Boston Common Asset Management Has Trimmed Check Point Software Tech LTD (CHKP) Position By $1.21 Million; Collectors Universe (CLCT) Shorts Up By 1.16%

December 7, 2017 - By Winifred Garcia

Boston Common Asset Management Llc decreased Check Point Software Tech Ltd (CHKP) stake by 3.19% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Boston Common Asset Management Llc sold 11,145 shares as Check Point Software Tech Ltd (CHKP)’s stock rose 7.13%. The Boston Common Asset Management Llc holds 338,653 shares with $36.94M value, down from 349,798 last quarter. Check Point Software Tech Ltd now has $16.68 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.41% or $1.46 during the last trading session, reaching $102.08. About 818,914 shares traded. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) has risen 31.64% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.94% the S&P500.

Collectors Universe Incorporated (NASDAQ:CLCT) had an increase of 1.16% in short interest. CLCT’s SI was 61,300 shares in December as released by FINRA. Its up 1.16% from 60,600 shares previously. With 30,500 avg volume, 2 days are for Collectors Universe Incorporated (NASDAQ:CLCT)’s short sellers to cover CLCT’s short positions. The SI to Collectors Universe Incorporated’s float is 0.87%. The stock decreased 0.62% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $28.23. About 4,230 shares traded. Collectors Universe Inc. (NASDAQ:CLCT) has risen 35.35% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.65% the S&P500.

Among 31 analysts covering Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 24 Hold. Therefore 19% are positive. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. had 67 analyst reports since September 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold” on Friday, October 6. As per Thursday, April 21, the company rating was maintained by UBS. The firm has “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co given on Wednesday, November 1. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Wednesday, November 1 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, September 10 with “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co given on Thursday, July 20. Deutsche Bank downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Thursday, June 16 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Evercore on Thursday, July 20. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold” on Thursday, June 1. The firm has “Overweight” rating by First Analysis given on Friday, January 20.

Boston Common Asset Management Llc increased Kroger Co Com (NYSE:KR) stake by 13,405 shares to 36,360 valued at $848,000 in 2017Q2. It also upped Oracle Corp Com (NYSE:ORCL) stake by 23,644 shares and now owns 197,931 shares. Teva Pharmaceutical Inds Ltd A (NYSE:TEVA) was raised too.

Analysts await Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) to report earnings on January, 18. They expect $1.38 earnings per share, up 3.76% or $0.05 from last year’s $1.33 per share. CHKP’s profit will be $225.55M for 18.49 P/E if the $1.38 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.18 actual earnings per share reported by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 16.95% EPS growth.

Since June 12, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $511,188 activity. 20,000 Collectors Universe Inc. (NASDAQ:CLCT) shares with value of $511,188 were sold by HALL DAVID G.

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