Insider Selling: Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA) EVP Sells 1,000 Shares of Stock

Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA) EVP Paul T. Johnson sold 1,000 shares of Vocera Communications stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.32, for a total value of $29,320.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 136,999 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,016,810.68. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Paul T. Johnson also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Friday, May 17th, Paul T. Johnson sold 1,000 shares of Vocera Communications stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $34.22, for a total value of $34,220.00.

VCRA stock opened at $30.02 on Thursday. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $31.09. Vocera Communications Inc has a 12-month low of $28.31 and a 12-month high of $42.60. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71, a quick ratio of 4.46 and a current ratio of 4.57. The firm has a market cap of $924.70 million, a P/E ratio of -176.59 and a beta of 0.22.

Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 25th. The communications equipment provider reported ($0.17) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.39) by $0.22. Vocera Communications had a negative net margin of 9.52% and a negative return on equity of 7.87%. The company had revenue of $35.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $34.03 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.04 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 12.2% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, equities research analysts expect that Vocera Communications Inc will post -0.33 earnings per share for the current year.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in shares of Vocera Communications by 3.8% during the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 2,200,316 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $86,581,000 after purchasing an additional 80,364 shares during the last quarter. Clearbridge Investments LLC raised its position in shares of Vocera Communications by 8.6% during the 1st quarter. Clearbridge Investments LLC now owns 1,526,439 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $48,281,000 after purchasing an additional 120,329 shares during the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC raised its position in shares of Vocera Communications by 24.0% during the 1st quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 1,140,259 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $36,066,000 after purchasing an additional 220,388 shares during the last quarter. Emerald Advisers LLC raised its position in shares of Vocera Communications by 9.7% during the 1st quarter. Emerald Advisers LLC now owns 731,560 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $23,139,000 after purchasing an additional 64,946 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust raised its position in shares of Vocera Communications by 12.4% during the 1st quarter. Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust now owns 692,539 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $21,905,000 after purchasing an additional 76,157 shares during the last quarter.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on VCRA shares. ValuEngine raised Valmont Industries from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, July 12th. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on shares of Prothena in a report on Thursday, May 16th. Finally, Guggenheim started coverage on Patterson Companies in a report on Wednesday, April 17th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $23.00 price objective on the stock. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $39.30.

Vocera Communications Company 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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