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 coveted 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

$5.9 billion


Application software

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.8 billion


Chairman/CEO Paul Ricci

CFO Thomas Beaudoin

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$961.1 million / $2.3 billion





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

On CAPS, 96% of the 5,959 members who have rated Nuance believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

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

Nuance Communications is at the forefront of voice recognition software. Soon our electronic devices will be recognizing our voices and responding to our commands. There are other huge, untapped markets such as text to voice, essentially allowing electronic books or words to be read to you. With plenty of applications education, security, and industries yet unseen, Nuance is likely to remain a part of my retirement portfolio even without a dividend at the moment.

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