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

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$14.69 -0.33 (-2.20 %)
(As of 12/16/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$14.69
Today's Range$14.67 - $14.96
52-Week Range$12.18 - $18.75
Volume2.52 million shs
Average Volume3.43 million shs
Market Capitalization$4.22 billion
P/E Ratio18.14
Dividend YieldN/A
Nuance Communications, Inc. provides voice recognition and natural language understanding solutions worldwide. It operates through five segments: Healthcare, Automotive, Enterprise, Imaging, and Other. The Healthcare segment offers clinical speech and clinical language understanding solutions, such as Dragon Medical, a dictation software that allow physicians to capture and document patient care in real-time; transcription solutions, which enable physicians to streamline clinical documentation with a transcription platforms; clinical document improvement and coding solutions; 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 Automotive segment provides branded and personalized virtual assistants and connected car services for automotive manufacturers and their suppliers. The Enterprise segment offers On-Premise solutions and services, an automated customer service solution that comprise automated speech recognition, voice biometrics, transcription, text-to-speech, and dialog and analytics products; and On-Demand multichannel cloud, a platform, which offers enterprises the ability to implement automatic customer service. The Imaging segment provides multi-function printer (MFP) scanning and document management solutions; MFP printing and document management solutions to capture and automate paper to digital work flows; and PDF and OCR software for capturing, creation, and management of document work flows. The Other segment offers voicemail transcription and other value-added services to mobile operators; and speech recognition solutions and predictive text technologies for handset devices. 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
Current SymbolNASDAQ:NUAN
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.27
Current Ratio1.22
Quick Ratio1.22


Trailing P/E Ratio18.14
Forward P/E Ratio18.14
P/E Growth1.51

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.05 billion
Price / Sales2.06
Cash Flow$2.1571 per share
Price / Cash Flow6.81
Book Value$5.99 per share
Price / Book2.45


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.81
Net Income$-159,920,000.00
Net Margins-7.80%
Return on Equity12.66%
Return on Assets4.27%


Outstanding Shares287,430,000
Market Cap$4.22 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 announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program on Wednesday, August 8th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback $500,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to purchase up to 10.9% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are often a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Nuance Communications' earnings last quarter?

Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November, 19th. The software maker reported $0.38 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.06. The software maker had revenue of $536.21 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $525.05 million. Nuance Communications had a negative net margin of 7.80% and a positive return on equity of 12.66%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 13.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.20 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 Thursday, February 14th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Nuance Communications.

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

Nuance Communications issued an update on its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Monday, November, 19th. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.19-1.27 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.23. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.055-2.105 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.13 billion.Nuance Communications also updated its Q1 2019 guidance to $0.27-0.29 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for NUAN?

8 equities research analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Nuance Communications' shares. Their predictions range from $17.00 to $23.00. On average, they expect Nuance Communications' share price to reach $20.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 36.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Nuance Communications.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Nuance Communications?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Nuance Communications in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 5 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. " (11/27/2018)
  • 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)

Has Nuance Communications been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about NUAN stock has trended somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Nuance Communications earned a media sentiment score of 1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the software maker a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future.

Are investors shorting Nuance Communications?

Nuance Communications saw a drop in short interest in November. As of November 30th, there was short interest totalling 8,245,285 shares, a drop of 23.8% from the November 15th total of 10,816,230 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 4,457,236 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.8 days. Currently, 2.9% of the company's shares 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. Mark D. Benjamin, Chief Exec. Officer (Age 47)
  • Mr. Arthur G. Giterman, Sr. VP, Chief Accounting Officer & Corp. Controller (Age 38)
  • Mr. Joe Petro, Exec. VP & CTO (Age 51)

Who are Nuance Communications' major shareholders?

Nuance Communications' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.83%), Vanguard Group Inc (8.84%), Clearbridge Investments LLC (8.45%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (5.13%), Primecap Management Co. CA (3.13%) and Pictet Asset Management Ltd. (1.73%). Company insiders that own Nuance Communications stock include Adam Bruce Bowden, Alvaro Monserrat, Daniel David Tempesta, Katherine A Martin, Kenneth M Siegel, Mark R Laret, Paul Ricci, Robert C Schassler, Robert Weideman and Thomas L Beaudoin. 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, Fairpointe Capital LLC, Clearbridge Investments LLC, AQR Capital Management LLC, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, TCW Group Inc., Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Pictet Asset Management Ltd.. Company insiders that have sold Nuance Communications company stock in the last year include Alvaro Monserrat, Daniel David Tempesta, Mark R Laret, Robert Weideman and Thomas L Beaudoin. 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 Victory Capital Management Inc., William Blair Investment Management LLC, Daiwa SB Investments Ltd., CWM LLC, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Stevens Capital Management LP, Engineers Gate Manager LP and Hsbc Holdings PLC. 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 $14.69.

How big of a company is Nuance Communications?

Nuance Communications has a market capitalization of $4.22 billion and generates $2.05 billion in revenue each year. The software maker earns $-159,920,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or $0.81 on an earnings per share basis. Nuance Communications employs 10,400 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:  507 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  460 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  967
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This page was last updated on 12/16/2018 by Staff

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