NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Cyberark Software (CYBR) were gaining, up 6.2% to $70.35 on heavy volume in midday trading Monday, after TheStreet's Jim Cramer, Portfolio Manager of the Action Alerts PLUS Charitable Trust Portfolio recommended the cyber security name for investors last Friday, as hacking and cybersecurity make headlines.
Last Thursday, U.S. officials revealed a data breach may have leaked personal information of roughly 4 million current and formal federal workers after hackers got into government computers, according to Reuters.
The Office of Personnel Management first discovered the cyber attack in April.
The Department of Homeland Security said it concluded that the agency's data had been compromised in early May, Reuters added.
About 3.31 million shares have changed hands as of 11:57 a.m. ET today, compared to its average trading volume of about 1.74 million shares a day.
Israel-based Cyberark Software provides information technology security solutions that protect organizations from cyber attacks. The company also provides enterprise class integration for devices, networks, applications, and servers.
CyberArk focuses on privileged account security. The company's technology is deployed worldwide primarily in the financial services, energy, retail, and healthcare markets.
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Cybersecurity has never been more important to corporations and the government. Just last Friday, another data breach was reported, when hackers managed to steal personal records from more than four million accounts held on government computers at the Office of Personnel Management. The news sent cybersecurity stocks like Cyberark Software (CYBR) soaring.
Cyberark's chart shows nice consolidation and a pullback from the highs reached in February (that was an amazing run!). Those levels were nearly matched in early May. The 15% pullback seems normal and necessary after such a strong move upward (more than a 100% run in a month, earlier in the year).
The stock consolidated in a tight range and broke the triangle to the upside, and we could see this continue higher. The Moving Average Convergence Divergence is about to cross and the %R says there is more room. With the stock just 5% off the all-time highs, it seems a run higher toward $70 is next.
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