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Analyzing HACK’s Top 5 Stocks

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Jun. 10 2015, Updated 9:07 a.m. ET

Top five stocks

In this series we’ll discuss the stocks that are trading above their moving averages in the ISE Cyber Security ETF (HACK). The top five stocks include Imperva (IMPV), Guidance Software (GUID), Palo Alto Networks (PANW), FireEye (FEYE), and Zix (ZIXI).

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Imperva 

Imperva’s last trading price, or closing price, on June 5, 2015, was $60.81. This is higher than its 20, 50, and 100-day moving averages. Its 20-day moving average price is $56.74. Imperva’s 50-day moving average price is $49.85, while the 100-day moving average price is $47.09.

As a result, Imperva is trading 7.16%, 21.97%, and 29.11% above its 20, 50, and 100-day moving averages, respectively.

Out of the 18 analysts tracking this stock, 13 have a “buy” recommendation, one has a “sell” recommendation, and five have a “hold” recommendation. Imperva’s median target estimation is $58.50. Currently, this stock is trading at a premium of 3.94%. Given the recent downward pressure on the market as a whole, the median target estimate price can be tested.

Guidance Software 

Guidance Software’s last trading price on June 5, 2015, was $7.57. This is higher than its 20, 50, and 100-day moving averages. Its 20-day moving average price is $6.57. Guidance Software’s 50-day moving average price is $6.11, while the 100-day moving average price is $6.12.

Guidance Software is trading 15.08%, 23.86%, and 23.55% above its 20, 50, and 100-day moving averages, respectively.

Out of the six analysts tracking this stock, one has a “buy” recommendation, one has a “sell” recommendation, and four have a “hold” recommendation. Guidance Software’s median target estimation is $6.50. Currently, the stock is trading at a premium of 16.46%.

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Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks’ last trading price on June 5, 2015, was $168.75. This is higher than its 20, 50, and 100-day moving averages. Its 20-day moving average price is $158.79. Palo Alto Networks’ 50-day moving average price is $151.85, while the 100-day moving average price is $143.05.

Palo Alto Networks is trading 6.27%, 11.12%, and 17.96% above its 20, 50, and 100-day moving averages, respectively.

Out of the 37 analysts tracking this stock, 28 have a “buy” recommendation, one has a “sell” recommendation, and eight have a “hold” recommendation. Palo Alto Networks’ median target estimation is $180. Currently, the stock is trading at a discount of 6.25%.

FireEye

FireEye’s last trading price on June 5, 2015, was $47.95. This is higher than its 20, 50, and 100-day moving averages. Its 20-day moving average price is $43.58. FireEye’s 50-day moving average price is $42.31, while the 100-day moving average price is $40.77.

FireEye is trading 10.01%, 13.31%, and 17.59% above its 20, 50, and 100-day moving averages, respectively.

Out of the 33 analysts tracking this stock, 14 have a “buy” recommendation, two have a “sell” recommendation, and 16 have a “hold” recommendation. FireEye’s median target estimation is $47. Currently, the stock is trading at a premium of 2.02%.

Zix 

Zix’s last trading price on June 5, 2015, was $4.69. This is higher than its 20, 50, and 100-day moving averages. Its 20-day moving average price is $4.59. Zix’s 50-day moving average price is $4.30, while the 100-day moving average price is $4.05.

Zix is trading 2.13%, 8.83%, and 15.70% above its 20, 50, and 100-day moving averages, respectively.

Out of the five analysts tracking this stock, four have a “buy” recommendation and one has a “hold” recommendation. Zix’s median target estimation is $5.25. Currently, the stock is trading at a discount of 10.67%.

In the next part of this series, we’ll compare the price performance of Vasco Data Security International (VDSI) with stocks that have similar forward multiples in the Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLK).

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