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Why Nuance Shares Got Crushed

Although we don’t believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes — just in case they’re material to our investing thesis. What: Shares of speech-recognition software specialist Nuance Communications (NASDAQ: NUAN  ) plummeted 19% today after its quarterly results and guidance missed Wall street […]

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Here’s How Sensata Technologies Holding Is Making You So Much Cash

Although business headlines still tout earnings numbers, many investors have moved past net earnings as a measure of a company’s economic output. That’s because earnings are very often less trustworthy than cash flow, since earnings are more open to manipulation based on dubious judgment calls. Earnings’ unreliability is one of the reasons Foolish investors often […]

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General Dynamics Stock Gets Promoted

Perhaps appropriately for an arms merchant, General Dynamics (NYSE: GD  ) stock is exploding this week, up nearly 8.8% since reporting earnings Wednesday morning — and up about twice as much as the gains o fellow defense contractor Boeing (NYSE: BA  ) , which also reported Wednesday. What’s behind General D’s surprising strength? In its famously pithy […]

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