Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS) shares purchased by AE Wealth Management LLC


AE Wealth Management LLC increased its stake in Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS – Get Rating) by 9.8% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor held 2,155 shares of the software maker after purchasing an additional 193 shares during the period. AE Wealth Management LLC’s holdings in Qualys were worth $307,000 when it last filed with the SEC.

A number of other institutional investors also bought and sold shares of QLYS. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. increased its position in Qualys shares by 12.4% during the third quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 42,518 shares of the software maker worth $4,732,000 after buying an additional 4,692 shares last quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System increased its position in Qualys shares by 1.2% during the fourth quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 8,600 shares of the software maker worth $1,180,000 after buying 100 more shares last quarter. Lattice Capital Management LLC acquired a new equity stake in Qualys during the fourth quarter worth approximately $220,000. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC increased its position in Qualys shares by 14.0% during the fourth quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 5,045 shares of the software maker worth $692,000 after buying 618 additional shares last quarter. Finally, Tandem Investment Advisors Inc. acquired a new equity stake in Qualys during the fourth quarter worth approximately $1,749,000. Institutional investors hold 99.29% of the company’s shares.

In other news, Director Jeffrey P. Hank sold 1,001 shares of the company in a trade that took place on Thursday, June 9. The stock was sold at an average price of $131.04, for a total transaction of $131,171.04. Following the sale, the director now owns 12,059 shares of the company, valued at approximately $1,580,211.36. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available via this hyperlink. Additionally, insider Bruce K. Posey sold 9,500 shares of the company in a trade that took place on Wednesday, April 20. The stock was sold at an average price of $146.64, for a total value of $1,393,080.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 69,386 shares of the company, valued at approximately $10,174,763.04. The disclosure of this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 71,038 shares of the company worth $9,304,167 in the past ninety days. 15.60% of the shares are held by insiders.

Shares of QLYS opened at $130.21 on Tuesday. Qualys, Inc. has a 12-month low of $97.01 and a 12-month high of $150.10. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $126.55 and its two-hundred-day moving average is $129.85. The company has a market capitalization of $5.06 billion, a PE ratio of 53.81 and a beta of 0.75.

Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS – Get Rating) last reported quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 4. The software maker reported earnings per share of $0.64 for the quarter, beating consensus analyst estimates of $0.53 from $0.11. Qualys has a return on equity of 22.91% and a net margin of 22.47%. The company posted revenue of $113.40 million for the quarter, versus analyst estimates of $112.98 million. During the same quarter of the previous year, the company achieved EPS of ($0.01). The company’s revenue for the quarter increased by 17.1% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equity analysts expect Qualys, Inc. to post 2 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have recently commented on QLYS’s actions. Wedbush raised its price target on Qualys from $146.00 to $160.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a Thursday, April 14 research report. Wolfe Research launched coverage on Qualys in a research report on Monday, April 11. They issued an “outperform” rating and a price target of $162.00 on the stock. Finally, StockNews.com upgraded Qualys from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a Wednesday, June 22 research report. One financial analyst has assigned the stock a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned the stock a buy rating. According to MarketBeat, Qualys currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $131.25.

Qualys Profile (Get a rating)

Qualys, Inc provides cloud-based information technology (IT), security, and compliance solutions in the United States and globally. The company offers Qualys Cloud Apps, which includes vulnerability management; Management, detection and response to vulnerabilities; threat protection; Continuous monitoring; Patch management; Multi-vector endpoint detection and response; certificate assessment; SaaS detection and response; Secure enterprise mobility; Compliance Policy; security configuration assessment; PCI Compliance; File integrity monitoring; Security Assessment Questionnaire; out-of-band configuration assessment; Web application scanning; Web Application Firewall; Global Asset Inventory; Cybersecurity asset management; Inventory of certificates; Cloud inventory; Cloud security assessment; and container security.

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