Will Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) Grow 304.10% This Year?

Research broker analysts that cover shares of  Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) have recently weighed in on the outlook of the shares. At the time of writing, the First Call consensus price target for the company is $149.72. The current consensus recommendation provided by covering analysts is 1.6. This recommendation lands on a scale between 1 and 5. Analysts giving shares a rating of 1 or 2 would be indicating a Buy. A rating of 4 or 5 would represent a Sell recommendation. Analysts pegging the company with a rating of 3 would be indicating a Hold recommendation.

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Current levels places Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS)’s stock about -7.44% from the 50-day high and 3.96% away from the 50-day low. 

It’s also important however to keep an eye on the shorts for Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) and who is betting for and against the firm according to their trades.  At last check, the short ratio was at 1.69, with 1.14% floating short of the total 150.29 shares.  Insider transactions have moved -42.11% over the past few months while institutional transactions have changed 0.06% during the equal period.  

When applying indicators for technical analysis, traders and investors might want to look at the ATR or Average True Range. The current 14-day ATR for Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) is currently sitting at 3.16. The ATR basically measures the volatility of a stock on a day-to-day basis. The average true range is typically based on 14 periods and may be calculated daily, weekly, monthly, or intraday. The ATR is not considered a directional indicator, but it may reflect the strength of a particular move.

Currently, the 14-day ADX for Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) is sitting at 11.41. Generally speaking, an ADX value from 0-25 would indicate an absent or weak trend. A value of 25-50 would support a strong trend. A value of 50-75 would identify a very strong trend, and a value of 75-100 would lead to an extremely strong trend. ADX is used to gauge trend strength but not trend direction. Traders often add the Plus Directional Indicator (+DI) and Minus Directional Indicator (-DI) to identify the direction of a trend.

Checking in on some other technical levels, the 14-day RSI is currently at 48.02, the 7-day stands at 45.52, and the 3-day is sitting at 35.06. Many investors look to the Relative Strength Index (RSI) reading of a particular stock to help identify overbought/oversold conditions. The RSI was developed by J. Welles Wilder in the late 1970’s. Wilder laid out the foundation for future technical analysts to further investigate the RSI and its relationship to underlying price movements. Since its inception, RSI has remained very popular with traders and investors. Other technical analysts have built upon the work of Wilder. The 14-day RSI is still a widely popular choice among technical stock analysts.

Investors may be watching other technical indicators such as the Williams Percent Range or Williams %R. The Williams %R is a momentum indicator that helps measure oversold and overbought levels. This indicator compares the closing price of a stock in relation to the highs and lows over a certain time period. A common look back period is 14 days. Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS)’s Williams %R presently stands at -59.71. The Williams %R oscillates in a range from 0 to -100. A reading between 0 and -20 would indicate an overbought situation. A reading from -80 to -100 would indicate an oversold situation.

Taking a closer look from a technical standpoint, Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) presently has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of -31.96. Typically, the CCI oscillates above and below a zero line. Normal oscillations tend to stay in the range of -100 to +100. A CCI reading of +100 may represent overbought conditions, while readings near -100 may indicate oversold territory. Although the CCI indicator was developed for commodities, it has become a popular tool for equity evaluation as well.

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