954 Shares in Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) Acquired by Advisors Asset Management Inc.

Advisors Asset Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYSGet Rating) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 954 shares of the software maker’s stock, valued at approximately $120,000.

Other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. New York State Common Retirement Fund lifted its holdings in Qualys by 1.1% during the first quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 29,874 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $4,254,000 after buying an additional 323 shares during the period. Van Hulzen Asset Management LLC lifted its holdings in Qualys by 8.9% during the first quarter. Van Hulzen Asset Management LLC now owns 6,918 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $985,000 after buying an additional 567 shares during the period. Stephens Inc. AR lifted its holdings in Qualys by 12.5% during the first quarter. Stephens Inc. AR now owns 2,706 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $385,000 after buying an additional 301 shares during the period. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. lifted its holdings in Qualys by 11.2% during the first quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 10,671 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $1,521,000 after buying an additional 1,078 shares during the period. Finally, Russell Investments Group Ltd. lifted its holdings in shares of Qualys by 21.0% during the 1st quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 195,267 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $27,806,000 after purchasing an additional 33,885 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 90.60% of the company’s stock.

Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth

QLYS has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Wolfe Research boosted their target price on Qualys from $145.00 to $147.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 10th. Northland Securities boosted their target price on Qualys from $138.00 to $142.00 in a research note on Tuesday, August 9th. Canaccord Genuity Group dropped their target price on Qualys from $180.00 to $162.00 in a research note on Thursday, November 3rd. Wedbush dropped their target price on Qualys from $150.00 to $140.00 in a research note on Thursday, November 3rd. Finally, Morgan Stanley dropped their target price on Qualys from $123.00 to $118.00 and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, November 4th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, the stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $148.67.

Insider Activity

In other news, CEO Sumedh S. Thakar sold 5,576 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $155.92, for a total value of $869,409.92. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 149,660 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $23,334,987.20. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. In related news, CRO Allan Peters sold 553 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $155.95, for a total value of $86,240.35. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive now owns 23,506 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,665,760.70. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CEO Sumedh S. Thakar sold 5,576 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $155.92, for a total value of $869,409.92. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 149,660 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $23,334,987.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 17,281 shares of company stock valued at $2,370,449 in the last quarter. 1.40% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Qualys Stock Performance

Qualys stock opened at $123.21 on Wednesday. The company has a market cap of $4.68 billion, a PE ratio of 47.94 and a beta of 0.62. The business’s 50-day simple moving average is $134.69 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $133.88. Qualys, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $107.69 and a fifty-two week high of $162.36.

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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