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MENT

Mentor Graphics

$28.81

0.44 (1.55%)

, SNPS

Synopsys

$59.62

-0.13 (-0.22%)

16:32
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10/18
16:32
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16:32

Appeals Court confirms Mentor Graphics victory, Synopsys patents invalid

Mentor Graphics (MENT) announced that a panel of judges for the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has, in a precedential opinion, unanimously confirmed the invalidity of three synthesis patents owned by Synopsys (SNPS). Synopsys had asserted the patents against Mentor Graphics in the Federal District Court for the Northern District of California, alleging that Mentor Graphics emulators and FPGA synthesis tools infringed the patents. The District Court in 2015 determined that the patents were invalid. Yesterday, the Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court's decision.

MENT

Mentor Graphics

$28.81

0.44 (1.55%)

SNPS

Synopsys

$59.62

-0.13 (-0.22%)

MENT Mentor Graphics
$28.81

0.44 (1.55%)

02/22/16
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on the today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. CSX (CSX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill by analyst Ken Hoexter, who also increased his price target to $28 from $25. He said overall industry volume comps begin to get easier beginning in April and believes CSX's multiple should expand as volume stabilize and coal pressures subside. Hoexter also upgraded Knight Transportation (KNX) and Swift Transport (SWFT) to Buy from Neutral and Werner (WERN) and Genesee & Wyoming (GWR) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform. 2. WellCare (WCG) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan by analyst Gary Taylor, who raised his price target to $114 from $80. Taylor cited an improved Medicare Advantage outlook following the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' 2017 Advance Notice and said the agency's decision to not explicitly recoup the 2017 HIP Holiday is "quite material" to WellCare. WEllCare was also upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Bofa/Merrill. 3. Cree (CREE) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray by analyst Mike Ritzenthaler after his firm's channel checks with lighting distributors indicated solid volume growth in the order books for 2016. 4. Mentor Graphics (MENT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson as it believes that the company's announcement that it will repurchase 8.1M shares from Carl Icahn, along with what the firm sees as stabilizing industry fundamentals, has improved the stock's risk/reward ratio. 5. IMAX (IMAX) upgraded to Outperform from Netural at Wedbush by analyst Michael Pachter. The valuation is favorable while the company is seeing an improving pace of screen installations and an improving premium film slate in 2016, Pachter said. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
08/19/16
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08/19/16
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Neutral
Mentor Graphics downgraded to Neutral from Buy at DA Davidson
DA Davidson analyst Thomas Diffely downgraded Mentor Graphics to Neutral following solid Q2 results based on share valuation.
10/10/16
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10/10/16
UPGRADE
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Buy
Mentor Graphics upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson
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UPGRADE
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Buy
Mentor Graphics upgraded on multiple catalysts at DA Davidson
As noted earlier, DA Davidson upgraded Mentor Graphics to Buy from Neutral. Analyst Thomas Diffely says that the company is benefiting from multiple catalysts, including exposure to vertical markets that will enable multi-year growth, solid cash flow, and an activist investor that can help the company unlock value. He thinks that the company can benefit by optimizing its operations, and he finds the stock's valuation attractive. Target to $32 from $24.
SNPS Synopsys
$59.62

-0.13 (-0.22%)

06/06/16
RBCM
06/06/16
INITIATION
Target $64
RBCM
Outperform
Synopsys initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Mitch Steves initiated Synopsys with an Outperform and $64 price target. The analyst said Synopsys has an attractive financial model with licensing revenue, 30% exposure to IP, Systems, and Software, material cash flow yield of 22%, M&A success, and an attractive valuation.
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06/24/16
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Cisco, Cadence, Synopsys shares should be owned, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital recommends owning Cisco (CSCO), Cadence (CDNS) and Synopsys (SNPS) in the wake of Brexit. Cisco will be seen as a "safe haven," while Cadence and Synopsys won't be affected by Brexit because of their three year licensing deals, the firm stated.
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Target $60
NEED
Buy
Synopsys price target raised to $60 from $54 at Needham
Needham analyst Richard Valera raised his price target for Synopsys to $60 from $54 after the company delivered upside top and bottom line results in Q3 and increased its 2016 guidance. The analyst believes Synopsys is gaining share in its hardware business, while also "holding its own" on renewals with its consolidated semi customers. Valera expects the company to continue to perform "solidly" despite the tough macro backdrop. He reiterates a Buy rating on the shares.
10/10/16
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10/10/16
NO CHANGE
DADA
Synopsys price target raised to $100 from $75 at DA Davidson
DA Davidson analyst Thomas Diffely raised his price target on Synopsys citing "solid EDA industry fundamentals" and the "strong operating models" of companies in the sector. Given these factors, Diffely, who identifies Synopsys as his favorite EDA name, thinks that the company deserves a higher multiple. He keeps a Buy rating on the stock.

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