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) pushed the Computer Software & Services industry lower today making it today's featured Computer Software & Services laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.1%. By the end of trading, Check Point Software Technologies fell 95 cents (-1.9%) to $48.37 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2.2 million shares of Check Point Software Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $48.31-$49.55 after having opened the day at $49.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.32. Other companies within the Computer Software & Services industry that declined today were:
), down 10.8%,
), down 7.7%,
), down 5.7%, and
), down 5.5%.
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Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. develops, markets, and supports a range of software, and combined hardware and software products and services for information technology (IT) security worldwide. Check Point Software Technologies has a market cap of $10.55 billion and is part of the
sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.8, above the average computer software & services industry P/E ratio of 18.4 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 6.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Check Point Software Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and seven rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates Check Point Software Technologies as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.
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On the positive front,
), up 41.4%,
), up 9.9%,
), up 9.5%, and
), up 8.5%, were all gainers within the computer software & services industry with
) being today's featured computer software & services industry leader.
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