Check Point Software Technologies (CHKP) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Finds

News headlines about Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public 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 daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 45.7836397833919 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

A number of research analysts have issued reports on CHKP shares. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $126.00 target price on shares of Check Point Software Technologies in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and set a $105.00 target price on shares of Check Point Software Technologies in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. OTR Global lowered shares of Check Point Software Technologies to a “positive” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. BidaskClub raised shares of Check Point Software Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. Finally, Stephens boosted their target price on shares of Check Point Software Technologies from $115.00 to $122.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nineteen have issued a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. Check Point Software Technologies has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $113.60.

Shares of Check Point Software Technologies (CHKP) traded up $1.08 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $103.57. 1,493,228 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,100,000. The firm has a market cap of $16,930.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.13, a P/E/G ratio of 2.03 and a beta of 0.62. Check Point Software Technologies has a 12 month low of $88.91 and a 12 month 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 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates 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%. sell-side analysts expect that Check Point Software Technologies will post 4.82 earnings per share for the current year.

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About Check Point Software Technologies

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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