Inside 5 Best Performing Stocks Of The Cyber-Security ETF

AVG Technologies N.V. (AVG) – This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stock is the six position holder in the fund. It offers relatively sound value characteristics compared to the above two with Value Style Score of ‘C.’ AVG is up over 40% this year and added over 24% in the last three month.

Investors should note that while the company’s projected sales growth for 2015 matches with the industry average of 15.33%, it scores higher on price/cash flow ratio (P/CF). This value indicator (P/CF) comes at 11.49 for AVG while industry has the ratio at 25.60.

Like other two, AVG has strong technical indicators with short-term moving average riding past the long-term, but relative strength index stands at 79.96.

Imperva Inc. (IMPV) – This stock occupies the ninth position in the fund with 4.36% exposure.  This Zacks Rank #3 stock has returned about 35% in the year-to-date frame and soared a staggering 55% in the last three month period. Imperva also has strong technical indiactors. It has a solid Growth Style Score of ‘B.’ Its projected sales growth of 25.51% exceeds the broader industry projection of 7.22%.

Palo Alto Networks Inc. (PANW) – This stock occupies the fifth position in the fund and returned over 24% in the last three month period. The stock is up over 47% in the year-to-date frame. It has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Investors should especially note that the stock’s underlying industry stays in the top 30% segment of the Zacks Industry Rank at the time of writing.  Like most cyber security players, Palo Alto too is a growth play with Growth Style Score of ‘B’.

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