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A Forward Look, The Year Ahead - Research Report on Maxim Integrated Products Inc., Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.,

A Forward Look, The Year Ahead - Research Report on Maxim Integrated Products
    Inc., Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., Sourcefire, Inc., Deluxe
                        Corporation and OfficeMax Inc.

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NEW YORK, March 15, 2013

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:


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:


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:


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:


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:


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