Vocera stock: buy or sell?
December 6th, 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?You can't be a successful trader if you don't follow a methodolgy or system that assist you in choosing companies and the correct market timing. That's why is so important to choose your own trading plan that matches with your character as inversor. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.
None of our preferred buy setups matches with Vocera Communications stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.
|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 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.
|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|
Vocera stock analysis
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%).
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.
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 $35.60Nobody 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:
|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 ShareAfter presenting its last earnings report on February, Vocera Communications . 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 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%.
|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 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.
|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 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:
|Market cap||$685.5 M||$29.3 M||$185.9 B||$30.3 B||$7.2 B|
|Total shares||31.5 M||16.7 M||4,240.0 M||1,480.0 M||66.8 M|
|Float shares||30.7 M||4.7 M||4,240.0 M||1,480.0 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%|
|Friday, December 6th, 2019|
|Day range||$21.04 - $21.79|
|Average true range||$0.64|
|50d mov avg||$22.39|
|100d mov avg||$23.65|
|200d mov avg||$27.79|
Vocera performanceStocks 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.