Media stories about Synaptics (NASDAQ:SYNA) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Synaptics earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the software maker an impact score of 45.7956208419115 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of Synaptics (NASDAQ:SYNA) traded up 1.61% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $37.31. The company had a trading volume of 663,362 shares. Synaptics has a 12-month low of $36.36 and a 12-month high of $69.45. The stock has a market cap of $1.26 billion, a PE ratio of 27.23 and a beta of 1.21. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $39.27 and a 200 day moving average of $48.96.

Synaptics (NASDAQ:SYNA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The software maker reported $0.85 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.11. The company had revenue of $426.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $426.49 million. Synaptics had a return on equity of 16.51% and a net margin of 2.84%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 31.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.46 EPS. On average, analysts forecast that Synaptics will post $4.48 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Rosenblatt Securities reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $70.00 price target on shares of Synaptics in a research report on Monday, June 26th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $68.00 price target on shares of Synaptics in a research report on Friday, July 28th. BidaskClub cut Synaptics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 29th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $56.00 price target on shares of Synaptics in a research report on Thursday, July 20th. Finally, Pacific Crest reiterated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Synaptics in a research report on Tuesday, June 20th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $51.16.

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Synaptics Company Profile

Synaptics Incorporated is engaged in the development, marketing and sale of intuitive human interface solutions for electronic devices and products. The Company is a developer and supplier of custom-designed human interface product solutions that enable people to interact with a range of mobile computing, communications, entertainment and other electronic devices.

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