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   Technology StocksNuance Communications, Inc.


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From: Jorgen Jensen1/16/2014 11:24:41 PM
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Nuance (NUAN) Has Numerous Near-Term Catalysts, Oppenheimer SaysJanuary 15, 2014 7:24 AM EST

Oppenheimer analyst Shaul Eyal reiterated an Outperform rating and $22 price target on Nuance Communications (Nasdaq: NUAN) saying he expects a number of near-term catalysts could impact NUAN's shares over the next 3 - 4 weeks.

Eyal highlights: "1.) GOOG's upcoming results on 1/30 could shed light on the competitive landscape and changing market dynamics. Last quarter, GOOG's 3Q commentary sparked selling in NUAN shares; this quarter we view it as already baked into the story; 2.) February 4th--NUAN's Annual Shareholder Meeting after which activist investor Icahn is no longer prohibited from soliciting proxies and showing his cards. Despite poor share performance in 2013 (-32% vs. Nasdaq's 38%) we believe 2014 could be a year in which value could be unlocked as: 1.) We envision no further EPS cuts; and 2.) activist could move aggressively."

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To: Jorgen Jensen who wrote (780)1/17/2014 12:48:27 PM
From: deeno
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I've not found that the only reason to buy a stock is a buyout or activism to be a profitable endeavor. I still have this stock because of it, but wouldnt add to it based on this review.

"We envision no further EPS cuts;"

THIS is a reason to have a "buy"?

My gut is that the window has closed and the imagination has dried up for this comapny. If the only way to grow the value to the shareholder is finding escape portals, well the sooner the better.

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To: deeno who wrote (781)1/18/2014 6:57:31 PM
From: rimshot
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we have a family member who has worked for NUAN nearly a decade in a challenging
position with the company

I was disappointed when Carl Icahn became involved

http://finviz.com/quote.ashx?t=nuan&ty=c&ta=0&p=m

good luck!

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To: rimshot who wrote (782)1/21/2014 11:23:32 AM
From: deeno
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"I was disappointed when Carl Icahn became involved"

Why?

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To: deeno who wrote (783)1/21/2014 5:39:50 PM
From: Sr K
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4:11 pm Nuance Communications raises Q1 EPS, revenue guidance; appoints Bill Robbins as EVP, Worldwide Sales ( NUAN ) : Co issues upside guidance for Q1 (Dec), raises EPS to $0.23-0.24, excluding non-recurring items, from $0.18-0.21 vs. $0.20 Capital IQ Consensus; raises Q1 (Dec) revs to $487-491 mln, excluding non-recurring items, from $477-487 mln vs. $481.00 mln Capital IQ Consensus.

+8.7% to 16.19

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From: Sr K2/10/2014 8:26:11 PM
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The 10-Q, on page 43, has different information than the cash flow statement, on the stock bought back in Q1.

October 1, 2013 - October 31, 2013
Shares Average Price
1,072,231 16.79

November 1, 2013 - November 30, 2013
none

December 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013
111,263 14.96

Total 1,183,494

This is $19,667,253 for 1,183,494 shares, an average of $16.618 per share.

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To: Sr K who wrote (785)2/11/2014 11:28:56 AM
From: deeno
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didnt see much in that report. what is Icahn thinking?

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From: Savant2/13/2014 12:10:54 PM
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U.S. Bank Expands Mobile App Pilot Using Voice Biometrics to Access Credit Card Account
Voice biometrics eliminates passwords, pins and security questions

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--February 12, 2014--

U.S. Bank employees are piloting software that lets customers speak a simple passphrase, such as "my voice is my password" to access a credit card account on a mobile device. The feature -- called voice biometrics -- allows select credit card customers to use their voice to login with a spoken passphrase so they can access their account balances, search transactions and make a payment on their account in the mobile app.

The next-generation voice biometrics solution, from Nuance Communications, addresses growing consumer dissatisfaction with PINs, passwords, and security questions, while maintaining the integrity of a secure system. With just a simple spoken passphrase, voice biometrics allows consumers to be securely authenticated when they connect with a service provider via a call center or IVR, a mobile app, or the Web, improving the overall service experience for the consumer, and delivering substantial time and cost savings to the enterprise.

"Voice biometrics is a unique identifier that will help us improve the customer experience," said Dominic Venturo, chief innovation officer for U.S. Bank Payment Services. "Customers are becoming accustomed to using their voice to interact with their smartphones and can become frustrated with key entering passwords. Exploring a spoken passphrase login through this technology is a logical next step in our work in biometrics."

"We've seen unprecedented growth in the adoption of voice biometrics as consumers worldwide have become used to more conversational engagement with their devices, apps and service experiences," said Robert Weideman, executive vice president and general manager of the Nuance Enterprise Division. "Innovative organizations like U.S. Bank recognize that voice biometrics can bring a new level of convenience and security to the customer service experience. By eliminating the interrogation process that consumers are typically put through and replacing it with a natural, conversational voice interaction, companies can really start to reinvent their customer service experience."

This latest pilot expands the work U.S. Bank and Nuance began in April, in which voice recognition was used for conducting basic functions, such as to view account balances, search transactions and make a payment on their accounts.

About Nuance Communications, Inc

Nuance (NASDAQ: NUAN) is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance's proven applications. For more information, please visit www.nuance.com.

About U.S. Bank

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $364 billion in assets as of Dec. 31, 2013, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the 5th largest commercial bank in the United States. The company operates 3,081 banking offices in 25 states and 4,906 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.

CONTACT: U.S. Bank Public Relations

Teri Charest, 612-303-0732

teri.charest@usbank.com

SOURCE: U.S. Bank

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To: Savant who wrote (787)3/14/2014 10:52:34 AM
From: deeno
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news?

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To: deeno who wrote (788)3/14/2014 11:12:32 AM
From: Savant
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Prolly another acquisition rumor...?

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