Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) VP Amer Deeba sold 12,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.15, for a total transaction of $661,800.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 77,777 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,289,401.55. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

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

  • On Monday, October 2nd, Amer Deeba sold 2,000 shares of Qualys stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.16, for a total transaction of $104,320.00.
  • 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. (QLYS) traded up $1.60 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $57.35. 328,167 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 328,089. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,148.13, a PE ratio of 52.04 and a beta of 0.84.

Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The software maker reported $0.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $59.49 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $58.59 million. Qualys had a net margin of 19.76% and a return on equity of 14.81%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.22 earnings per share. equities analysts expect that Qualys, Inc. will post 0.56 EPS for the current year.

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A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Qualys from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and set a $60.00 price objective on shares of Qualys in a research report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Qualys from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, July 20th. Needham & Company LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $70.00 price target (up from $65.00) on shares of Qualys in a research report on Wednesday. Finally, Summit Redstone upgraded shares of Qualys from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $53.14.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in shares of Qualys by 157,222.3% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,365,124 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $127,537,000 after purchasing an additional 3,362,985 shares in the last quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC increased its stake in shares of Qualys by 2.6% in the second quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 2,264,080 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $92,374,000 after purchasing an additional 57,088 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its stake in Qualys by 2.7% during the second quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 175,591 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $7,164,000 after acquiring an additional 4,622 shares in the last quarter. Legal & General Group Plc grew its stake in Qualys by 19.2% during the second quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 57,664 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $2,353,000 after acquiring an additional 9,285 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Alliancebernstein L.P. grew its stake in Qualys by 24.8% during the second quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 50,768 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $2,071,000 after acquiring an additional 10,083 shares in the last quarter. 73.47% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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