First National Bank of Omaha Purchases 3,709 Shares of Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS)

First National Bank of Omaha lifted its stake in shares of Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYSGet Rating) by 41.6% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 12,634 shares of the software maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,709 shares during the quarter. First National Bank of Omaha’s holdings in Qualys were worth $1,799,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in Qualys by 1.4% in the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,045,674 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $576,145,000 after acquiring an additional 56,825 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Qualys by 2.0% in the 1st quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,122,018 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $159,787,000 after purchasing an additional 21,501 shares in the last quarter. Congress Asset Management Co. MA boosted its holdings in shares of Qualys by 1.2% in the 1st quarter. Congress Asset Management Co. MA now owns 1,045,463 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $148,884,000 after purchasing an additional 12,811 shares in the last quarter. Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. boosted its holdings in shares of Qualys by 5.5% in the 1st quarter. Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. now owns 796,321 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $113,404,000 after purchasing an additional 41,183 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Invesco Ltd. boosted its holdings in shares of Qualys by 1.5% in the 1st quarter. Invesco Ltd. now owns 681,986 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $97,122,000 after purchasing an additional 10,293 shares in the last quarter. 90.60% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Insider Transactions at Qualys

In other news, CEO Sumedh S. Thakar sold 7,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, July 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $119.45, for a total value of $836,150.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 169,526 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $20,249,880.70. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. In other news, CRO Allan Peters sold 2,711 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $143.33, for a total value of $388,567.63. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive now owns 24,622 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,529,071.26. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Sumedh S. Thakar sold 7,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, July 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $119.45, for a total value of $836,150.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 169,526 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $20,249,880.70. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 41,516 shares of company stock valued at $5,915,206. Corporate insiders own 1.40% of the company’s stock.

Qualys Price Performance

QLYS opened at $155.06 on Friday. The business has a 50 day simple moving average of $140.93 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $134.80. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.95 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 60.57 and a beta of 0.61. Qualys, Inc. has a one year low of $106.48 and a one year high of $162.36.

Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYSGet Rating) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, August 8th. The software maker reported $0.89 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.80 by $0.09. The business had revenue of $119.89 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $117.52 million. Qualys had a return on equity of 24.17% and a net margin of 22.68%. Qualys’s quarterly revenue was up 20.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.53 EPS. As a group, sell-side analysts expect that Qualys, Inc. will post 2.46 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Analyst Ratings Changes

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on QLYS shares. Royal Bank of Canada upped their price objective on Qualys from $145.00 to $148.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 9th. Wolfe Research upped their price objective on Qualys from $145.00 to $147.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 10th. Wedbush cut their price objective on Qualys from $160.00 to $150.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, August 9th. StockNews.com cut Qualys from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 10th. Finally, Morgan Stanley increased their target price on Qualys from $113.00 to $123.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 9th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. According to data from MarketBeat, the stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $141.25.

About Qualys

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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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