Qualys, Inc. (QLYS) VP Amer Deeba Sells 2,000 Shares
Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) VP Amer Deeba sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.02, for a total value of $90,040.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 79,221 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,566,529.42. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.
Amer Deeba also recently made the following trade(s):
- On Monday, July 3rd, Amer Deeba sold 2,000 shares of Qualys stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.21, for a total value of $80,420.00.
- On Thursday, June 1st, Amer Deeba sold 2,000 shares of Qualys stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.51, for a total value of $85,020.00.
Qualys, Inc. (QLYS) traded down 3.11% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $43.60. The company had a trading volume of 251,644 shares. Qualys, Inc. has a one year low of $30.08 and a one year high of $47.50. The company has a market cap of $1.64 billion, a P/E ratio of 42.66 and a beta of 0.93. The company’s 50 day moving average is $42.02 and its 200-day moving average is $38.97.
Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The software maker reported $0.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate 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 during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $54.87 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.20 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts predict that Qualys, Inc. will post $0.91 EPS for the current year.
A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of QLYS. First Trust Advisors LP increased its position in shares of Qualys by 21.2% in the first quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 181,344 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $6,873,000 after buying an additional 31,679 shares during the last quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can increased its position in shares of 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 during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its position in shares of 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 during the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. increased its position in shares of 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 during the last quarter. Finally, Kalmar Investments Inc. DE acquired a new position in shares of Qualys during the first quarter valued at about $2,469,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 75.29% of the company’s stock.
A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the company. Robert W. Baird restated a “hold” rating on shares of Qualys in a report on Wednesday, May 3rd. BidaskClub upgraded Qualys from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 13th. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “sector perform” rating and issued a $45.00 price target (up previously from $39.00) on shares of Qualys in a report on Tuesday, May 23rd. Imperial Capital upped their price target on Qualys from $40.00 to $46.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, May 15th. Finally, Monness Crespi & Hardt began coverage on Qualys in a research report on Monday, July 10th. They issued a “neutral” rating on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $45.25.
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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