Media coverage about Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vocera Communications earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 46.515563363264 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Shares of Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) opened at $26.92 on Thursday. Vocera Communications has a twelve month low of $17.31 and a twelve month high of $32.23.
Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.11 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $42.30 million for 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 firm’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 anticipate that Vocera Communications will post -0.41 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several research firms recently weighed in on VCRA. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Vocera Communications from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 target price for the company in a research note on Friday, September 29th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Vocera Communications from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 price objective on shares of Vocera Communications in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. increased their price objective on shares of Vocera Communications from $32.00 to $36.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Leerink Swann reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $34.00 price objective (up previously from $31.00) on shares of Vocera Communications in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. Vocera Communications has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $32.67.
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In other news, CEO Brent D. Lang sold 5,000 shares of Vocera Communications stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.61, for a total value of $158,050.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Sharon O’keefe sold 2,000 shares of Vocera Communications stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, October 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.17, for a total transaction of $62,340.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 29,000 shares of company stock worth $836,030 in the last three months. Insiders own 6.30% of the company’s stock.
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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