News headlines about Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vocera Communications earned a news sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 44.919136962169 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on VCRA. Chardan Capital reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 target price (down from $37.00) on shares of Vocera Communications in a research report on Monday, February 12th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Vocera Communications from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday. Craig Hallum reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 target price on shares of Vocera Communications in a research report on Monday, November 27th. Citigroup began coverage on shares of Vocera Communications in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, Leerink Swann lowered shares of Vocera Communications from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $29.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Tuesday, March 13th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $32.78.
Vocera Communications (NYSE VCRA) opened at $23.73 on Friday. Vocera Communications has a twelve month low of $22.50 and a twelve month high of $32.23. The firm has a market cap of $694.78, a P/E ratio of -46.53 and a beta of -0.40.
In related news, CEO Brent D. Lang sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.89, for a total value of $149,450.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CEO Brent D. Lang sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, February 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.96, for a total transaction of $279,600.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 94,205 shares of company stock worth $2,631,039 over the last 90 days. 6.30% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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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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