NEW YORK, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM), Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), Sourcefire, Inc. (NASDAQ: FIRE), Deluxe Corporation (NYSE: DLX) and OfficeMax Inc. (NYSE: OMX). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.
Maxim Integrated Products Inc. Research Report
Maxim recently reported its Q2 2013 earnings, with revenue of $605.3 million. It was within the company's guidance range, but down 2.9 percent from the last quarter. The consumer end market, the largest revenue contributor, declined 4.9 percent due to weakness across product lines. The company continues to create value by expanding its product portfolio to sensors, motion control, and other areas of smartphones, tablets, and hybrid devices. The communications and computing end markets of Maxim also declined, both by 2.9 percent. The decline in the communications segment was driven by the continued softness in the traditional telecom business, and the decline in the computing segment was a result of the decline in notebook sales. To offset these declines, the company is focusing on offering next-generation networks with improved coverage, capacity, and reduced power consumption. The industrial end market, on the other hand, is doing well, increasing by 1.2 percent. Maxim took advantage of the strength in medical and smart meter markets. For the Q3 2013 results, which will be released on April 26, Maxim expects revenue to range from $580 million to $610 million, and EPS of 39 cents to 43 cents. This is in line with the analysts' expectation of $599 million in revenue and 40 cents EPS. The Full Research Report on Maxim Integrated Products Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/5f8a_MXIM]
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. Research Report
In the IT security market, Check Point has been an interesting stock for investors because of its strong balance sheet, with $1.5 billion in cash and zero debt. Despite its sluggish growth at the rate of only nine percent annually, its bottom line remains impressive. Its GAAP operating income increased 15 percent from the third quarter. The company is also doing well in managing costs, shown in the very slight increase in general and administrative expenses. The slow revenue growth is because the bundling of its new Software Blades technology with appliances has moved a huge part of product sales to the subscription line. Software updates, maintenance, and services on the other hand continue to rise. Fourth quarter earnings of Check Point rose 8.9 percent, driven by strong sales from software updates, maintenance, and subscription, while its operating margin widened. This leads the company to project a general shift to more services and fewer products. In FY 2013 Check Point projects revenue to be between $1.4 billion and $1.45 billion. Adjusted EPS is expected to be between $3.30 per share and $3.50 per share. The Full Research Report on Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/f2a4_CHKP]
Sourcefire, Inc. Research Report
In an anticipation of President Obama's release of an executive order on cybersecurity, Sourcefire's shares advanced 7.4 percent to $43.06, rising the most in more than three months. 28 percent of the company's revenue comes from US federal and state agencies. The executive order, released on Obama's State of the Union speech on February 12, aims to strengthen US cybersecurity. Sourcefire, and Check Point as well, may benefit from this order as it directs the government to develop cybersecurity standards for companies operating the US' vital infrastructure. The growth in the computer software and services industry is boosted by increasing number of IT security attacks, discovery of new threats, and the encouragement for companies to comply with new legislations such as the executive order on cybersecurity. With the global economic outlook improving, technology spending is expected to prosper even more this year. The Full Research Report on Sourcefire, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/42b9_FIRE]
Deluxe Corporation Research Report
Q4 2012 results of leading check printer Deluxe exceeded analyst estimate on revenue as well as expectations on earnings per share. Its shares jumped 4.98 percent and closed at $38.12 after reporting its Q4 financial results. The company noted adjusted EPS exceeded the high end of the range in the prior outlook due to strong operating performance, particularly in the Financial Services area, and a better than expected effective income tax rate. Investor's rate Deluxe with four stars out of five and Wall Street gives the company a buy rating, with an average price target of $37. Despite anticipated continued sluggish economy, the company reported that FY 2012 is its third consecutive year of revenue growth and also its highest annual revenue growth rate since 1994. The reason that can be attributed to the company's success is its diversification. Not only does it provide printing products and services to small business and financial institutions, but it also provides marketing solutions, including web services and search engine marketing, competing with the said advancements in digital and electronic technologies. Looking forward, Deluxe's Q1 2013 average estimate for revenue is $376.1 million and the average EPS estimate is 85 to 90 cents. Analysts predict that the company will post $3.44 EPS for FY 2013. The outlook for 2013 for Deluxe projects strong cash flow and growing revenue and EPS. The company is scheduled to release its Q1 2013 earnings on April 25, 2013. The Full Research Deluxe Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/f353_DLX]
OfficeMax Inc. Research Report
OfficeMax, which has accumulated five consecutive quarters of positive earnings with an average beat of almost 26 percent. Earnings estimates for the company are trending higher, earning a strong buy rating from analysts. Its Q3 2012 results reported 27 cents per share, covering analyst estimate by 3.9 percent. The quarter's earnings can be credited to effective cost management and improved operating margins. Their Q4 2012 earnings are scheduled to be released on February 18, 2013. OfficeMax is repositioning itself by cutting costs, closing underperforming stores and focusing on innovative products and services. Its digital and technology and document solutions are also gaining traction. Just like Deluxe, OfficeMax does not only focus on providing tangible office supplies, but also services that go with technological advances. The company has recently announced its partnership with domain name provider Go Daddy on website services aimed at small businesses. The introduction of Go Daddy websites and domain names in OfficeMax stores is one of the steps that the company is taking to provide entrepreneurs with industry-leading solutions for growing their business. The Full Research Report on OfficeMax Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/6ba1_OMX]
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