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  • 12/12/2017 09:05:31

    Imperva stock falls after JP Morgan downgrades to underweight

    Shares of security-software firms Imperva Inc. , Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. , and Fortinet Inc. fell 3.5%, 0.3%, and 0.1%, respectively, in Tuesday morning trading, after analysts at JP Morgan downgraded the stocks. The analysts, led by Sterling Auty, now rate Imperva at underweight and both Check Point and Fortinet at neutral. Auty points to "sales execution issues" for Check Point and Imperva; he thinks it's unlikely that Check Point will go back to "winning consistent market share" and worries about the web-application firewall aspect of Imperva's business. Fortinet, meanwhile, has seen "turnover in the sales and marketing ranks" that has been weighing on results, Auty wrote. He noted that market-research firm Gartner now predicts core security spending to grow at a 6% annual clip through 2021, below a previous forecast for 6.5% growth. Imperva shares have risen 4.7% so far in 2017, compared with 40% and 25% rises for Fortinet and Check Point respectively. The S&P 500 is up 19% this year.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit for more information on this news.

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