Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) insider Sumedh S. Thakar sold 3,141 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, January 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $121.76, for a total value of $382,448.16. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 224,424 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $27,325,866.24. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.
Shares of NASDAQ:QLYS opened at $116.89 on Thursday. Qualys, Inc. has a one year low of $63.37 and a one year high of $126.30. The stock has a fifty day moving average of $108.97 and a 200-day moving average of $103.89. The company has a market capitalization of $4.56 billion, a PE ratio of 56.47 and a beta of 0.85.
Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 4th. The software maker reported $0.77 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.49 by $0.28. Qualys had a return on equity of 20.93% and a net margin of 24.78%. The company had revenue of $93.07 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $91.97 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.65 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 12.6% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, research analysts expect that Qualys, Inc. will post 1.9 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on QLYS shares. The Goldman Sachs Group lowered Qualys from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and decreased their price objective for the stock from $116.00 to $99.00 in a report on Thursday, October 22nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Qualys from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 13th. BidaskClub raised Qualys from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 15th. Northland Securities lowered Qualys from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $120.00 price target for the company. in a research note on Wednesday, December 23rd. Finally, Morgan Stanley increased their price target on Qualys from $95.00 to $102.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, January 8th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $112.43.
Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System lifted its holdings in shares of Qualys by 0.7% in the third quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns 16,338 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $1,601,000 after purchasing an additional 120 shares in the last quarter. LPL Financial LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Qualys by 2.0% in the third quarter. LPL Financial LLC now owns 6,737 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $660,000 after purchasing an additional 133 shares in the last quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System lifted its holdings in shares of Qualys by 0.3% in the third quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 51,510 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $5,048,000 after purchasing an additional 140 shares in the last quarter. Globeflex Capital L P lifted its holdings in shares of Qualys by 3.9% in the third quarter. Globeflex Capital L P now owns 3,817 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $374,000 after purchasing an additional 142 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Torray LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Qualys by 0.8% in the third quarter. Torray LLC now owns 19,135 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $1,875,000 after purchasing an additional 160 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 90.75% of the company’s stock.
Qualys, Inc provides cloud-based platform that delivers information technology (IT), security, and compliance solutions in the United States and internationally. The company offers Qualys Cloud Apps, which includes Asset Inventory, CMDB Sync, Vulnerability Management, Continuous Monitoring, Patch Management, Threat Protection, Security Configuration Assessment, Indication of Compromise, Policy Compliance, PCI Compliance, Security Assessment Questionnaire, File Integrity Monitoring, Web Application Scanning, and Web Application Firewall, as well as Cloud Inventory, Cloud Security Assessment, and Container Security.
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