Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA)’s share price reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $44.97 and last traded at $44.90, with a volume of 1225 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $44.42.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on VCRA shares. William Blair reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of Vocera Communications in a report on Thursday, October 29th. Stephens started coverage on Vocera Communications in a report on Tuesday, November 10th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $40.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Vocera Communications from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 7th. SVB Leerink lifted their price target on Vocera Communications from $18.00 to $23.00 and gave the company an “underperform” rating in a report on Friday, October 30th. Finally, Piper Sandler lifted their price objective on Vocera Communications from $28.00 to $41.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, October 30th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $31.00.

The company has a market capitalization of $1.42 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -90.89 and a beta of 0.09. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $38.58 and a 200-day moving average price of $31.25. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75, a quick ratio of 4.18 and a current ratio of 4.31.

Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 29th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.17. The company had revenue of $53.82 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $50.55 million. Vocera Communications had a negative return on equity of 8.19% and a negative net margin of 8.13%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.23 EPS. As a group, sell-side analysts anticipate that Vocera Communications, Inc. will post -0.5 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, Director Sharon O’keefe sold 8,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.40, for a total transaction of $331,200.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 45,687 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,891,441.80. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, CEO Brent D. Lang sold 14,336 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.08, for a total value of $474,234.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 52,795 shares of company stock valued at $1,832,485 over the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 3.20% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Advisor Group Holdings Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Vocera Communications by 108.3% during the 2nd quarter. Advisor Group Holdings Inc. now owns 1,235 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $26,000 after purchasing an additional 642 shares in the last quarter. Altshuler Shaham Ltd bought a new position in shares of Vocera Communications during the 3rd quarter valued at about $27,000. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Vocera Communications during the 3rd quarter valued at about $39,000. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lifted its holdings in shares of Vocera Communications by 72.7% during the 3rd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 4,507 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $131,000 after purchasing an additional 1,897 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Paloma Partners Management Co bought a new position in shares of Vocera Communications during the 3rd quarter valued at about $218,000.

About Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA)

Vocera Communications, Inc provides secure, integrated, and intelligent communication and workflow solutions that empowers mobile workers in healthcare, hospitality, retail, energy, education, and other mission-critical mobile work environments in the United States and internationally. The company's communication solution integrates with other clinical systems, including electronic health records, nurse call systems, and patient monitoring, as well as to provide critical data, alerts, alarms, and clinical context that enable workflow.

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