Media coverage about Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Qualys earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the software maker an impact score of 45.6349615342768 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on QLYS shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Qualys from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $64.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Saturday, November 4th. Summit Redstone upgraded shares of Qualys from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Needham & Company LLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $70.00 price target (up previously from $65.00) on shares of Qualys in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Northland Securities set a $48.00 price target on shares of Qualys and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered shares of Qualys from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $51.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Twelve equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. Qualys presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $54.85.
Shares of Qualys (QLYS) traded down $0.40 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $62.55. 148,300 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 208,214. The company has a market capitalization of $2,390.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 56.35, a PEG ratio of 5.07 and a beta of 0.88. Qualys has a fifty-two week low of $32.40 and a fifty-two week high of $64.40.
Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The software maker reported $0.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.21 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $59.49 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $58.59 million. Qualys had a net margin of 19.76% and a return on equity of 14.81%. The business’s revenue was up 16.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.22 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Qualys will post 0.65 earnings per share for the current year.
In related news, CEO Philippe F. Courtot sold 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $61.54, for a total value of $1,230,800.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 5,564,435 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $342,435,329.90. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, VP Amer Deeba sold 12,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.15, for a total transaction of $661,800.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 77,777 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,289,401.55. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 555,916 shares of company stock valued at $32,517,266. 20.90% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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Qualys Company Profile
Qualys, Inc is a provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions. The Company’s solutions enable organizations to identify security risks to their information technology (IT) infrastructures, help protect their IT systems and applications from cyber-attacks. Its suite of security and compliance solutions delivered on its Qualys Cloud Platform enables its customers to identify their IT assets, collect and analyze IT security data, discover and prioritize vulnerabilities, recommend remediation actions and verify the implementation of such actions.
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