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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 13206.75. 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 75.38 (with a change from open of -0.26%), this in conjunction with a target price of 82.92. Volume today has so far reached 562816, with an average volume of about 1704.76. The GAP for this stock, is 0.77%.

The P/E ratio is 19.59, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 15.51. 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 -7.84%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., EPS is looking like it will grow 8.31% 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 78.60%. Shares outstanding is 176.09, while shares float is at a value of 128.72. Float short for Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. is 7.00% and the short ratio is 5.29.

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 1.92. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 7.95, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.71 and Price/cash is 9.63, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 13.49.

The simple moving averages are -2.89% and -7.12% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -16.23% and the 52 week low is 5.22%.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. has a dividend yield of , with a current price of 75.38. 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 -2.31%, with performance for the month coming to 0.24%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -7.58%, and for the half year the performance is -5.74%. Volatility for this week is 1.99% and for the month this is 1.58%.

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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