(Updates from 12:55 p.m. ET with closing information.)
NEW YORK (
) -- As recent turbulence in Syria has led to
The New York Times
, shares of cyber security companies have bounded higher, led by optimism the companies will see increased business.
rose 0.12% to $25.50 Wednesday morning. The maker of the popular antivirus software Norton AntiVirus, Symantec's clients include the
. Symantec was partially
when the newspaper's website was previously hacked in late 2012.
shares were up 1.11% to $15.51. The Tel Aviv-based software company developed the personal firewall software ZoneAlarm.
Another Israeli company,
, was up slightly, rising 0.89% to $38.44. The escalation in Syria has impacted Israeli stocks and the shekel particularly.
: SYMC rose 1% to close at $25.69, CKP was up 1% to $15.46 but MLNX fell 1% to $37.84.
Written by Laura Berman in New York