Media stories about Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vocera Communications earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 46.9546603725441 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Vocera security framework provides higher level of controls for healthcare technology (financial-news.co.uk)
- Zacks: Brokerages Expect Vocera Communications, Inc. (VCRA) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $43.79 Million (americanbankingnews.com)
- Sagging Metrics Drop Vocera Communications (VCRA) to Buy (investorplace.com)
- Vocera Communications, Inc. (VCRA) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.15 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- Vocera Earns New ATO From the Department of Defense (finance.yahoo.com)
Vocera Communications (NYSE VCRA) opened at $26.05 on Wednesday. Vocera Communications has a 52 week low of $16.10 and a 52 week high of $32.23.
Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.11 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $42.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $41.44 million. Vocera Communications had a negative return on equity of 15.55% and a negative net margin of 17.42%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 25.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.08 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Vocera Communications will post -0.41 EPS for the current year.
A number of equities analysts have recently commented on VCRA shares. BidaskClub cut Vocera Communications from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Vocera Communications from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. boosted their price objective on Vocera Communications from $32.00 to $36.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $35.00 price target on shares of Vocera Communications in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $32.67.
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In related news, General Counsel Douglas Alan Carlen sold 6,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, September 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.78, for a total value of $178,680.00. Following the sale, the general counsel now owns 66,542 shares in the company, valued at $1,981,620.76. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, CEO Brent D. Lang sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, October 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.61, for a total value of $158,050.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 27,000 shares of company stock valued at $784,710. 6.30% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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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