Altshuler Shaham Ltd increased its holdings in Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) by 67.2% during the third quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 453 shares of the software maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 182 shares during the quarter. Altshuler Shaham Ltd’s holdings in Qualys were worth $44,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the company. Creative Financial Designs Inc. ADV acquired a new stake in shares of Qualys in the 2nd quarter worth about $43,000. FinTrust Capital Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Qualys in the 2nd quarter worth about $48,000. Point72 Hong Kong Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of Qualys in the 2nd quarter worth about $108,000. Stephens Inc. AR raised its holdings in shares of Qualys by 253.2% in the 2nd quarter. Stephens Inc. AR now owns 1,063 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $111,000 after acquiring an additional 762 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Signaturefd LLC raised its holdings in shares of Qualys by 2,234.0% in the 3rd quarter. Signaturefd LLC now owns 1,097 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $108,000 after acquiring an additional 1,050 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 90.75% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Qualys from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 13th. Rosenblatt Securities increased their price objective on shares of Qualys from $125.00 to $130.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 11th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Qualys from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, November 2nd. Loop Capital began coverage on shares of Qualys in a research note on Tuesday, September 8th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $140.00 price objective for the company. Finally, The Goldman Sachs Group lowered shares of Qualys from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and decreased their price objective for the company from $116.00 to $99.00 in a research note on Thursday, October 22nd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $111.85.

In related news, VP Bruce K. Posey sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $98.89, for a total value of $98,890.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 71,018 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,022,970.02. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, VP Bruce K. Posey sold 1,124 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, October 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $99.39, for a total transaction of $111,714.36. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 69,552 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $6,912,773.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 166,416 shares of company stock valued at $15,347,692. 16.20% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Shares of QLYS stock opened at $91.33 on Friday. The company has a 50 day moving average of $95.41 and a 200-day moving average of $103.79. Qualys, Inc. has a 12-month low of $63.37 and a 12-month high of $125.22. The firm has a market cap of $3.56 billion, a P/E ratio of 44.12 and a beta of 0.85.

Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 4th. The software maker reported $0.77 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.28. Qualys had a net margin of 24.78% and a return on equity of 20.93%. The company had revenue of $93.07 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $91.97 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.65 EPS. Qualys’s quarterly revenue was up 12.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts anticipate that Qualys, Inc. will post 1.9 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

About Qualys

Qualys, Inc provides cloud-based platform that delivers information technology (IT), security, and compliance solutions in the United States and internationally. The company offers Qualys Cloud Apps, which includes Asset Inventory, CMDB Sync, Vulnerability Management, Continuous Monitoring, Patch Management, Threat Protection, Security Configuration Assessment, Indication of Compromise, Policy Compliance, PCI Compliance, Security Assessment Questionnaire, File Integrity Monitoring, Web Application Scanning, and Web Application Firewall, as well as Cloud Inventory, Cloud Security Assessment, and Container Security.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS)

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