NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- FireEye (FEYE) shares are up 0.36% to $33.18 in trading on Monday after Sony (SNE) announced that it was hiring the cyber security firm to clean up the mess left by its high profile hack last week.
Sony's servers were hacked by the North Korean government last week because of the pending release of the comedy film "The Interview", in which the country's leader Kim Jong Un is assassinated by characters disguising themselves as interviewers.
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Hackers raided the company's servers and released Internal emails and memos that were an embarrassment to Sony. The company pulled the film is response to the attack after the hackers said that they would release even more sensitive information if the company did not pull the movie.
FireEye makes cyber security software that runs along multiple platforms including email, files and web servers. FireEye shares traded up in its last three sessions, 3% Wednesday, 8% Thursday and 6% Friday.
TheStreet Ratings team rates FIREEYE INC as a Sell with a ratings score of D. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate FIREEYE INC (FEYE) a SELL. This is driven by some concerns, which we believe should have a greater impact than any strengths, and could make it more difficult for investors to achieve positive results compared to most of the stocks we cover. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share and deteriorating net income."