Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) Experiences Lighter than Average Trading Volume

Cornelia Mascio
Ottobre 24, 2017

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Kaman's analysts are positive. The firm has "Hold" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, October 18. On Friday, July 22 the stock rating was reinitiated by Summit Redstone Partners with "Hold". Piper Jaffray maintained Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) rating on Monday, September 11. Piper Jaffray has "Buy" rating and $14.0 target. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Qualys from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. RBC Capital Markets maintained Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS) rating on Tuesday, February 9. Barclays Capital has "Equalweight" rating and $14 target. The stock of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) has "Market Perform" rating given on Monday, December 12 by CJS Securities. The stock of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) earned "Buy" rating by Seaport Global on Tuesday, August 9.

Analysts expect Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS) to report $0.13 EPS on November, 2.They anticipate $0.00 EPS change or 0.00% from last quarter's $0.13 EPS. QLYS's profit will be $4.88 million for 98.46 P/E if the $0.13 EPS becomes a reality. They expect $0.13 EPS, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year's $0.13 per share. The stock last traded at $51.20 a bit lower than the 50 day moving average of $51.39 and quite a bit higher than the 200 day moving average of $44.01. It is down 52.35% since October 23, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 35.65% the S&P500.

Among 21 analysts covering Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Qualys had 47 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS) rating on Thursday, August 3. The rating was initiated by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, February 9 with "Outperform". The company was upgraded on Friday, November 4 by JP Morgan. Stephens upgraded the stock to "Overweight" rating in Tuesday, March 21 report. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, September 13 by Wunderlich. Morgan Stanley downgraded the shares of QLYS in report on Tuesday, October 10 to "Equal-Weight" rating. On Tuesday, February 9 the stock rating was downgraded by DA Davidson to "Neutral". 314,852 were reported by Wells Fargo Mn. Finally, Northland Securities set a $48.00 target price on shares of Qualys and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research report on Saturday, July 22nd.

Qualys, Inc is a provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions. The stock has a market cap of $1.11 billion, a P/E ratio of 62.40 and a beta of 0.99. The Company's solutions enable organizations to identify security risks to their information technology infrastructures, help protect their IT systems and applications from cyber-attacks. It has a 49.82 P/E ratio. 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.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.44 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.18, from 1.26 in 2017Q1.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in QLYS. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System controls 12,800 shares with a value of $663,000. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa has invested 0% of its portfolio in Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS). 1,997 are owned by Riverhead Capital Mngmt Ltd Llc. As of the last earnings report the EPS was $1.02 and is projected to be $0.90 for the current year with 37,521,000 shares now outstanding. Profund Advisors Ltd Llc holds 5,756 shares. Tiverton Asset Ltd Liability accumulated 51,260 shares.

Qualys, Inc. shares had a trading volume of 15K on Friday. Ranger Invest Mgmt L P holds 2.12% or 730,360 shares in its portfolio. Hussman Strategic Advsr has 25,000 shares for 0.23% of their portfolio.

News headlines about Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 60,293 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,282,692.98. Clearbridge Investments LLC now owns 1,115,016 shares of the software maker's stock worth $42,259,000 after buying an additional 16,913 shares in the last quarter. Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS) has risen 52.35% since October 23, 2016 and is uptrending.

Since April 28, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $1.08 million activity. $75,675 worth of Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS) shares were sold by Thakar Sumedh S. Goldman Sachs Grp invested in 0% or 26,707 shares. Its down 0.28, from 1.11 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 7 investors sold TransMontaigne Partners L.P. shares while 10 reduced holdings. 76 funds opened positions while 292 raised stakes. Trust Of Virginia Va, a Virginia-based fund reported 313,925 shares. Umb Commercial Bank N A Mo accumulated 73,510 shares. Following the sale, the insider now owns 53,619 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,781,759.37. 31,596 are held by Reik & Co Ltd Liability Co. Blackrock stated it has 3.61M shares. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC raised its stake in shares of Qualys by 0.4% in the second quarter. DA Davidson's price target indicates a potential upside of 37.82% from the company's previous close. Financial Counselors has invested 0.32% of its portfolio in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F). State Bank Of Ny Mellon holds 0% or 367,347 shares. Ahl Prtnrs Llp has 66,381 shares. Price T Rowe Inc Md accumulated 5,099 shares. Qualys Inc Com now has $1.92 billion valuation. The Company's brands include KAflex, KAron and K-MAX. The Firm operates through the Crane business segment.

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