Q4 2017 Earnings Forecast for Qualys, Inc. Issued By KeyCorp (NASDAQ:QLYS)
Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) – Analysts at KeyCorp issued their Q4 2017 EPS estimates for Qualys in a research note issued on Wednesday. KeyCorp analyst R. Owens anticipates that the software maker will post earnings per share of $0.12 for the quarter.
Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The software maker reported $0.18 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.08. Qualys had a net margin of 18.92% and a return on equity of 14.69%. The firm had revenue of $55.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $54.87 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.20 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 14.3% on a year-over-year basis.
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Other equities research analysts also recently issued reports about the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Qualys from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Thursday, July 20th. Northland Securities set a $48.00 price target on shares of Qualys and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 22nd. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Qualys from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. Robert W. Baird restated a “hold” rating on shares of Qualys in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “hold” rating and issued a $45.00 price target on shares of Qualys in a research report on Monday, July 31st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. Qualys currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $44.92.
Shares of Qualys (QLYS) opened at 46.25 on Monday. Qualys has a 52 week low of $30.00 and a 52 week high of $46.90. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $41.29 and a 200 day moving average of $38.55. The company has a market cap of $1.72 billion, a P/E ratio of 45.25 and a beta of 0.93.
In other news, insider Sumedh S. Thakar sold 1,800 shares of Qualys stock in a transaction on Friday, June 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $42.04, for a total value of $75,672.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 138,631 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,828,047.24. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Sumedh S. Thakar sold 4,119 shares of Qualys stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.87, for a total transaction of $168,343.53. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 140,950 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,760,626.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 11,719 shares of company stock valued at $482,662 in the last quarter. 30.20% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in QLYS. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can raised its stake in Qualys by 5.5% in the first quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 39,273 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $1,488,000 after buying an additional 2,040 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its stake in Qualys by 5.0% in the first quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 170,969 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $6,480,000 after buying an additional 8,158 shares in the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. raised its stake in Qualys by 22.5% in the first quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 182,752 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $6,926,000 after buying an additional 33,570 shares in the last quarter. Kalmar Investments Inc. DE bought a new stake in Qualys during the first quarter valued at $2,469,000. Finally, Glen Harbor Capital Management LLC raised its stake in Qualys by 1.6% in the first quarter. Glen Harbor Capital Management LLC now owns 14,280 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $541,000 after buying an additional 224 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 75.29% of the company’s stock.
Qualys Company Profile
Qualys, Inc is a provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions. The Company’s solutions enable organizations to identify security risks to their information technology (IT) infrastructures, help protect their IT systems and applications from cyber-attacks. Its suite of security and compliance solutions delivered on its Qualys Cloud Platform enables its customers to identify their IT assets, collect and analyze IT security data, discover and prioritize vulnerabilities, recommend remediation actions and verify the implementation of such actions.
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