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Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) CFO Donald C. Mccauley unloaded 10,250 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, January 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $27.14, for a total value of $278,185.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 67,749 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,838,708. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

A number of research firms have recently commented on QLYS. Analysts at Imperial Capital raised their price target on shares of Qualys from $24.00 to $30.00 in a research note to investors on Wednesday, January 15th. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Pacific Crest raised their price target on shares of Qualys from $23.00 to $30.00 in a research note to investors on Friday, January 10th. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at BMO Capital Markets initiated coverage on shares of Qualys in a research note to investors on Thursday, December 19th. They set a “market perform” rating and a $25.00 price target on the stock. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $23.30.

Shares of Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) traded down 0.41% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $26.77. 100,636 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Qualys has a 52 week low of $10.15 and a 52 week high of $29.62. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $25.22 and its 200-day moving average is $21.60. The company has a market cap of $863.4 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 353.68.

Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) last announced its earnings results on Monday, November 4th. The company reported $0.08 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.05 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $27.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $27.46 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.10 earnings per share. Qualys’s revenue was up 18.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Qualys will post $0.20 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Qualys, Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS) is a provider of clouds security and compliance solutions that enable organizations to identify security risks to their information technology (IT) infrastructures, help protect their IT systems and applications from cyber attacks and achieve compliance with internal policies and external regulations.

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