Cardinal Capital Management Increased Telus Corp. (TU) Stake; Insight Capital Research & Management Has Cut Vocera Communications (VCRA) Holding by $2.65 Million; Stock Rose

February 15, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

Cardinal Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Telus Corp. (TU) by 0.77% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cardinal Capital Management Inc bought 11,124 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.66% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.46M shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $52.27 million, up from 1.45M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cardinal Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Telus Corp. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $20.94 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.10% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $35.49. About 78,650 shares traded. TELUS Corporation (NYSE:TU) has risen 9.57% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.13% the S&P500.

Insight Capital Research & Management Inc decreased its stake in Vocera Communications Inc (VCRA) by 71.63% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Insight Capital Research & Management Inc sold 85,572 shares as the company’s stock rose 29.59% with the market. The institutional investor held 33,897 shares of the consumer durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.06 million, down from 119,469 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Insight Capital Research & Management Inc who had been investing in Vocera Communications Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $740.06M market cap company. The stock increased 1.89% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $25.33. About 28,577 shares traded. Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) has risen 138.43% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 121.73% the S&P500.

Among 12 analysts covering Telus Corporation (NYSE:TU), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Telus Corporation had 19 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, January 26 by Macquarie Research. Bank of America maintained TELUS Corporation (NYSE:TU) rating on Tuesday, November 21. Bank of America has “Neutral” rating and $39 target. The stock of TELUS Corporation (NYSE:TU) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, November 10 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, December 17. On Thursday, January 5 the stock rating was upgraded by Canaccord Genuity to “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by IBC on Wednesday, April 5 to “Sector Outperform”. The stock of TELUS Corporation (NYSE:TU) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, March 23 by TD Securities. Canaccord Genuity downgraded the shares of TU in report on Monday, August 10 to “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, February 2 by TD Securities. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $47 target in Monday, August 14 report.

Cardinal Capital Management Inc, which manages about $1.84B and $1.08 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Us Bancorp (NYSE:USB) by 6,475 shares to 288,082 shares, valued at $15.44M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Pnc Financial Services Group I (NYSE:PNC) by 4,165 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 117,586 shares, and cut its stake in Becton Dickinson And Co. (NYSE:BDX).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.38 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.42, from 1.8 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 10 investors sold VCRA shares while 37 reduced holdings. 18 funds opened positions while 47 raised stakes. 28.22 million shares or 3.49% more from 27.27 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Essex Invest Mngmt Limited stated it has 0.41% of its portfolio in Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA). D E Shaw reported 446,643 shares. Voya Ltd Liability Com invested in 15,146 shares. Moreover, Wells Fargo Comm Mn has 0% invested in Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) for 474,748 shares. Rockefeller Serv Inc has 0.55% invested in Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA). Us Bancorporation De reported 5,879 shares stake. Manufacturers Life Ins The reported 21,555 shares. Thompson Siegel Walmsley Limited Liability stated it has 1,500 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Moreover, Gilder Gagnon Howe And Ltd Liability has 0.11% invested in Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) for 246,603 shares. Menta Cap Ltd Liability stated it has 45,210 shares or 0.21% of all its holdings. Aqr Capital Limited Liability Company owns 25,565 shares. Moreover, Goldman Sachs Group has 0% invested in Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) for 60,424 shares. Nationwide Fund has invested 0.02% in Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA). Elk Creek Llc owns 570,257 shares. Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc has invested 0.07% in Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA).

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 13 sales for $2.62 million activity. The insider LANG BRENT D. sold $158,049. JOHNSON PAUL T sold $347,159 worth of Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) on Wednesday, January 17. The insider Carlen Douglas Alan sold $178,680. $62,340 worth of stock was sold by O’KEEFE SHARON on Thursday, October 5.

Among 10 analysts covering Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Vocera Communications had 30 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Craig Hallum maintained Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) on Monday, November 27 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) earned “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Tuesday, June 20. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 26 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer given on Friday, July 28. The stock of Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, February 12 by Piper Jaffray. FBR Capital maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, July 29 report. The stock of Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, February 3 by FBR Capital. The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 29 by Topeka Capital Markets. The rating was initiated by Dougherty & Company with “Buy” on Thursday, January 19. The stock of Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, February 9 by Leerink Swann.

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