The stock of Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA) hit a new 52-week high and has $34.44 target or 94.00% above today’s $17.75 share price. The 6 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $482.47M company. The 1-year high was reported on Oct, 3 by Barchart.com. If the $34.44 price target is reached, the company will be worth $453.52M more.
The 52-week high event is an important milestone for every stock because it shows very positive momentum and is time when buyers come in. During such notable technical setup, fundamental investors usually stay away and are careful shorting or selling the stock. The stock increased 5.03% or $0.85 on October 3, hitting $17.75. About 648,071 shares traded hands or 190.01% up from the average. Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA) has risen 22.02% since February 29, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.81% the S&P500.
Analysts await Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA) to report earnings on October, 25. They expect $-0.10 EPS, up 37.50% or $0.06 from last year’s $-0.16 per share. After $-0.09 actual EPS reported by Vocera Communications Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 11.11% negative EPS growth.
Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA) Ratings Coverage
Out of 5 analysts covering Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA), 5 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 0 “Hold”. This means 100% are positive. Vocera Communications has been the topic of 13 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, August 31 by Leerink Swann. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Overweight” on Friday, February 12. The firm has “Outperform” rating by FBR Capital given on Wednesday, February 3. The stock of Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA) earned “Buy” rating by Topeka Capital Markets on Thursday, January 7. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Outperform” on Friday, July 31. Topeka Capital Markets maintained the shares of VCRA in a report on Tuesday, September 29 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, July 29 by FBR Capital. Topeka Capital Markets maintained Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA) on Wednesday, October 28 with “Buy” rating.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “Vocera Communications Inc. provides mobile communication solutions focused on addressing critical communication challenges facing hospitals. The Company’s solutions consist of its Voice Communication, new Messaging and Care Transition solutions. It enables users to communicate with a Vocera Wi-Fi (TM) Smartphone or Vocera Connect application for smartphones including Blackberry, iPhone, and Android devices. Vocera Communications Inc. is headquartered in San Jose, Calif.”
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 1.06 in Q2 2016. Its down 0.68, from 1.74 in 2016Q1. The ratio dived, as 18 funds sold all Vocera Communications Inc shares owned while 35 reduced positions. 20 funds bought stakes while 36 increased positions. They now own 24.54 million shares or 1.82% less from 24.99 million shares in 2016Q1.
Kennedy Capital Management Inc has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA). The Nebraska-based Cwm Limited Liability Com has invested 0.25% in Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA). White Pine Ltd Liability has invested 0.86% of its portfolio in Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA). The New York-based Renaissance Techs Ltd Liability has invested 0.02% in Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA). Panagora Asset Mgmt, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 12,402 shares. Elk Creek Prtn Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.86% of its portfolio in Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA) for 1.07M shares. Metropolitan Life Insur Ny has invested 0% of its portfolio in Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA). Moreover, G2 Invest Prns Mngmt Ltd Liability Company has 0.41% invested in Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA) for 69,947 shares. Moreover, Menta Lc has 0.06% invested in Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA) for 36,229 shares. Northern Trust last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Rockefeller Ser accumulated 722,471 shares or 0.19% of the stock. Springbok Mngmt Limited Com accumulated 0.03% or 15,275 shares. Pnc Fin Serv Group Inc last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Blackrock Investment Mngmt Limited Liability Co has invested 0% of its portfolio in Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA). Evercore Wealth Mngmt Limited Liability Company last reported 15,018 shares in the company.
Insider Transactions: Since May 2, 2016, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 14 insider sales for $6.07 million net activity. On Thursday, September 1 ZOLLARS ROBERT sold $1.05M worth of the stock or 65,500 shares. SPITZEN JAY sold $17,463 worth of stock. LANG BRENT D. sold 4,000 shares worth $64,080. Nada Hany sold 180,521 shares worth $2.71M. JOHNSON PAUL T also sold $47,034 worth of Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA) shares.
More news for Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA) were recently published by: Marketwatch.com, which released: “/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime” on March 28, 2012. Quotes.Wsj.com‘s article titled: “News Vocera Communications Inc.VCRA” and published on March 24, 2012 is yet another important article.
VCRA Company Profile
Vocera Communications, Inc., incorporated on February 16, 2000, is a well-known 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. The Company’s two divisions include Product and Service.
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