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Nuance stock falls despite higher profit

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Nuance Communications Inc. swung to quarterly profit of $117.6 million, versus a loss of $5.1 million a year earlier, as the Burlington speech-software company benefited from sales growth in its products for the health care industry. But revenue of $468.8 million, which was up 27.7 percent from a year earlier, fell short of Wall Street’s estimates, and the shares fell sharply.

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