Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by equities research analysts at William Blair in a report released on Friday, TipRanks reports.

Other analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of ZEALAND PHARMA/S from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday. Dougherty & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $37.00 target price (down previously from $38.00) on shares of Vocera Communications in a report on Friday. Guggenheim began coverage on shares of Patterson Companies in a report on Wednesday, April 17th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $23.00 target price on the stock. Cantor Fitzgerald upped their target price on shares of Stryker from $190.00 to $230.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies set a $265.00 target price on shares of SVB Financial Group and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $35.00.

Shares of VCRA stock opened at $25.89 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $802.65 million, a PE ratio of -152.29 and a beta of 0.22. The company has a quick ratio of 4.46, a current ratio of 4.57 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71. The company’s 50 day simple moving average is $30.25. Vocera Communications has a 12 month low of $24.50 and a 12 month high of $42.60.

Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 25th. The communications equipment provider reported ($0.13) EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.19) by $0.06. The company had revenue of $44.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $43.38 million. Vocera Communications had a negative net margin of 10.15% and a negative return on equity of 8.53%. Vocera Communications’s revenue was up 4.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.09 EPS. On average, sell-side analysts anticipate that Vocera Communications will post -0.33 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, EVP Paul T. Johnson sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, July 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.32, for a total value of $29,320.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 136,999 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,016,810.68. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, insider Mary Bridget Duffy sold 16,225 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, June 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.45, for a total transaction of $494,051.25. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 49,560 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,509,102. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 44,057 shares of company stock worth $1,432,635 in the last ninety days. 3.20% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Redwood Investments LLC lifted its position in shares of Vocera Communications by 3.4% during the second quarter. Redwood Investments LLC now owns 395,874 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $12,636,000 after buying an additional 12,958 shares during the last quarter. Mesirow Financial Investment Management Inc. lifted its position in shares of Vocera Communications by 104.8% during the second quarter. Mesirow Financial Investment Management Inc. now owns 19,293 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $598,000 after buying an additional 9,873 shares during the last quarter. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Vocera Communications during the second quarter valued at about $310,000. Cortina Asset Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Vocera Communications by 13.1% during the second quarter. Cortina Asset Management LLC now owns 189,928 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $6,063,000 after buying an additional 21,934 shares during the last quarter. Finally, FMR LLC lifted its position in shares of Vocera Communications by 1,557,172.7% during the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 513,900 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $16,255,000 after buying an additional 513,867 shares during the last quarter.

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 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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