News coverage about Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vocera Communications earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 44.6052804871022 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Vocera Communications (VCRA) Given Buy Rating at Cantor Fitzgerald (americanbankingnews.com)
- Zacks: Analysts Expect Vocera Communications (VCRA) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $39.14 Million (americanbankingnews.com)
- Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Vocera Communications (VCRA) to Sell (americanbankingnews.com)
- Brokerages Expect Vocera Communications (VCRA) to Announce -$0.05 Earnings Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- Vocera Communications (VCRA) vs. AAC Technologies (AACAY) Head to Head Comparison (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of analysts recently commented on VCRA shares. Chardan Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 price target (down from $37.00) on shares of Vocera Communications in a research report on Monday, February 12th. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 price target on shares of Vocera Communications in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. Citigroup started coverage on Vocera Communications in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. They set a “buy” rating for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Vocera Communications from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday, December 28th. Finally, Leerink Swann downgraded Vocera Communications from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $29.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, March 13th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. Vocera Communications has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $32.78.
Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.29 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.14. Vocera Communications had a negative return on equity of 8.11% and a negative net margin of 8.75%. The business had revenue of $45.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $43.72 million. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 26.4% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that Vocera Communications will post -0.24 EPS for the current year.
In other Vocera Communications news, EVP Paul T. Johnson sold 6,977 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, January 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $27.42, for a total transaction of $191,309.34. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CEO Brent D. Lang sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.96, for a total value of $279,600.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 81,905 shares of company stock valued at $2,266,946. 6.30% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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Vocera Communications Company Profile
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'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.
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