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Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) saw challenges in Q2 but share downside is currently limited, according to Citigroup. The firm states that the pullback in shares of Check Point is probably overdone influencing the firm to maintain its Buy rating and $68 price target on the shares.

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Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV) price target was increased by Barclays from $70 to $76.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS): According to Barclays, there is an upside to Alliance Data estimates in private label due to credit quality as well as a portfolio acquisition upside. Shares have and Overweight rating.

Visa, Inc. (NYSE:V) is a defensive play because there is limited direct European and foreign exchange exposure as well as low cyclical sensitivity, says Barclays. Shares have an Overweight rating.

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA): According to Piper Jaffray, NPD video game software has fallen 29% year-over-year in June, which is higher than the consensus estimate of a 33% decline and in-line with estimates of its own. Piper also thinks that the multi-year development cycle needed to launch a new high-end game console is being outpaced by competitions from streaming video, the iPhone, the iPad, and Facebook. The firm maintains Overweight ratings on  Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) and Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA), and Neutral ratings on Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), GameStop (NYSE:GME), and Take-Two (NASDAQ:TTWO).

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