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PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL - Free Report) , is a technology platform company, offering an online payment solution which allows customers to pay and get paid, withdraw funds to their bank accounts and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in various currencies. The company’s portfolio strength remains its key growth driver. Also, strategic partnerships and acquisitions are likely to continue strengthening its product portfolio which will aid its business growth. Shares of PayPal have outperformed the industry it belongs to on a year-to-date basis. Management execution has been good in recent times. This has helped PayPal build cash and short-term investments balance of more than $5.5 billion.  
Qualys, Inc. (QLYS - Free Report) , is a provider of cloud security and compliance solutions that enable organizations to identify security risks to their information technology infrastructures. A Zacks Rank #1, Strong Buy, this company’s recent quarterly earnings beat the Zacks Consensus. The company has surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate in each of the trailing four quarters. It’s earnings growth rate for the current year is expected to be in double digits, compared with the Security industry’s projected rise. Qualys stock has outperformed the market so far this year.  

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Last year, it generated $8 billion in global revenues. By 2020, it's predicted to blast through the roof to $47 billion. Famed investor Mark Cuban says it will produce ""the world's first trillionaires,"" but that should still leave plenty of money for regular investors who make the right trades early.

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