ZS also extended its relationship with AMZN’s AWS and announced a new partnership with Siemens
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Zscaler Inc. (NASDAQ:ZS) is a high-multiple cloud security name that sold off nearly 70% in its peak-to-trough since November 2021. What’s more, ZS has been steadily growing revenues at an average of 53% year-over-year during the past five years, with the Russian-Ukraine war increasing demand for cybersecurity amid rumored attacks. The cybersecurity software name also extended its relationship with Amazon.com’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) AWS, and announced a new partnership with Siemens. Support may be emerging as well, near the $145-$150 key pivot area.
The cloud security company managed to post an earnings beat recently, despite the current macro environment, and raised its guidance. Zscaler shares also marked a higher low in June, despite the Nasdaq Composite (IXIC) selloff to new lows. Additionally, short interest is up 10.2% in the past month, and now accounts for 7.9% of Zscaler stock’s total available float. This has happened as Zscaler stock rallied – which leaves potential for trapped shorts.
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