Qualys, Inc. (QLYS)’s Trend Up, Especially After Today’s Record High Milestone

February 15, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

Investors sentiment increased to 1.63 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.19, from 1.44 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 15 investors sold Qualys, Inc. shares while 42 reduced holdings. 32 funds opened positions while 61 raised stakes. 27.02 million shares or 3.61% more from 26.08 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Vanguard Group Inc holds 0% or 1.70M shares in its portfolio. Voya Inv Mgmt Lc has 0% invested in Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) for 14,101 shares. Moreover, Retail Bank Of Nova Scotia has 0% invested in Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) for 6,280 shares. Piedmont Investment Advisors Lc has 0.01% invested in Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS). Wells Fargo And Mn accumulated 172,996 shares. Savings Bank Of Ny Mellon has 0.01% invested in Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS). Ranger Inv Mngmt Lp holds 788,944 shares. Wasatch Advisors Incorporated owns 42,506 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Pinebridge Investments Limited Partnership holds 0% of its portfolio in Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) for 3,912 shares. Ameriprise Fincl holds 0.01% or 283,122 shares in its portfolio. 1,954 were reported by Advisors Asset Mgmt. Geode Cap Management Ltd Liability holds 0.01% or 278,284 shares in its portfolio. Natixis reported 15,073 shares. Raymond James Fin Svcs Advsrs Inc owns 4,221 shares. Georgia-based Synovus Finance has invested 0.01% in Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS).

Since August 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 insider sales for $2.48 million activity. 2,000 shares were sold by Deeba Amer, worth $95,710. On Monday, December 11 the insider Thakar Sumedh S sold $117,685.

The stock of Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) reached all time high today, Feb, 15 and still has $78.37 target or 9.00 % above today’s $71.90 share price. This indicates more upside for the $2.73 billion company. This technical setup was reported by Barchart.com. If the $78.37 PT is reached, the company will be worth $245.34 million more.
Trading stocks at an all time highs is usually a winning strategy. An all time high points to a stock which has the most positive fundamentals ever. Even thought the pullback rate is high, if correct risk management is utilized, investors can trade very well such events.

The stock increased 5.81% or $3.95 during the last trading session, reaching $71.9. About 197,394 shares traded. Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) has risen 52.35% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 35.65% the S&P500.

Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) Ratings Coverage

Among 22 analysts covering Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. Qualys had 61 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, March 21 by Stephens. The stock of Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, September 10 by BTIG Research. The stock has “Underweight” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, December 10. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Tuesday, October 10 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) earned “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, February 13. On Friday, October 16 the stock rating was initiated by DA Davidson with “Buy”. The company was initiated on Monday, October 23 by Needham. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Thursday, October 8 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Hold” rating by Wunderlich on Monday, March 7. The company was reinitiated on Friday, July 22 by Summit Redstone Partners.

More important recent Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Qualys to Speak at Upcoming Investor Conferences” on February 13, 2018, also Nasdaq.com published article titled: “Earnings Reaction History: Qualys Inc, 37.5% Follow-Through Indicator, 9.5 …”, Prnewswire.com published: “Qualys Announces Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2017 Financial Results” on February 12, 2018. More interesting news about Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) was released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Bill Solms Joins Qualys as Vice President and General Manager, US Federal Division” with publication date: February 12, 2018.

Qualys, Inc. provides cloud-based security and compliance solutions in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $2.73 billion. The firm offers Qualys Cloud Suite, which includes Vulnerability Management, Continuous Monitoring, Cloud Agent, AssetView, ThreatPROTECT, Policy Compliance, PCI Compliance, Security Assessment Questionnaire, Web Application Scanning, and Web Application Firewall. It has a 65.25 P/E ratio. The Company’s integrated suite of security and compliance solutions delivered on its Qualys Cloud Platform enables clients to identify their IT assets, collect and analyze IT security data, discover and prioritize vulnerabilities, recommend remediation actions, and verify the implementation of such actions.

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