Here is the rundown on market activity for Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA). Paul T. Johnson, EVP OF SALES & SERVICES disclosed the sale of 4,000 shares of VCRA stock. The shares were sold on July 10th for an average price of $24.97. Johnson now owns $4,248,246 of the stock according to the SEC filing. Robert Zollars, Director let go of $1,561,160 worth of shares at an average price of $25.18 on July 5th. That brings Zollars’s holdings to $2,288,887 as reported to the SEC.
Director Robert Zollars disclosed the sale of 62,000 shares. The shares were purchased at an average price of $26.91. The Director now owns $2,446,146 of the stock per the Form 4 SEC filing.
Vocera Communications, Inc., launched on February 16, 2000, is a provider of communication solutions for mobile workers in healthcare, hospitality, energy, education and other industries. The Business’s segments include Product and Service. The Business’s solutions include the Vocera Communication System, Vocera Care Experience, Vocera Engage integration platform, smartphone applications and its Experience Innovation Network..
The following firms have also recently changed their position in VCRA. Bank Of Montreal /can/ downsized its holdings by shedding 1,080 shares a decrease of 13.2%. Bank Of Montreal /can/ claims 7,097 shares worth $188,000. The value of the position overall is down by 7.4%. Clearbridge Investments, LLC added to its stake by buying 1,396 shares an increase of 0.1% in the quarter. Clearbridge Investments, LLC currently owns 1,307,381 shares with a value of $32,462,000. The total value of its holdings increased 34.4%.
Awm Investment Company, Inc. divested its investment by selling 284,195 shares a decrease of 29.9% from 12/31/2016 to 03/31/2017. Awm Investment Company, Inc. now controls 667,232 shares valued at $16,567,000. The total value of its holdings decreased 5.8%. As of the end of the quarter Morgan Stanley had bought a total of 8,191 shares growing its holdings by 153.6%. The value of the company’s investment in Vocera Communications, Inc. went from $99,000 to $336,000 increasing 239.4% since the last quarter.
December 2 investment analysts at Leerink Swann maintained a company rating of “Outperform” and raised the price expectation to $15.00 from $14.00. On July 31 Leerink Swann made no change to the stock rating of “Market Perform” and moved up the price target from $12.00 to $14.00.
On June 18, 2015 Oppenheimer initiated coverage with a rating of “Outperform” and price target of $15.00. January 8 investment analysts at JP Morgan left the company rating at “Neutral” and lowered the price target to $11.00 from $12.00.
On October 8 the stock rating was upgraded from “Market Perform” to “Outperform” and a price target of $10.00 was set in an announcement from FBR Capital. October 8 investment analysts at FBR Capital kept the price target at $10.00 and upgraded the stock from Market Perform to Outperform.
The company is so far trading up from yesterday’s close of $25.06. Shares are trading at $25.28 which is marginally under $26.50, the 50 day moving average and slightly over the 200 day moving average of $22.82. The 50 day moving average went down $-1.22 or -4.60% and the 200 day average went up $2.46 or +10.79%.
In the last earnings report the EPS was $-0.75 and is projected to be $0.13 for the current year with 28,243,000 shares outstanding. Next quarter’s EPS is forecasted at $0.09 with next year’s EPS projected to be $0.48.