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Vocera Communications, Inc is a communication equipment business based in the US. Vocera Communications shares (VCRA) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Vocera Communications employs 665 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$191.5 million.

How to buy shares in Vocera Communications

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  3. Search for Vocera Communications. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: VCRA. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Vocera Communications reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$32.57, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Vocera Communications, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Vocera Communications. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Vocera Communications share price

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Vocera Communications shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-23.
Latest market close USD$32.57
52-week range USD$15.89 - USD$36.86
50-day moving average USD$32.654
200-day moving average USD$26.4966
Wall St. target price USD$36.64
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.584

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Is it a good time to buy Vocera Communications stock?

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Vocera Communications price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $32.57 from 2020-11-16

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Is Vocera Communications under- or over-valued?

Valuing Vocera Communications stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Vocera Communications's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Vocera Communications's PEG ratio

Vocera Communications's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.6177. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Vocera Communications's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Vocera Communications financials

Revenue TTM USD$191.5 million
Gross profit TTM USD$109.1 million
Return on assets TTM -1.29%
Return on equity TTM -6.94%
Profit margin -5.99%
Book value $5.294
Market capitalisation USD$1.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Vocera Communications shares

There are currently 4.1 million Vocera Communications shares held short by investors – that's known as Vocera Communications's "short interest". This figure is 15% down from 4.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Vocera Communications shares can be evaluated.

Vocera Communications's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Vocera Communications's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Vocera Communications shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Vocera Communications shares traded daily (recently around 375543.27538884). Vocera Communications's SIR currently stands at 10.93. In other words for every 100,000 Vocera Communications shares traded daily on the market, roughly 10930 shares are currently held short.

However Vocera Communications's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Vocera Communications shares, or, against the total number of tradable Vocera Communications shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Vocera Communications's short interest could be expressed as 0.13% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Vocera Communications shares in existence, roughly 130 shares are currently held short) or 0.177% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Vocera Communications shares, roughly 177 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Vocera Communications.

Find out more about how you can short Vocera Communications stock.

Vocera Communications share dividends

We're not expecting Vocera Communications to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Vocera Communications share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Vocera Communications's shares have ranged in value from as little as $15.89 up to $36.86. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Vocera Communications's is 0.053. This would suggest that Vocera Communications's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Vocera Communications overview

Vocera Communications, Inc. provides secure, integrated, and intelligent communication and workflow solutions that empowers mobile workers in healthcare, hospitality, retail, energy, education, and other mission-critical mobile work environments in the United States and internationally. The company's communication solution integrates 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. It also offers Vocera Communication and Workflow System, a software platform, which connects communication devices, such as hands-free, wearable, and voice-controlled Smartbadge and badges, as well as third-party mobile devices; and Vocera Care Experience, a software to improve care quality and safety, patient experience and satisfaction, and simplify and automate manual tasks and procedures. In addition, the company offers Experience Innovation Network, a membership program, which partners with healthcare provider organizations for the development of innovations and solutions that enhance care team and patient experience, as well as clinical and operational performance. Further, it provides professional, software maintenance, and technical support services; and classroom training, distance learning, or customized courseware for systems administrators, IT and industry-specific professionals, and end-user educators. As of December 31, 2019, the company provided its solutions to approximately 1,700 healthcare facilities, including large hospital systems, small and medium-sized local hospitals, and various clinics, surgery centers, and aged-care facilities. It sells its products through direct sales force, resellers, and distributors. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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