Qualys Inc (QLYS) CFO Melissa B. Fisher Sells 1,500 Shares

Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS) CFO Melissa B. Fisher sold 1,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $86.84, for a total transaction of $130,260.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 121,330 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $10,536,297.20. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

QLYS traded up $2.00 during trading on Friday, reaching $91.05. 307,400 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 324,622. The company has a market cap of $3.57 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 101.17, a PEG ratio of 13.30 and a beta of 0.91. Qualys Inc has a twelve month low of $45.15 and a twelve month high of $98.30.

Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, July 31st. The software maker reported $0.39 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $68.15 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $67.13 million. Qualys had a net margin of 12.04% and a return on equity of 12.70%. analysts predict that Qualys Inc will post 0.86 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on QLYS shares. Stifel Nicolaus increased their target price on shares of Qualys from $75.00 to $90.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 15th. Morgan Stanley raised their price objective on shares of Qualys from $74.00 to $81.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 14th. Needham & Company LLC raised their price objective on shares of Qualys from $95.00 to $105.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 14th. Imperial Capital raised their price objective on shares of Qualys from $83.00 to $85.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 3rd. Finally, Monness Crespi & Hardt raised shares of Qualys from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $94.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday, June 11th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $84.93.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in QLYS. Congress Asset Management Co. MA acquired a new position in shares of Qualys in the second quarter valued at $70,892,000. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in shares of Qualys by 11.3% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,625,019 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $389,891,000 after acquiring an additional 468,437 shares during the period. Legal & General Group Plc boosted its position in shares of Qualys by 413.6% in the first quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 328,559 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $23,867,000 after acquiring an additional 264,587 shares during the period. Redwood Investments LLC bought a new stake in shares of Qualys in the first quarter valued at about $9,946,000. Finally, First Trust Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Qualys by 52.4% in the second quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 310,684 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $26,191,000 after acquiring an additional 106,767 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 82.13% of the company’s stock.

Qualys Company Profile

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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