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Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) CMO Amer Deeba sold 2,000 shares of Qualys stock on the open market in a transaction dated Monday, February 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.22, for a total value of $56,440.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief marketing officer now directly owns 4,831 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $136,331. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

A number of research firms have recently commented on QLYS. Analysts at Sterne Agee initiated coverage on shares of Qualys in a research note to investors on Tuesday. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock. Separately, 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. Finally, 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. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. Qualys currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $23.30.

Shares of Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) traded down 0.96% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $27.245. 182,137 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Qualys has a 1-year low of $10.15 and a 1-year high of $29.62. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $25.95 and a 200-day moving average of $22.03. The company has a market cap of $878.7 million and a P/E ratio of 361.97.

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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