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Best Security & Protection Service Stocks to Buy Now (2024)
Top security & protection service stocks in 2024 ranked by overall Zen Score. See the best security & protection service stocks to buy now, according to analyst forecasts for the security & protection services industry.

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Company
Exchange
Industry
Zen Score
Market Cap
Price
1d %
EBITDA
P/E
D/E
ALLE
ALLEGION PLC
NYSE
Security & Protection Services
$11.48B$131.11-0.72%$821.70M21.32x2.27
BRC
BRADY CORP
NYSE
Security & Protection Services
$3.02B$62.54-0.54%$269.35M16.86x0.39
CIX
COMPX INTERNATIONAL INC
NYSEMKT
Security & Protection Services
$265.98M$21.60-3.61%$31.20M12.86x0.11
REZI
RESIDEO TECHNOLOGIES INC
NYSE
Security & Protection Services
$3.09B$21.24-0.42%$476.00M14.85x1.42
UUU
UNIVERSAL SECURITY INSTRUMENTS INC
NYSEMKT
Security & Protection Services
$3.61M$1.5613.87%$699.25k10.40x0.64
NSSC
NAPCO SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES INC
NASDAQ
Security & Protection Services
$1.61B$43.87-0.18%$49.80M37.50x0.18
BCO
BRINKS CO
NYSE
Security & Protection Services
$3.64B$80.84-0.26%$730.90M27.31x12.27
IVDA
IVEDA SOLUTIONS INC
NASDAQ
Security & Protection Services
$16.23M$1.01-5.78%-$3.02M-5.05x0.20
VRME
VERIFYME INC
NASDAQ
Security & Protection Services
$12.21M$1.22-0.89%-$2.02M-4.21x0.58
SUGP
SU GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
NASDAQ
Security & Protection Services
$44.04M$3.67-4.68%N/A35.29x1.03
GFAI
GUARDFORCE AI CO LTD
NASDAQ
Security & Protection Services
$18.38M$2.673.49%-$17.66M-0.22x1.56
NL
NL INDUSTRIES INC
NYSE
Security & Protection Services
$250.52M$5.13-0.77%-$18.77M-15.55x0.51
SNT
SENSTAR TECHNOLOGIES LTD
NASDAQ
Security & Protection Services
$26.57M$1.14-0.44%N/A16.29x0.33
GEO
GEO GROUP INC
NYSE
Security & Protection Services
$1.50B$11.92-0.17%$514.13M14.02x1.96
BAER
BRIDGER AEROSPACE GROUP HOLDINGS INC
NASDAQ
Security & Protection Services
$233.96M$5.231.46%-$28.63M10.66x-0.81
CXW
CORECIVIC INC
NYSE
Security & Protection Services
$1.61B$14.310.35%$296.10M24.25x1.10
MSA
MSA SAFETY INC
NYSE
Security & Protection Services
$6.90B$175.40-1.07%$314.19M117.72x1.25
EVLV
EVOLV TECHNOLOGIES HOLDINGS INC
NASDAQ
Security & Protection Services
$658.95M$4.36-1.13%-$107.98M-5.38x0.96
LGMK
LOGICMARK INC
NASDAQ
Security & Protection Services
$1.43M$1.01-0.98%-$7.05M-0.10x0.11
ADT
ADT INC
NYSE
Security & Protection Services
$6.18B$6.70-0.59%$1.98B134.00x4.38
SPCB
SUPERCOM LTD
NASDAQ
Security & Protection Services
$1.01M$0.18-0.55%-$1.89M-0.18x10.77
BKYI
BIO KEY INTERNATIONAL INC
NASDAQ
Security & Protection Services
$1.43M$1.87-5.56%-$8.03M-0.10x1.94
KSCP
KNIGHTSCOPE INC
NASDAQ
Security & Protection Services
$38.07M$0.515.21%-$24.16M-0.89x-0.63
MG
MISTRAS GROUP INC
NYSE
Security & Protection Services
$251.02M$8.27-3.73%$36.79M-20.68x1.89

Security & Protection Service Stocks FAQ

What are the best security & protection service stocks to buy right now in Feb 2024?

According to Zen Score, the 3 best security & protection service stocks to buy right now are:

1. Allegion (NYSE:ALLE)


Allegion (NYSE:ALLE) is the top security & protection service stock with a Zen Score of 54, which is 24 points higher than the security & protection service industry average of 30. It passed 20 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Allegion has seen its stock return 14% over the past year, underperforming other security & protection service stocks by -3 percentage points.

Allegion has an average 1 year price target of $120.33, a downside of -8.22% from Allegion's current stock price of $131.11.

Allegion stock has a consensus Hold recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 3 analysts covering Allegion, 0% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% have issued a Buy, 100% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

2. Brady (NYSE:BRC)


Brady (NYSE:BRC) is the second best security & protection service stock with a Zen Score of 52, which is 22 points higher than the security & protection service industry average of 30. It passed 18 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Brady has seen its stock return 21.01% over the past year, overperforming other security & protection service stocks by 4 percentage points.

Brady has an average 1 year price target of $65.00, an upside of 3.93% from Brady's current stock price of $62.54.

Brady stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 1 analyst covering Brady, 100% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% have issued a Buy, 0% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

3. Compx International (NYSEMKT:CIX)


Compx International (NYSEMKT:CIX) is the third best security & protection service stock with a Zen Score of 49, which is 19 points higher than the security & protection service industry average of 30. It passed 17 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Compx International has seen its stock return 15.26% over the past year, underperforming other security & protection service stocks by -2 percentage points.

What are the security & protection service stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 8 security & protection service stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 security & protection service stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. Nl Industries (NYSE:NL)


Nl Industries (NYSE:NL) has an annual dividend yield of 5.46%, which is 3 percentage points higher than the security & protection service industry average of 2.21%. Nl Industries's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% one times in the last 10 years. Nl Industries's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Nl Industries's dividend payout ratio of -84.8% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

2. Compx International (NYSEMKT:CIX)


Compx International (NYSEMKT:CIX) has an annual dividend yield of 4.63%, which is 2 percentage points higher than the security & protection service industry average of 2.21%. Compx International's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% one times in the last 10 years. Compx International's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Compx International's dividend payout ratio of 59.5% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

3. Adt (NYSE:ADT)


Adt (NYSE:ADT) has an annual dividend yield of 2.09%, which is the same as the security & protection service industry average of 2.21%. Adt's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% one times in the last 10 years. Adt's dividend has not shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Adt's dividend payout ratio of 280% indicates that its dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

Why are security & protection service stocks down?

Security & protection service stocks were down -0.78% in the last day, and down -1.02% over the last week.

We couldn't find a catalyst for why security & protection service stocks are down.

What are the most undervalued security & protection service stocks?

Based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score, the 3 most undervalued security & protection service stocks right now are:

1. Resideo Technologies (NYSE:REZI)


Resideo Technologies (NYSE:REZI) is the most undervalued security & protection service stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Resideo Technologies has a valuation score of 71, which is 46 points higher than the security & protection service industry average of 25. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Resideo Technologies's stock has gained 16.51% in the past year. It has performed in line with other stocks in the security & protection service industry.

2. Universal Security Instruments (NYSEMKT:UUU)


Universal Security Instruments (NYSEMKT:UUU) is the second most undervalued security & protection service stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Universal Security Instruments has a valuation score of 71, which is 46 points higher than the security & protection service industry average of 25. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Universal Security Instruments's stock has dropped -41.13% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the security & protection service industry by -58 percentage points.

3. Compx International (NYSEMKT:CIX)


Compx International (NYSEMKT:CIX) is the third most undervalued security & protection service stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Compx International has a valuation score of 43, which is 18 points higher than the security & protection service industry average of 25. It passed 3 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Compx International's stock has gained 15.26% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the security & protection service industry by -2 percentage points.

Are security & protection service stocks a good buy now?

36.36% of security & protection service stocks rated by analysts are a strong buy right now. On average, analysts expect security & protection service stocks to rise by 9.03% over the next year.

What is the average p/e ratio of the security & protection services industry?

The average P/E ratio of the security & protection services industry is 53.76x.
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