Stephens & Co. Upgrades Qualys Inc to Overweight

Brokerage firm Stephens & Co. Upgrades its rating on Qualys Inc(QLYS). The shares have been rated Overweight. Previously, the analysts had a Equal-Weight rating on the shares. The rating by the stock financial advisor at Stephens & Co. was issued on Mar 21, 2017 in a research report to their Investors and Clients.

In a different note, On Feb 9, 2017, First Analysis said it Downgrades its rating on Qualys Inc. According to the research note, First Analysis Lowers the price target to $37 per share from a prior target of $42. The shares have been rated ‘Equal-Weight’ by the firm. Northland Securities said it Initiates Coverage On Qualys Inc, according to a research note issued on Jan 25, 2017. In the research note, the firm Announces the price-target to $42 per share. The shares have been rated ‘Outperform’ by the firm. Wells Fargo said it Initiates Coverage On Qualys Inc, according to a research note issued on Jan 11, 2017. The shares have been rated ‘Market Perform’ by the firm.

Qualys Inc (QLYS) shares turned negative on Fridays trading session with the shares closing down -0.15 points or -0.42% at a volume of 2,30,071. The pessimistic mood was evident in the company shares which never went considerably beyond the level of $36.25. The peak price level was also seen at $36.25 while the days lowest was $35.55. Finally the shares closed at $35.7. The 52-week high of the shares is $39.67 while the 52-week low is $23.77. According to the latest information available, the market cap of the company is $1,298 M.

Qualys Inc(QLYS) last announced its earnings results on Feb 8, 2017 for Fiscal Year 2016 and Q4.Company reported revenue of $52.224M. Analysts had an estimated revenue of $52.630M. Earnings per share were $0.23. Analysts had estimated an EPS of $0.18.

Several Insider Transactions has been reported to the SEC. On Mar 17, 2017, Philippe F Courtot (director officer 10% owner (Chairman, President &) sold 40,000 shares at $34.63 per share price.Also, On Mar 2, 2017, Amer Deeba (VP Corp Dev & Strat Alliances) sold 2,000 shares at $35.36 per share price.On Feb 15, 2017, Bruce K Posey (VP, GC and Corp. Sec.) sold 8,093 shares at $35.00 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.

Qualys Inc. is a provider of cloud security and compliance solutions. The Company’s solutions enable organizations to identify security risks to their information technology (IT) infrastructures help protect their IT systems and applications from cyber attacks. Its suite of security and compliance solutions delivered on its QualysGuard Cloud Platform enables its customers 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. It provides its solutions through a software-as-a-service model. Its QualysGuard Cloud Suite includes seven solutions: Vulnerability Management Policy Compliance Payment card industry (PCI) Compliance Web Application Scanning Malware Detection Service Web Application Firewall and Qualys SECURE Seal.

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