Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) Downgraded by BidaskClub

Canal Insurance Company acquired 100,000 shares as Nuance Communications Ord (NUAN)'s stock declined 6.16%. The hedge fund run by William C. Martin held 303,950 shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $5.62 million, up from 151,122 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Following last close company's stock, is -9.05% below their SMA 50 and -24.49% below the 52-week high. Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) has declined 11.75% since April 16, 2017 and is downtrending.

Analysts are expecting average earnings estimates of $0.28 for the current quarter based on the opinion of 6 analysts, relating to high earnings per share estimates of $0.28 and low estimates of $0.27, however Nuance Communicatns (NASDAQ:NUAN) reported $0.32 earnings per share for the same quarter previous year. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Trellus Management Company Llc who had been investing in Nuance Communications Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.44 billion market cap company.

NUAN traded down $0.16 during trading on Friday, reaching $14.88. About 1.15M shares traded. Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN) has declined 7.39% since April 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.94% the S&P500.

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During Q4 2017 the big money sentiment decreased to 0.88. Its down 0.10, from 1.12 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 75 investors sold NUAN shares while 88 reduced holdings. 108 funds opened positions while 300 raised stakes. The institutional investors in our database now have: 233.98 million shares, up from 201.88 million shares in 2017Q3.

Productivity proportions: Investigating the productivity proportions of Nuance Communications, Inc. stock, the speculator will discover its ROE, ROA, ROI remaining at -3.8%, -1.3%, and 0.4%, individually.

Taking a broader look at the analyst consensus, brokerage firms have a price target of $21.5 on Nuance Communicatns (NASDAQ:NUAN). Ahl Ptnrs Limited Liability Partnership holds 167,960 shs. Fil Ltd has 4.37 million shs for 0.2% of their capital. Zacks Investment Research cut Nuance Communications from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. Ledyard Commercial Bank owns 0.02% invested in Nuance Communications, Inc. Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund holds 39,045 shares. First Personal Financial Services holds 0.02% or 4,975 shares. Kistler invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT).

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Nuance Communications, Inc is a provider of voice recognition and natural language understanding solutions. (NASDAQ:NUAN). Walleye Trading Llc reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Nuance Communications, Inc.

NUAN has been the subject of a number of other reports. Mcdaniel Terry owns 0.09% invested in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) for 6,257 shares. Oppenheimer restated a buy rating and issued a $23.00 price target on shares of Nuance Communications in a research report on Monday, December 18th. Therefore 92% are positive. The legal version of this story can be viewed at https://macondaily.com/2018/04/16/morgan-stanley-analysts-give-nuance-communications-nuan-a-20-00-price-target-updated-updated-updated.html. The price/earnings to growth ratio (PEG ratio) is a stock's price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio divided by the growth rate of its earnings for a specified time period. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with "Buy" on Friday, August 7. The broad Nuance Communications, Inc. industry has an average P/S ratio of 6.4, which is significantly worse than the sector's 2.68. This based on a 1.0-5.0 numeric scale where Rating Scale: 1.00 Strong Buy, 2.00 Buy, 3.00 Hold, 4.00 Sell, 5.00 Strong Sell. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with "Buy" on Monday, June 12. The brokerage now has a buy rating on the software maker's stock. As per Wednesday, August 9, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. The firm has "Outperform" rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Wednesday, November 23.

Canal Insurance Company, which manages about $280.89M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Microsoft Ord (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 8,000 shares to 132,000 shares, valued at $11.29 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. The fund owned 69,484 shares of the software maker's stock after buying an additional 16,122 shares during the quarter. The FCF Growth of Nuance Communications, Inc. "(NUAN)" was reported by Week Herald and is the sole property of of Week Herald. They expect $0.43 EPS, down 17.31% or $0.09 from last year's $0.52 per share. In case of $0.17 EPS NUAN's profit could hit $49.93M. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.35 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Nuance Communications will post 0.83 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Investors sentiment increased to 0.89 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.07, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 14 investors sold ESIO shares while 41 reduced holdings. 107 funds opened positions while 288 raised stakes. Advisory Svcs Net Limited Liability Company reported 18,787 shares. Rothschild Asset Mgmt invested 0.13% in Nuance Communications, Inc. Tru Of Oklahoma accumulated 1.04% or 26,830 shares. Van Den Berg I accumulated 45,172 shares.

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