Catching Fire Again: Vocera Communications, Inc. (VCRA)

Wall Street analysts will be watching closely when Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) reports its quarterly earnings next, which is scheduled for Thu 25 Apr (In 74 Days). Looking at the latest analyst forecasts, the current earnings-per-share (EPS) consensus estimate is sitting at -$0.07 per share. In the preceding quarter, the company reportedly generated EPS of $0.18 per share of its common stock. Looking at profitability indicators, this organization has an operating margin of -2.70%, a profit margin of -3.40% and a gross margin of 62.40%.

Speaking of Wall Street analysts, a number of market experts at top investment banks have recently posted their updated ratings on shares of Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA). Most recently, on February 8th, 2019, Citigroup Downgrade a Neutral rating. Before that, on January 14th, 2019, Dougherty & Company Downgrade to Neutral. Jefferies Initiated a Buy rating on September 19th, 2018, Chardan Capital Markets Reiterated an Buy rating on July 27th, 2018, and Leerink Partners Downgrade a Mkt Perform rating on March 13th, 2018.

At its current price point, combined with the fact that this company has 30.74M shares outstanding, the current market capitalization sits at 993.82M. In the last trading day, 5,075,126 shares of Vocera Communications, Inc. were traded, which compares to its usual volume of about 353.89K shares per day of trading.

If we compare this company’s current price to its recent pricing activity, we can see that the price has changed by -$8.78 in the past five trading days, resulting in a percentage change of -21.36% and a moving average of 39.15. In the past 20 days, its price changed by -$8.56 (which is -20.93%) and the stock’s moving average was 39.45. Looking back a full 50 days, shares of VCRA changed by -$4.84 (which is -13.02%) and demonstrated a moving average of 39.57.

Staying in the same analytical area, this company’s stock has demonstrated a 9-day Stochastic %K score of 20.02%, a 14-day Stochastic %K score of 41.52% and a 20-day Stochastic %K score of 41.52%. Using a similar metric, Vocera Communications, Inc. (VCRA) shares showed a Stochastic %D of 39.56% over the past 9 days, a Stochastic %D score of 60.53% over the last 14 days, and a 20-day Stochastic %D of 59.91%. Meanwhile, this stock’s MACD Oscillator was -2.25 over the past 9 days, -2.26 over the past two weeks, and -1.97 in the last 20 days.

As recent trading data suggests, this company’s shares have been hovering close to the $32.33 level. Over the past 12 months, this stock has experienced a high price of $42.60 and a low of $22.43. Top market experts pay heightened attention to a stock as it is getting closer to a notable historic high price or low price.

Brown Capital Management LLC purchased more shares of this company during the last fiscal quarter, as we can observe in the latest corresponding filing from Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This specific major shareholder, at the end of the quarter, held 5,537,204 shares of the company’s stock following the addition of 54,431 to this investor’s holdings during the three-month period. This share count represents that Brown Capital Management LLC now held 18.13% stake in Vocera Communications, Inc. (VCRA)’s shares.

Just in the most recent trading day, Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) experienced a high price of $32.5 and low point of $29.74. At the end of the last trading session, this stock was at 32.33 per share, following a loss of -$9.19, or -18.54% during the full day.