Media coverage about Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vocera Communications earned a news sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 44.5163553615758 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

Vocera Communications stock traded up $0.26 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $30.52. 7,129 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 295,703. The firm has a market capitalization of $943.87 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -100.46 and a beta of -0.09. Vocera Communications has a fifty-two week low of $22.43 and a fifty-two week high of $32.23.

Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 26th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.04 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.05) by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $40.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $39.16 million. Vocera Communications had a negative net margin of 7.42% and a negative return on equity of 5.95%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 10.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned ($0.05) earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that Vocera Communications will post -0.22 EPS for the current fiscal year.

VCRA has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Vocera Communications from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 20th. Leerink Swann cut shares of Vocera Communications from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $29.00 target price for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, March 13th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 target price on shares of Vocera Communications in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. Piper Jaffray Companies upped their price target on shares of Vocera Communications to $33.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 21st. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Vocera Communications from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 21st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $34.00.

In related news, insider Mary Bridget Duffy sold 19,474 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, June 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.06, for a total transaction of $565,914.44. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 59,328 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,724,071.68. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, CEO Brent D. Lang sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, May 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.83, for a total transaction of $258,300.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 77,901 shares of company stock worth $2,164,653 in the last quarter. Company insiders own 4.90% of the company’s stock.

About Vocera Communications

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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