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Nuance (NUAN) +9% AH on news Carl Icahn has amassed a 9.3% stake. Is Icahn looking to make an...

Nuance (NUAN) +9% AH on news Carl Icahn has amassed a 9.3% stake. Is Icahn looking to make an activist push? Nuance's acquisition-fueled growth strategy has received some criticism over the years.
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  • Whitehawk
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    Lots of competition in this space going forward...Nuan is not the only beneficiary. Strange choice for Icahn, but it was passive and maybe a trade from the selloff lows.
    1 Apr 2013, 05:30 PM Reply Like
  • JoaquinTall
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    WhiteHawk said...


    "...maybe a trade from the sell-off lows."


    If what you say is true, then why would Carl wait for the stock to pop 8.3% before initiating a position? No, I disagree. Look at a chart.


    I've been watching NUAN for some time now and began to notice the INcrease in volume, in earnest, began back on March 20th...could have begun [for Carl] as far back as March 3rd...that's where accumulation began from the absolute low ($18) on March 1st.


    Given 'em hell, Carl!
    1 Apr 2013, 07:24 PM Reply Like
  • Whitehawk
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    Hey, if you think Nuan has significant upside, knock yourself out. I think they have plenty of competition from Goog and a number of startups that will introduce superior nlp/vr technology. Nuan has gotten a recent sell rating from others - perhaps Carl's trades are to buy all of Cramer's sells.
    1 Apr 2013, 07:43 PM Reply Like
  • pollyserial
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    Buying Cramer's sells and selling his buys is a pretty decent strategy actually. But I agree that Icahn is off his rocker with this one. This was a great play a while ago. Like apple it's race is run, it's all margin compression and a steady march towards open sourced code vaults from here.
    1 Apr 2013, 11:57 PM Reply Like
  • Hillbilly Stock Star
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    IEP ,......Carlz is gushing $$$, Long.
    1 Apr 2013, 06:21 PM Reply Like
  • Whitehawk
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    Take a look at a 5yr chart of IEP, esp the last 3 months...Icahn sure attracts attention. Those who bought at 90 are experiencing a headache.
    1 Apr 2013, 06:59 PM Reply Like
  • JoaquinTall
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    ...but notice too that "IEP" was up $1.70 (3.12%) on 32% MORE than normal daily volume.


    Coincidence? We'll just have to wait and see...
    1 Apr 2013, 07:30 PM Reply Like
  • Continental Kid
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    Been long NUAN since the earnings miss .....bought at 4 different levels ......all under 19.....I'm not a genius by any means...but noticed with a one day exception...that it held serve....and was steady...the clincher was a three day stretch volume was 6 to 1 and I mean heavy ...12000 calls on one day vs 1800 puts...almost all in the Apr/May 19 to 21 strikes....might had been he amassed a huge call position in NFLX...before buying the actual stock and going public.....good luck to all who were long before the close!!
    1 Apr 2013, 08:11 PM Reply Like
  • wadeyr
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    wouldn't be a buyer, interesting to watch though
    2 Apr 2013, 02:23 AM Reply Like
  • dgulick
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    You want entertainment look at TSLA, half of the float short, 20 days to cover:
    2 Apr 2013, 09:56 PM Reply Like
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