Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) VP Amer Deeba sold 2,000 shares of Qualys stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.16, for a total transaction of $104,320.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Amer Deeba also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Friday, September 8th, Amer Deeba sold 10,000 shares of Qualys stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.00, for a total transaction of $500,000.00.
  • On Friday, September 1st, Amer Deeba sold 2,000 shares of Qualys stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.86, for a total transaction of $95,720.00.
  • On Wednesday, August 9th, Amer Deeba sold 2,000 shares of Qualys stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.02, for a total transaction of $90,040.00.

Shares of Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ QLYS) traded down 0.19% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $52.90. 108,481 shares of the company traded hands. Qualys, Inc. has a 1-year low of $30.60 and a 1-year high of $53.55. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.98 billion, a PE ratio of 51.76 and a beta of 0.91. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $49.15 and a 200 day moving average price of $42.67.

Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The software maker reported $0.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.10 by $0.08. Qualys had a return on equity of 14.69% and a net margin of 18.92%. The firm had revenue of $55.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $54.87 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.20 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 14.3% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Qualys, Inc. will post $0.90 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Several equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. Imperial Capital reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $50.00 price target (up previously from $46.00) on shares of Qualys in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. J P Morgan Chase & Co raised shares of Qualys from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and boosted their target price for the stock from $40.00 to $55.00 in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Qualys from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $45.00 target price on shares of Qualys in a report on Monday, July 31st. Finally, Robert W. Baird set a $42.00 target price on shares of Qualys and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, July 30th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. Qualys presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $45.45.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Pinebridge Investments L.P. lifted its holdings in Qualys by 2.9% in the 2nd quarter. Pinebridge Investments L.P. now owns 3,952 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $161,000 after purchasing an additional 110 shares in the last quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan lifted its holdings in Qualys by 2.6% in the 1st quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 6,610 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $251,000 after purchasing an additional 170 shares in the last quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System lifted its holdings in Qualys by 1.7% in the 2nd quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 12,200 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $498,000 after purchasing an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Texas Permanent School Fund lifted its holdings in Qualys by 1.1% in the 1st quarter. Texas Permanent School Fund now owns 21,323 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $808,000 after purchasing an additional 236 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Arizona State Retirement System lifted its holdings in Qualys by 2.0% in the 2nd quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 15,600 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $636,000 after purchasing an additional 300 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 73.57% of the company’s stock.

About Qualys

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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