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MENT

Mentor Graphics

$37.20

-0.045 (-0.12%)

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Synopsys

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0.38 (0.53%)

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Federal Appeals Court affirms Mentor Graphics patents victory over Synopsys

Mentor Graphics (MENT) announced that a panel of judges for the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has, in a precedential opinion, unanimously upheld a lower court's ruling that Synopsys (SNPS) infringed U.S. Patent No. 6,240,376 for emulation technology developed by Mentor Graphics. The Court has also upheld a permanent injunction barring sales of infringing products. The Appeals Court affirmed the lower court's award of over $36M in lost profits damages, and further ruled that Mentor Graphics may pursue treble damages for willful infringement of the '376 patent. In addition, the Appeals Court reinstated Mentor Graphics' U.S. Patent No. 6,947,882 directed to clock timing for emulators, and revived Mentor's claims that Synopsys infringes U.S. Patent Nos. 5,649,176 and 6,009,531 for Mentor's emulation technology. In October of 2014 a jury found that Synopsys infringed several claims of the '376 Patent and awarded Mentor Graphics more than $36M in damages, and in March 2015 Mentor Graphics obtained a permanent injunction against Synopsys' infringement.

MENT

Mentor Graphics

$37.20

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Synopsys

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MENT Mentor Graphics
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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.
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INITIATION
Target $34
FBCO
Outperform
Mentor Graphics initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Farhan Ahmad initiated Mentor Graphics with an Outperform and a $34 price target. The analyst believes the Street is underestimating Mentor's growth and sees potential for multiple expansion as the company starts to deliver. Additionally, Ahmad said Mentor screens well as a potential target for for Systems Design Software companies given the increasing importance of EDA companies in systems design.
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Mentor Graphics partners with Telemotive on vehicle smart charging technology
Mentor Graphics (MENT) announced a joint engineering and marketing agreement with Telemotive AG, a Magna (MGA) company and an automotive supplier of engineering services and tech products. The heart of the agreement will be the integration of Mentor's Volcano VSTAR AUTOSAR stack with Telemotive's Power Line Communication creating electronic control units that allow for smart charging of electric vehicles.
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Mentor Graphics downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Farhan Ahmad downgraded Mentor Graphics to Neutral saying the acquisition by Siemens is on track and a competing bid is a low probability event.
SNPS Synopsys
$71.52

0.38 (0.53%)

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NO CHANGE
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.
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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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Target $68
FBCO
Outperform
Synopsys initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Farhan Ahmad initiated Synopsys with an Outperform and a $68 price target saying it is the largest EDA company and will benefit as Semi growth shifts to IoT/IAI from consumer. Ahmad expects Synopsys' differentiated products will enable it to improve operating margins to 25% by FY17 from 22% in CY15, and to continue to increase market share in EDA.
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NEED
12/01/16
NO CHANGE
Target $66
NEED
Buy
Synopsys price target raised to $66 from $60 at Needham
Needham analyst Richard Valera raised his price target for Synopsys to $66 from $60 after the company delivered "strong" Q4 results. While the company's down year over year backlog despite an increase in duration will likely raise some questions, the analyst is inclined to give Synopsys the benefit of the doubt given its strong recent execution track record. He reiterates a Buy rating on the shares, and says he would a buyer on any post-earnings weakness.

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