Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, speech-software specialist Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Nuance and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Nuance facts

Headquarters (founded)

Burlington, Mass. (1992)

Market Cap

$7.2 billion


Application software

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.7 billion


Chairman/CEO Paul Ricci

CFO Thomas Beaudoin

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)


Cash / Debt

$1.1 billion / $2.1 billion



Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 5,827 members who have rated Nuance believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, SnowMan9890, succinctly summed up the Nuance bull case for our community

This technology is interesting and there is a lot of potential here. I'm not entirely sure where it will go in the future but I feel it is only the beginning. If it can become part of the medical field in any way at all, again, the potential here would be profound. Purely speculative play at this point, however.

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