Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) Director Donald R. Dixon sold 91,479 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $59.89, for a total transaction of $5,478,677.31. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 114,064 shares in the company, valued at $6,831,292.96. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Shares of Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) traded up $0.15 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $58.90. 272,747 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 291,930. The company has a market capitalization of $2,303.61, a PE ratio of 55.23, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.47 and a beta of 0.84. Qualys, Inc. has a 52 week low of $30.60 and a 52 week high of $62.35.

Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The software maker reported $0.31 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $59.49 million for 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 firm’s revenue was up 16.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.22 EPS. research analysts expect that Qualys, Inc. will post 0.65 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the stock. Imperial Capital reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $50.00 price objective (up from $46.00) on shares of Qualys in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. J P Morgan Chase & Co raised shares of Qualys from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and lifted their price target for the stock from $40.00 to $55.00 in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Northland Securities set a $48.00 price target on shares of Qualys and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Needham & Company LLC reissued a “buy” rating and set a $70.00 price target (up from $65.00) on shares of Qualys in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Qualys in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Ten analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $54.36.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of QLYS. Advisors Asset Management Inc. bought a new stake in Qualys in the 3rd quarter valued at $101,000. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new stake in Qualys in the 2nd quarter valued at $103,000. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. lifted its position in Qualys by 17.4% in the 2nd quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 2,757 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $112,000 after acquiring an additional 408 shares in the last quarter. Thompson Davis & CO. Inc. lifted its position in Qualys by 1,100.0% in the 3rd quarter. Thompson Davis & CO. Inc. now owns 3,000 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $155,000 after acquiring an additional 2,750 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Pinebridge Investments L.P. lifted its position 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 acquiring an additional 110 shares in the last quarter. 75.37% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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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