Media stories about Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Check Point Software Technologies earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the technology company an impact score of 45.1430837240693 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ CHKP) traded up $0.92 during trading on Friday, reaching $107.22. The company had a trading volume of 1,780,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 962,988. Check Point Software Technologies has a 1-year low of $84.00 and a 1-year high of $119.20. The firm has a market cap of $17,524.36, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.57, a PEG ratio of 2.30 and a beta of 0.62.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on the company. OTR Global lowered Check Point Software Technologies to a “positive” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $126.00 price target on shares of Check Point Software Technologies in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. BTIG Research lowered Check Point Software Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Northland Securities set a $120.00 price target on Check Point Software Technologies and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Cowen lowered Check Point Software Technologies from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $112.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Twenty analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $113.60.

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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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