NASDAQ:QLYS - Qualys Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$83.24 -0.74 (-0.88 %)
(As of 02/20/2019 12:50 PM ET)
Previous Close$83.98
Today's Range$83.24 - $85.13
52-Week Range$65.93 - $98.30
Volume8,535 shs
Average Volume552,630 shs
Market Capitalization$3.28 billion
P/E Ratio70.49
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.55
Qualys, Inc. provides cloud-based 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, Cloud Agent, 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. Its integrated suite of security and compliance solutions delivered on its Qualys Cloud Platform enables customers to identify IT assets, collect and analyze IT security data, discover and prioritize vulnerabilities, recommend remediation actions, and verify the implementation of such actions. The company also provides core services, including asset tagging and management, reporting and dashboards, questionnaires and collaboration, remediation and workflow, big data correlation and analytics engine, and alerts and notifications, which enable integrated workflows, management and real-time analysis, and reporting across IT security and compliance solutions. The company markets and sells its IT security and compliance solutions to customers directly through its sales teams, as well as indirectly through its network of channel partners, such as security consulting organizations, managed service providers and resellers, and consulting firms. It serves enterprises, government entities, and small and medium-sized businesses in various industries, including education, financial services, government, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, media, retail, technology, and utilities. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Foster City, California.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Prepackaged software
Sub-IndustrySystems Software
SectorComputer and Technology
Current SymbolNASDAQ:QLYS
CUSIP74758T30
Phone650-801-6100

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$278.89 million
Cash Flow$2.0273 per share
Book Value$9.09 per share

Profitability

Net Income$57.30 million

Miscellaneous

Employees869
Market Cap$3.28 billion
OptionableOptionable

Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Qualys' stock symbol?

Qualys trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "QLYS."

How will Qualys' stock buyback program work?

Qualys declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback program on Thursday, February 15th 2018, which authorizes the company to repurchase $100,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are usually an indication that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Qualys' earnings last quarter?

Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February, 12th. The software maker reported $0.51 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.26. The software maker had revenue of $74.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $74.14 million. Qualys had a net margin of 20.55% and a return on equity of 14.35%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 18.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.32 earnings per share. View Qualys' Earnings History.

When is Qualys' next earnings date?

Qualys is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May 7th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Qualys.

What guidance has Qualys issued on next quarter's earnings?

Qualys updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Tuesday, February, 12th. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.84-1.89 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.86. The company issued revenue guidance of $320.0-323.0 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $330.70 million.Qualys also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $1.84-1.89 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for QLYS?

14 brokerages have issued 1 year target prices for Qualys' shares. Their forecasts range from $76.00 to $112.00. On average, they anticipate Qualys' share price to reach $90.7857 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 9.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Qualys.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Qualys?

14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Qualys in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 5 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Qualys.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Qualys stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Qualys stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Qualys, Inc. is a provider of cloud security and compliance solutions that enable organizations to identify security risks to their information technology infrastructures help protect their IT systems and applications from cyber-attacks. The Company's solutions are provided through its QualysGuard Cloud Platform. It offers products for vulnerability management, policy compliance, web application scanning, malware detection, and associated security products. Qualys, Inc. is headquartered in Redwood City, California. " (2/16/2019)
  • 2. Robert W. Baird analysts commented, "We maintain our Neutral rating and raise our price target to $86. Qualys reported generally in-line 4Q18 results supported by continued positive contribution from the cloud agent albeit at a lower rate and in-line contribution from new products. We see the ease of use, frictionless management and low cost of consuming incremental applications from the Qualys Platform as driving greater strategic value over time. While positive on the fundamentals, we await evidence of more material success with new products." (2/13/2019)

Has Qualys been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about QLYS stock has been trending somewhat negative on Wednesday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Qualys earned a media sentiment score of -1.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the software maker a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future.

Who are some of Qualys' key competitors?

Who are Qualys' key executives?

Qualys' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Philippe F. Courtot, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 74)
  • Ms. Melissa B. Fisher, Chief Accounting Officer (Age 46)
  • Mr. Bruce K. Posey, VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 67)
  • Mr. Sumedh S. Thakar, Chief Product Officer (Age 43)
  • Mr. Nicolas Chaillan, Federal Chief Technology Officer (Age 35)

Who are Qualys' major shareholders?

Qualys' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (12.65%), Congress Asset Management Co. MA (2.30%), ETF Managers Group LLC (1.71%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.63%), Ranger Investment Management L.P. (1.33%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.20%). Company insiders that own Qualys stock include Amer Deeba, Bruce K Posey, Donald R Dixon, Jeffrey P Hank, Kristi Marie Rogers, Melissa B Fisher, Peter Pace, Philippe F Courtot, Sumedh S Thakar and Todd P Headley. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Qualys.

Which institutional investors are selling Qualys stock?

QLYS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including ETF Managers Group LLC, Legal & General Group Plc, Raymond James & Associates, First Trust Advisors LP, Prudential Financial Inc., Kiwi Wealth Investments Limited Partnership, Fiera Capital Corp and MetLife Investment Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have sold Qualys company stock in the last year include Amer Deeba, Bruce K Posey, Jeffrey P Hank, Melissa B Fisher, Peter Pace, Philippe F Courtot, Sumedh S Thakar and Todd P Headley. View Insider Buying and Selling for Qualys.

Which institutional investors are buying Qualys stock?

QLYS stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including American Capital Management Inc., BlackRock Inc., Gotham Asset Management LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Ranger Investment Management L.P., Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc., Geode Capital Management LLC and ClariVest Asset Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Qualys.

How do I buy shares of Qualys?

Shares of QLYS can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Qualys' stock price today?

One share of QLYS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $83.24.

How big of a company is Qualys?

Qualys has a market capitalization of $3.28 billion and generates $278.89 million in revenue each year. The software maker earns $57.30 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.19 on an earnings per share basis. Qualys employs 869 workers across the globe.

What is Qualys' official website?

The official website for Qualys is http://www.qualys.com.

How can I contact Qualys?

Qualys' mailing address is 919 E. HILLSDALE BOULEVARD, FOSTER CITY CA, 94404. The software maker can be reached via phone at 650-801-6100 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Qualys (NASDAQ QLYS)

Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  391 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  413 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  804
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This page was last updated on 2/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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