Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) insider Sumedh S. Thakar sold 15,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.05, for a total transaction of $825,750.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 211,346 shares in the company, valued at approximately $11,634,597.30. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.
Shares of Qualys, Inc. (QLYS) opened at $57.35 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $2,174.69, a PE ratio of 52.14, a PEG ratio of 5.16 and a beta of 0.84. Qualys, Inc. has a 52-week low of $30.60 and a 52-week high of $57.75.
Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The software maker reported $0.31 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $59.49 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $58.59 million. Qualys had a net margin of 19.76% and a return on equity of 14.81%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.22 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Qualys, Inc. will post 0.65 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Several research firms recently issued reports on QLYS. BidaskClub lowered shares of Qualys from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Qualys from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Thursday, July 20th. Summit Redstone upgraded shares of Qualys from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $60.00 price objective on shares of Qualys in a report on Friday. Finally, Monness Crespi & Hardt began coverage on shares of Qualys in a report on Monday, July 10th. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock. Ten investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. Qualys has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $54.36.
Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new stake in shares of Qualys during the second quarter worth about $103,000. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. increased its position in shares of Qualys by 17.4% during the second quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 2,757 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $112,000 after acquiring an additional 408 shares in the last quarter. Thompson Davis & CO. Inc. increased its position in shares of Qualys by 1,100.0% during the third quarter. Thompson Davis & CO. Inc. now owns 3,000 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $155,000 after acquiring an additional 2,750 shares in the last quarter. Pinebridge Investments L.P. increased its position in shares of Qualys by 2.9% during the second quarter. Pinebridge Investments L.P. now owns 3,952 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $161,000 after acquiring an additional 110 shares in the last quarter. Finally, US Bancorp DE increased its position in shares of Qualys by 18.6% during the second quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 4,440 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $181,000 after acquiring an additional 697 shares in the last quarter. 73.57% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
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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