Analyst Ratings for Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (CHKP)Updated: 2017-07-29
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for CHKP last month.
A buy rating was issued by 14 analysts, 0 gave an overweight rating, 20 gave a hold rating, 1 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has decreased by 2.
Several price targets were given for CHKP by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 132, which equates to a potential upside of 23.86 percent. The lowest price target was 74, implying a possible loss of -30.56 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.
Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -2.44 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -2.44 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.31 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.32 percent in FY estimates.
People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 6 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 9 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 3 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.
The growth rate of CHKP's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 4.78 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. CHKP has a PEG ratio of 4.95.
In the last 52-weeks, CHKP has achieved a high of 116.63 and a low of 74.34. Today's price is 43.35 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 8.63 percent. CHKP has a price/earnings ratio of 23.68. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CHKP value stock report compares CHKP to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of CHKP is $17.39 billion. CHKP will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.