Cousins Properties (CUZ) Analysts See $0.15 EPS, Nuance Communications (NUAN) Shorts Down By 2.23%

July 17, 2017 - By Migdalia James

Nuance Communications Incorporated (NASDAQ:NUAN) had a decrease of 2.23% in short interest. NUAN’s SI was 7.69 million shares in July as released by FINRA. Its down 2.23% from 7.87M shares previously. With 2.50M avg volume, 3 days are for Nuance Communications Incorporated (NASDAQ:NUAN)’s short sellers to cover NUAN’s short positions. The SI to Nuance Communications Incorporated’s float is 2.79%. The stock decreased 0.29% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $17.45. About 80 shares traded. Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) has risen 16.56% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.14% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Cousins Properties Inc (NYSE:CUZ) to report $0.15 EPS on July, 27 after the close.They anticipate $0.07 EPS change or 31.82% from last quarter’s $0.22 EPS. CUZ’s profit would be $62.56M giving it 14.67 P/E if the $0.15 EPS is correct. After having $0.17 EPS previously, Cousins Properties Inc’s analysts see -11.76% EPS growth. It closed at $8.8 lastly. It is down 17.13% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.43% the S&P500.

Nuance Communications, Inc. is a provider of voice recognition and natural language understanding solutions. The company has market cap of $5.01 billion. The Company’s divisions include Healthcare, Mobile, Enterprise and Imaging. It currently has negative earnings. The Healthcare segment provides clinical speech and clinical language understanding solutions.

Among 10 analysts covering Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Nuance Communications had 22 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, August 7 the stock rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Mkt Perform”. On Monday, June 26 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, August 9 with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, August 7. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer given on Tuesday, November 17. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Friday, April 15. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, June 12 report. UBS maintained Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) on Tuesday, August 9 with “Neutral” rating. Leerink Swann maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $22 target in Wednesday, May 11 report. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of NUAN in report on Tuesday, November 17 with “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.88 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.12, from 0.76 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 59 investors sold Nuance Communications Inc. shares while 102 reduced holdings. 46 funds opened positions while 95 raised stakes. 224.49 million shares or 1.45% more from 221.27 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Amg Funds Lc holds 77,026 shares or 0.63% of its portfolio. Raymond James Fincl Ser reported 0% of its portfolio in Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN). Tower Research Cap Ltd Liability Com (Trc) holds 0.01% in Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) or 5,173 shares. Henderson Group Public Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0% or 40,203 shares. Clinton Group reported 353,954 shares. The New Jersey-based Mcrae Capital Management Inc has invested 2.07% in Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN). Guggenheim Cap Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 115,614 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Harvest Strategies Limited Liability Corporation, California-based fund reported 650,000 shares. Rhumbline Advisers holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) for 243,854 shares. Dreman Value L L C has invested 0.23% in Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN). 1St Advsrs holds 0.02% or 12,109 shares in its portfolio. Cipher Limited Partnership invested in 0.1% or 96,617 shares. Thomas White Limited holds 0.05% or 24,475 shares in its portfolio. Reliance Trust Of Delaware owns 52,407 shares. Pictet Asset Limited reported 2.64 million shares.

Since February 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 20 selling transactions for $6.67 million activity. $152,954 worth of Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) was sold by Bowden Adam Bruce. The insider Tempesta Daniel David sold 7,500 shares worth $141,000. 3,664 Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) shares with value of $69,809 were sold by Siegel Kenneth M. SCHASSLER ROBERT C sold 35,000 shares worth $596,513. MARTIN KATHERINE A had sold 10,000 shares worth $191,200. LARET MARK R also sold $249,773 worth of Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) on Friday, February 10. Shares for $2.66 million were sold by RICCI PAUL.

Since March 14, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 6 insider sales for $7,216 activity. 541 shares valued at $4,599 were sold by GIORNELLI LILLIAN C on Tuesday, May 2. The insider Glover S Taylor bought $395,500.

Among 3 analysts covering Cousins Properties (NYSE:CUZ), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Cousins Properties had 7 analyst reports since November 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, October 18, the company rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Wednesday, August 17. The rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, January 7 to “Outperform”. On Thursday, September 29 the stock rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Sell”. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Wednesday, July 5. Robert W. Baird upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Tuesday, May 16 report.

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