Vocera Communications, Inc. (VCRA) Shares Bought by Nationwide Fund Advisors

Nationwide Fund Advisors grew its stake in Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) by 2.0% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 185,180 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after buying an additional 3,578 shares during the period. Nationwide Fund Advisors owned 0.64% of Vocera Communications worth $5,809,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Nicholas Investment Partners LP boosted its holdings in shares of Vocera Communications by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. Nicholas Investment Partners LP now owns 127,668 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $3,371,000 after buying an additional 411 shares in the last quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY boosted its stake in Vocera Communications by 2.6% during the 1st quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 17,331 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $430,000 after purchasing an additional 434 shares during the period. Legal & General Group Plc boosted its stake in Vocera Communications by 11.2% during the 2nd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 6,662 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $177,000 after purchasing an additional 671 shares during the period. California State Teachers Retirement System boosted its stake in Vocera Communications by 1.8% during the 2nd quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 49,585 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $1,310,000 after purchasing an additional 900 shares during the period. Finally, Voya Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in Vocera Communications by 6.9% during the 2nd quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 15,146 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $400,000 after purchasing an additional 982 shares during the period.

Shares of Vocera Communications, Inc. (VCRA) traded down $0.28 on Wednesday, hitting $27.66. 85,200 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 198,165. Vocera Communications, Inc. has a 1-year low of $17.31 and a 1-year high of $32.23.

Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $42.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $41.44 million. Vocera Communications had a negative net margin of 17.42% and a negative return on equity of 15.55%. The business’s revenue was up 25.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.08 EPS. analysts forecast that Vocera Communications, Inc. will post -0.41 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Vocera Communications news, Director Sharon O’keefe sold 2,000 shares of the firm’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 filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, General Counsel Douglas Alan Carlen sold 6,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 15th. The shares were 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 of the company’s stock, valued at $1,981,620.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 25,000 shares of company stock valued at $725,640 in the last quarter. Insiders own 6.30% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on VCRA. Craig Hallum reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 price target on shares of Vocera Communications in a research note on Monday, November 27th. BidaskClub cut shares of Vocera Communications from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Vocera Communications from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Oppenheimer raised their target price on shares of Vocera Communications from $32.00 to $36.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and issued a $35.00 target price on shares of Vocera Communications in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $33.14.

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Vocera Communications 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA)

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