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) pushed the Technology sector higher today making it today's featured technology winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.1%. By the end of trading, Check Point Software Technologies rose 58 cents (1.3%) to $46.17 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1.2 million shares of Check Point Software Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $45.46-$46.23 after having opened the day at $45.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.59. Other companies within the Technology sector that increased today were:
), up 41%,
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), up 17.5%.
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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 $9.5 billion and is part of the computer software & services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 12.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Check Point Software Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and eight 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, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.
- You can view the full Check Point Software Ratings Report.
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), down 15.2%, were all laggards within the technology sector with
) being today's technology sector laggard.
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