Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN) Quick Analysis after News And Be A Foil For CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP)


Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) taking place in active move after inched down -0.12% to the trading price of $16.44 in latest session.

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) reported that after a comprehensive search, Laura Kaiser, President and CEO of SSM Health, one of the largest integrated healthcare delivery systems in the U.S., has joined its Board of Directors. The Board’s unanimous decision to elect Ms. Kaiser was made on December 19, 2017 and her appointment was effective immediately. Ms. Kaiser’s appointment expands Nuance’s Board of Directors from seven to eight members, and she will serve as the seventh independent director.

Ms. Kaiser has more than 30 years’ experience in the healthcare industry. In her role as President and CEO of SSM Health, she currently oversees 20 hospitals, more than 60 outpatient care sites, two nursing homes, comprehensive home care and hospice services, a pharmacy benefit company, and an insurance company. Prior to joining to SSM, she served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Intermountain Healthcare.

“Laura has an expansive knowledge of the healthcare industry and an impressive track record,” said Paul Ricci, Nuance CEO and Chairman of the Board. “Her insight and passion for improving quality care and patient satisfaction will be invaluable as Nuance continues to develop leading clinical innovations that support both physicians and their patients.”

Its 52-week range quite noticeable, lower range was $17.26% and hit highest level of $-17.51%. The overall volume in the last trading session was 365648 shares. The firm shares 50 day moving average were calculated 6.60%. The firm’s institutional ownership remained 87.50% while insider ownership included 0.80%.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) trade at $28.18 by eased up 0.54% in most recent trading session with share volume of 591327. As division of a nationwide, coordinated power restoration plan involving several investor-owned electric companies, CenterPoint Energy, Inc.’s (NYSE: CNP) electric utility is sending 68 employees in early January to accelerate the ongoing power restoration efforts in Puerto Rico. CenterPoint Energy’s team will join the more than 1,500 additional restoration crew members from other utilities traveling to the island to support the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) in the next phase of its restoration process. CenterPoint Energy expects its employees and resources to be in Puerto Rico for around six weeks.

“It’s now time for utility crews like ours to come in and help with this next phase of Puerto Rico’s restoration process and we’re proud to be part of our industry’s response,” said Ed Scott, director of operations for CenterPoint Energy. “While we’ve participated in many mutual assistance trips, it is unprecedented for us to put our equipment, bucket trucks and electric supplies on a barge that will take two weeks to arrive on the island. We are fully committed to restoring power to Puerto Rico as quickly and as safely as possible.”

In late October, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and the American Public Power Association (APPA) received a request from PREPA to support power restoration efforts on the island. In early November, PREPA expanded its aid request to include the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).

The share is moved forward to its percent change from 52-week low of 15.44% and hanging back from its percent change from 52-week high of -7.45%. Shares price moved down from its 50 days moving average with -3.56% and remote positively from 200 days moving average with -1.57%.


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