Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA) Reports Decline in Sellers; Strong Momentum for Longs

March 14, 2018 - By Migdalia James

 Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA) Reports Decline in Sellers; Strong Momentum for Longs

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.38 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.42, from 1.8 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 10 investors sold Vocera Communications, Inc. shares while 37 reduced holdings. 18 funds opened positions while 47 raised stakes. 28.22 million shares or 3.49% more from 27.27 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Axiom Intl Investors Limited Liability Co De invested in 0.18% or 251,174 shares. Conestoga Cap Advsr invested in 1.26% or 908,795 shares. Columbus Circle Investors holds 0.38% or 718,712 shares. Fmr Ltd Liability Com holds 0% or 354,012 shares in its portfolio. Brown Capital Mgmt Limited Com reported 4.33M shares. New York-based Alliancebernstein L P has invested 0.04% in Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA). Oberweis Asset Management Incorporated invested in 0.21% or 24,400 shares. Macquarie Limited owns 189,686 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA). Thompson Davis & has invested 0.03% in Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA). Nationwide Fund has 185,180 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. 32 were accumulated by Howe Rusling. Great West Life Assurance Can invested in 4,163 shares. Northern Trust, Illinois-based fund reported 400,740 shares. Timpani Ltd holds 0.91% in Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) or 79,583 shares.

Since September 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 13 insider sales for $2.74 million activity. On Thursday, October 5 O’KEEFE SHARON sold $62,340 worth of Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) or 2,000 shares. $272,704 worth of stock was sold by LANG BRENT D. on Wednesday, March 7. $154,290 worth of stock was sold by HILLEBRAND JEFF on Wednesday, January 10. Spencer Justin also sold $267,430 worth of Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) shares. On Friday, September 15 Carlen Douglas Alan sold $178,680 worth of Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) or 6,000 shares. $7,523 worth of Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) was sold by DUFFY MARY BRIDGET.

The stock of Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA) registered a decrease of 9.93% in short interest. VCRA’s total short interest was 1.03 million shares in March as published by FINRA. Its down 9.93% from 1.15M shares, reported previously. With 292,800 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 4 days to cover their VCRA’s short positions. The short interest to Vocera Communications Inc’s float is 3.83%.

The stock increased 2.46% or $0.61 during the last trading session, reaching $25.4. About 212,819 shares traded. Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) has risen 138.43% since March 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 121.73% the S&P500.

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 has market cap of $749.92 million. The company??s communication solution could be 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. It currently has negative earnings. It also offers Vocera Communication System, a software platform, which connects communication devices, including hands-free, wearable, voice-controlled communication badges, and third-party mobile devices.

Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) Ratings Coverage

Among 10 analysts covering Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 90% are positive. Vocera Communications had 31 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Leerink Swann on Monday, August 31. The stock has “Buy” rating by Craig Hallum on Monday, November 27. The company was maintained on Friday, October 27 by Oppenheimer. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, March 13 by Leerink Swann. The company was maintained on Friday, July 28 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Thursday, October 26. Dougherty & Company initiated Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) on Thursday, January 19 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) earned “Buy” rating by Dougherty & Company on Friday, April 28. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy” on Wednesday, August 16. FBR Capital maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $20 target in Friday, July 29 report.

More recent Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “Three Vocera Customers Selected to Speak at HIMSS18” on February 22, 2018. Also Businesswire.com published the news titled: “Vocera Delivers Its One Millionth Hands-Free Communication Device” on February 13, 2018. Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “Santa Clara Valley Medical Center to Share Holistic Approach for Supporting …” with publication date: March 14, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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