Analysts See $0.24 EPS for Qualys, Inc. (QLYS)

April 25, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.86 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.23, from 1.63 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 17 investors sold Qualys, Inc. shares while 47 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 66 raised stakes. 28.48 million shares or 5.40% more from 27.02 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Fiera Cap, a Quebec – Canada-based fund reported 133,928 shares. Us State Bank De reported 4,384 shares. Alps Inc invested in 9,659 shares or 0% of the stock. 52,611 are owned by Raymond James Associate. Bailard Inc owns 0.12% invested in Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) for 31,600 shares. Bamco New York accumulated 789,600 shares. Hanseatic Management owns 22 shares. Arrowstreet Cap Limited Partnership holds 0% of its portfolio in Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) for 16,471 shares. Meritage Mgmt stated it has 0.6% in Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS). Summit Creek Advisors Ltd Liability Company invested in 1.11% or 99,272 shares. Stanley stated it has 1.9% of its portfolio in Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS). Arizona State Retirement System accumulated 53,538 shares. Amalgamated Comml Bank holds 0.01% or 4,701 shares. Envestnet Asset Mgmt Incorporated stated it has 0% in Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS). State Of Tennessee Treasury Department invested in 0.01% or 24,642 shares.

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 11 selling transactions for $4.27 million activity. $149,169 worth of stock was sold by Deeba Amer on Thursday, March 1. Rogers Kristi Marie also sold $718,651 worth of Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) on Friday, February 16. Another trade for 28,000 shares valued at $1.89M was made by POSEY BRUCE K on Wednesday, February 14.

Analysts expect Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) to report $0.24 EPS on May, 1 after the close.They anticipate $0.32 EPS change or 57.14 % from last quarter’s $0.56 EPS. QLYS’s profit would be $9.27 million giving it 82.29 P/E if the $0.24 EPS is correct. After having $0.37 EPS previously, Qualys, Inc.’s analysts see -35.14 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 2.83% or $2.3 during the last trading session, reaching $79. About 333,330 shares traded or 3.24% up from the average. Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) has risen 101.10% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 89.55% the S&P500.

Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) Ratings Coverage

Among 11 analysts covering Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Qualys had 16 analyst reports since November 1, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, November 1, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Wells Fargo maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, November 1 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 1 by JP Morgan. The rating was maintained by Stephens on Tuesday, February 13 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 1 by Summit Redstone Partners. Imperial Capital maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $83 target in Thursday, February 22 report. The stock of Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) earned “Buy” rating by Needham on Wednesday, November 1. On Tuesday, March 6 the stock rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight” on Tuesday, February 13. JP Morgan maintained the shares of QLYS in report on Tuesday, February 13 with “Neutral” rating.

Qualys, Inc. provides cloud-based security and compliance solutions in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $3.05 billion. The firm offers Qualys Cloud Suite, which includes Vulnerability Management, Continuous Monitoring, Cloud Agent, AssetView, ThreatPROTECT, Policy Compliance, PCI Compliance, Security Assessment Questionnaire, Web Application Scanning, and Web Application Firewall. It has a 78.22 P/E ratio. The Company’s integrated suite of security and compliance solutions delivered on its Qualys Cloud Platform enables clients 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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