Media stories about Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Check Point Software Technologies earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the technology company an impact score of 45.7261589400813 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $126.00 price target on shares of Check Point Software Technologies in a report on Thursday. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $105.00 price target on shares of Check Point Software Technologies in a report on Wednesday. OTR Global cut shares of Check Point Software Technologies to a “positive” rating in a report on Tuesday. Stephens increased their price target on shares of Check Point Software Technologies from $115.00 to $122.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies set a $108.00 price target on shares of Check Point Software Technologies and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 6th. Sixteen analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and sixteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. Check Point Software Technologies presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $111.90.

Shares of Check Point Software Technologies (CHKP) opened at 117.90 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $114.07 and its 200 day moving average is $109.78. The company has a market capitalization of $19.26 billion, a P/E ratio of 26.16 and a beta of 0.72. Check Point Software Technologies has a 12 month low of $76.87 and a 12 month high of $119.20.

Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, July 20th. The technology company reported $1.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.22 by $0.04. Check Point Software Technologies had a net margin of 42.17% and a return on equity of 22.02%. The firm had revenue of $458.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $454.62 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.09 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 8.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts predict that Check Point Software Technologies will post $5.18 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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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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