Microsoft(MSFT, $256.07) to buy Nuance Communications for $20 billion
Microsoft has agreed to acquire computer technology firm Nuance Communications in a $20 billion all-cash deal.
Microsoft will pay $56 a share for Nuance, a 23% premium to its Friday closing price. The deal values Nuance at around $19.7 billion, including around $1 billion in Nuance debt.
The deal is expected to close before the end of the year. It would be Microsoft's second-largest deal on record, after its $26 billion deal for Linkedin in 2016.
"Nuance provides the AI layer at the healthcare point of delivery and is a pioneer in the real-world application of enterprise AI," said CEO Satya Nadella. "AI is technology's most important priority, and healthcare is its most urgent application. Together, with our partner ecosystem, we will put advanced AI solutions into the hands of professionals everywhere to drive better decision-making and create more meaningful connections, as we accelerate growth of Microsoft Cloud in Healthcare and Nuance."
MSFT in upward trend: price may ascend as a result of having broken its lower Bollinger Band on May 12, 2022
MSFT may jump back above the lower band and head toward the middle band. Traders may consider buying the stock or exploring call options. In 28 of 38 cases where MSFT's price broke its lower Bollinger Band, its price rose further in the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are 74%.
Current price $261.12 crossed the resistance line at $287.17 and is trading between $287.17 resistance and $244.49 support lines. Throughout the month of 04/12/22 - 05/13/22, the price experienced a -7% Downtrend. During the week of 05/06/22 - 05/13/22, the stock fell -5%.
The Stochastic Indicator shows that the ticker has stayed in the oversold zone for 4 days. The price of this ticker is presumed to bounce back soon, since the longer the ticker stays in the oversold zone, the more promptly an upward trend is expected.
Following a +7.18% 3-day Advance, the price is estimated to grow further. Considering data from situations where MSFT advanced for three days, in 230 of 355 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are 65%.
The Momentum Indicator moved below the 0 level on May 09, 2022. You may want to consider selling the stock, shorting the stock, or exploring put options on MSFT as a result. In 33 of 89 cases where the Momentum Indicator fell below 0, the stock fell further within the subsequent month. The odds of a continued downward trend are 37%.
The Moving Average Convergence Divergence Histogram (MACD) for MSFT turned negative on May 09, 2022. This could be a sign that the stock is set to turn lower in the coming weeks. Traders may want to sell the stock or buy put options. Tickeron's A.I.dvisor looked at 52 similar instances when the indicator turned negative. In 16 of the 52 cases the stock turned lower in the days that followed. This puts the odds of success at 31%.
MSFT moved below its 50-day Moving Average on April 08, 2022 date and that indicates a change from an upward trend to a downward trend.
The 10-day Moving Average for MSFT crossed bearishly below the 50-day moving average on April 18, 2022. This indicates that the trend has shifted lower and could be considered a sell signal. In 7 of 16 past instances when the 10-day crossed below the 50-day, the stock continued to move higher over the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are 44%.
Following a 3-day decline, the stock is projected to fall further. Considering past instances where MSFT declined for three days, the price rose further in 50 of 62 cases within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are 37%.
The Aroon Indicator for MSFT entered a downward trend on May 13, 2022. This could indicate a strong downward move is ahead for the stock. Traders may want to consider selling the stock or buying put options.
Tickeron has a negative outlook on this ticker and predicts a further decline by more than 4.00% within the next month with a likelihood of 70%. During the last month, the daily ratio of advancing to declining volumes was 1 to 1.1.
The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is 5 (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating low risk on high returns. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 88, placing this stock better than average.
The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is 38 (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to consistent earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Seasonality Score of 38 (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is fair valued in the industry. The Tickeron Seasonality score describes the variance of predictable price changes around the same period every calendar year. These changes can be tied to a specific month, quarter, holiday or vacation period, as well as a meteorological or growing season.
The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is 60 (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating steady price growth. MSFT’s price grows at a higher rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Valuation Rating of 62 (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is fair valued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: P/B Ratio (11.990) is normal, around the industry mean (16.471). P/E Ratio (27.248) is within average values for comparable stocks, (154.113). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (1.792) is also within normal values, averaging (4.591). Dividend Yield (0.009) settles around the average of (0.027) among similar stocks. P/S Ratio (10.246) is also within normal values, averaging (124.483).
The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is 81 (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating weak sales and an unprofitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.
Packaged software comprises multiple software programs bundled together and sold as a group. For example, Microsoft Office includes multiple applications such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. In some cases, buying a bundled product is cheaper than purchasing each item individually[s20] . Microsoft Corporation, Oracle Corp. and Adobe are some major American packaged software makers.
The average market capitalization across the Packaged Software Industry is 6.2B. The market cap for tickers in the group ranges from 580 to 2T. MSFT holds the highest valuation in this group at 2T. The lowest valued company is NANN at 580.
- 5/14/22 4:23 AM: Microsoft (MSFT, $261.12) saw a $101.8B market cap decrease this week
- 5/6/22 5:04 AM: Microsoft (MSFT, $277.35) saw a $91.8B market cap decrease this week
- 5/3/22 8:18 AM: Microsoft (MSFT, $284.47), market cap jumped by $52.0B
The average weekly price growth across all stocks in the Packaged Software Industry was -4.35%. For the same Industry, the average monthly price growth was -15.54%, and the average quarterly price growth was -24.27%. LAAB experienced the highest price growth at 126%, while SGNI experienced the biggest fall at -97.03%.
- 5/12/22 5:38 AM: Microsoft (MSFT, $260.55) was a top loser this week, declining -10.15%. Expect a Downtrend reversal
- 4/12/22 7:12 AM: Microsoft (MSFT, $285.26) was a top loser this week, declining -9.43%
- 3/19/22 4:49 AM: Microsoft (MSFT, $300.43) was a top weekly gainer, with a +7.27% jump
The average weekly volume growth across all stocks in the Packaged Software Industry was 19.51%. For the same stocks of the Industry, the average monthly volume growth was 113.59% and the average quarterly volume growth was 41.14%
The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows
Stocks in the group have a Negative Outlook today, backed by the MA50MA10 Indicator. Tickeron has a negative outlook on this group and predicts a further decline by more than 4.00% within the next month with a likelihood of 58%. During the last month, the daily ratio of advancing to declining volumes was 1 to 1.14.
4 stocks in the group of tickers confirmed the negative outlook based on the MA50 indicator with average odds of 78%.
The average market capitalization across the group is 1.4B. The market cap for tickers in the group ranges from 26.4M to 3.8B. TDC holds the highest valuation in this group at 3.8B. The lowest valued company is BSQR at 26.4M.
The average weekly price growth across all stocks in the group was -0.45%. For the same group, the average monthly price growth was -15.02%, and the average quarterly price growth was -27.11%. AMSWA experienced the highest price growth at 5.93%, while SPSC experienced the biggest fall at -10.31%.
- 5/10/22 5:36 AM: Smith Micro Software (SMSI, $2.61) is a top weekly loser for penny stocks, falling -17.67%
- 3/23/22 4:50 AM: TERADATA (TDC, $49.41) was a top weekly gainer, with a +11.01% jump. Expect an Uptrend reversal
- 3/16/22 5:11 AM: Smith Micro Software (SMSI, $3) is a top weekly loser for penny stocks, falling -21.67%
The average weekly volume growth across all stocks in the group was 285.71%. For the same stocks of the group, the average monthly volume growth was 814.84% and the average quarterly volume growth was 161.91%
The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows