Vocera stock: buy or sell?

VCRA stock price: $21.77 3.77% At close on December 6th, 2019

Updated on:
December 6th, 2019

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Shares of Vocera Communications ended today at $21.77 and boosted a brilliant 3.77%.

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.

Should I buy Vocera stock?

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None of our preferred buy setups matches with Vocera Communications stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is Vocera stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. At Stocks2.com, we collected 8 ratings published for VCRA stock in the last month.

The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for VCRA stock, with 6 positive ratings.
Is VCRA a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-7-26Piper Jaffray CompaniesAverageOverweight
2019-7-26Piper Jaffray CompaniesAverageOverweight
2019-7-26Dougherty & CoBuyBuy
2019-7-26Cantor Fitzgeraldn/aOverweight
2019-7-26Cantor Fitzgeraldn/aOverweight
2019-2-8CitigroupBuyNeutral
2019-2-28Dougherty & CoNeutralBuy
2019-2-11Chardan CapitalBuyNeutral

Vocera stock analysis

Daily outlook

Vocera Communications shares boosted 3.77% to $21.77 today.

Vocera Communications shares boosted 3.77% to $21.77 today. VCRA is retaking the upward trend marking a new rising bottom heading to break out over $22.05. Since price and SMA50d lines crossed down on October 25th, VCRA fell $-2.52 per share (-10.37%).

VCRA stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Vocera Communications shares remained steady 0.32% this week, ending at $21.77. Late October VCRA collapsed a frightening -26.52% in just one week. Late October VCRA boosted an outstanding 7.99% in just one week. Counting this, it's been 3 green weeks in a row, gaining $0.78 or 3.58%.

Since price and 40-weeks moving average lines crossed down by mid May, VCRA fell $-13.37 per share (-38.05%). Trading stocks that are under the 40-weeks (that is, 200-days) moving average mark is not recommended by many experts, as it indicates that the stock has not enough institutional support. Far behind is the all-time high Vocera Communications recorded early February and since then the price is -48.90% below that top.

VCRA stock chart (weekly)

Vocera stock price history

Vocera stock went public on March 28th, 2012 with a price of $24.001. Since then, VCRA stock lost a -9.30%, with a yearly average of -1.30%.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

Vocera stock historical price chart

VCRA stock reached all-time highs on February with a price of $42.60.

Vocera stock price target is $35.60

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last month we found 7 price predictions for Vocera Communications stock:
VCRA stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-7-26Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterates$40.00$34.00-15%
2019-7-26Piper Jaffray CompaniesLowers Target$40.00$34.00-15%
2019-7-26Dougherty & CoReiterates$38.00$37.00-2.6%
2019-7-26Cantor FitzgeraldReiterates$40.00$36.00-10%
2019-7-26Cantor FitzgeraldLowers Target$40.00$36.00-10%
2019-2-28Dougherty & CoUpgradesn/a$39.00-
2019-2-11Chardan CapitalDowngrades$46.00$33.00-28.3%
(in average)$40.70$35.60-13.0%
Moving in a range from $39.00 and $33.00, the price target for Vocera Communications stock is $35.60. In average, analysts' outlook on VCRA price target is negative, reducing the target by a -13.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After presenting its last earnings report on February, Vocera Communications . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
VCRA earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q2-n/a-0.26n/a
2017-Q32017-10-250.1n/an/a
2017-Q4-n/a0.08n/a
2018-Q12018-04-26-0.2-0.12n/a
2018-Q22018-07-26-0.14-0.09n/a
2018-Q32018-10-25-0.070.03n/a
2018-Q42019-02-07n/an/an/a
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a
2019-Q3-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual sales report draw a very good growth of 8.22% to $179.63 million dollars. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, in contrary, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) stepped up a 1.18% to -5.39%.

VCRA annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$103 M-$-10.47 M-10.2%-
2014$95 M-6.91%$-28.30 M-29.7%170.27%
2015$104 M9.08%$-17.11 M-16.4%-39.55%
2016$128 M22.68%$-17.27 M-13.5%0.94%
2017$166 M29.99%$-10.90 M-6.6%-36.89%
2018$180 M8.22%$-9.67 M-5.4%-11.22%

Quarterly financial results

Vocera posted $48.88 million in sales for 2018-Q4, a 2.21% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-1.10 million with a profit margin of -2.25%. Profit margin slightly fell a -1.73% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -0.52%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Vocera Communications sales marked a dazzling gain and skyrocketed a 20.16%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Vocera posted 3 positive quarters in a row.
VCRA quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q2$38 M-$-7.35 M-19.1%-
2017-Q3$42 M10.01%$-2.89 M-6.8%-60.68%
2017-Q4$41 M-3.83%$-2.95 M-7.2%1.94%
2018-Q1$40 M-1.07%$-4.77 M-11.9%61.91%
2018-Q2$43 M6.07%$-3.55 M-8.3%-25.49%
2018-Q3$48 M12.03%$-0.25 M-0.5%-92.99%
2018-Q4$49 M2.21%$-1.10 M-2.3%342.17%
2019-Q1$35 M-27.76%$-11.74 M-33.2%965.85%

Vocera ownership

When you are planning to invest in a stock, it's worth to overview its ownership structure.

Vocera Communications shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 2.02% of all shares.

Bearish positions for VCRA stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better context understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:

VCRACLROCSCOHPQHRC
Market cap$685.5 M$29.3 M$185.9 B$30.3 B$7.2 B
Total shares31.5 M16.7 M4,240.0 M1,480.0 M66.8 M
Float shares30.7 M4.7 M4,240.0 M1,480.0 M66.6 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)119.3%9.9%77.3%83.9%86.3%
  - Insider holdings (%)2.0%145.0%0.1%0.2%0.1%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

Vocera summary

Friday, December 6th, 2019
Open$21.17
Close$21.77
Day range$21.04 - $21.79
Previous close$20.98
Session gain3.77%
Average true range$0.64
50d mov avg$22.39
100d mov avg$23.65
200d mov avg$27.79
Daily patternlb02a
Weekly pattern lb06a

Vocera performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. We selected ClearOne, Cisco Systems, HP, Hill-Rom and Plantronics as the bechmarking frame for Vocera Communications stock.
Stock3m6m12m
VCRAVocera Communicat...-5.02%-28.67%-45.23%
CLROClearOne-22.47%-18.52%35.38%
CSCOCisco Systems-9.55%-20.52%-2.92%
HPQHP8.24%5.72%-7.70%
HRCHill-Rom1.83%4.82%17.32%
PLTPlantronics-24.73%-42.69%-38.82%

Vocera competitors

We chose a few stocks to conform a list of Vocera Communications competitors to review if you are interested in investing in VCRA: