Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ)- Stocks Luring Investors Focus: Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP)

To persist focus on investment valuation, Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) also have significant role in eyes of active investors, firm has price to earnings growth of 7.75, which is a valuation metric for determining relative trade-off among price of a stock.  As part of the company’s continual plans to build and deliver next-generation networks, Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) reported recently it has completed the $1.8 billion purchase of XO Communications’ fiber-optic network business.

“This transaction with XO will bring important benefits in how we deliver superior services to our consumers,” said John Stratton, Verizon executive vice president and president of Operations. “XO’s fiber network will add ever greater capacity and reach to Verizon’s networks, a combination that will lead to enhanced capabilities, better services and faster rollout of next generation communication networks.”

Effective Investment Valuation

VZ has price to earnings growth ratio of 7.75, it is adding factors in a stock’s estimated earnings growth into its current valuation that showed 15.06 by price to earning ration. Furthermore, it has price to sale ratio of 1.57 that signifies the value placed on each dollar of a firm’s sales or incomes. The firm’s price to book was 8.77, which can be compared with current price to get idea about under or overvalue of stock. Forward Price to Earnings ratio of VZ attains value of 12.08 that is projecting or estimating EPS for the next 12-months and its follow by traders who believe on anticipates of a firm’s future rather than past performance.

To have technical views, liquidity ratio of a company calculated as 0.90 to match up with its debt to equity ratio of 4.80. The float short ration was 0.77%; as compared to Short Ratio were 2.04. The firm has institutional ownership of 65.30%, while insider ownership included 0.01%. VZ attains analyst recommendation of 2.70 with week’s performance of -2.77%.

Under investment valuation analysis, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) presented as an active mover, it has floated short ration of 7.20%, hold to candle to sentiment indicator of Short Ratio, which was 6.32. Shares declined -0.87% to trade at $97.91 in most recent trading session.

Ratio Analysis

Entering into ratio analysis, CHKP has noticeable price to earnings growth ratio of 2.11, which find it more attractive on the other stock that has lower PEG and vice versa. The firm price to earnings ratio calculated as 23.36. The co stands at price to sale ratio of 9.83 that signifies the value placed on each dollar of a firm’s sales or incomes; it is most relevant ratio to compare companies in similar sector. It has price to book ratio of 4.69, which gauges the market price of a share over its book value.

The firm has price volatility of 1.69% for a week and 1.98% for a month. Narrow down focus to firm performance, its weekly performance was 1.32% and monthly performance was 15.92%. The stock price of CHKP is moving up from its 20 days moving average with 5.88% and isolated positively from 50 days moving average with 11.93%.


About Richard Avery

He is a capital projects manager and process design engineer at a large-cap company. He has renowned MBA degree. Before joining SWR, he was a freelance writer for renounce tech websites. He is currently studying for CFP exam. Interests: Tech stocks, Economic Markets, Blue-chips.

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