Vocera Communications (VCRA) Stake Increased by TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC

TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) by 22.7% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 129,094 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 23,915 shares during the period. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC owned approximately 0.44% of Vocera Communications worth $3,901,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its position in Vocera Communications by 6.8% during the 3rd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 209,609 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $6,574,000 after purchasing an additional 13,297 shares in the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its position in Vocera Communications by 44.7% during the 3rd quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 188,226 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $5,905,000 after purchasing an additional 58,105 shares in the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its position in Vocera Communications by 177.2% during the 3rd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 132,765 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $4,165,000 after purchasing an additional 84,865 shares in the last quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. increased its position in Vocera Communications by 41.0% during the 3rd quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 7,678 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $241,000 after purchasing an additional 2,231 shares in the last quarter. Finally, California Public Employees Retirement System increased its position in Vocera Communications by 27.7% during the 3rd quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 23,491 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $737,000 after purchasing an additional 5,091 shares in the last quarter.

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Shares of NYSE VCRA opened at $25.39 on Monday. Vocera Communications has a 52-week low of $22.43 and a 52-week high of $32.23. The company has a market capitalization of $741.82, a price-to-earnings ratio of -84.63 and a beta of -0.20.



Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.14. Vocera Communications had a negative net margin of 8.75% and a negative return on equity of 8.11%. The firm had revenue of $45.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $43.72 million. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 26.4% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that Vocera Communications will post -0.23 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Vocera Communications news, EVP Paul T. Johnson sold 6,509 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, January 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $26.54, for a total value of $172,748.86. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 136,436 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,621,011.44. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, EVP Paul T. Johnson sold 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $26.23, for a total transaction of $78,690.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 145,945 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,828,137.35. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 68,345 shares of company stock valued at $1,886,851. Corporate insiders own 6.30% of the company’s stock.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on VCRA. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Vocera Communications from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 6th. Citigroup began coverage on shares of Vocera Communications in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. They set a “buy” rating for the company. Chardan Capital began coverage on shares of Vocera Communications in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. They set a “buy” rating and a $37.00 price objective for the company. Leerink Swann cut shares of Vocera Communications from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $29.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, March 13th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 price objective on shares of Vocera Communications in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Vocera Communications has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $32.78.

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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 could be 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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