Vocera Communications, Inc. (VCRA) Stake Increased by Bank of America Corp DE

Bank of America Corp DE increased its position in Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) by 24.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 117,742 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after buying an additional 23,254 shares during the period. Bank of America Corp DE owned about 0.42% of Vocera Communications worth $2,923,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Brown Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Vocera Communications by 0.5% in the first quarter. Brown Capital Management LLC now owns 4,324,421 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $107,375,000 after buying an additional 20,863 shares in the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its stake in shares of Vocera Communications by 12.7% in the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,225,900 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $30,439,000 after buying an additional 137,800 shares in the last quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. raised its stake in shares of Vocera Communications by 206.8% in the first quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 1,187,478 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $29,485,000 after buying an additional 800,455 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Vocera Communications by 4.5% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,072,057 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $26,619,000 after buying an additional 45,775 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Rockefeller Financial Services Inc. raised its stake in shares of Vocera Communications by 3.1% in the first quarter. Rockefeller Financial Services Inc. now owns 898,770 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $22,316,000 after buying an additional 26,875 shares in the last quarter.

Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) opened at 27.62 on Friday. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $26.56 and its 200 day moving average price is $24.68. Vocera Communications, Inc. has a 52 week low of $15.34 and a 52 week high of $28.60. The stock’s market capitalization is $803.85 million.

Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The communications equipment provider reported ($0.21) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.19) by $0.02. The business had revenue of $38.45 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $37.53 million. Vocera Communications had a negative return on equity of 14.71% and a negative net margin of 17.28%. Vocera Communications’s revenue was up 23.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.02 EPS. Equities research analysts expect that Vocera Communications, Inc. will post $0.16 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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VCRA has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Dougherty & Co raised their price target on Vocera Communications from $25.00 to $28.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, April 28th. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 target price on shares of Vocera Communications in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised Vocera Communications from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 5th. ValuEngine raised Vocera Communications from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, CIBC lifted their target price on Vocera Communications from $27.00 to $28.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $28.67.

In related news, Director Robert Zollars sold 62,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $26.91, for a total transaction of $1,668,420.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 42,748 shares in the company, valued at $1,150,348.68. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Brent D. Lang sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.90, for a total transaction of $129,500.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 296,527 shares of company stock worth $7,749,115. 6.30% of the stock is owned by company 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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