Elk Creek Partners LLC decreased its position in Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) by 2.4% in the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 570,257 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after selling 14,004 shares during the period. Vocera Communications comprises 1.1% of Elk Creek Partners LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 28th biggest position. Elk Creek Partners LLC owned approximately 1.95% of Vocera Communications worth $17,889,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. grew its position in shares of Vocera Communications by 177.2% in the third quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 132,765 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $4,165,000 after purchasing an additional 84,865 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its position in shares of Vocera Communications by 71.7% in the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 474,748 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $14,893,000 after purchasing an additional 198,324 shares during the period. EAM Investors LLC grew its position in shares of Vocera Communications by 111.0% in the third quarter. EAM Investors LLC now owns 80,558 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $2,527,000 after purchasing an additional 42,370 shares during the period. Columbus Circle Investors grew its position in shares of Vocera Communications by 9.7% in the third quarter. Columbus Circle Investors now owns 718,712 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $22,546,000 after purchasing an additional 63,340 shares during the period. Finally, Macquarie Group Ltd. grew its position in shares of Vocera Communications by 8.9% in the third quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 189,686 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $5,950,000 after purchasing an additional 15,427 shares during the period.

Several analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $30.00 target price on shares of Vocera Communications in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Craig Hallum reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $36.00 target price on shares of Vocera Communications in a research report on Monday. Oppenheimer lifted their target price on shares of Vocera Communications from $32.00 to $36.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Vocera Communications from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 20th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Vocera Communications from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $33.14.

In related news, EVP Paul T. Johnson sold 4,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.11, for a total transaction of $112,440.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 162,134 shares in the company, valued at $4,557,586.74. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, General Counsel Douglas Alan Carlen sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.66, for a total transaction of $51,320.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 24,000 shares of company stock worth $696,730 over the last 90 days. 6.30% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) traded down $1.18 on Friday, reaching $28.12. 360,012 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 200,422. Vocera Communications, Inc. has a 52-week low of $17.31 and a 52-week high of $32.23.

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

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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 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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