News coverage about Synopsys (NASDAQ:SNPS) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Synopsys earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.7305446981815 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Leti’s silicon photonics design kit available for Synopsys Optodesigner pic design solution (newelectronics.co.uk)
- Synopsys Refills Share Buyback Fund to Reach $500M Limit (finance.yahoo.com)
- Leti silicon photonics design kit available for Synopsys OptoDesigner PIC design solution (electroiq.com)
- Leti silicon photonics PDK available for Synopsys PhoeniX OptoDesigner PIC design suite (semiconductor-today.com)
- Synopsys Replenishes Repurchase Authorization to $500 Million (finance.yahoo.com)
SNPS has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. JPMorgan Chase downgraded shares of Synopsys from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $87.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Synopsys from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. KeyCorp reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a $110.00 price target (up previously from $106.00) on shares of Synopsys in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Synopsys from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Monday, February 26th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating on shares of Synopsys in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $97.33.
Synopsys (NASDAQ:SNPS) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February 21st. The semiconductor company reported $1.10 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.00 by $0.10. Synopsys had a net margin of 1.63% and a return on equity of 6.72%. The company had revenue of $769.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $750.43 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.94 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 17.9% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Synopsys will post 1.55 EPS for the current year.
In other news, Director Steven Walske sold 4,545 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, January 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $90.12, for a total value of $409,595.40. Following the sale, the director now owns 14,988 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,350,718.56. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, EVP Joseph W. Logan sold 10,313 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, February 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $84.69, for a total transaction of $873,407.97. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 78,584 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,655,278.96. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 29,245 shares of company stock worth $2,529,005 in the last 90 days. 1.84% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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Synopsys, Inc provides electronic design automation (EDA) software products used to design and test integrated circuits (ICs). It offers Galaxy Design platform that offers IC design solutions; Verification Continuum Platform, which provides virtual prototyping, static and formal verification, simulation, emulation, field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-based prototyping, and debug solutions; and FPGA design products that are programmed to perform specific functions.
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