Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) Shares Sold by Epoch Investment Partners Inc.

Epoch Investment Partners Inc. lessened its position in Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYSFree Report) by 9.7% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 39,449 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 4,259 shares during the period. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. owned approximately 0.11% of Qualys worth $7,743,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Invesco Ltd. lifted its stake in shares of Qualys by 46.9% in the 3rd quarter. Invesco Ltd. now owns 250,661 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $38,238,000 after acquiring an additional 80,079 shares during the period. Dorsey Wright & Associates purchased a new position in shares of Qualys in the 4th quarter valued at about $4,455,000. Intrust Bank NA increased its holdings in shares of Qualys by 1.4% in the 4th quarter. Intrust Bank NA now owns 4,984 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $978,000 after purchasing an additional 69 shares in the last quarter. NewSquare Capital LLC purchased a new position in shares of Qualys in the 4th quarter valued at about $3,731,000. Finally, Principal Financial Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Qualys by 3.1% in the 4th quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 151,120 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $29,662,000 after purchasing an additional 4,532 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 99.31% of the company’s stock.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on QLYS shares. StockNews.com upgraded shares of Qualys from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, May 17th. Truist Financial cut their price target on shares of Qualys from $175.00 to $165.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, May 8th. TD Cowen initiated coverage on shares of Qualys in a report on Tuesday, March 26th. They issued a “market perform” rating and a $170.00 price target for the company. Scotiabank initiated coverage on shares of Qualys in a report on Friday, April 26th. They set a “sector perform” rating and a $172.00 target price for the company. Finally, Needham & Company LLC restated a “hold” rating on shares of Qualys in a report on Monday, May 13th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. According to MarketBeat.com, the stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $162.23.

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Qualys Trading Up 0.7 %

Shares of NASDAQ QLYS traded up $0.90 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $136.02. 461,093 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 392,704. The company has a market capitalization of $5.02 billion, a P/E ratio of 31.49 and a beta of 0.47. Qualys, Inc. has a 52-week low of $122.53 and a 52-week high of $206.35. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $156.11 and a 200-day moving average price of $172.63.

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

Insider Buying and Selling

In related news, CFO Joo Mi Kim sold 616 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $135.56, for a total value of $83,504.96. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 92,580 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $12,550,144.80. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. In other Qualys news, CFO Joo Mi Kim sold 616 shares of Qualys stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $135.56, for a total transaction of $83,504.96. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 92,580 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $12,550,144.80. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, insider Bruce K. Posey sold 1,430 shares of Qualys stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $164.91, for a total transaction of $235,821.30. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 63,057 shares in the company, valued at $10,398,729.87. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 24,813 shares of company stock valued at $3,826,294. Insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

Qualys 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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