Advisory Research Inc. Acquires 18,544 Shares of Vocera Communications Inc (VCRA)

Advisory Research Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA) by 85.3% during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 40,296 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 18,544 shares during the quarter. Advisory Research Inc.’s holdings in Vocera Communications were worth $1,218,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the business. California State Teachers Retirement System boosted its stake in Vocera Communications by 1.8% during the second quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 49,585 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $1,310,000 after buying an additional 900 shares in the last quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in Vocera Communications by 6.9% during the second quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 15,146 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $400,000 after buying an additional 982 shares in the last quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in Vocera Communications by 41.0% during the third quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 7,678 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $241,000 after buying an additional 2,231 shares in the last quarter. Swiss National Bank boosted its stake in Vocera Communications by 6.5% during the third quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 42,500 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $1,333,000 after buying an additional 2,600 shares in the last quarter. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its stake in Vocera Communications by 14.9% during the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 22,255 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $587,000 after buying an additional 2,892 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 99.83% of the company’s stock.

A number of research firms have weighed in on VCRA. Leerink Swann decreased their price target on shares of Vocera Communications from $34.00 to $31.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Vocera Communications from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Vocera Communications from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Chardan Capital assumed coverage on shares of Vocera Communications in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $37.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Citigroup assumed coverage on shares of Vocera Communications in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. Vocera Communications currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $33.00.

Vocera Communications Inc (VCRA) opened at $26.35 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $755.26, a PE ratio of -51.67 and a beta of -0.49. Vocera Communications Inc has a 52-week low of $19.48 and a 52-week high of $32.23.

Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.14. The business had revenue of $45.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $43.72 million. Vocera Communications had a negative net margin of 8.75% and a negative return on equity of 8.29%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 26.4% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts expect that Vocera Communications Inc will post -0.24 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, CEO Brent D. Lang sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.27, for a total transaction of $141,350.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Sharon O’keefe sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, January 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.18, for a total transaction of $60,360.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 42,127 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,271,392.86. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 78,922 shares of company stock worth $2,224,767. 6.30% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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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.

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