One impact of the recent move to work from home (see Best Work From Home Stocks List) is that companies now have an increased number of entry points for hackers to exploit. As a result, companies have had to step up cybersecurity efforts to prevent data breaches, protect consumer privacy and secure intellectual property. It follows that cybersecurity stocks stand to benefit from an increasingly online economy. To help provide some insight as to which cybersecurity stocks have fared best during the pandemic, the following table presents the 12 best performing cybersecurity stocks between the S&P 500 peak of February 19, 2020 and July 21st, 2020. The following table is limited to companies with a market cap of over $5 billion. The resulting list contains stocks that have gained an average of 25% over the past five-plus months despite all of the unprecedented economic disruptions.
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Best Cybersecurity Stocks FAQ
What are the best cybersecurity stocks?
Based on price gains between the S&P 500 peak of February 19, 2020 and July 21st, 2020, the top 10 cybersecurity stocks are Akamai Technologies, Check Point, Cisco, Citrix, F5 Networks, Five9, Fortinet, Okta, Splunk, and Zscaler with price gains up to 93%.
What do cybersecurity companies do?
Cybersecurity companies offer products and services to companies in the areas of network security, data security, cloud security, application security and increasingly endpoint security (i.e. secure remote access).
What are the top cybersecurity companies for dividends?
Our best cybersecurity stocks list includes three dividend paying companies. They are: Cisco, Citrix and Juniper Networks.
Are there Cybersecurity ETFs?
Yes, there are a few ETFs tracking indices tied to cybersecurity companies. The oldest one is the ETFMG Prime Cyber Security ETF (HACK) launched in November 2014 with 58 holdings. The newest one is the Global X Cybersecurity ETF (BUG) launched in October 2019 with currently 28 holdings.