3,472 Shares in Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) Purchased by Seven Eight Capital LP

Seven Eight Capital LP bought a new position in Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYSFree Report) during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm bought 3,472 shares of the software maker’s stock, valued at approximately $681,000.

Other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. McGlone Suttner Wealth Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Qualys in the fourth quarter worth about $30,000. Blue Trust Inc. grew its stake in shares of Qualys by 218.2% in the fourth quarter. Blue Trust Inc. now owns 210 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $41,000 after purchasing an additional 144 shares during the last quarter. Signaturefd LLC grew its stake in shares of Qualys by 24.9% in the fourth quarter. Signaturefd LLC now owns 291 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $57,000 after purchasing an additional 58 shares during the last quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC boosted its position in Qualys by 67.5% during the 4th quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 350 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $69,000 after acquiring an additional 141 shares in the last quarter. Finally, GAMMA Investing LLC bought a new stake in Qualys during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $86,000. 99.31% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Qualys Price Performance

Shares of QLYS stock opened at $136.66 on Tuesday. Qualys, Inc. has a 1 year low of $122.53 and a 1 year high of $206.35. The firm has a fifty day moving average price of $155.49 and a 200-day moving average price of $172.22. The company has a market cap of $5.05 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.63 and a beta of 0.47.

Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYSGet Free Report) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 7th. The software maker reported $1.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.88 by $0.17. Qualys had a net margin of 28.48% and a return on equity of 47.28%. The firm had revenue of $145.81 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $145.67 million. Equities research analysts expect that Qualys, Inc. will post 3.41 EPS for the current year.

Insider Buying and Selling at Qualys

In other Qualys news, insider Bruce K. Posey sold 1,430 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $164.91, for a total transaction of $235,821.30. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 63,057 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $10,398,729.87. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. In related news, CEO Sumedh S. Thakar sold 4,120 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $167.62, for a total value of $690,594.40. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 194,481 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $32,598,905.22. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Bruce K. Posey sold 1,430 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $164.91, for a total transaction of $235,821.30. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 63,057 shares in the company, valued at $10,398,729.87. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 24,813 shares of company stock valued at $3,826,294 in the last 90 days. Insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

Several research firms have weighed in on QLYS. StockNews.com raised Qualys from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, May 17th. Robert W. Baird cut their price objective on Qualys from $175.00 to $170.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, May 8th. Scotiabank began coverage on Qualys in a research report on Friday, April 26th. They set a “sector perform” rating and a $172.00 price objective on the stock. TD Cowen began coverage on Qualys in a research report on Tuesday, March 26th. They set a “market perform” rating and a $170.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Truist Financial cut their price objective on Qualys from $175.00 to $165.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, May 8th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. According to data from MarketBeat.com, the stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $162.23.

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Qualys Company Profile

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Qualys, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides cloud-based platform delivering information technology (IT), security, and compliance solutions in the United States and internationally. It offers Qualys Cloud Apps, which include Cybersecurity Asset Management and External Attack Surface Management; Vulnerability Management, Detection and Response; Web Application Scanning; Patch Management; Custom Assessment and Remediation; Multi-Vector Endpoint Detection and Response; Context Extended Detection and Response; Policy Compliance; File Integrity Monitoring; and Qualys TotalCloud, as well as Cloud Workload Protection, Cloud Detection and Response, Cloud Security Posture Management, Infrastructure as Code, and Container Security.

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