This Will Give More Ammunition To Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (MXIM), Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (CHKP)

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (MXIM) rose 5.59% this week, a trend that has led to both investors and traders taking note of the stock. Over the past one year, the equity price has embarked on a drop that has seen it decline -1.38% and is now up by 3.95% since start of this year. A look at its monthly performance shows that the stock has recorded a -0.43% fall over the past 30 days. Its equity price climbed by 4.1% over the past three months which led to its overall six-month decrease to stand at -13.32%.

Experts from research firms are bullish about the near-term performance of Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. with most of them predicting a $55.55 price target on a short-term (12 months) basis. The average price target by the analysts will see a 5.09% rise in the stock and would lead to MXIM’s market cap to surge to $15.45B. The stock has been rated an average 2.8, which roughly stands towards the bearish end of the spectrum. Reuters looked into the 22 analysts that track Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:MXIM) and find out that 17 of them rated it as a Hold. 4 of the 5 analysts rated it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 1 advised investors to desist from buying the stock or sell it if they already possess it.

A look at MXIM technical analysis shows that its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) is in a neutral zone after reaching 56.74 point. Its trading volume has lost -2209557 shares compared to readings over the past three months as it recently exchanged 2130443 shares. This means there is reduced activity from short-term traders as per session, its average trading volume is 4340000 shares, and this is 0.49 times the normal volume.

The price of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) currently stands at $105.39 after it went down by $-2.43 or -2.25% and has found a strong support at $103.98 a share. If the CHKP price drops below that critical support, then it would lead to a bearish trend. In the short-term, a dip below the $102.56 mark would also be bad for the stock as it means that the stock would plunge by 2.69% from its current position. However, if the stock price is able to trade above the resistance point around $107.54, then it could likely surge higher to try and break the upward resistance which stands at $109.68 a share. Its average daily volatility over the past one month stands at 2.64%. The stock has plunged by 0.65% from its 52-weeks high of $104.71 which it reached on Sep. 17, 2018. In general, it is 11.04% above its 52-weeks lowest point which stands at $93.76 and this setback was observed on Apr. 25, 2018.

Analysts have predicted a price target for Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (CHKP) for 1 year and it stands at an average $118/share. This means that it would likely increase by 11.97% from its current position. The current price of the stock has been moving between $104.71 and $108.27. Some brokerage firms have a lower target for the stock than the average, with one of them setting a price target as low as $104. On the other hand, one analyst is super bullish about the price, setting a target as high as $140.

Analysts view Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) as a Hold, with 2.6 consensus rating. Reuters surveyed 34 analysts that follow CHKP and found that 26 of those analysts rated the stock as a Hold. The remaining 8 were divided, with 8 analyst rating it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 0 analysts advised investors to desist from buying Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (CHKP) shares or sell it if they already own it.