News coverage about Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vocera Communications earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 46.9546603725441 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Vocera Communications, Inc. (VCRA) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.01 EPS (americanbankingnews.com)
- Vocera Communications, Inc. (VCRA) Price Target Increased to $36.00 by Analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. (americanbankingnews.com)
- Vocera Announces Third Quarter Revenue of $42.3 Million (businesswire.com)
- Vocera Communications’ (VCRA) CEO Brent Lang on Q3 2017 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (msn.com)
- Vocera Communications, Inc. to Host Earnings Call (baystreet.ca)
Several brokerages have commented on VCRA. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $30.00 price target on shares of Vocera Communications in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. boosted their price target on shares of Vocera Communications from $32.00 to $36.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday. BidaskClub cut shares of Vocera Communications from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 20th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Vocera Communications from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 5th. Finally, Leerink Swann boosted their price target on shares of Vocera Communications from $24.00 to $31.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $32.67.
Shares of Vocera Communications (VCRA) traded down 3.34% during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $27.79. 203,525 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Vocera Communications has a 12-month low of $16.10 and a 12-month high of $32.23. The company’s 50 day moving average is $29.95 and its 200 day moving average is $27.21. The company’s market cap is $808.80 million.
Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.01. Vocera Communications had a negative net margin of 17.42% and a negative return on equity of 15.51%. The business had revenue of $42.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $41.44 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.08 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 25.3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Vocera Communications will post $0.16 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In related news, Director Sharon O’keefe sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, October 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.17, for a total transaction of $62,340.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, General Counsel Douglas Alan Carlen sold 6,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.78, for a total transaction of $178,680.00. Following the transaction, the general counsel now owns 66,542 shares in the company, valued at $1,981,620.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 27,000 shares of company stock worth $789,260 over the last 90 days. 6.30% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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About Vocera Communications
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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