Cyber Security Stock Roundup

As cyber crimes have become the most expensive crime in the world, the need for cyber security has never been stronger. Here are a list of the main cyber security stocks and  little information about each one. Keep in mind that these are pure security plays :

Qualsys (QLYS) = Provides cloud security. The stock has been moving steadily up since October and, though while pricey, is making money.

Fire Eye (FEYE) = One of the leading Cyber Security companies but has not rallied like other tech stocks have recently. Is not currently making any money.

CyberArk (CYBR) = Plunged 16.96% in one day after a downgrade. CYBR makes IT security software solutions that protect organizations from cyber attacks both in the United States and internationally.

Proofpoint (PFPT) = Supplies solutions for email security, data encryption, and privacy protection among others. Not profitable at this time.

Imperva (IMPV) = Provides virtual data center security solutions as well as many cloud security solutions. One of the smaller security companies with a market cap of $1.24 billion. Do not be surprised if this stock hits a new 52 week high in a couple of months.

Checkpoint Software (CHKP) = One of the oldest and most proven cyber security stocks. Just added prevention software with the acquisition of Hyperwise. Also sports the best valuation here with a PE of 24 and a PEG ratio of 2.16. The stock is still selling at it s highest level since 2000 with a current 52 week high of $82.70. Stands as the biggest company here with a market cap of $15 billion.

Palo Alto Networks (PANW) = Provides global enterprise security solutions. Is one of the biggest companies with a market cap of $11.13 billion. The current share price of $138.20 is the highest of any other stock listed in this article.  Although the valuation is rather high right now with a PEG ratio of 3.93, look for this to be one of the best performers going forward as cyber security spending will definitely be on the rise for the foreseeable future.

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