Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS) VP Amer Deeba sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, July 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $85.02, for a total value of $170,040.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 64,114 shares in the company, valued at $5,450,972.28. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.
Amer Deeba also recently made the following trade(s):
- On Friday, June 1st, Amer Deeba sold 2,000 shares of Qualys stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $78.00, for a total value of $156,000.00.
- On Tuesday, May 1st, Amer Deeba sold 2,000 shares of Qualys stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $76.34, for a total value of $152,680.00.
Shares of Qualys opened at $86.50 on Wednesday, MarketBeat.com reports. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.35 billion, a PE ratio of 96.11, a P/E/G ratio of 12.16 and a beta of 0.85. Qualys Inc has a 52-week low of $39.45 and a 52-week high of $97.75.
Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 1st. The software maker reported $0.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $64.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $63.88 million. Qualys had a return on equity of 11.88% and a net margin of 11.40%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 22.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.20 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Qualys Inc will post 0.88 earnings per share for the current year.
QLYS has been the subject of a number of research reports. Morgan Stanley lifted their price target on Qualys from $65.00 to $74.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price target on Qualys from $75.00 to $90.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 15th. First Analysis raised Qualys from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and lifted their price target for the stock from $82.00 to $110.00 in a research report on Thursday, June 14th. Zacks Investment Research cut Qualys from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 18th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Qualys from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 13th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Qualys has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $79.69.
Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of QLYS. Legal & General Group Plc lifted its holdings in shares of Qualys by 413.6% in the 1st quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 328,559 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $23,867,000 after buying an additional 264,587 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Qualys by 262.1% in the 4th quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 305,878 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $18,154,000 after buying an additional 221,398 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Qualys by 16.6% in the 4th quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,300,700 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $77,197,000 after buying an additional 185,200 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Qualys by 4.3% in the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,156,582 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $302,392,000 after buying an additional 171,465 shares during the period. Finally, Redwood Investments LLC acquired a new position in shares of Qualys in the 1st quarter valued at about $9,946,000. 78.03% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Qualys, Inc provides cloud-based security and compliance solutions in the United States and internationally. The company offers Qualys Cloud Apps, which includes Asset Inventory, CMDB Sync, Vulnerability Management, Continuous Monitoring, Cloud Agent, Threat Protection, Security Configuration Assessment, Indication of Compromise, Policy Compliance, PCI Compliance, Security Assessment Questionnaire, File Integrity Monitoring, Web Application Scanning, and Web Application Firewall.
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