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Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 13374.1. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. is 76.09 (with a change from open of -0.54%), this in conjunction with a target price of 82.69. Volume today has so far reached 590496, with an average volume of about 1582.78. The GAP for this stock, is -0.35%.

The P/E ratio is 20.05, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 15.88. The current EPS for Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., is 3.83, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 8.90%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -5.66%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., EPS is looking like it will grow 8.29% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 10.18%. Quarter over quarter is 10.30% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 8.50%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 11.90%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 8.20%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 24.80% and institutional ownership is 78.50%. Shares outstanding is 174.21, while shares float is at a value of 128.72. Float short for Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. is 7.17% and the short ratio is 5.83.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0, while the total debt/equity comes to 0. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.7, and the quick ratio is 1.7. The most recent gross margin is 88.40% and their operating margin is 50.90%. The profit margin is 41.70%.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. has seen returns on assets of 14.00%, and on investment, 18.50%. Return on equity is 19.60%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.97. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 8.05, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.79 and Price/cash is 9.75, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 13.67.

The simple moving averages are -0.25% and -5.44% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -15.44% and the 52 week low is 6.21%.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. has a dividend yield of *TBA, with a current price of 76.09. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 0.00%. This is in an industry, Security Software & Services, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Technology. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. is based in Israel.

Performance in the Security Software & Services industry means that Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. has seen performance for the past week of -2.44%, with performance for the month coming to 0.01%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -6.00%, and for the half year the performance is -2.86%. Volatility for this week is 2.00% and for the month this is 1.50%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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