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

$6.3 billion


Application software

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$6.3 billion


Chairman/CEO Paul Ricci

CFO Thomas Beaudoin

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$961.1 million/$2.3 billion



MedQuist Holdings

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 6,002 members who have rated Nuance believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, NoOracleHere, tapped Nuance as a particularly sound turnaround opportunity:

The recent haircut makes this call easier. In the near future, computing is going [mobile]. But the weakness of [mobile] is the weakness in the keyboard/mouse solution. Touch screens go only so far, but what better method than to just talk to our devices? This is accentuated by trends in the on-line interactive area where natural language recognition is becoming more important. Further development in the image processing area is being driven by robotics, where scene evaluation is in its infancy. [Nuance] has a lot of work ahead.

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