Taking a Look at the Data Behind Nuance Communications (NUAN)

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN) is an interesting player in the Technology space, with a focus on Application Software. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $13.14, up from yesterday’s close by 1.23%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN) currently trades with a market capitalization of $4.56 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 2.93 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $255.52 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.28 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 3.39% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

We’ve taken a serious look at this stock from a fundamental perspective, but the tale of the tape may offer more hints about what lies under the surface. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Nuance Communications, Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $19.49. It is now trading 6.35% off that level. The stock is trading $15.35 its 50-day moving average by 2.21%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $12.18.

In recent action, Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN) has made a move of -13.50% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 15.08, and it’s gotten there by action that has been less volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 1.88% with $289.98 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of NUAN.

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