Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS) VP Sells $121,300.00 in Stock

Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS) VP Amer Deeba sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.65, for a total transaction of $121,300.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 66,644 shares in the company, valued at $4,041,958.60. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Amer Deeba also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Friday, December 1st, Amer Deeba sold 2,000 shares of Qualys stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $58.40, for a total transaction of $116,800.00.
  • On Wednesday, November 1st, Amer Deeba sold 12,000 shares of Qualys stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.15, for a total transaction of $661,800.00.

Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS) traded up $0.60 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $64.30. 199,340 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 214,791. Qualys Inc has a 1-year low of $32.40 and a 1-year high of $65.25. The firm has a market cap of $2,460.00, a PE ratio of 57.93, a PEG ratio of 5.11 and a beta of 0.88.

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

A number of research firms have commented on QLYS. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Qualys from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Needham & Company LLC reissued a “buy” rating and set a $70.00 target price (up from $65.00) on shares of Qualys in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Northland Securities set a $48.00 target price on shares of Qualys and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Summit Redstone raised shares of Qualys from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Qualys in a report on Friday, October 27th. Eleven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. Qualys presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $54.85.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in QLYS. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Qualys by 7.4% in the 2nd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 129,512 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $5,285,000 after acquiring an additional 8,925 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers increased its holdings in shares of Qualys by 9.1% in the 2nd quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 59,273 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $2,418,000 after acquiring an additional 4,968 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Qualys in the 2nd quarter worth about $103,000. Legal & General Group Plc grew its position in Qualys by 19.2% in the 2nd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 57,664 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $2,353,000 after buying an additional 9,285 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA grew its position in Qualys by 62.0% in the 2nd quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 9,152 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $373,000 after buying an additional 3,501 shares in the last quarter. 75.34% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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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