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7 Smaller-Company Stocks to Withstand a Possible Correction

Finally, Nuance Communications (NUAN - Get Report) shares have been hammered this year, falling 17% after a disappointing quarter and guidance from weakness in its health-care and mobile segments. Offsetting this were better showings in enterprise and auto, as well as continued strength in its backlogs. Earnings will be back-half weighted and margins will be lower, tied to mix. However, shares trade at half their historical multiple average, and organic growth will still be a solid 8%. Plus, Nuance still dominates the speech-recognition market and could be a takeout candidate.

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 Chief Investment Officer, Co-Portfolio Manager of Jim Cramer's Charitable Trust, and Director of Research at The Street. Stephanie performs all portfolio management functions which includes developing a macro outlook and market strategy, thorough analysis and careful stock selection while managing the fund in a manner that allows subscribers to follow and emulate her thoughts and actions. She also writes a weekly summary report of the portfolio, highlighting strategy, latest analysis and ranking of each stock in the fund. Stephanie promotes the product through weekly videos, both independently and with Jim Cramer, which are featured on The Street's website. As Chief Investment Officer, she oversees all premium content which includes RealMoney, RealMoney Pro, OptionsProfits as well as other premium newsletters including Breakout Stocks and Stocks Under $10. Stephanie is a CNBC contributor and regularly appears on Fast Money Halftime, Closing Bell, Squawk Box and The Kudlow Report.
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