Insider Selling: Sumedh S. Thakar Unloads 1,500 Shares of Qualys Stock (QLYS)
Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) Insider Sumedh S. Thakar sold 1,500 shares of Qualys stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.85, for a total value of $37,275.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.
Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) traded up 1.42% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $25.08. 156,326 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Qualys has a 52 week low of $18.00 and a 52 week high of $29.94. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $25.29 and its 200-day moving average is $24.55. The company has a market cap of $827.3 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 358.41.
Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) last announced its earnings results on Monday, August 4th. The company reported $0.11 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $32.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $31.64 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.06 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 22.8% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Qualys will post $0.33 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at RBC Capital downgraded shares of Qualys from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 14th. They now have a $30.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Topeka Capital Markets raised their price target on shares of Qualys from $23.00 to $26.50 in a research note on Tuesday, August 12th. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of Qualys from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, August 11th. They now have a $29.80 price target on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. Qualys currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $27.03.
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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