Tomorrow's Monster Stocks (?)

Voice-recognition leader Nuance Communications has seen a fairly dramatic rise in its stock as it has pursued a growth-by-acquisition strategy. Seemingly seeking to roll up the entire category under its broadening umbrella, Nuance has become something of a difficult investment to evaluate, as those acquisitions can often lead to indigestion. Moreover, Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) has entered the market, complicating the competitive situation, and Microsoft remains an ever-present threat. [click heading for more]