Perceptive Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA) during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 35,169 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,063,000. Perceptive Advisors LLC owned about 0.12% of Vocera Communications as of its most recent SEC filing.
Several other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of VCRA. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its holdings 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 buying an additional 84,865 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its holdings in shares of Vocera Communications by 71.7% during 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. Asset Management One Co. Ltd. acquired a new position in shares of Vocera Communications during the third quarter valued at about $5,666,000. Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC raised its holdings in shares of Vocera Communications by 20.6% during the fourth quarter. Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC now owns 297,383 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $8,987,000 after purchasing an additional 50,780 shares during the period. Finally, OxFORD Asset Management LLP raised its holdings in shares of Vocera Communications by 36.3% during 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 period.
In related news, EVP Paul T. Johnson sold 3,606 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, January 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.86, for a total value of $93,251.16. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 145,945 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,774,137.70. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, EVP Paul T. Johnson sold 12,977 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, January 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $26.75, for a total transaction of $347,134.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 94,205 shares of company stock valued at $2,631,039. 6.30% of the stock is owned by insiders.
Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.29 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.14. The company had revenue of $45.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $43.72 million. Vocera Communications had a negative net margin of 8.75% and a negative return on equity of 8.11%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 26.4% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts anticipate that Vocera Communications Inc will post -0.24 EPS for the current year.
VCRA has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Chardan Capital restated a “buy” rating and issued a $35.00 target price (down previously from $37.00) on shares of Vocera Communications in a report on Monday, February 12th. Robert W. Baird started coverage on shares of Vocera Communications in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $35.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Vocera Communications from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday, December 28th. Leerink Swann reduced their price objective on shares of Vocera Communications from $34.00 to $31.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, February 9th. Finally, Citigroup started coverage on shares of Vocera Communications in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. They set a “buy” rating for the company. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $32.78.
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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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