Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) VP Amer Deeba sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $58.40, for a total value of $116,800.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 66,644 shares in the company, valued at $3,892,009.60. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

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

  • On Wednesday, November 1st, Amer Deeba sold 12,000 shares of Qualys stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.15, for a total value of $661,800.00.
  • 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 value 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 value of $500,000.00.

Shares of Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) traded down $0.05 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $56.40. The stock had a trading volume of 186,384 shares, compared to its average volume of 291,241. Qualys, Inc. has a one year low of $30.60 and a one year high of $62.35. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,227.77, a price-to-earnings ratio of 53.41, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.29 and a beta of 0.87.

Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The software maker reported $0.31 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.21 by $0.10. Qualys had a return on equity of 14.81% and a net margin of 19.76%. The company had revenue of $59.49 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $58.59 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.22 earnings per share. Qualys’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.7% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that Qualys, Inc. will post 0.65 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts recently commented on the company. Summit Redstone upgraded Qualys from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $60.00 target price on shares of Qualys in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $61.00 target price on shares of Qualys in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Qualys in a report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Imperial Capital restated an “outperform” rating and set a $50.00 price target (up from $46.00) on shares of Qualys in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $54.36.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of QLYS. ETF Managers Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of Qualys during the second quarter worth approximately $41,523,000. Neuberger Berman Group LLC raised its position in shares of Qualys by 23.8% during the third quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 2,802,385 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $145,164,000 after purchasing an additional 538,305 shares during the period. Pictet Asset Management Ltd. raised its position in shares of Qualys by 307.6% during the second quarter. Pictet Asset Management Ltd. now owns 430,000 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $18,060,000 after purchasing an additional 324,500 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in shares of Qualys by 7.3% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,610,674 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $147,317,000 after purchasing an additional 245,550 shares during the period. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in Qualys by 8.1% in the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,544,215 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $58,527,000 after buying an additional 115,150 shares during the last quarter. 75.37% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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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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