As Vocera Communications (VCRA) Share Price Declined, Oberweis Asset Management Has Boosted Stake by $642,000; Columbia Ppty Tr Com New (CXP) Stock Declined While Clean Yield Group Has Upped Position

April 19, 2018 - By Maria Brooks

Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) Logo

Clean Yield Group increased its stake in Columbia Ppty Tr Inc Com New (CXP) by 9.44% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Clean Yield Group bought 23,615 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.19% with the market. The institutional investor held 273,650 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $6.28M, up from 250,035 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Clean Yield Group who had been investing in Columbia Ppty Tr Inc Com New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.46 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.05% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $20.74. About 1.03M shares traded or 23.73% up from the average. Columbia Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:CXP) has declined 7.43% since April 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.98% the S&P500.

Oberweis Asset Management Inc increased its stake in Vocera Communications Inc. (VCRA) by 87.7% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Oberweis Asset Management Inc bought 21,400 shares as the company’s stock declined 22.93% with the market. The institutional investor held 45,800 shares of the consumer durables company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.38M, up from 24,400 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Oberweis Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Vocera Communications Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $759.66M market cap company. The stock increased 0.98% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $25.73. About 121,747 shares traded. Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) has declined 4.31% since April 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.86% the S&P500.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 11 selling transactions for $2.52 million activity. 2,000 shares valued at $60,360 were sold by O’KEEFE SHARON on Friday, January 5. 10,000 shares were sold by LANG BRENT D., worth $272,704. $7,523 worth of Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) shares were sold by DUFFY MARY BRIDGET. The insider HILLEBRAND JEFF sold 5,300 shares worth $154,290. $267,430 worth of Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) shares were sold by Spencer Justin.

Oberweis Asset Management Inc, which manages about $1.10 billion and $427.54 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Monster Beverage Corp. by 5,300 shares to 4,000 shares, valued at $253,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Baozun Inc. Spon Adr by 20,100 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 40,000 shares, and cut its stake in Ctrip Com Int’l Ltd Adr (NASDAQ:CTRP).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.39 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.01, from 1.38 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 10 investors sold VCRA shares while 39 reduced holdings. 23 funds opened positions while 45 raised stakes. 28.81 million shares or 2.08% more from 28.22 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Moreover, Campbell And Adviser Limited Liability Co has 0.24% invested in Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) for 10,697 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can has 0% invested in Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA). 23,492 are held by Northcoast Asset Mgmt Ltd Co. Evercore Wealth Mngmt Ltd Liability Company owns 13,518 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. D E Shaw And reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA). Rice Hall James And Assoc Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.1% in Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA). Goldman Sachs Grp Inc has invested 0% in Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA). Elk Creek Ltd Co accumulated 1.09% or 615,302 shares. Parametric Port Assoc Lc reported 113,975 shares stake. Citigroup Inc invested 0% in Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA). Us Comml Bank De invested in 0% or 6,389 shares. Schwab Charles Investment reported 148,268 shares stake. Rhumbline Advisers invested in 26,154 shares or 0% of the stock. Moreover, Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has 0% invested in Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA). Parallax Volatility Advisers Ltd Partnership invested in 0% or 4,242 shares.

Among 10 analysts covering Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 90% are positive. Vocera Communications had 31 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, August 31, the company rating was upgraded by Leerink Swann. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, January 7 by Topeka Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy” on Friday, July 28. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 28 by Topeka Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald given on Tuesday, June 20. Topeka Capital Markets maintained Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) rating on Tuesday, September 29. Topeka Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $15 target. The company was maintained on Friday, July 29 by FBR Capital. The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald on Thursday, February 8 with “Buy”. Leerink Swann maintained Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) rating on Friday, July 28. Leerink Swann has “Outperform” rating and $31 target. The rating was initiated by Robert W. Baird with “Outperform” on Thursday, December 21.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.04, from 1.03 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 18 investors sold CXP shares while 66 reduced holdings. 36 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 81.16 million shares or 2.11% more from 79.49 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Marshall Wace Llp reported 0.01% in Columbia Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:CXP). Utd Cap Fin Advisers Ltd Liability Corp invested in 19,142 shares or 0% of the stock. Invesco Ltd has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Columbia Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:CXP). Oakworth Inc owns 625 shares. Raymond James Fincl Serv Advsr reported 0% of its portfolio in Columbia Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:CXP). Moreover, Tudor Inv Corporation Et Al has 0.01% invested in Columbia Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:CXP). Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Columbia Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:CXP). First Tru Advsrs LP owns 336,972 shares. M&T Bankshares Corp has 15,296 shares. Veritable LP has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Columbia Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:CXP). Pacad Investment invested in 0.02% or 3,400 shares. Moreover, Centurylink has 0.5% invested in Columbia Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:CXP) for 61,593 shares. Virginia Retirement Et Al reported 0.07% of its portfolio in Columbia Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:CXP). Millennium Management Ltd Liability Corporation reported 27,904 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 1.25M are owned by Waterfront Capital Ptnrs Llc.

Clean Yield Group, which manages about $246.53 million and $252.61M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Connecticut Wtr Svc Inc Com (NASDAQ:CTWS) by 8,480 shares to 47,608 shares, valued at $2.73M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Automatic Data Processing Inc Com (NASDAQ:ADP) by 3,610 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 50,440 shares, and cut its stake in Cree Inc Com (NASDAQ:CREE).

Among 9 analysts covering Columbia Property Trust (NYSE:CXP), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Columbia Property Trust had 22 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Friday, February 19 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, January 9. On Tuesday, August 4 the stock rating was maintained by Wunderlich with “Buy”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, December 22 by Suntrust Robinson. Morgan Stanley maintained Columbia Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:CXP) on Thursday, December 14 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, September 2 by TheStreet. The stock has “Market Outperform” rating by JMP Securities on Monday, October 30. Evercore maintained Columbia Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:CXP) rating on Tuesday, September 8. Evercore has “Hold” rating and $24 target. The rating was initiated by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, September 10 with “Market Perform”. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of CXP in report on Monday, May 1 with “Buy” rating.

Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) Institutional Positions Chart

Receive News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings with our FREE daily email newsletter.

By1 Maria Brooks

Automatic Stock Updates

Enter your email address below to get the latest news and analysts' ratings for your stocks with our free daily email newsletter: