News stories about Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Check Point Software Technologies earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the technology company an impact score of 45.8026780114336 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) traded up $1.14 during trading on Monday, hitting $105.72. 390,177 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,316,931. The stock has a market cap of $17,092.86, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.64, a PEG ratio of 2.06 and a beta of 0.62. Check Point Software Technologies has a 1-year low of $97.26 and a 1-year high of $119.20.

Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The technology company reported $1.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.12 by $0.06. Check Point Software Technologies had a net margin of 42.80% and a return on equity of 22.46%. The company had revenue of $454.63 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $449.39 million. equities analysts anticipate that Check Point Software Technologies will post 4.82 earnings per share for the current year.

Several research firms have recently commented on CHKP. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Check Point Software Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Royal Bank of Canada lowered their price target on shares of Check Point Software Technologies from $120.00 to $115.00 and set a “sector perform” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Northland Securities set a $120.00 price target on shares of Check Point Software Technologies and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. UBS Group increased their price objective on shares of Check Point Software Technologies from $108.00 to $110.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut shares of Check Point Software Technologies from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $121.00 target price for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, December 12th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $113.89.

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Check Point Software Technologies Company Profile

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Check point) develops, markets and supports a range of products and services for information technology (IT) security. The Company’s products and services are sold to enterprises, service providers, small and medium sized businesses and consumers. It offers enterprises a platform to deploy independent, modular and interoperable security applications (Software Blades), such as firewall, virtual private network (VPN), intrusion prevention system (IPS), Application Control, Anti-Bot, antivirus, data loss prevention (DLP), policy management, event analysis or multi-domain management.

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