Kristi Marie Rogers Sells 10,000 Shares of Qualys Inc (QLYS) Stock
Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS) Director Kristi Marie Rogers sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $71.87, for a total transaction of $718,700.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 21,155 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,520,409.85. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.
Shares of Qualys Inc (NASDAQ QLYS) remained flat at $$72.25 during mid-day trading on Tuesday. 325,198 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 262,425. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,740.00, a PE ratio of 70.15, a P/E/G ratio of 4.94 and a beta of 1.01. Qualys Inc has a 52-week low of $33.75 and a 52-week high of $73.40.
Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) last announced its earnings results on Monday, February 12th. The software maker reported $0.32 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.28 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $62.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $61.96 million. Qualys had a net margin of 17.52% and a return on equity of 16.69%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 20.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.23 earnings per share. equities analysts expect that Qualys Inc will post 0.86 EPS for the current year.
QLYS has been the subject of several research reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded shares of Qualys from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $65.00 price objective for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $61.00 price objective on shares of Qualys in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Qualys from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $64.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Saturday, November 4th. Summit Redstone upgraded shares of Qualys from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Needham & Company LLC initiated coverage on shares of Qualys in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. They set a “buy” rating and a $65.00 price objective for the company. Nine equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $64.83.
Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Qualys by 3.7% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,985,117 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $236,517,000 after purchasing an additional 141,775 shares during the period. Neuberger Berman Group LLC boosted its stake in shares of Qualys by 23.8% in the third quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 2,802,385 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $145,164,000 after purchasing an additional 538,305 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Qualys by 2.9% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,589,636 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $64,857,000 after purchasing an additional 45,421 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its stake in shares of Qualys by 16.6% in the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,300,700 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $77,197,000 after purchasing an additional 185,200 shares during the period. Finally, Bamco Inc. NY boosted its stake in shares of Qualys by 9.2% in the third quarter. Bamco Inc. NY now owns 831,600 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $43,077,000 after purchasing an additional 70,000 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 75.03% of the company’s stock.
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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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