Swiss National Bank maintained its position in shares of Vocera Communications Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 48,500 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Swiss National Bank owned 0.18% of Vocera Communications worth $623,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
A number of other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in VCRA. Bank of Montreal Can purchased a new position in shares of Vocera Communications during the second quarter valued at approximately $177,000. Magnetar Financial LLC purchased a new position in shares of Vocera Communications during the first quarter valued at approximately $234,000. Springbok Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of Vocera Communications by 425.1% in the first quarter. Springbok Capital Management LLC now owns 21,005 shares of the company’s stock valued at $268,000 after buying an additional 17,005 shares in the last quarter. Eqis Capital Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Vocera Communications during the second quarter valued at approximately $273,000. Finally, Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Vocera Communications by 12.5% in the first quarter. Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc. now owns 94,840 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,209,000 after buying an additional 10,565 shares in the last quarter. 92.83% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Vocera Communications Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) traded up 0.17% during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $18.15. The company had a trading volume of 46,226 shares. Vocera Communications Inc. has a 1-year low of $10.08 and a 1-year high of $18.59. The company’s market capitalization is $490.41 million. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $17.04 and a 200 day moving average of $13.89.
Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $0.02 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.02) by $0.04. The company had revenue of $31.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $27.90 million. Vocera Communications had a negative return on equity of 12.43% and a negative net margin of 12.19%. Vocera Communications’s quarterly revenue was up 22.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted ($0.09) EPS. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Vocera Communications Inc. will post $0.05 EPS for the current year.
Several brokerages have commented on VCRA. Leerink Swann reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $20.00 price objective (up previously from $18.00) on shares of Vocera Communications in a research report on Thursday, September 8th. Raymond James Financial Inc. began coverage on Vocera Communications in a research report on Wednesday, July 13th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $16.50 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Vocera Communications from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Finally, FBR & Co raised their price objective on Vocera Communications from $17.00 to $20.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, July 29th. Nine analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, Vocera Communications has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $18.44.
In other news, Director Robert Zollars sold 131,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.56, for a total transaction of $1,907,360.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 37,463 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $545,461.28. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, CEO Brent D. Lang sold 12,295 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, August 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.98, for a total value of $184,179.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 13.60% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
Vocera Communications Company Profile
Vocera Communications, Inc is a provider of communication solutions for mobile workers in healthcare, hospitality, energy, education and other industries. The Company’s solutions include the Vocera Communication System, Vocera Care Experience Suite and its Experience Innovation Network. Its two segments include Product and Service.
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