Qualys Inc. (QLYS) Issues FY14 Earnings Guidance
Qualys Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) updated its FY14 earnings guidance on Monday. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.22-0.26 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.28, AnalystRatingsNetwork reports. The company issued revenue guidance of $128.5-130.5 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $128.16 million.Qualys also updated its Q1 guidance to $0.01-0.03 EPS.
QLYS has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Sterne Agee initiated coverage on shares of Qualys in a research note to investors on Tuesday, February 4th. They set a neutral rating on the stock. On a related note, 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 equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Qualys presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $23.30.
Qualys Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) traded up 1.06% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $28.69. 375,140 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Qualys Inc. has a 52 week low of $10.15 and a 52 week high of $29.62. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $26.30 and its 200-day moving average is $22.19. The company has a market cap of $925.3 million and a P/E ratio of 373.55.
Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 10th. The company reported $0.05 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.05. The company had revenue of $29.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $28.89 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.06 earnings per share. Qualys’s revenue was up 17.4% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Qualys Inc. will post $0.20 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In other Qualys news, 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 in the company, valued at approximately $136,331. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.
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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