Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) VP Amer Deeba sold 12,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.15, for a total value of $661,800.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 77,777 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,289,401.55. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

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

  • 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.
  • On Friday, September 1st, Amer Deeba sold 2,000 shares of Qualys stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.86, for a total value of $95,720.00.
  • On Wednesday, August 9th, Amer Deeba sold 2,000 shares of Qualys stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.02, for a total value of $90,040.00.

Shares of Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ QLYS) opened at $57.35 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,174.69, a P/E ratio of 52.14, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.16 and a beta of 0.84. Qualys, Inc. has a 52-week low of $30.60 and a 52-week high of $57.75.

Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) last released 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. The firm had revenue of $59.49 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $58.59 million. Qualys had a return on equity of 14.81% and a net margin of 19.76%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.22 earnings per share. research analysts forecast that Qualys, Inc. will post 0.65 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lifted its position in Qualys by 75.0% in the third quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 16,012 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $829,000 after purchasing an additional 6,860 shares during the period. Alps Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in Qualys in the third quarter worth approximately $479,000. Goodman Financial Corp lifted its position in Qualys by 1.5% in the third quarter. Goodman Financial Corp now owns 175,450 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $9,088,000 after purchasing an additional 2,655 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. lifted its position in Qualys by 3.3% in the third quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 257,407 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $13,334,000 after purchasing an additional 8,175 shares during the period. Finally, Prudential Financial Inc. lifted its position in Qualys by 3.8% in the third quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 52,590 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $2,724,000 after purchasing an additional 1,920 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 73.57% of the company’s stock.

Several research firms have recently commented on QLYS. Zacks Investment Research raised Qualys from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $64.00 target price for the company in a report on Saturday. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $60.00 price objective on shares of Qualys in a report on Friday. J P Morgan Chase & Co increased their price objective on Qualys from $55.00 to $70.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Summit Redstone raised Qualys from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company set a $52.00 price objective on Qualys and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Ten research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Qualys presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $54.36.

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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