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How to buy Check Point Software Technologies stock | $122.25

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Check Point Software Technologies Ltd is a software-infrastructure business based in the US. Check Point Software Technologies shares (CHKP) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Check Point Software Technologies employs 5,258 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2 billion.

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  3. Search for Check Point Software Technologies. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CHKP. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
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  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$122.25, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Check Point Software Technologies, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Check Point Software Technologies. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Check Point Software Technologies share price

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Check Point Software Technologies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$122.25
52-week rangeUSD$80.06 - USD$137.47
50-day moving average USD$121.1429
200-day moving average USD$120.0286
Wall St. target priceUSD$129.64
PE ratio 23.0894
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$5.836

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Is it a good time to buy Check Point Software Technologies stock?

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Check Point Software Technologies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $122.25 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-14) -4.96%
1 month (2020-12-22) -8.37%
3 months (2020-10-21) -1.78%
6 months (2020-07-21) -1.70%
1 year (2020-01-21) 7.34%
2 years (2019-01-18) 14.42%
3 years (2018-01-19) 17.01%
5 years (2016-01-21) 68.02%

Is Check Point Software Technologies under- or over-valued?

Valuing Check Point Software Technologies stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Check Point Software Technologies's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Check Point Software Technologies's P/E ratio

Check Point Software Technologies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 23x. In other words, Check Point Software Technologies shares trade at around 23x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Check Point Software Technologies's PEG ratio

Check Point Software Technologies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.4744. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Check Point Software Technologies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Check Point Software Technologies's EBITDA

Check Point Software Technologies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$922.7 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Check Point Software Technologies's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Check Point Software Technologies financials

Revenue TTM USD$2 billion
Operating margin TTM 44.12%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 10.11%
Return on equity TTM 24.46%
Profit margin 41.47%
Book value $24.064
Market capitalisation USD$18.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Check Point Software Technologies shares

There are currently 11.5 million Check Point Software Technologies shares held short by investors – that's known as Check Point Software Technologies's "short interest". This figure is 1.6% down from 11.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Check Point Software Technologies shares can be evaluated.

Check Point Software Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Check Point Software Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Check Point Software Technologies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Check Point Software Technologies shares traded daily (recently around 930846.93548387). Check Point Software Technologies's SIR currently stands at 12.4. In other words for every 100,000 Check Point Software Technologies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 12400 shares are currently held short.

However Check Point Software Technologies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Check Point Software Technologies shares, or, against the total number of tradable Check Point Software Technologies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Check Point Software Technologies's short interest could be expressed as 0.08% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Check Point Software Technologies shares in existence, roughly 80 shares are currently held short) or 0.105% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Check Point Software Technologies shares, roughly 105 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Check Point Software Technologies.

Find out more about how you can short Check Point Software Technologies stock.

Check Point Software Technologies's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Check Point Software Technologies.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Check Point Software Technologies's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 24.83

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Check Point Software Technologies's overall score of 24.83 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 25th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Check Point Software Technologies is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Check Point Software Technologies's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.26/100

Check Point Software Technologies's environmental score of 4.26 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Check Point Software Technologies is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Check Point Software Technologies's social score

Social score: 16.14/100

Check Point Software Technologies's social score of 16.14 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Check Point Software Technologies is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Check Point Software Technologies's governance score

Governance score: 11.43/100

Check Point Software Technologies's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Check Point Software Technologies is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 24.83
Total ESG percentile 25.24
Environmental score 4.26
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 16.14
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 11.43
Governance score percentile 6

Check Point Software Technologies share dividends

We're not expecting Check Point Software Technologies to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Check Point Software Technologies's shares ever split?

Check Point Software Technologies's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 13 February 2001. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Check Point Software Technologies shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Check Point Software Technologies shares which in turn could have impacted Check Point Software Technologies's share price.

Check Point Software Technologies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Check Point Software Technologies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $80.06 up to $137.47. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CHKP.US volatility(beta: 0.65)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Check Point Software Technologies's is 0.6504. This would suggest that Check Point Software Technologies's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Check Point Software Technologies overview

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. develops, markets, and supports a range of products and services for IT security worldwide. The company offers a portfolio of network security, endpoint security, data security, and management solutions. It provides Check Point Infinity Architecture, a cyber security architecture that protects against 5th and 6th generation cyber-attacks across various networks, endpoint, cloud, workloads, Internet of Things, and mobile; Check Point Network Security, security gateways and software platforms that support small business and large enterprise data center and telco-grade environment; and Check Point SandBlast family for threat prevention and zero-day protections. The company also offers Check Point CloudGuard cloud security product that delivers threat prevention security, cloud visibility, cloud security posture management, and workload protection solutions for enterprise cloud networks, data, and applications; Check Point SandBlast Mobile for mobile security in iOS and Android devices; and Check Point Security Management, which offers security management through a single console that streamlines security operations and provides visibility into policy administration and threat analysis. In addition, the company provides technical customer support programs and plans; professional services in implementing, upgrading, and optimizing Check Point products comprising design planning and security implementation; and certification and educational training services on Check Point products. It sells its products and services to enterprises, service providers, small and medium sized businesses, and consumers through a network of channel partners, such as distributors, resellers, system integrators, original equipment manufacturers, and managed security service providers. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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