Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS) CFO Melissa B. Fisher sold 450 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $85.04, for a total transaction of $38,268.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 185,818 shares in the company, valued at approximately $15,801,962.72. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.
QLYS traded up $1.62 on Tuesday, hitting $88.30. 217,000 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 351,399. The firm has a market cap of $3.32 billion, a PE ratio of 74.20 and a beta of 1.38. Qualys Inc has a twelve month low of $65.93 and a twelve month high of $97.12. The stock has a fifty day moving average of $80.47 and a two-hundred day moving average of $84.07.
Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 30th. The software maker reported $0.66 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.53 by $0.13. The firm had revenue of $82.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $82.37 million. Qualys had a net margin of 20.27% and a return on equity of 18.15%. Qualys’s quarterly revenue was up 15.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.49 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts expect that Qualys Inc will post 1.58 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on QLYS shares. SunTrust Banks started coverage on shares of Qualys in a research note on Wednesday, October 2nd. They issued a “hold” rating and a $85.00 target price on the stock. Rosenblatt Securities restated a “hold” rating and issued a $85.00 target price on shares of Qualys in a research note on Thursday, October 31st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Qualys from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $97.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, November 6th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Qualys from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 28th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $105.00 target price on shares of Qualys in a research note on Thursday, October 31st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $94.56.
Qualys, Inc provides cloud-based security and compliance solutions in the United States and internationally. The company offers Qualys Cloud Apps, which includes Asset Inventory, CMDB Sync, Vulnerability Management, Continuous Monitoring, Cloud Agent, Threat Protection, Security Configuration Assessment, Indication of Compromise, Policy Compliance, PCI Compliance, Security Assessment Questionnaire, File Integrity Monitoring, Web Application Scanning, and Web Application Firewall.
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