Media coverage about Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vocera Communications earned a coverage optimism score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 46.5081176130822 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Vocera Communications (NYSE VCRA) opened at 28.18 on Tuesday. Vocera Communications has a 12-month low of $16.10 and a 12-month high of $28.60. The company’s market capitalization is $820.15 million. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $27.37 and a 200-day moving average price of $25.51.
Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The communications equipment provider reported ($0.21) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.19) by $0.02. The company had revenue of $38.45 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $37.53 million. Vocera Communications had a negative return on equity of 14.71% and a negative net margin of 17.28%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 23.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.02 earnings per share. Equities analysts predict that Vocera Communications will post $0.16 EPS for the current fiscal year.
VCRA has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Vocera Communications from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. Leerink Swann raised their target price on Vocera Communications from $24.00 to $31.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $30.00 target price on shares of Vocera Communications in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Vocera Communications from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $28.67.
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In other news, insider Mary Bridget Duffy sold 38,320 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, July 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.62, for a total value of $981,758.40. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 91,739 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,350,353.18. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Robert Zollars sold 62,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, July 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.41, for a total value of $1,575,420.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 42,748 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,086,226.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 239,527 shares of company stock valued at $6,233,635 over the last 90 days. 6.30% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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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