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How to buy Synopsys (SNPS) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Synopsys shares.

Synopsys Inc (SNPS) is a leading software - infrastructure business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$510.77 after a previous close of US$515.49. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD510.77 to a high of USD531.73. The latest price was USD527.5 (25 minute delay). Synopsys is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Synopsys

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. Look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Synopsys. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: SNPS. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Synopsys reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$515.49, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Synopsys, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Synopsys. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights.

Synopsys stock price (NASDAQ:SNPS)

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Have Synopsys's shares ever split?

Synopsys's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 23 September 2003. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Synopsys shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Synopsys shares which in turn could have impacted Synopsys's share price.

Synopsys shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-04-23.
OpenUS$510.77
HighUS$531.73
LowUS$510.77
CloseUS$527.5
Previous closeUS$515.49
Change US$12.01
Change % 2.3298%
Volume 1,477,104
Information last updated 2024-04-19.
52-week rangeUS$360.365 - US$629.38
50-day moving average US$567.9618
200-day moving average US$506.8639
Target priceUS$642.05
PE ratio 56.4945
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$9.04

Synopsys share growth calculator

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Synopsys price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $527.5

1 week (2024-04-17) -0.02%
1 month (2024-03-22) -11.23%
3 months (2024-01-24) -2.40%
6 months (2023-10-24) 12.71%
1 year (2023-04-21) 39.82%
2 years (2022-04-22) 85.09%
3 years (2021-04-23) 109.78%
5 years (2019-04-24) 340.06%

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Is it a good time to buy Synopsys stock?

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Is Synopsys under- or over-valued?

Valuing Synopsys stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Synopsys's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Synopsys's P/E ratio

Synopsys's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 56x. In other words, Synopsys shares trade at around 56x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Synopsys's PEG ratio

Synopsys's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.5963. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Synopsys's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Synopsys's EBITDA

Synopsys's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1.6 billion (£1.3 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Synopsys's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.

Synopsys share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Synopsys's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$360.365 up to US$629.38. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SNPS.US volatility(beta: 1.06)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Synopsys's is 1.055. This would suggest that Synopsys's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Synopsys financials

Revenue TTM US$6.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 21.81%
Gross profit TTM US$4.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.75%
Return on equity TTM 22.54%
Profit margin 22.96%
Book value 43.734
Market capitalisation US$77.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Synopsys share dividends

We're not expecting Synopsys to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Synopsys's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Synopsys.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Synopsys's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 21.54

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Synopsys's overall score of 21.54 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 14th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Synopsys is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Synopsys's environmental score

Environmental score: 9.6/100

Synopsys's environmental score of 9.6 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Synopsys is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Synopsys's social score

Social score: 14.57/100

Synopsys's social score of 14.57 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Synopsys is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Synopsys's governance score

Governance score: 9.87/100

Synopsys's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Synopsys is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Synopsys Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 21.54
Total ESG percentile 14.2
Environmental score 9.6
Environmental score percentile 9
Social score 14.57
Social score percentile 9
Governance score 9.87
Governance score percentile 9

Synopsys overview

Synopsys, Inc. provides electronic design automation software products used to design and test integrated circuits. It operates in three segments: Design Automation, Design IP, and Software Integrity. The company offers Digital and Custom IC Design solution that provides digital design implementation solutions; Verification solution that offers virtual prototyping, static and formal verification, simulation, emulation, field programmable gate array (FPGA)-based prototyping, and debug solutions; and FPGA design products that are programmed to perform specific functions. It also provides intellectual property (IP) solutions for USB, PCI Express, DDR, Ethernet, MIPI, HDMI, and Bluetooth low energy applications; logic libraries and embedded memories; processor cores, software, and application-specific instruction-set processor tools for embedded applications; security IP solutions; IP solutions for automotive market; and system-on-chip (SoC) infrastructure IP, datapath and building block IP, and verification IP products, as well as mathematical and floating-point components, and Arm AMBA interconnect fabric and peripherals. In addition, the company offers HAPS FPGA-based prototyping systems; virtual prototyping solutions; and Platform Architect solutions for SoC architecture analysis and optimization, as well as optical products, and mechatronic simulations. Further, it provides security and quality testing products, managed services, programs and professional services, and training that enable its customers to detect and remediate security vulnerabilities, and defects in the software development lifecycle, as well as manufacturing solutions. Additionally, the company provides intelligent orchestration solution, software risk manager, and black duck software composition analysis tools. It serves electronics, financial services, automotive, medicine, energy, and industrial areas. The company was incorporated in 1986 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

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