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

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$72.09 -0.06 (-0.08 %)
(As of 11/13/2018 03:30 PM ET)
Previous Close$72.15
Today's Range$71.78 - $74.3650
52-Week Range$55.05 - $98.30
Volume150,444 shs
Average Volume378,767 shs
Market Capitalization$2.93 billion
P/E Ratio80.10
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.42
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

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Prepackaged software
Sub-IndustrySystems Software
SectorComputer and Technology
Current SymbolNASDAQ:QLYS
Previous Symbol
CUSIP74758T30
Phone650-801-6100

Debt

Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio2.19
Quick Ratio2.19

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio80.10
Forward P/E Ratio67.37
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$230.83 million
Price / Sales12.30
Cash Flow$1.4876 per share
Price / Cash48.46
Book Value$9.06 per share
Price / Book7.96

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.90
Net Income$40.44 million
Net Margins17.10%
Return on Equity14.18%
Return on Assets9.09%

Miscellaneous

Employees869
Outstanding Shares39,380,000
Market Cap$2.93 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 has authorized a stock buyback plan on Thursday, February 15th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback $100,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are typically a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Qualys' earnings last quarter?

Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October, 30th. The software maker reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.11. The software maker earned $71.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $71.22 million. Qualys had a return on equity of 14.18% and a net margin of 17.10%. The business's revenue was up 20.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.31 EPS. View Qualys' Earnings History.

When is Qualys' next earnings date?

Qualys is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, February 11th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Qualys.

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

Qualys updated its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday, October, 30th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.39-$0.41 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.37. The company issued revenue guidance of $73.7-$74.5 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $74.62 million.

What price target have analysts set for QLYS?

13 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Qualys' shares. Their predictions range from $62.00 to $112.00. On average, they expect Qualys' share price to reach $86.9231 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 19.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Qualys.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Qualys?

13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Qualys in the last year. There are currently 6 hold ratings and 7 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. " (11/7/2018)
  • 2. Robert W. Baird analysts commented, "We maintain our Neutral rating and $80 price target. Qualys reported solid 3Q18 results supported by strong traction with the cloud agent and an uptick in 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. We are positive on the fundamentals but view the stock as fairly valued at current levels." (10/31/2018)

Has Qualys been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about QLYS stock have been trending positive this week, according to InfoTrie. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Qualys earned a media sentiment score of 2.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news articles about the software maker a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term.

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 73)
  • Ms. Melissa B. Fisher, Chief Accounting Officer (Age 45)
  • Mr. Bruce K. Posey, VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 66)
  • Mr. Sumedh S. Thakar, Chief Product Officer (Age 42)
  • Mr. Nicolas Chaillan, Federal Chief Technology Officer (Age 34)

Who are Qualys' major shareholders?

Qualys' stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (12.39%), Congress Asset Management Co. MA (2.26%), Pictet Asset Management Ltd. (1.57%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.47%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.00%) and First Trust Advisors LP (0.84%). 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 Prudential Financial Inc., DE Burlo Group Inc., Pictet Asset Management Ltd., JPMorgan Chase & Co., WINTON GROUP Ltd, PNC Financial Services Group Inc., United Services Automobile Association and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. Company insiders that have sold Qualys company stock in the last year 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 Insider Buying and Selling for Qualys.

Which institutional investors are buying Qualys stock?

QLYS stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Allianz Asset Management GmbH, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Congress Asset Management Co. MA, First Trust Advisors LP, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. and HWG Holdings LP. 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 $72.86.

How big of a company is Qualys?

Qualys has a market capitalization of $2.93 billion and generates $230.83 million in revenue each year. The software maker earns $40.44 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.90 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:  368 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  387 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  755
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This page was last updated on 11/13/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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