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Morning Active Stocks: Synopsys, Inc., (SNPS)

Friday February 24th 2017: Synopsys, Inc., SNPS is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Semiconductor Equipment & Materials in the sector of Technology. Based in USA, Synopsys, Inc., SNPS  has a market cap of 11.26 B. Since its IPO date on the 2/26/1992, Synopsys, Inc., SNPS performance year to date is 27.88%. Today Synopsys, Inc., SNPS has gained 0.51%, with a current price of 75.27.

Ownership of the company is 0.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 94.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 5.30%, with return on investment at 7.50%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Synopsys, Inc., SNPS is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.04. While Total debt/equity is 0.12. With a profit margin of 10.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 76.80%, and operating margin of 12.00%. Synopsys, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.1, while the quick ratio is 1.1.

For the last year Synopsys, Inc., SNPS has seen a EPS growth of 20.70%. A performance for the year of 37.38%. The 52-week high is -1.70%, and the 52-week low is 40.61%. The average volume for Synopsys, Inc., SNPS is 554760.

With a target price of 81.44, can Synopsys, Inc., SNPS reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Synopsys, Inc., SNPS. Synopsys, Inc. has a P/E of 41.96 and a forward P/E of 21.18. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 4.64. Synopsys, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.36 and 3.35 respectively. For P/cash, Synopsys, Inc. has a value of 9.95, while it is 38.26 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 75.27, Synopsys, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of 8.50%.

Looking more long-term Synopsys, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 9.05%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 8.22% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 20.70% for this year and for the last five years a 3.20% growth has been seen.

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