Qualys (QLYS) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Finds

Headlines about Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Qualys earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the software maker an impact score of 44.9652286794544 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

A number of research firms have commented on QLYS. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Qualys from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Needham & Company LLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $70.00 target price (up previously from $65.00) on shares of Qualys in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Northland Securities set a $48.00 target price on Qualys and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Summit Redstone upgraded Qualys from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Qualys in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Twelve investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Qualys has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $54.85.

Shares of Qualys (NASDAQ QLYS) opened at $63.90 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,420.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 57.57, a P/E/G ratio of 5.13 and a beta of 0.88. Qualys has a 1-year low of $32.40 and a 1-year high of $64.40.

Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The software maker reported $0.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $59.49 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $58.59 million. Qualys had a return on equity of 14.81% and a net margin of 19.76%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 16.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.22 EPS. analysts expect that Qualys will post 0.65 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, VP Amer Deeba sold 12,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on 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 transaction, the vice president now directly owns 77,777 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,289,401.55. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Donald R. Dixon sold 91,479 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $59.89, for a total value of $5,478,677.31. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 114,064 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $6,831,292.96. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 557,916 shares of company stock worth $32,644,046 in the last quarter. Company insiders own 20.90% of the company’s stock.

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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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