Shares of Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA) have received an average rating of “Buy” from the twelve ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $33.25.
Several brokerages have recently weighed in on VCRA. Leerink Swann dropped their price objective on shares of Vocera Communications from $34.00 to $31.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Friday. Chardan Capital began coverage on shares of Vocera Communications in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. They set a “buy” rating and a $37.00 price objective on the stock. Craig Hallum reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 price objective on shares of Vocera Communications in a report on Monday, November 27th. Citigroup began coverage on shares of Vocera Communications in a report on Thursday, January 4th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, Oppenheimer upped their price objective on shares of Vocera Communications from $32.00 to $36.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th.
In related news, EVP Paul T. Johnson sold 18,553 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, January 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.00, for a total value of $556,590.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 151,989 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,559,670. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CEO Brent D. Lang sold 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $27.96, for a total transaction of $279,600.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 80,922 shares of company stock worth $2,276,087 in the last 90 days. 6.30% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
Vocera Communications (NYSE VCRA) traded down $1.28 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $25.80. 1,190,000 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 235,935. The firm has a market capitalization of $722.43, a price-to-earnings ratio of -50.59 and a beta of -0.49. Vocera Communications has a 1-year low of $19.48 and a 1-year high of $32.23.
Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.14. The business had revenue of $45.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $43.72 million. Vocera Communications had a negative net margin of 8.75% and a negative return on equity of 8.29%. The company’s revenue was up 26.4% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts anticipate that Vocera Communications will post -0.04 EPS for the current year.
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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