Rice Hall James & Associates LLC Has $2.13 Million Holdings in Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA)

Rice Hall James & Associates LLC lifted its stake in shares of Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA) by 17.1% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 66,701 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after buying an additional 9,723 shares during the period. Rice Hall James & Associates LLC’s holdings in Vocera Communications were worth $2,129,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Legal & General Group Plc boosted its position in Vocera Communications by 13.0% during the fourth quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 5,348 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $211,000 after acquiring an additional 616 shares during the last quarter. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc bought a new stake in Vocera Communications during the first quarter valued at $228,000. Menta Capital LLC bought a new stake in Vocera Communications during the first quarter valued at $263,000. Sciencast Management LP bought a new stake in Vocera Communications during the first quarter valued at $285,000. Finally, BBT Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in Vocera Communications during the first quarter valued at $297,000.

In other news, Director Sharon O’keefe sold 4,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.60, for a total transaction of $118,400.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Mary Bridget Duffy sold 16,225 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.45, for a total transaction of $494,051.25. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 49,560 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,509,102. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 24,725 shares of company stock worth $746,466 in the last three months. Insiders own 3.20% of the company’s stock.

A number of analysts have commented on VCRA shares. Dougherty & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $37.00 price target (down previously from $38.00) on shares of Vocera Communications in a research report on Friday, July 26th. Oppenheimer set a $36.00 price target on shares of Vocera Communications and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, July 26th. Cantor Fitzgerald set a $36.00 price target on shares of Vocera Communications and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, July 26th. ValuEngine cut shares of Vocera Communications from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Vocera Communications from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $31.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Saturday, July 27th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. Vocera Communications currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $35.00.

Shares of VCRA stock traded up $0.37 on Friday, reaching $23.92. 3,663 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 689,753. The company has a market cap of $763.86 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -140.68 and a beta of 0.18. The company has a 50-day moving average of $28.20 and a 200-day moving average of $31.37. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75, a current ratio of 4.45 and a quick ratio of 4.36. Vocera Communications Inc has a one year low of $23.32 and a one year high of $42.60.

Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 25th. The communications equipment provider reported ($0.13) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.19) by $0.06. The company had revenue of $44.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $43.38 million. Vocera Communications had a negative net margin of 10.15% and a negative return on equity of 8.62%. The business’s revenue was up 4.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.09 EPS. As a group, sell-side analysts predict that Vocera Communications Inc will post -0.35 EPS for the current year.

Vocera Communications Profile

Vocera Communications, Inc provides secure, integrated, and intelligent communication and workflow solutions that empowers mobile workers in healthcare, hospitality, energy, and other mission-critical mobile work environments in the United States and internationally. The company's communication solution integrated with other clinical systems, including electronic health records, nurse call systems, and patient monitoring, as well as to provide critical data, alerts, alarms, and clinical context that enable workflow.

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