Icahn ups Nuance stake to 18.72%, shares +1.5% AH

|About: Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN)|By:, SA News Editor

Carl Icahn is having a busy day. Shortly after announcing a proposal for an Apple buyback vote, the billionaire activist investor discloses he has raised his stake in Nuance (NUAN) to 18.72% from a prior 16.9%. (13D)

The new vote of confidence comes a couple weeks after Nuance tumbled due to the disappointing guidance provided with its FQ4 report, and two months after Icahn announced an agreement with the voice recognition software leader that landed him two board seats.

Shares remain down 29% from where they traded when Icahn first disclosed a stake (then 9.3%) in Nuance on April 1.