UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA) by 15.9% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 394,823 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after buying an additional 54,069 shares during the period. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. owned 1.35% of Vocera Communications worth $11,932,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Advisory Research Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Vocera Communications by 85.3% during the 4th quarter. Advisory Research Inc. now owns 40,296 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $1,218,000 after buying an additional 18,544 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Vocera Communications by 177.2% in the 3rd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 132,765 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $4,165,000 after purchasing an additional 84,865 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its stake in shares of Vocera Communications by 71.7% in the 3rd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 474,748 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $14,893,000 after purchasing an additional 198,324 shares during the last quarter. Asset Management One Co. Ltd. acquired a new stake in shares of Vocera Communications in the 3rd quarter valued at $5,666,000. Finally, Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC lifted its position in Vocera Communications by 20.6% during the 4th quarter. Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC now owns 297,383 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $8,987,000 after acquiring an additional 50,780 shares during the last quarter.
Shares of Vocera Communications Inc (VCRA) traded up $0.61 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $25.40. 212,819 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 275,540. Vocera Communications Inc has a 12 month low of $22.26 and a 12 month high of $32.23.
Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.29 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.14. Vocera Communications had a negative net margin of 8.75% and a negative return on equity of 8.11%. The business had revenue of $45.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $43.72 million. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 26.4% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts anticipate that Vocera Communications Inc will post -0.24 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several research analysts have recently issued reports on VCRA shares. Craig Hallum restated a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 price objective on shares of Vocera Communications in a report on Monday, November 27th. Chardan Capital reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $35.00 target price (down previously from $37.00) on shares of Vocera Communications in a research note on Monday, February 12th. Citigroup began coverage on shares of Vocera Communications in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Vocera Communications from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Thursday, December 28th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and issued a $35.00 price objective on shares of Vocera Communications in a report on Monday, January 22nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $32.78.
In other news, Director Sharon O’keefe sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, January 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.18, for a total value of $60,360.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 42,127 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,271,392.86. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Paul T. Johnson sold 12,977 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, January 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $26.75, for a total transaction of $347,134.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 94,205 shares of company stock worth $2,631,039 in the last quarter. 6.30% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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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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