Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Check Point Software Technologies (CHKP) Stock Price

Sunday, 14 Jan, 2018

CHKP's SI was 6.98M shares in January as released by FINRA. They expect $1.38 earnings per share, up 3.76% or $0.05 from last year's $1.33 per share. Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt increased its position in Check Point Software Technologies by 27.7% in the third quarter.

Shares of Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) traded up $0.06 during trading on Friday, reaching $103.00. About 999,049 shares traded.

Media coverage about Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. It has outperformed by 14.94% the S&P500. Amg National Trust Bank sold 12,431 shares as Equifax Inc (EFX)'s stock rose 4.79%. Northland Securities set a $120.00 price objective on shares of Check Point Software Technologies and gave the company a "hold" rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Mimedx Group Inc Co now has $1.54 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.28% or $0.75 during the last trading session, reaching $57.9. MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDXG) has risen 107.87% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 60.80% the S&P500. Check Point Software Technologies earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern's scale. (NASDAQ:CHKP), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 25 Hold. Therefore 19% are positive. Royal Bank of Canada lowered their price objective on shares of Check Point Software Technologies from $120.00 to $115.00 and set a "sector perform" rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. The stock of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) has "Equal-Weight" rating given on Wednesday, November 1 by Barclays Capital. BMO Capital Markets initiated Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) rating on Thursday, January 5. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, January 18 by Jefferies. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $113.60. Check Point Software Technologies has a fifty-two week low of $88.91 and a fifty-two week high of $119.20. Guggenheim initiated the stock with "Neutral" rating in Thursday, September 15 report. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a "hold" rating and issued a $100.00 price target on shares of Check Point Software Technologies in a report on Friday, November 3rd. The stock of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, November 1 by UBS. (NASDAQ:AFAM) on Wednesday, July 19 with "Buy" rating.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. provides hardware and software services and products for IT security worldwide. The firm offers a portfolio of network security, endpoint security, data security, and management solutions. It has a 22.01 P/E ratio. The Company's products and services are sold to enterprises, service providers, small and medium sized businesses and consumers.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $1.78 million activity. The insider Cuffe Michael S. sold $207,912.

Menora Mivtachim Holdings Ltd, which manages about $2.46B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) by 143,170 shares to 8,350 shares, valued at $685,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Allergan Plc by 364,510 shares in the quarter, for a total of 573,210 shares, and has risen its stake in Zimmer Biomet Hldgs Inc (ZMH). Herbalife Ltd (Prn) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.78 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.09, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. 48 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. 262.04 million shares or 0.29% more from 261.28 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Gamco Investors Et Al holds 0% or 25,000 shares in its portfolio. Conning reported 2,793 shares. Moreover, Wildcat Capital Mgmt Ltd Llc has 1.07% invested in MiMedx Group, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) for 197,804 shares. Loring Wolcott Coolidge Fiduciary Ltd Liability Partnership Ma has 0% invested in Equifax Inc. Commonwealth Equity Services Inc invested in 7,966 shares or 0% of the stock. (NYSE:OGS). Millennium Mngmt Ltd invested in 7,050 shares. Ct Mason has 0.71% invested in ONE Gas, Inc. Arizona State Retirement Systems invested in 53,716 shares or 0.01% of the stock. 527,100 are held by Renaissance Ltd. Fil Ltd stated it has 846,076 shares. Affinity Wealth Management has invested 0.23% of its portfolio in ONE Gas, Inc. (NYSE:OGS) for 93,101 shares. Aqr Mgmt Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.06% in ONE Gas, Inc. (NYSE:OGS) for 213,734 shares. Dupont Cap Mgmt Corp holds 0.03% in ONE Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ:NCMI). Parametric Port Assocs Ltd Com reported 0% in National CineMedia, Inc.

Among 11 analysts covering National CineMedia Inc (NASDAQ:NCMI), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Thursday, October 26 by Morgan Stanley. (NYSE:OGS) rating on Thursday, August 10. The rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo on Monday, January 4 to "Market Perform". The firm has "Hold" rating given on Monday, May 9 by Jefferies. The stock of Almost Family, Inc. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, August 4 with "Hold". The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, September 6 with "Buy".

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