Qualys Inc (QLYS) VP Amer Deeba Sells 2,000 Shares

Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS) VP Amer Deeba sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, April 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $37.39, for a total value of $74,780.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 59,838 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,237,342.82. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

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

  • On Wednesday, March 1st, Amer Deeba sold 2,000 shares of Qualys stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.36, for a total value of $70,720.00.
  • On Wednesday, February 1st, Amer Deeba sold 2,000 shares of Qualys stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.03, for a total value of $72,060.00.
  • On Friday, January 6th, Amer Deeba sold 2,000 shares of Qualys stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.25, for a total value of $66,500.00.

Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS) traded up 1.09% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $36.24. 94,951 shares of the company were exchanged. The company’s 50-day moving average is $35.78 and its 200 day moving average is $35.29. The company has a market capitalization of $1.32 billion, a P/E ratio of 72.48 and a beta of 0.99. Qualys Inc has a 12-month low of $24.14 and a 12-month high of $39.67.

Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 8th. The software maker reported $0.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.05. The company earned $52.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $52.63 million. Qualys had a net margin of 9.71% and a return on equity of 8.40%. Qualys’s quarterly revenue was up 17.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.21 EPS. Analysts expect that Qualys Inc will post $0.85 EPS for the current year.

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QLYS has been the topic of several research reports. First Analysis downgraded Qualys from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and reduced their price objective for the stock from $42.00 to $37.00 in a report on Thursday, February 9th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Qualys in a report on Tuesday, February 21st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Qualys from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 17th. Stifel Nicolaus dropped their target price on shares of Qualys from $40.00 to $38.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, February 9th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co initiated coverage on shares of Qualys in a research report on Wednesday, January 11th. They set a “market perform” rating for the company. Nine analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $37.67.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan raised its position in shares of Qualys by 1.7% in the third quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 5,420 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $207,000 after buying an additional 90 shares during the last quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Qualys by 1.3% in the fourth quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 9,973 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $316,000 after buying an additional 127 shares during the last quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue raised its position in shares of Qualys by 4.8% in the first quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 3,250 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $123,000 after buying an additional 150 shares during the last quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System raised its position in shares of Qualys by 3.4% in the first quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 12,000 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $455,000 after buying an additional 400 shares during the last quarter. Finally, New York State Teachers Retirement System raised its position in shares of Qualys by 4.6% in the fourth quarter. New York State Teachers Retirement System now owns 11,256 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $356,000 after buying an additional 500 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 74.32% of the company’s stock.

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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