Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA) Stock Price Up as Sentiment Improves

April 19, 2018 - By Vivian Park

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Sentiment for Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA)

Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA) institutional sentiment increased to 1.39 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.01, from 1.38 in 2017Q3. The ratio is positive, as 68 institutional investors opened new or increased equity positions, while 49 reduced and sold stock positions in Vocera Communications Inc. The institutional investors in our partner’s database now hold: 28.81 million shares, up from 28.22 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Vocera Communications Inc in their top 10 equity positions decreased from 2 to 1 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 10 Reduced: 39 Increased: 45 New Position: 23.

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 $759.66 million. The companyÂ’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.

The stock increased 0.98% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $25.73. About 121,747 shares traded. Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) has declined 4.31% since April 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.86% the S&P500.

Analysts await Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) to report earnings on April, 26 after the close. They expect $-0.19 earnings per share, 0.00 % or $0.00 from last year’s $-0.19 per share. After $0.14 actual earnings per share reported by Vocera Communications, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -235.71 % negative EPS growth.

Manatuck Hill Partners Llc holds 7.05% of its portfolio in Vocera Communications, Inc. for 447,200 shares. Awm Investment Company Inc. owns 398,834 shares or 2.34% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Brown Capital Management Llc has 1.59% invested in the company for 4.33 million shares. The Massachusetts-based Redwood Investments Llc has invested 1.36% in the stock. Conestoga Capital Advisors Llc, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 1.08 million shares.#img1#

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 11 sales for $2.52 million activity.

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

Ratings analysis reveals 86% of Vocera’s analysts are positive. Out of 7 Wall Street analysts rating Vocera, 6 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $31 while the high is $37. The stock’s average target of $34.57 is 34.36% above today’s ($25.73) share price. VCRA was included in 8 notes of analysts from October 26, 2017. Robert W. Baird initiated Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) on Thursday, December 21 with “Outperform” rating. On Thursday, February 8 the stock rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Buy”. Leerink Swann downgraded the shares of VCRA in report on Tuesday, March 13 to “Market Perform” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Leerink Swann given on Friday, February 9. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Buy” rating and $32.0 target in Thursday, October 26 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 27 by Oppenheimer. The firm has “Buy” rating by Craig Hallum given on Monday, November 27.

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