How to buy Nuance Communications stock - 14 April

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How to buy Nuance Communications stock

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Nuance Communications, Inc is a software-application business based in the US. Nuance Communications shares (NUAN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Nuance Communications employs 7,100 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.5 billion.

How to buy shares in Nuance Communications

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  3. Search for Nuance Communications. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: NUAN. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Nuance Communications reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Nuance Communications, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Nuance Communications. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Nuance Communications share price

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Nuance Communications shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-08.
52-week rangeUSD$16.45 - USD$51.62
50-day moving average USD$44.1806
200-day moving average USD$41.3984
Wall St. target priceUSD$58
PE ratio 673.4666
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.075

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Is it a good time to buy Nuance Communications stock?

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Is Nuance Communications under- or over-valued?

Valuing Nuance Communications stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Nuance Communications's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Nuance Communications's P/E ratio

Nuance Communications's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 673x. In other words, Nuance Communications shares trade at around 673x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Nuance Communications's PEG ratio

Nuance Communications's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 11.9541. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Nuance Communications's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Nuance Communications's EBITDA

Nuance Communications's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$240.2 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Nuance Communications's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Nuance Communications financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 8.86%
Gross profit TTM USD$867.8 million
Return on assets TTM 2.18%
Return on equity TTM -0.64%
Profit margin -0.85%
Book value $4.234
Market capitalisation USD$12.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Nuance Communications shares

There are currently 25.5 million Nuance Communications shares held short by investors – that's known as Nuance Communications's "short interest". This figure is 0.5% down from 25.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Nuance Communications shares can be evaluated.

Nuance Communications's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Nuance Communications's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Nuance Communications shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Nuance Communications shares traded daily (recently around 2.8 million). Nuance Communications's SIR currently stands at 9.11. In other words for every 100,000 Nuance Communications shares traded daily on the market, roughly 9110 shares are currently held short.

However Nuance Communications's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Nuance Communications shares, or, against the total number of tradable Nuance Communications shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Nuance Communications's short interest could be expressed as 0.09% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Nuance Communications shares in existence, roughly 90 shares are currently held short) or 0.0898% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Nuance Communications shares, roughly 90 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Nuance Communications.

Find out more about how you can short Nuance Communications stock.

Nuance Communications share dividends

We're not expecting Nuance Communications to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Nuance Communications's shares ever split?

Nuance Communications's shares were split on a 1155:1000 basis on 1 October 2019. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1155 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Nuance Communications shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 13.4% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Nuance Communications shares which in turn could have impacted Nuance Communications's share price.

Nuance Communications share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Nuance Communications's shares have ranged in value from as little as $16.45 up to $51.62. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NUAN.US volatility(beta: 1.22)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Nuance Communications's is 1.2168. This would suggest that Nuance Communications's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Nuance Communications overview

Nuance Communications, Inc. provides conversational and cognitive artificial intelligence (AI) innovations that bring intelligence to everyday work and life. The company delivers solutions that understand, analyze, and respond to people - amplifying human intelligence to increase productivity and security. Its Healthcare segment provides clinical speech and clinical language understanding solutions that improve the clinical documentation process, from capturing the complete patient record to improving clinical documentation and quality measures for reimbursement. Its solutions include Dragon Medical One, cloud-based speech solution; computer-assisted physician documentation; diagnostic imaging solutions; Nuance Dragon Ambient eXperience, a voice-enabled solution; and clinical documentation improvement and coding. The company's Enterprise segment primarily engages in using speech, natural language understanding, and artificial intelligence to provide automated customer solutions and services for voice, mobile, Web, and messaging channels. Its solutions include intelligent engagement solutions; Conversational AI; Engagement AI; and Security AI. Its Other segment provides voicemail transcription services. The company serves organizations across healthcare, financial services, telecommunications, government, and retail. Nuance Communications, Inc. markets and sells its solutions and technologies directly through sales force, as well as through a network of resellers, including system integrators, independent software vendors, value-added resellers, distributors, hardware vendors, telecommunications carriers, and e-commerce Websites worldwide. 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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