capitalization is $790.90 million. Vocera Communications, Inc. has a 52 week low of $14.92 and a 52 week high of $28.60.

Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The communications equipment provider reported ($0.21) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.19) by $0.02. Vocera Communications had a negative return on equity of 14.71% and a negative net margin of 17.28%. The firm had revenue of $38.45 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $37.53 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.02 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 23.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts forecast that Vocera Communications, Inc. will post $0.16 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on VCRA shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Vocera Communications from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $27.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, April 12th. Dougherty & Co lifted their price objective on Vocera Communications from $25.00 to $28.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, April 28th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $28.00 price objective (up from $27.00) on shares of Vocera Communications in a research report on Monday, May 1st. CIBC lifted their price target on Vocera Communications from $27.00 to $28.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 2nd. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Vocera Communications from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $28.67.

In other Vocera Communications news, CFO Justin Spencer sold 34,718 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.26, for a total transaction of $876,976.68. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 184,399 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,657,918.74. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Brent D. Lang sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, July 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.90, for a total value of $129,500.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 393,245 shares of company stock worth $10,174,851. 6.30% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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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