Investors Take A Relaxed Stance Toward Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN), DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (XRAY) – The RNS Daily

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Over the past 52 weeks Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) has embarked on a drop that has seen it decline -8.74% and is now up by 23.89% since start of this year. The equity price sank -1.44% this week, a trend that has led to both investors and traders taking note of the stock. A look at its monthly performance shows that the stock has recorded a 0.43% gain over the past 30 days. Its equity price climbed by 8.9% over the past three months which led to its overall six-month decrease to stand at -0.36%.

The shares of Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN) dropped by -9.1% or -$1.64 from its last recorded high of $18.03 which it attained on March 16 to close at $16.39 per share. Over the past 52 weeks, the shares of Nuance Communications, Inc. has been trading as low as $12.18 before witnessing a massive surge by 34.56% or $4.21. This price movement has led to the NUAN stock receiving more attention and has become one to watch out for. It jumped by 0.37% on Wednesday and this got the market excited. The stock’s beta now stands at 1.18 and when compared to its 200-day moving average and its 50-day moving average, NUAN price stands 4.04% above and 4.28% above respectively. Its average daily volatility for this week is 1.77% which is less than the 1.82% recorded over the past month.

Experts from research firms are bullish about the near-term performance of Nuance Communications, Inc. with most of them predicting a $20.33 price target on a short-term (12 months) basis. The average price target by the analysts will see a 24.04% rise in the stock and would lead to NUAN’s market cap to surge to $5.86B. The stock has been rated an average 2, which roughly stands towards the bullish end of the spectrum. Reuters looked into the 6 analysts that track Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) and find out that 2 of them rated it as a Hold. 4 of the 4 analysts rated it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 0 advised investors to desist from buying the stock or sell it if they already possess it.

A look at NUAN technical analysis shows that its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) is in a neutral zone after reaching 51.55 point. Its trading volume has lost -292554 shares compared to readings over the past three months as it recently exchanged 2127446 shares. This means there is reduced activity from short-term traders as per session, its average trading volume is 2420000 shares, and this is 0.88 times the normal volume.

The price of DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (NASDAQ:XRAY) currently stands at $49.56 after it went up by $0.27 or 0.55% and has found a strong support at $49.25 a share. If the XRAY price drops below that critical support, then it would lead to a bearish trend. In the short-term, a dip below the $48.93 mark would also be bad for the stock as it means that the stock would plunge by 1.27% from its current position. However, if the stock price is able to trade above the resistance point around $49.78, then it could likely surge higher to try and break the upward resistance which stands at $50 a share. Its average daily volatility over the past one month stands at 2.12%. The stock has plunged by 0.83% from its 52-weeks high of $49.15 which it reached on Mar. 14, 2018. In general, it is 31.54% above its 52-weeks lowest point which stands at $33.93 and this setback was observed on Oct. 29, 2018.

Analysts have predicted a price target for DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (XRAY) for 1 year and it stands at an average $51.55/share. This means that it would likely increase by 4.02% from its current position. The current price of the stock has been moving between $49.15 and $49.685. Some brokerage firms have a lower target for the stock than the average, with one of them setting a price target as low as $39. On the other hand, one analyst is super bullish about the price, setting a target as high as $58.

The XRAY stock Stochastic Oscillator (%D) is at 87.5%, which means that it is currently overbought and its prices could dip very soon. The shares P/S ratio stands at 2.73 which compares to the 6.36 recorded by the industry or the 10.56 by the wider sector. The stock currently has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 18.91, which is higher than the 0 multiple of 12-month price-earnings (P/E). The company’s earnings have gone down, with a quarterly decrease rate of -2.5% over the past five years.

Analysts view DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (NASDAQ:XRAY) as a Hold, with 2.5 consensus rating. Reuters surveyed 14 analysts that follow XRAY and found that 9 of those analysts rated the stock as a Hold. The remaining 5 were divided, with 5 analyst rating it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 0 analysts advised investors to desist from buying DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (XRAY) shares or sell it if they already own it.

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