Insider Sale: LendingTree, Inc. (TREE)’s Chairman & CEO Douglas Lebda Unloaded 14,750 shares; Nuance Communications (NUAN) Has 1.35 Sentiment

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Nuance Communications Inc (NUAN) investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in 2018 Q1. It’s up 0.47, from 0.88 in 2017Q4. The ratio is better, as 159 institutional investors started new and increased stock positions, while 118 sold and reduced their holdings in Nuance Communications Inc. The institutional investors in our database now hold: 239.50 million shares, up from 233.98 million shares in 2017Q4. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Nuance Communications Inc in top ten stock positions decreased from 5 to 3 for a decrease of 2. Sold All: 35 Reduced: 83 Increased: 104 New Position: 55.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.71 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.52, from 1.23 in 2017Q4. It worsened, as 28 investors sold LendingTree, Inc. shares while 93 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 53 raised stakes. 9.14 million shares or 0.08% more from 9.13 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Moreover, Wealthtrust has 0% invested in LendingTree, Inc. (NASDAQ:TREE) for 23 shares. First Trust Lp stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in LendingTree, Inc. (NASDAQ:TREE). Renaissance Group Limited Liability Corp owns 1,044 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System reported 3,481 shares. Alyeska Invest Grp Incorporated Lp reported 41,740 shares stake. Susquehanna International Gru Inc Limited Liability Partnership reported 0% in LendingTree, Inc. (NASDAQ:TREE). Ameriprise has invested 0.01% in LendingTree, Inc. (NASDAQ:TREE). Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mgmt Limited holds 1.23% or 254,085 shares in its portfolio. Portolan Ltd Co reported 0.09% stake. Moreover, Tci Wealth Advisors Inc has 0% invested in LendingTree, Inc. (NASDAQ:TREE) for 31 shares. Ls Limited Liability Corp has 0.02% invested in LendingTree, Inc. (NASDAQ:TREE). Elk Creek Prtnrs Limited Co invested in 38,336 shares. Pennsylvania-based Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust has invested 2.95% in LendingTree, Inc. (NASDAQ:TREE). Clearbridge Ltd accumulated 0% or 286 shares. Advantus Capital Mgmt Inc owns 1,020 shares.

LendingTree, Inc., through its subsidiary, LendingTree, LLC, operates an online loan marketplace for clients seeking loans and other credit offerings in the United States. The company has market cap of $3.20 billion. The firm offers tools and resources, including free credit scores that facilitate comparison shopping for these loans and other credit offerings. It has a 89.33 P/E ratio. The Company’s mortgage products comprise purchase and refinance products.

Since January 3, 2018, it had 3 buys, and 36 insider sales for $130.17 million activity. 14,750 shares were sold by LEBDA DOUGLAS R, worth $4.71M. The insider OZONIAN STEVEN sold $99,360. 4,800 shares were sold by Shumate Carla, worth $1.65 million on Tuesday, February 6. The insider Henderson Robin sold $72,630. Salvage Neil sold 10,000 shares worth $3.51M. Dalporto Gabriel sold 46,876 shares worth $15.94M. HORAN PETER had sold 500 shares worth $178,775.

Among 17 analysts covering LendingTree (NASDAQ:TREE), 13 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 76% are positive. LendingTree has $425.0 highest and $100 lowest target. $293.38’s average target is 14.71% above currents $255.75 stock price. LendingTree had 48 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, October 26 by BWS Financial. The stock of LendingTree, Inc. (NASDAQ:TREE) earned “Buy” rating by Guggenheim on Monday, November 16. Stephens maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, March 19 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 8 by Oppenheimer. The stock of LendingTree, Inc. (NASDAQ:TREE) earned “Buy” rating by Compass Point on Thursday, June 2. Bank of America initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, November 18 report. On Friday, June 9 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, December 13, the company rating was maintained by Guggenheim. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, November 9 by SunTrust. The firm has “Hold” rating by UBS given on Tuesday, March 27.

As published in a form that was filled with the Security and Exchange Commission on 21/06/2018, Douglas Lebda an insider in Lendingtree Inc and currently Chairman & CEO, made a sale of shares worth $3,716,567 USD in the public firm. He sold 14,750 shares, at average $252.0 per share. In the last month, he also sold 132,660 shares with value $35,188,189 USD. Obviously, the deal raised a few eyebrows, as Mr. Douglas currently holds 1.57 million shares, accounting for 12.57% of the Company’s market capitalization.

Analysts await LendingTree, Inc. (NASDAQ:TREE) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $0.76 EPS, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $0.76 per share. TREE’s profit will be $9.49 million for 84.13 P/E if the $0.76 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.51 actual EPS reported by LendingTree, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 49.02% EPS growth.

More recent LendingTree, Inc. (NASDAQ:TREE) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Lending Tree drops as analyst sees near-term choppiness in mortgage business” on June 13, 2018. Also Prnewswire.com published the news titled: “LendingTree Completes Acquisition of Ovation Credit Services” on June 12, 2018. Digitaljournal.com‘s news article titled: “Easyknock Partners with LendingTree to Connect Consumers in Need of Equity Release” with publication date: June 21, 2018 was also an interesting one.

The stock decreased 4.02% or $10.7 during the last trading session, reaching $255.75. About 25,234 shares traded. LendingTree, Inc. (NASDAQ:TREE) has risen 66.73% since June 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 54.16% the S&P500. Some Historical TREE News: 11/05/2018 – Macquarie Investment Business Trust Buys 1.5% of LendingTree; 03/05/2018 – LendingTree Survey Finds Most Small Business Owners Are Using Tax Reform Savings to Pay Off Debt; 26/04/2018 – LendingTree 1Q EPS $2.12; 07/05/2018 – LendingTree Presenting at Conference Tomorrow; 07/03/2018 LendingTree Releases Monthly Mortgage Offer Report for February; 11/05/2018 – LendingTree, Inc. Announces Agreement To Acquire Ovation Credit Services; 26/04/2018 – LendingTree 1Q Adj EPS $1.10; 04/04/2018 – LendingTree Launches Credit Analyzer, a Free Credit and Debt Analysis Tool; 26/03/2018 – LendingTree Study: The Cost of Bankruptcy; 27/04/2018 – LENDINGTREE INC – CEO DOUGLAS LEBDA’S FY 2017 TOTAL COMPENSATION WAS $59.6 MLN, INCLUDING $57.4 MLN IN OPTION AWARDS – SEC FILING

Ratings analysis reveals 100% of Nuance Communications’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Nuance Communications, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 0 recommend “Hold”. NUAN was included in 2 notes of analysts from November 18, 2016. The rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital on Friday, January 6 to “Overweight”. The firm earned “Strong Buy” rating on Friday, November 18 by Raymond James.

The stock decreased 1.49% or $0.215 during the last trading session, reaching $14.225. About 231,566 shares traded. Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN) has declined 26.41% since June 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 38.98% the S&P500. Some Historical NUAN News: 13/03/2018 – Nuance Gives Brands Back Their Voice, Advances AI-Powered Engine for Conversational Dialog; 27/03/2018 – Neuberger Berman Calls on Resignation of Certain Nuance Board Members; 09/05/2018 – NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS INC – COMPANY REVISED ITS FISCAL YEAR 2018 GROWTH ESTIMATES TO 2% TO 4% ORGANIC GROWTH FROM 3% TO 5% ORGANIC GROWTH; 22/03/2018 – NUANCE NAMES MARK BENJAMIN AS CEO; 15/05/2018 – Jericho Capital Asset Management Buys 1.1% Position in Nuance; 05/03/2018 – Nuance and Partners HealthCare Collaborate to Accelerate Widespread Development, Deployment and Adoption of Al Applications for Diagnostic Imaging; 15/05/2018 – Golden Gate Adds Nuance, Exits Black Knight, Cuts KLX: 13F; 07/03/2018 – Nuance and Epic Team to Deliver Array of AI-powered Healthcare Virtual Assistants; 27/03/2018 – Neuberger Berman Sends Open Letter to Nuance Commun Bd and Incoming CEO Mark Benjamin; 17/04/2018 – European $1.66 Billion Speech and Voice Recognition Market Analysis 2016-2018 Forecast to 2025 – Key Players are Microsoft, Nuance Comms, and iFlytek – ResearchAndMarkets.com

12Th Street Asset Management Company Llc holds 8.88% of its portfolio in Nuance Communications, Inc. for 2.39 million shares. Criterion Capital Management Llc owns 2.68 million shares or 2.93% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Jericho Capital Asset Management L.P. has 2.77% invested in the company for 3.21 million shares. The New Jersey-based Mcrae Capital Management Inc has invested 2.58% in the stock. Sg Capital Management Llc, a Illinois-based fund reported 790,399 shares.

More notable recent Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Nuance Teams Up with Leading CAD/RMS Provider Nexgen” on June 19, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Nuance’s Conversational AI Platform Powers Revolutionary Mercedes Benz User Experience” published on May 29, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “Nuance to Present at Stifel 2018 Cross Sector Insight Conference” on June 08, 2018. More interesting news about Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Nuance Drives Innovation at Czech Republic’s Largest Bank, Ceská sporitelna; Voice Biometrics to Improve Customer …” published on June 18, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Report: Nuance Acquires Voicebox For Natural Language Tech” with publication date: May 29, 2018.

Analysts await Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) to report earnings on August, 14. They expect $0.16 EPS, down 11.11% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.18 per share. NUAN’s profit will be $47.27M for 22.23 P/E if the $0.16 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.17 actual EPS reported by Nuance Communications, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.88% negative EPS growth.

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