News stories about Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Nuance Communications earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the software maker an impact score of 46.0936811895352 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) opened at 16.00 on Monday. Nuance Communications has a 12 month low of $13.44 and a 12 month high of $19.93. The company’s 50-day moving average is $15.90 and its 200-day moving average is $17.23. The firm’s market cap is $4.62 billion.

Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The software maker reported $0.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.27 by ($0.09). Nuance Communications had a negative net margin of 3.38% and a positive return on equity of 14.73%. The firm had revenue of $495.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $495.57 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.38 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 2.2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Nuance Communications will post $1.00 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

NUAN has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 price objective on shares of Nuance Communications in a research note on Monday, June 12th. BidaskClub cut shares of Nuance Communications from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Nuance Communications from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. Morgan Stanley reissued an “equal weight” rating and set a $18.00 price objective (down from $19.00) on shares of Nuance Communications in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity dropped their price objective on shares of Nuance Communications from $22.00 to $21.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Nuance Communications currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $20.38.

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In other news, insider Daniel David Tempesta sold 6,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.99, for a total transaction of $103,935.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 270,677 shares in the company, valued at $4,328,125.23. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Insiders have sold 20,500 shares of company stock worth $335,405 in the last 90 days. 1.67% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Nuance Communications Company Profile

Nuance Communications, Inc is a provider of voice recognition and natural language understanding solutions. The Company’s segments include Healthcare, Mobile, Enterprise and Imaging. The Healthcare segment provides clinical speech and clinical language understanding solutions. The solutions for the Healthcare segment include transcription solutions, Dragon Medical, and clinical document improvement (CDI) and coding solutions.

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