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Vocera Communications (NASDAQ:VCRA) EVP Paul T. Johnson purchased 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 21st. The stock was purchased at an average price of $8.49 per share, with a total value of $84,900.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the executive vice president now directly owns 81,282 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $690,084. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Shares of Vocera Communications (NASDAQ:VCRA) traded up 1.42% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $8.60. The stock had a trading volume of 622,555 shares. Vocera Communications has a 52-week low of $8.34 and a 52-week high of $19.71. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $11.18 and its 200-day moving average is $13.88. The company’s market cap is $218.7 million.

Vocera Communications (NASDAQ:VCRA) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 31st. The company reported ($0.16) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of ($0.11) by $0.05. The company had revenue of $23.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $24.93 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.01 earnings per share. Vocera Communications’s revenue was down 9.1% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Vocera Communications will post $-0.65 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on VCRA shares. Analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of Vocera Communications from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, August 11th. They now have a $11.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Vocera Communications in a research note on Friday, August 1st. They now have a $13.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $17.00. Finally, analysts at Leerink Swann cut their price target on shares of Vocera Communications from $17.00 to $10.00 in a research note on Friday, August 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $11.33.

Vocera Communications, Inc (NASDAQ:VCRA) is a provider of mobile communication solutions.

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