Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) posted its earnings results on Monday. The software maker reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.28 by $0.04, Bloomberg Earnings reports. Qualys had a return on equity of 17.20% and a net margin of 17.52%. The firm had revenue of $62.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $61.96 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.23 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 20.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Qualys updated its Q1 guidance to $0.32-0.34 EPS and its FY18 guidance to $1.39-1.44 EPS.

Qualys (NASDAQ QLYS) opened at $67.30 on Wednesday. Qualys has a 1 year low of $33.75 and a 1 year high of $67.95. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,373.76, a price-to-earnings ratio of 47.42, a PEG ratio of 5.02 and a beta of 1.02.

In other news, VP Amer Deeba sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $58.40, for a total transaction of $116,800.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 66,644 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,892,009.60. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Donald R. Dixon sold 83,743 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $58.15, for a total value of $4,869,655.45. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 196,839 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $11,446,187.85. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 375,023 shares of company stock worth $22,284,431. 20.90% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Several analysts recently commented on the company. Wells Fargo & Co set a $62.00 target price on Qualys and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and issued a $67.00 target price on shares of Qualys in a research report on Tuesday. Northland Securities set a $70.00 price target on Qualys and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their price target on Qualys from $65.00 to $70.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada lifted their price target on Qualys to $65.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. Qualys currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $62.83.

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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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