Vocera Communications, Inc. (VCRA) Position Trimmed by Nicholas Company Inc.

Nicholas Company Inc. reduced its position in Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) by 6.4% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 230,535 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after selling 15,810 shares during the quarter. Nicholas Company Inc. owned 0.81% of Vocera Communications worth $6,090,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Blair William & Co. IL raised its position in Vocera Communications by 0.8% in the 1st quarter. Blair William & Co. IL now owns 16,035 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $369,000 after purchasing an additional 125 shares during the period. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY raised its position in Vocera Communications by 2.6% in 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. Sei Investments Co. raised its position in Vocera Communications by 12.9% in the 1st quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 5,771 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $143,000 after purchasing an additional 658 shares during the period. Legal & General Group Plc raised its position in Vocera Communications by 11.2% in 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. Finally, American International Group Inc. raised its position in Vocera Communications by 7.1% in the 1st quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 15,235 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $378,000 after purchasing an additional 1,006 shares during the period.

A number of equities analysts have commented on the stock. Leerink Swann restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $34.00 target price (up from $31.00) on shares of Vocera Communications in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Vocera Communications from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and issued a $30.00 target price on shares of Vocera Communications in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Vocera Communications from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Vocera Communications currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $29.17.

Vocera Communications, Inc. (VCRA) opened at 29.95 on Friday. The company’s market capitalization is $871.66 million. Vocera Communications, Inc. has a 52 week low of $16.10 and a 52 week high of $29.98. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $27.81 and a 200-day moving average of $25.70.

Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The communications equipment provider reported ($0.21) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates 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 net margin of 17.28% and a negative return on equity of 14.71%. Vocera Communications’s revenue was up 23.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.02 earnings per share. Analysts anticipate that Vocera Communications, Inc. will post $0.16 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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In related news, Director Robert Zollars sold 62,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, July 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.41, for a total transaction of $1,575,420.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 42,748 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,086,226.68. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, EVP Paul T. Johnson sold 4,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.97, for a total transaction of $99,880.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 170,134 shares in the company, valued at $4,248,245.98. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 243,245 shares of company stock worth $6,338,475 over the last three months. Insiders own 6.30% of the company’s stock.

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.

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

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