Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) – Leerink Swann increased their FY2018 EPS estimates for shares of Vocera Communications in a research note issued on Thursday. Leerink Swann analyst D. Larsen now expects that the communications equipment provider will earn $0.12 per share for the year, up from their prior estimate of $0.11. Leerink Swann has a “Outperform” rating and a $34.00 price objective on the stock. Leerink Swann also issued estimates for Vocera Communications’ FY2019 earnings at $0.23 EPS.

A number of other research firms have also recently weighed in on VCRA. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Vocera Communications from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday, September 29th. BidaskClub upgraded Vocera Communications from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Oppenheimer increased their price target on Vocera Communications from $32.00 to $36.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and issued a $35.00 price target on shares of Vocera Communications in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, Craig Hallum restated a “buy” rating and issued a $36.00 price target on shares of Vocera Communications in a research note on Monday, November 27th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Vocera Communications has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $33.14.

Shares of Vocera Communications (NYSE VCRA) traded down $0.59 during trading on Monday, hitting $27.98. The stock had a trading volume of 97,073 shares, compared to its average volume of 199,899. Vocera Communications has a one year low of $17.31 and a one year high of $32.23.

Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.10 by $0.01. Vocera Communications had a negative return on equity of 15.55% and a negative net margin of 17.42%. The company had revenue of $42.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $41.44 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.08 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 25.3% compared to the same quarter last year.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. California Public Employees Retirement System raised its position in Vocera Communications by 27.7% in the third quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 23,491 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $737,000 after purchasing an additional 5,091 shares during the last quarter. Asset Management One Co. Ltd. bought a new position in Vocera Communications in the third quarter valued at about $5,666,000. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. raised its position in Vocera Communications by 41.0% in the third quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 7,678 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $241,000 after purchasing an additional 2,231 shares during the last quarter. OxFORD Asset Management LLP raised its position in Vocera Communications by 36.3% in the third quarter. OxFORD Asset Management LLP now owns 38,027 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $1,200,000 after purchasing an additional 10,119 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its position in 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 last quarter.

In related news, General Counsel Douglas Alan Carlen sold 6,000 shares of the firm’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 sale, the general counsel now directly owns 66,542 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,981,620.76. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, CEO Brent D. Lang sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.27, for a total value of $141,350.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 29,000 shares of company stock worth $838,080. 6.30% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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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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