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Bridgewater Associates LP Has Decreased Its Nuance Communications (NUAN) Holding as Stock Value Rose; Mastercard (MA) Shareholder Vulcan Value Partners Has Decreased Its Position

Ray Dalio decreased its stake in Nuance Communications Inc (NUAN) by 83.85% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bridgewater Associates Lp sold 61,180 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.20% with the market. The hedge fund run by Ray Dalio held 11,782 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $185,000, down from 72,962 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bridgewater Associates Lp who had been investing in Nuance Communications Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.92 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.38% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $16.94. About 744,674 shares traded. Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) has risen 16.56% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.14% the S&P500.

Vulcan Value Partners Llc decreased its stake in Mastercard Incorporated (MA) by 4.68% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Vulcan Value Partners Llc sold 190,265 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.46% with the market. The institutional investor held 3.88M shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $547.66M, down from 4.07M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Vulcan Value Partners Llc who had been investing in Mastercard Incorporated for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $175.53B market cap company. The stock increased 0.19% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $165.8. About 1.37 million shares traded. Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has risen 24.16% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.46% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.95 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.06, from 0.89 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 49 investors sold NUAN shares while 98 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 100 raised stakes. 201.88 million shares or 0.45% less from 202.79 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Perkins Coie Trust has 300 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Picton Mahoney Asset Mgmt reported 1.28% stake. The Colorado-based Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado has invested 0.01% in Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN). Willingdon Wealth has invested 0% of its portfolio in Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN). Canal Insurance invested in 1.07% or 194,800 shares. Moreover, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has 0.04% invested in Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) for 1.29M shares. New Jersey Better Educational Savings Tru holds 0.32% of its portfolio in Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) for 24,000 shares. Segall Bryant And Hamill Lc invested in 318,605 shares or 0.12% of the stock. 18,845 were reported by Argent Limited. Los Angeles Capital Mgmt And Equity Inc owns 562,308 shares or 0.05% of their US portfolio. Oppenheimer Company reported 19,952 shares. The Ohio-based Gateway Advisers Limited Liability Company has invested 0.04% in Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN). Commercial Bank Of Montreal Can has invested 0.01% in Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN). Carroll Fin Associate reported 0% stake. Brown Capital Ltd Llc has 486,642 shares.

Bridgewater Associates Lp, which manages about $14.91 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Juniper Networks Inc (NYSE:JNPR) by 72,151 shares to 433,263 shares, valued at $12.06M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Alliance Data Systems Corp (NYSE:ADS) by 85,502 shares in the quarter, for a total of 131,413 shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares Tr (TLT).

Analysts await Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) to report earnings on February, 6. They expect $0.14 earnings per share, down 33.33% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.21 per share. NUAN’s profit will be $40.64 million for 30.25 P/E if the $0.14 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.09 actual earnings per share reported by Nuance Communications, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 55.56% EPS growth.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 sales for $410,306 activity. 4,682 shares were sold by Siegel Kenneth M, worth $74,912.

Among 11 analysts covering Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Nuance Communications had 34 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Leerink Swann on Wednesday, September 9. The stock has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, August 7. The rating was maintained by UBS on Tuesday, August 9 with “Neutral”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 9 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Monday, June 26. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, August 9 report. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, November 17 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 9 by Canaccord Genuity. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, January 18 by Standpoint Research. The stock of Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) earned “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, August 9.

Since July 31, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 insider sales for $48.22 million activity. 91,107 shares valued at $11.83M were sold by HUNDMEJEAN MARTINA on Wednesday, August 2. $2.61 million worth of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) shares were sold by McLaughlin Edward Grunde. 14,200 Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) shares with value of $2.01 million were sold by Vosburg Craig. The insider Haythornthwaite Richard sold $712,540. Fraccaro Michael had sold 5,800 shares worth $856,027.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.01, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 39 investors sold MA shares while 488 reduced holdings. 103 funds opened positions while 367 raised stakes. 779.91 million shares or 1.33% less from 790.40 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Rampart Inv Company Ltd Liability Company holds 12,742 shares. Lenox Wealth Advsr Inc holds 0% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 4 shares. Cadence Cap Mngmt Ltd stated it has 3,700 shares. Lakeview Cap Ptnrs Lc reported 1,674 shares or 0.19% of all its holdings. Gluskin Sheff And Inc invested 2.98% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Tcw reported 0.84% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Baxter Bros owns 0.51% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 12,510 shares. Swiss Fincl Bank holds 0.6% or 3.75M shares. Ibm Retirement Fund has 23,381 shares for 0.67% of their portfolio. Allen Operations Lc holds 64,056 shares. 383,038 are owned by Westwood Mgmt Il. Whittier Com Of Nevada has 0.14% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Meeder Asset Management Inc holds 0.26% or 17,208 shares. Hall Laurie J Trustee owns 1.27% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 14,450 shares. 212,376 are held by United Capital Financial Advisers Ltd Com.

Vulcan Value Partners Llc, which manages about $6.07B and $11.68B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in National Oilwell Varco Inc (NYSE:NOV) by 4.78 million shares to 22.21 million shares, valued at $793.55 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Northern Tr Corp (NASDAQ:NTRS) by 478,802 shares in the quarter, for a total of 2.22M shares, and has risen its stake in Select Comfort Corp (NASDAQ:SCSS).

Among 37 analysts covering Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA), 34 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 92% are positive. Mastercard Incorporated had 98 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) earned “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, November 1. Wedbush maintained it with “Buy” rating and $140.0 target in Wednesday, September 6 report. As per Monday, October 31, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, August 25. On Friday, September 11 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Friday, October 30 by RBC Capital Markets. Mizuho maintained it with “Hold” rating and $140.0 target in Wednesday, October 11 report. Compass Point initiated Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) rating on Friday, April 15. Compass Point has “Neutral” rating and $75 target. The stock of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 27 by RBC Capital Markets. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, July 27 report.

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