Keybank National Association OH lowered its stake in shares of Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS) by 7.0% during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 4,621 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 350 shares during the period. Keybank National Association OH’s holdings in Qualys were worth $345,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Arizona State Retirement System grew its holdings in Qualys by 7.2% during the 4th quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 52,153 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $3,898,000 after acquiring an additional 3,501 shares in the last quarter. Quantamental Technologies LLC acquired a new position in Qualys during the 4th quarter worth $67,000. Congress Asset Management Co. MA grew its holdings in Qualys by 2.8% during the 4th quarter. Congress Asset Management Co. MA now owns 906,551 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $67,756,000 after acquiring an additional 24,467 shares in the last quarter. MCF Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Qualys during the 4th quarter worth $37,000. Finally, Assenagon Asset Management S.A. acquired a new position in Qualys during the 4th quarter worth $766,000. 85.22% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

In other news, VP Bruce K. Posey sold 2,000 shares of Qualys stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $76.38, for a total value of $152,760.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 59,442 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,540,179.96. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, CFO Melissa B. Fisher sold 1,500 shares of Qualys stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.47, for a total transaction of $138,705.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 155,066 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $14,338,953.02. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 16,095 shares of company stock valued at $1,255,121 over the last ninety days. Company insiders own 18.60% of the company’s stock.

NASDAQ QLYS opened at $94.74 on Tuesday. Qualys Inc has a one year low of $59.75 and a one year high of $98.30. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.71 billion, a PE ratio of 105.27 and a beta of 1.55.

Several research analysts have weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of Qualys from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 5th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Qualys from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 5th. Finally, JMP Securities raised shares of Qualys from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, January 4th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $88.94.

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About Qualys

Qualys, Inc provides cloud-based 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, Cloud Agent, 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.

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