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Is Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.(NASDAQ: CHKP), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 6/28/1996. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. is in the Security Software & Services industry and Technology sector. Average volume for Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., is 1624.91, and so far today it has a volume of 1422800. Performance year to date since the 6/28/1996 is -5.43%.

To help you determine whether Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 20.1 and forward P/E is 15.89. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. has a value for PEG of 1.97. P/S ratio is 7.96 and the P/B ratio is 3.8. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 9.64 and 13.51 respectively.

At the current price Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. is trading at, 76.96 (0.29% today), Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. has a dividend yield of *TBA, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 0.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.83, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 8.44% after growing 8.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 10.30%, and 8.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 171.76, and the number of shares float is 128.72. The senior management bring insider ownership to 24.80%, and institutional ownership is at 78.60%. The float short is 7.73%, with the short ratio at a value of 6.12. Management has seen a return on assets of 14.00%, and also a return on investment of 18.50%.

The ability for Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.7, and quick ratio is 1.7. Long term debt/equity is 0 and total debt/equity is 0. In terms of margins, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. has a gross margin of 88.40%, with its operating margin at 50.90%, and Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. has a profit margin of 41.70%.

The 52 week high is -14.47%, with 7.43% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -1.68% and the 200 day simple moving average is -5.67%.

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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