Janus Henderson Group PLC grew its holdings in Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS) by 31.5% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 5,951 shares of the software maker’s stock after buying an additional 1,424 shares during the period. Janus Henderson Group PLC’s holdings in Qualys were worth $502,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
Other large investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Stevens Capital Management LP purchased a new position in shares of Qualys in the 2nd quarter worth $212,000. Atria Investments LLC purchased a new position in shares of Qualys during the 2nd quarter worth about $217,000. NewSquare Capital LLC purchased a new position in shares of Qualys during the 2nd quarter worth about $217,000. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC purchased a new position in shares of Qualys during the 2nd quarter worth about $218,000. Finally, Visionary Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Qualys during the 2nd quarter worth about $220,000. 82.15% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
QLYS has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Monness Crespi & Hardt raised shares of Qualys from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $94.00 price target for the company in a research note on Monday, June 11th. BidaskClub raised shares of Qualys from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 13th. First Analysis upgraded shares of Qualys from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and lifted their price objective for the company from $82.00 to $110.00 in a report on Thursday, June 14th. Needham & Company LLC lifted their price objective on shares of Qualys from $95.00 to $105.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, June 14th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lifted their price objective on shares of Qualys from $74.00 to $81.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Thursday, June 14th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $85.07.
Shares of Qualys stock opened at $77.60 on Tuesday. Qualys Inc has a 52-week low of $50.00 and a 52-week high of $98.30. The company has a market capitalization of $3.47 billion, a PE ratio of 89.96 and a beta of 1.13.
Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 31st. The software maker reported $0.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.34 by $0.05. Qualys had a net margin of 12.04% and a return on equity of 12.70%. The firm had revenue of $68.15 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $67.13 million. As a group, research analysts forecast that Qualys Inc will post 0.85 earnings per share for the current year.
Qualys Company Profile
Qualys, Inc engages in the provision of cloud security and compliance solutions. Its products enable organizations to identify security risks to information technology infrastructures; help protect information technology systems and applications from cyber attacks; and achieve compliance with internal policies and external regulations.
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