Vocera stock: buy or sell?
August 22nd, 2019
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?Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. Having a trading strategy helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. At Stocks2.com, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.
Currently, Vocera stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
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 detected 10 ratings published for VCRA stock in the last month. The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for VCRA stock, with 7 positive ratings.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-7-26||Piper Jaffray Companies||Average||Overweight|
|2019-7-26||Piper Jaffray Companies||Average||Overweight|
|2019-7-26||Dougherty & Co||Buy||Buy|
|2019-2-28||Dougherty & Co||Neutral||Buy|
|2019-1-14||Dougherty & Co||Buy||Neutral|
Vocera stock analysis
Vocera shares slightly fell -0.59% to $23.73 today.
Vocera Communications slightly fell a lame -0.59% and closed at $23.73.
Shares of Vocera Communications remained constant a disappointing -0.42% this week. For 3 weeks in a row, price slid and lost a -9.97%. Early August VCRA collapsed a hair-raising -5.66% in just one week.
Vocera Communications is now in fresh lows to find new supports after lossing the support. Far behind is the all-time high Vocera hit early February and since then the price is -44.30% below that top. Since mid May, when VCRA stock price broke down the 40-weeks moving avarage line, it slid $-11.41 per share (-32.47%). Stocks under the 40w moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders.
Vocera stock price history
Vocera IPO was on March 28th, 2012 at $24.00 per share1. Since then, VCRA stock sliced a -1.10%, with a yearly average of -0.20%.
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 $36.80Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. We have 8 price targets for Vocera Communications stock released in the last month:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-7-26||Piper Jaffray Companies||Reiterates||$40.00||$34.00||-15%|
|2019-7-26||Piper Jaffray Companies||Lowers Target||$40.00||$34.00||-15%|
|2019-7-26||Dougherty & Co||Reiterates||$38.00||$37.00||-2.6%|
|2019-7-26||Cantor Fitzgerald||Lowers Target||$40.00||$36.00||-10%|
|2019-2-28||Dougherty & Co||Upgrades||n/a||$39.00||-|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareSince February, when Vocera presented its last earnings report, it . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared to 2017, last anual sales report draw an excellent increase of 8.22% to $179.63 M dollars. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, in contrast, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) inched a 1.18% to -5.39%.
|2013||$103 M||-||$-10.47 M-10.2%||-|
|2014||$95 M||-6.91%||$-28.30 M-29.7%||170.27%|
|2015||$104 M||9.08%||$-17.11 M-16.4%||-39.55%|
|2016||$128 M||22.68%||$-17.27 M-13.5%||0.94%|
|2017||$166 M||29.99%||$-10.90 M-6.6%||-36.89%|
|2018||$180 M||8.22%||$-9.67 M-5.4%||-11.22%|
Quarterly financial resultsVocera reported $48.88 million in revenues for 2018-Q4, a 2.21% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $-1.10 M with a profit margin of -2.25%. Profit margin decreased a -1.73% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -0.52%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Vocera Communications sales marked an amazing increase and boosted a 20.16%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Vocera Communications posted 3 negative quarters in a row.
|2017-Q2||$38 M||-||$-7.35 M-19.1%||-|
|2017-Q3||$42 M||10.01%||$-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||$43 M||6.07%||$-3.55 M-8.3%||-25.49%|
|2018-Q3||$48 M||12.03%||$-0.25 M-0.5%||-92.99%|
|2018-Q4||$49 M||2.21%||$-1.10 M-2.3%||342.17%|
|2019-Q1||$35 M||-27.76%||$-11.74 M-33.2%||965.85%|
Vocera ownershipWhen you are planning to invest in shares of a company, it's worth to overview its ownership structure.
Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Vocera, 2.02% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.
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 companies:
|Market cap||$738.7 M||$36.6 M||$206.2 B||$28.6 B||$7.0 B|
|Total shares||31.1 M||16.6 M||4,280.0 M||1,510.0 M||66.7 M|
|Float shares||30.5 M||4.7 M||4,280.0 M||1,500.0 M||66.6 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 selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Thursday, August 22nd, 2019|
|Day range||$23.61 - $24.20|
|Average true range||$0.85|
|50d mov avg||$28.17|
|100d mov avg||$30.15|
|200d mov avg||$33.28|
Vocera performanceTo better understand Vocera performance you must becnhmark its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. In the following table, we compare Vocera to ClearOne, Cisco Systems, HP, Hill-Rom and Plantronics: