Institutional Investors Lead Shift in Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA) Sentiment

June 15, 2018 - By Maria Brooks

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Sentiment for Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA)

Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.78 in 2018 Q1. Its down -0.61, from 1.39 in 2017Q4. The ratio dropped, as 51 investment professionals increased or started new positions, while 65 sold and reduced their stakes in Vocera Communications Inc. The investment professionals in our partner’s database reported: 28.51 million shares, down from 28.81 million shares in 2017Q4. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Vocera Communications Inc in their top 10 positions was flat from 1 to 1 for the same number . Sold All: 22 Reduced: 43 Increased: 30 New Position: 21.

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 $869.78 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 3.69% or $1.04 during the last trading session, reaching $29.23. About 238,874 shares traded. Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) has risen 2.87% since June 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.70% the S&P500.

Analysts await Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $-0.14 EPS, up 33.33 % or $0.07 from last year’s $-0.21 per share. After $-0.12 actual EPS reported by Vocera Communications, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 16.67 % negative EPS growth.

Manatuck Hill Partners Llc holds 5.24% of its portfolio in Vocera Communications, Inc. for 422,800 shares. Awm Investment Company Inc. owns 342,757 shares or 1.55% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Elk Creek Partners Llc has 1.33% invested in the company for 972,699 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Conestoga Capital Advisors Llc has invested 1.31% in the stock. Brown Capital Management Llc, a Maryland-based fund reported 4.46 million shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 16 insider sales for $3.62 million activity.

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

Ratings analysis reveals 80% of Vocera Communications’s analysts are positive. Out of 5 Wall Street analysts rating Vocera Communications, 4 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 $34.80 is 19.06% above today’s ($29.23) share price. VCRA was included in 6 notes of analysts from December 21, 2017. Robert W. Baird initiated Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) on Thursday, December 21 with “Outperform” rating. Leerink Swann maintained Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) rating on Friday, February 9. Leerink Swann has “Outperform” rating and $31 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Thursday, February 8. The stock of Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, June 8 by Oppenheimer. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Leerink Swann on Tuesday, March 13.

More news for Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) were recently published by: Businesswire.com, which released: “Vocera Earns Its Second Consecutive MedTech Breakthrough Award” on June 06, 2018. Businesswire.com‘s article titled: “National Bank of Kuwait Children’s Hospital to Improve Care Team Communication, Clinical Workflows and Patient …” and published on June 04, 2018 is yet another important article.

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