Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA) Shares Sold by Lisanti Capital Growth LLC

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Lisanti Capital Growth LLC reduced its position in Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA) by 28.6% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 33,790 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after selling 13,525 shares during the quarter. Lisanti Capital Growth LLC’s holdings in Vocera Communications were worth $1,079,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of VCRA. Freestone Capital Holdings LLC acquired a new position in Vocera Communications during the first quarter worth $9,489,000. Legal & General Group Plc raised its position in Vocera Communications by 13.0% during the fourth quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 5,348 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $211,000 after acquiring an additional 616 shares during the period. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc acquired a new position in Vocera Communications during the first quarter worth $228,000. Menta Capital LLC acquired a new position in Vocera Communications during the first quarter worth $263,000. Finally, BBT Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in Vocera Communications during the first quarter worth $297,000.

Shares of NYSE VCRA traded up $0.19 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $23.81. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,877 shares, compared to its average volume of 651,891. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $27.54 and a two-hundred day moving average of $31.22. The stock has a market capitalization of $743.09 million, a P/E ratio of -140.06 and a beta of 0.18. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75, a quick ratio of 4.36 and a current ratio of 4.45. Vocera Communications Inc has a 1-year low of $23.32 and a 1-year high of $42.60.

Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) last issued its 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 business had revenue of $44.80 million during 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 8.62%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 4.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.09 earnings per share. Analysts predict that Vocera Communications Inc will post -0.35 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, EVP Paul T. Johnson sold 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.41, for a total value of $32,410.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 160,793 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,211,301.13. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, General Counsel Douglas Alan Carlen sold 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.99, for a total transaction of $71,970.00. Following the completion of the sale, the general counsel now directly owns 75,840 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,819,401.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 27,725 shares of company stock valued at $818,436 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 3.20% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on VCRA shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Vocera Communications from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $31.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Saturday, July 27th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $34.00 price objective on shares of Vocera Communications and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, July 26th. Citigroup set a $28.00 price objective on shares of Vocera Communications and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, July 26th. Dougherty & Co reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $37.00 target price (down from $38.00) on shares of Vocera Communications in a research report on Friday, July 26th. Finally, William Blair reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Vocera Communications in a research report on Friday, July 26th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $35.00.

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 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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