Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS – Get Rating) insider Bruce K. Posey sold 9,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, April 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $146.64, for a total transaction of $1,393,080.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 69,386 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $10,174,763.04. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.
Shares of QLYS stock traded down $4.41 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $142.34. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 226,089 shares, compared to its average volume of 346,145. Qualys, Inc. has a 1-year low of $92.00 and a 1-year high of $150.10. The company has a market cap of $5.56 billion, a P/E ratio of 79.52 and a beta of 0.76. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $132.08 and its two-hundred day moving average is $129.58.
Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS – Get Rating) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 10th. The software maker reported $0.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.48 by $0.07. Qualys had a net margin of 17.26% and a return on equity of 16.99%. The company had revenue of $109.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $108.47 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.61 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 15.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts forecast that Qualys, Inc. will post 1.66 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. StockNews.com assumed coverage on shares of Qualys in a research note on Thursday, March 31st. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. Wolfe Research initiated coverage on shares of Qualys in a research note on Monday, April 11th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $162.00 target price for the company. Wedbush upped their target price on shares of Qualys from $146.00 to $160.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 14th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Qualys from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 14th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. According to data from MarketBeat.com, Qualys has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $130.33.
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Qualys, Inc provides cloud-based information technology (IT), security, and compliance solutions in the United States and internationally. The company offers Qualys Cloud Apps, which includes Vulnerability Management; Vulnerability Management, Detection and Response; Threat Protection; Continuous Monitoring; Patch Management; Multi-Vector Endpoint Detection and Response; Certificate Assessment; SaaS Detection and Response; Secure Enterprise Mobility; Policy Compliance; Security Configuration Assessment; PCI Compliance; File Integrity Monitoring; Security Assessment Questionnaire; Out of-Band Configuration Assessment; Web Application Scanning; Web Application Firewall; Global Asset Inventory; Cybersecurity Asset Management; Certificate Inventory; Cloud Inventory; Cloud Security Assessment; and Container Security.
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