Press coverage about Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vocera Communications earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 45.3838169783233 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Vocera Communications (NYSE VCRA) traded up $1.08 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $28.48. The company had a trading volume of 250,974 shares, compared to its average volume of 224,825. The firm has a market capitalization of $800.54, a price-to-earnings ratio of -29.67 and a beta of -0.42. Vocera Communications has a 52-week low of $19.48 and a 52-week high of $32.23.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on VCRA. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and issued a $35.00 price objective on shares of Vocera Communications in a report on Monday, January 22nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Vocera Communications from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, January 6th. Citigroup began coverage on Vocera Communications in a report on Thursday, January 4th. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. Robert W. Baird began coverage on Vocera Communications in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $35.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Craig Hallum reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 target price on shares of Vocera Communications in a research report on Monday, November 27th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $33.13.

In related news, EVP Paul T. Johnson sold 6,509 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, January 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $26.54, for a total transaction of $172,748.86. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 136,436 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,621,011.44. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CEO Brent D. Lang sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $26.78, for a total value of $133,900.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 52,069 shares of company stock worth $1,419,514 over the last three months. 6.30% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About Vocera Communications

Vocera Communications, Inc is a provider of communication solutions for mobile workers in healthcare, hospitality, energy, education and other industries. The Company’s segments include Product and Service. The Company’s solutions include the Vocera Communication System, Vocera Care Experience, Vocera Engage integration platform, smartphone applications and its Experience Innovation Network.

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