Reaffirmed: Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) “Equal-Weight” Rating Kept by Morgan Stanley; $81 Target in Place

June 14, 2018 - By reb123z

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Investors sentiment decreased to 1.4 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.46, from 1.86 in 2017Q4. It turned negative, as 12 investors sold Qualys, Inc. shares while 72 reduced holdings. 46 funds opened positions while 72 raised stakes. 29.28 million shares or 2.82% more from 28.48 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.

Northern Corporation has 0.01% invested in Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) for 429,750 shares. Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas reported 7,124 shares. Herald Investment Mngmt Limited, United Kingdom-based fund reported 87,250 shares. Virginia-based Virginia Retirement Sys Et Al has invested 0.01% in Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS). Principal Fin Grp has 0.02% invested in Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS). Retail Bank Of Montreal Can holds 0% or 18,738 shares. Arizona State Retirement Systems has 0.04% invested in Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS). Geode Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Company has 0.01% invested in Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS). Granahan Invest Ma stated it has 0.52% of its portfolio in Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS). Swiss Bancorporation reported 0% of its portfolio in Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS). Jane Street Group Limited Com has 0% invested in Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) for 6,713 shares. Great West Life Assurance Co Can owns 43,488 shares. Gotham Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 0.01% or 5,566 shares. Riverhead Ltd Co has invested 0.01% in Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS). Arrowstreet Cap Lp reported 128,685 shares.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 18 selling transactions for $8.85 million activity. Shares for $497,570 were sold by Rogers Kristi Marie. 4,982 shares were sold by Headley Todd P, worth $402,297. Shares for $156,880 were sold by Thakar Sumedh S on Friday, March 9. $1.89 million worth of Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) shares were sold by POSEY BRUCE K. The insider PACE PETER sold 30,000 shares worth $2.27 million.

Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) Rating Reaffirmed

New York: In analysts report made public on Thursday morning, Morgan Stanley reaffirmed their “Equal-Weight” rating on Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) shares. They now have a $81 TP on the company. Morgan Stanley’s target gives a potential downside of -13.60 % from the company’s previous stock close.

Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) Ratings Coverage

Among 10 analysts covering Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Qualys has $9500 highest and $62.0 lowest target. $76.80’s average target is -18.08% below currents $93.75 stock price. Qualys had 14 analyst reports since February 13, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Needham maintained it with “Buy” rating and $80.0 target in Thursday, February 15 report. On Wednesday, May 2 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight”. JP Morgan maintained the shares of QLYS in report on Tuesday, February 13 with “Neutral” rating. Northland Capital maintained Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) rating on Tuesday, February 13. Northland Capital has “Buy” rating and $70.0 target. On Monday, April 23 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. Morgan Stanley maintained Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) on Tuesday, February 13 with “Equal-Weight” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Hold” rating and $67.0 target in Tuesday, February 13 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo given on Tuesday, February 13. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Wednesday, May 2. Needham maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, March 6 report.

The stock increased 5.22% or $4.65 during the last trading session, reaching $93.75. About 898,515 shares traded or 183.10% up from the average. Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) has risen 74.91% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 62.34% the S&P500.

Analysts await Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $0.21 EPS, up 16.67 % or $0.03 from last year’s $0.18 per share. QLYS’s profit will be $8.18M for 111.61 P/E if the $0.21 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.22 actual EPS reported by Qualys, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.55 % negative EPS growth.

Qualys, Inc. provides cloud-based security and compliance solutions in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $3.65 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 92.82 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.

More notable recent Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) news were published by: which released: “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For June 14, 2018” on June 14, 2018, also with their article: “Qualys to Host Analysts & Investors Day and Qualys Security Conference in June” published on May 29, 2018, published: “31 Stocks Moving In Thursday’s Mid-Day Session” on June 14, 2018. More interesting news about Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) were released by: and their article: “Qualys (QLYS) Announces Non-Binding LOI to Acquire Second Front Systems” published on June 04, 2018 as well as‘s news article titled: “Market Trends Toward New Normal in ANSYS, Pearson, Qualys, HB Fuller, Cabot Microelectronics, and Zosano …” with publication date: May 31, 2018.

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