Synopsys CEO Sells $116,070 in Stock (SNPS)

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Synopsys (NASDAQ:SNPS) CEO Chi-Foon Chan sold 3,000 shares of Synopsys stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.69, for a total value of $116,070.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 193,899 shares in the company, valued at approximately $7,501,952. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Synopsys (NASDAQ:SNPS) traded down 0.35% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $38.915. The stock had a trading volume of 117,234 shares. Synopsys has a 52-week low of $34.55 and a 52-week high of $41.62. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $37.70 and its 200-day moving average is $38.8. The company has a market cap of $6.020 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.67.

Synopsys (NASDAQ:SNPS) last released its earnings data on Wednesday, May 21st. The company reported $0.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $517.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $512.15 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.66 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.7% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Synopsys will post $2.48 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on SNPS shares. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Synopsys in a research note on Friday, May 23rd. They now have a $41.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at DA Davidson cut their price target on shares of Synopsys from $47.00 to $46.00 in a research note on Thursday, May 22nd. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Summit Research upgraded shares of Synopsys from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 20th. They now have a $47.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $44.00. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $45.50.

Synopsys, Inc is engaged in providing technology solutions used to develop electronics and electronic systems.

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