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Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) announced its earnings results on Monday. The company reported $0.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.05, Stock Ratings Network reports. The company had revenue of $29.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $28.89 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.06 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 17.4% on a year-over-year basis. Qualys updated its Q1 guidance to $0.01-0.03 EPS and its FY14 guidance to $0.22-0.26 EPS.

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, February 4th. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock. On the ratings front, 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 issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $23.30.

In other Qualys news, CMO Amer Deeba sold 2,000 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.22, for a total value of $56,440.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief marketing officer now directly owns 4,831 shares in the company, valued at approximately $136,331. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) traded up 1.06% on Monday, hitting $28.69. 375,240 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 has a 50-day moving average of $26.30 and a 200-day moving average of $22.19. The company has a market cap of $925.3 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 373.55.

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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