Analysts’ Report Recap: Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN)

Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) has grabbed the attention from analysts, when it saw a value increase of 0.05% or 0.01 points in the last trading session. A total of 3.31M shares exchanged hands during the intra-day trade compared with its average trading volume of 2.41M shares, while its relative volume stands at 1.34. Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) has a market cap of $5.50B and the number of outstanding shares have been calculated 287.66M.

When taking a look at recommendations from analysts, investors can use the average brokerage recommendation score to determine the consensus take on a stock. The ABR is the calculated average of the actual recommendations (strong buy, hold, sell etc) made by the brokerage firms for a given stock. The ABR rank is displayed in the range of 1 to 5 where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell. The ABR is solely based on brokerage recommendations. It’s important to note that analysts employed by brokerage firms have been and continue to be overly optimistic with their recommendations. Shares of Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) currently have an ABR of 1.75, number of Recs in ABR is 8 while industry rank of the company by ABR is 154 of 265.

Out of the brokerage recommendations 5 rate Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) stock a Strong Buy, 0 rate the stock a Buy, 3 rate Hold, 0 rate Sell and 0 recommend a Strong Sell.

Taking a glance at where the stock might be directed in the future, on a consensus basis, the sell-side has a 52 week price target of $22.22 on the stock, this valuation is based on 9 number of opinions with standard deviation of 3.59. Most recently Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN)’s price target was revised on 05/10/17. The most optimistic analyst sees the stock reaching $26 while the most conventional has $19 target price if we look at the price target with an optimistic approach it has upside potential of 36% from its recent closing price of $19.12.

Historically, if we have a peek at price target revisions, Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN)’s price target was revised by the analysts two weeks back on 02/08/17 to set its target price at $20.89 where its twelve month high target price was set at $26 and low at $16 while demonstrating the standard deviation of 3.69.

In order to check on the sell-side rational, we can also take a peek at some technical indicators. Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN)’s price sits 11.05% above from its 50-day moving average of $17.43 and 21.68% far from the stock’s 200-day moving average which is $16.22. Shares are trading -4.06% away from the 52-week high mark of $19.93 and +42.26% far from the 52-week bottom of $13.44. The stock hit its 52-week high on 05/10/17, and 52-week low on 11/04/16. The average true range, a measure of volatility is at 0.39, however its weekly and monthly volatility is 2.74%, 1.90% respectively. The company’s Relative Strength Index which shows price strength currently stands at 71.58.

Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) as of recent trade, has shown weekly upbeat performance of 5.69% which was maintained at 14.90% in 1-month period. The year-to-date (YTD) performance reflected 28.32% positive outlook. During the past three months the stock gain 14.56%, bringing six-month performance to 36.77%.

While taking a glance at financials, we can look at a number of key indicators. Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) has a Return on Assets of -0.40%, which is key indicator of how profitable a company is relative to its total assets. The company currently has a Return on Equity of -1.30% and a Return on Investment of 2.80%. ROI is a performance measure used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment or to compare the efficiency of a number of different investments.

The stock has 5 year expected PEG ratio of 3.37 whereas its trailing twelve month P/E ratio is -224.94 along with forward price to earnings ratio of 11.43. Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN)’s price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 11.03. Its current ratio for most recent quarter is 0.90. Total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 1.53 whereas long term debt to equity ratio for most recent quarter is 1.02.

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