NASDAQ:NUAN - Nuance Communications Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$16.87 +0.02 (+0.12 %)
(As of 10/15/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$16.85
Today's Range$16.64 - $16.92
52-Week Range$12.18 - $18.75
Volume2.05 million shs
Average Volume2.64 million shs
Market Capitalization$4.97 billion
P/E Ratio28.12
Dividend YieldN/A
Nuance Communications, Inc. provides voice recognition and natural language understanding solutions worldwide. It operates through four segments: Healthcare, Mobile, Enterprise, and Imaging. The Healthcare segment offers transcription solutions, which enable physicians to streamline clinical documentation with medical transcription platform; Dragon Medical, a dictation software that empowers physicians to capture and document patient care on various devices; clinical document improvement and coding solutions that ensure patient health information; diagnostic solutions that allow radiologists to document, collaborate, and share medical images and reports; and professional and personal productivity solutions to business users and consumers. The Mobile segment provides virtual assistants and connected services built on voice recognition, text-to-speech, natural language understanding, dialog, and text input technologies to automotive manufacturers, consumer electronic companies, and mobile and cable operators. The Enterprise segment offers On-Premise solutions and services, an automated customer service solution comprising speech recognition, voice biometrics, transcription, text-to-speech, and dialog and analytics products; and On-Demand multichannel cloud, a platform that offers enterprises the ability to implement automatic customer service. The Imaging segment provides multi-function printer (MFP) Scan automation solutions to offer scanning and document management solutions; MFP Print automation solutions to deliver printing and document management solutions; and PDF and OCR software, a technology that enables the capture, creation, and management of document workflows. The company has a strategic agreement with Partners HealthCare and SDL plc. The company was formerly known as ScanSoft, Inc. and changed its name to Nuance Communications, Inc. in October 2005. Nuance Communications, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Prepackaged software
Sub-IndustryApplication Software
SectorComputer and Technology


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.32
Current Ratio1.35
Quick Ratio1.35


Trailing P/E Ratio28.12
Forward P/E Ratio22.49
P/E Growth1.94

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.98 billion
Price / Sales2.45
Cash Flow$1.3965 per share
Price / Cash12.08
Book Value$6.69 per share
Price / Book2.52


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.60
Net Income$-150,990,000.00
Net Margins-9.55%
Return on Equity9.67%
Return on Assets3.26%


Outstanding Shares286,800,000
Market Cap$4.97 billion

Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Nuance Communications' stock symbol?

Nuance Communications trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "NUAN."

How will Nuance Communications' stock buyback program work?

Nuance Communications declared that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase plan on Wednesday, August 8th 2018, which allows the company to repurchase $500,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to reacquire up to 10.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are usually a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Nuance Communications' earnings last quarter?

Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August, 8th. The software maker reported $0.27 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts' consensus estimates of $0.27. The software maker had revenue of $502.89 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $495.53 million. Nuance Communications had a positive return on equity of 9.67% and a negative net margin of 9.55%. The firm's revenue was up 3.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.30 EPS. View Nuance Communications' Earnings History.

When is Nuance Communications' next earnings date?

Nuance Communications is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, November 27th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Nuance Communications.

What guidance has Nuance Communications issued on next quarter's earnings?

Nuance Communications updated its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 8th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.30-0.34 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.31. The company issued revenue guidance of $517-532 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $523.73 million.Nuance Communications also updated its FY18 guidance to $1.11-1.15 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for NUAN?

7 brokerages have issued 1 year price objectives for Nuance Communications' stock. Their forecasts range from $17.00 to $23.00. On average, they expect Nuance Communications' stock price to reach $19.6667 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 16.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Nuance Communications.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Nuance Communications?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Nuance Communications in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Nuance Communications.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Nuance Communications stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Nuance Communications stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Nuance Communications, Inc. is the leading provider of speech and imaging solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with information and how they create, share and use documents. " (10/10/2018)
  • 2. Canaccord Genuity analysts commented, "We take three constructive takeaways from this morning’s announcement: (1) fundamentals are healthy, perhaps marginally improving in certain segments, and growth should continue to inflect as the model transition matures, (2) the firm is being aggressive in its efforts to realign around growth markets, carving auto out into a separate reportable segment and making leadership changes in the struggling CSP segment, and (3) CEO succession plans are on track, and as planned all along, we should get a more formal update ahead of the March 31 transition date. In terms of the stock, our view is unchanged: with a series of no-drama, improving growth quarters, we think it’s quite likely that NUAN can retest and break through recent highs in the low $20s. Longer term, as organic growth that we suspect can sustain mid- to high-single digits is gradually reflected in the model, we think it’s possible that NUAN could see a bit of multiple expansion." (1/22/2018)

Are investors shorting Nuance Communications?

Nuance Communications saw a drop in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 9,700,553 shares, a drop of 13.5% from the August 15th total of 11,214,933 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,576,727 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 6.2 days. Approximately 3.4% of the company's stock are short sold. View Nuance Communications' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Nuance Communications' key competitors?

Who are Nuance Communications' key executives?

Nuance Communications' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Daniel D. Tempesta, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 48)
  • Mr. Robert Weideman, Exec. VP & GM of Enterprise Division (Age 59)
  • Mr. Satish Maripuri, Exec. VP & GM of Healthcare Division (Age 52)
  • Mr. Mark D. Benjamin, Chief Exec. Officer (Age 47)
  • Mr. Joe Petro, Exec. VP & CTO (Age 51)

Who are Nuance Communications' major shareholders?

Nuance Communications' stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD (0.49%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.32%), Daiwa SB Investments Ltd. (0.20%), State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D (0.03%), Atria Investments LLC (0.02%) and Aurora Investment Counsel (0.00%). Company insiders that own Nuance Communications stock include Adam Bruce Bowden, Daniel David Tempesta, Katherine A Martin, Kenneth M Siegel, Mark R Laret, Paul Ricci, Robert C Schassler and Robert Weideman. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Nuance Communications.

Which institutional investors are selling Nuance Communications stock?

NUAN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D and Aurora Investment Counsel. Company insiders that have sold Nuance Communications company stock in the last year include Daniel David Tempesta, Kenneth M Siegel, Mark R Laret and Robert Weideman. View Insider Buying and Selling for Nuance Communications.

Which institutional investors are buying Nuance Communications stock?

NUAN stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Daiwa SB Investments Ltd., Bank of Montreal Can and Atria Investments LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Nuance Communications.

How do I buy shares of Nuance Communications?

Shares of NUAN can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Nuance Communications' stock price today?

One share of NUAN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $16.87.

How big of a company is Nuance Communications?

Nuance Communications has a market capitalization of $4.97 billion and generates $1.98 billion in revenue each year. The software maker earns $-150,990,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or $0.60 on an earnings per share basis. Nuance Communications employs 11,600 workers across the globe.

What is Nuance Communications' official website?

The official website for Nuance Communications is

How can I contact Nuance Communications?

Nuance Communications' mailing address is 1 WAYSIDE ROAD, BURLINGTON MA, 01803. The software maker can be reached via phone at 781-565-5000 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Nuance Communications (NASDAQ NUAN)

Community Ranking:  2.6 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  485 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  447 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  932
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This page was last updated on 10/15/2018 by Staff

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