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In the case of Nuance Communications (Nasdaq: NUAN), CAPS investors have recently given the stock an upgrade from a four-star rank to the highest possible five stars. Here's the skinny on why our highly ranked stock pickers are getting bullish on the company today.

Since Nuance's earnings came through loud and clear with quarterly non-GAAP revenue that grew 55% -- or about 18.5% with acquisitions factored out -- investors have been more bullish on the company as it expands its reach into an increasing number of speech and imaging markets. In addition to having top-tier clients such as Dell (Nasdaq: DELL) and Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) that include its document imaging software in their products, Nuance's embedded speech solutions are now landing in a growing number of hit consumer products from Motorola (NYSE: MOT), Samsung, and Research In Motion (Nasdaq: RIMM).

CAPS All-Star crepps recently gave Nuance a thumbs-up:

Speech recognition will be a HUGE future market, and Nuance is the 900 pound gorilla in this market. Because of the complexity and accumulated know-how, this is not a market that competitors can just hop right into. As the market develops, I could even see Nuance as an acquisition target of a Microsoft-type company.

I agree with crepps. When you have 800-pound competitors like Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and IBM (NYSE: IBM), you need clear competitive advantages -- and the benefit of a few extra pounds -- to stay alive.

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