Qualys, Inc. (QLYS) VP Sells $500,000.00 in Stock

Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) VP Amer Deeba sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.00, for a total transaction of $500,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 67,221 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,361,050. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

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

  • 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 transaction 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 transaction of $90,040.00.
  • On Monday, July 3rd, Amer Deeba sold 2,000 shares of Qualys stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.21, for a total transaction of $80,420.00.

Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) traded down 1.26% on Tuesday, reaching $50.90. 197,021 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $45.31 and its 200 day moving average price is $40.72. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.91 billion, a PE ratio of 49.80 and a beta of 0.89. Qualys, Inc. has a 52-week low of $30.60 and a 52-week high of $51.95.

Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The software maker reported $0.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.08. Qualys had a net margin of 18.92% and a return on equity of 14.69%. The company had revenue of $55.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $54.87 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.20 earnings per share. Qualys’s quarterly revenue was up 14.3% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Qualys, Inc. will post $0.90 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Several equities research analysts have commented on the stock. Imperial Capital restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $50.00 price target (up previously from $46.00) on shares of Qualys in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “sector perform” rating and issued a $45.00 price target (up previously from $39.00) on shares of Qualys in a research note on Tuesday, May 23rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Qualys from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc assumed coverage on shares of Qualys in a research note on Wednesday, June 7th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $45.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Morgan Stanley restated an “overweight” rating and issued a $50.00 price target (up previously from $45.00) on shares of Qualys in a research note on Thursday, July 20th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $45.25.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in shares of Qualys by 7.3% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,610,674 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $147,317,000 after buying an additional 245,550 shares during the last quarter. Champlain Investment Partners LLC raised its stake in shares of Qualys by 32.7% during the first quarter. Champlain Investment Partners LLC now owns 2,304,060 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $87,324,000 after buying an additional 568,040 shares during the last quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC raised its stake in shares of Qualys by 2.6% during the second quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 2,264,080 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $92,374,000 after buying an additional 57,088 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Qualys by 2.9% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,589,636 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $64,857,000 after buying an additional 45,421 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Columbia Wanger Asset Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Qualys by 21.5% during the first quarter. Columbia Wanger Asset Management LLC now owns 1,558,789 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $59,078,000 after buying an additional 275,361 shares during the last quarter. 73.75% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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