Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) to Post Q1 2025 Earnings of $0.84 Per Share, Wedbush Forecasts

Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYSFree Report) – Analysts at Wedbush issued their Q1 2025 earnings per share estimates for Qualys in a report released on Thursday, February 8th. Wedbush analyst D. Ives anticipates that the software maker will post earnings per share of $0.84 for the quarter. Wedbush currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $210.00 target price on the stock. The consensus estimate for Qualys’ current full-year earnings is $3.41 per share. Wedbush also issued estimates for Qualys’ Q2 2025 earnings at $0.90 EPS and FY2025 earnings at $3.62 EPS.

QLYS has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Piper Sandler increased their target price on shares of Qualys from $109.00 to $117.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. StockNews.com downgraded Qualys from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. Truist Financial raised their price target on Qualys from $145.00 to $175.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. Stephens reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and set a $190.00 price objective on shares of Qualys in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. Finally, Morgan Stanley increased their price objective on shares of Qualys from $104.00 to $137.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. According to MarketBeat.com, Qualys currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $151.57.

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Qualys Stock Performance

NASDAQ:QLYS opened at $171.65 on Monday. Qualys has a 52 week low of $107.00 and a 52 week high of $206.35. The firm’s 50-day simple moving average is $191.05 and its 200 day simple moving average is $169.64. The firm has a market cap of $6.31 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 42.49 and a beta of 0.54.

Insider Activity at Qualys

In other news, CEO Sumedh S. Thakar sold 5,005 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $192.05, for a total transaction of $961,210.25. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 182,213 shares in the company, valued at $34,994,006.65. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. In related news, CEO Sumedh S. Thakar sold 5,005 shares of Qualys stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $192.05, for a total transaction of $961,210.25. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 182,213 shares in the company, valued at approximately $34,994,006.65. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CFO Joo Mi Kim sold 1,130 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $169.49, for a total value of $191,523.70. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 96,734 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $16,395,445.66. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 22,193 shares of company stock valued at $4,103,753 in the last quarter. Insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Inflows and Outflows

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of QLYS. McGlone Suttner Wealth Management Inc. bought a new stake in Qualys during the 4th quarter valued at $30,000. Blue Trust Inc. grew its stake in shares of Qualys by 218.2% during the 4th quarter. Blue Trust Inc. now owns 210 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $41,000 after acquiring an additional 144 shares during the period. Dark Forest Capital Management LP raised its position in shares of Qualys by 58.2% in the first quarter. Dark Forest Capital Management LP now owns 242 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $31,000 after purchasing an additional 89 shares during the period. Fifth Third Bancorp grew its position in shares of Qualys by 54.1% in the third quarter. Fifth Third Bancorp now owns 282 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $43,000 after purchasing an additional 99 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Signaturefd LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Qualys by 24.9% in the fourth quarter. Signaturefd LLC now owns 291 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $57,000 after buying an additional 58 shares in the last quarter. 95.90% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About Qualys

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Qualys, Inc provides cloud-based information technology (IT), security, and compliance solutions in the United States and internationally. The company offers Qualys Cloud Apps, which includes Vulnerability Management; Vulnerability Management, Detection and Response; Threat Protection; Continuous Monitoring; Patch Management; Multi-Vector Endpoint Detection and Response; Certificate Assessment; SaaS Detection and Response; Secure Enterprise Mobility; Custom Assessment and Remediation; Context Extended Detection and Response; Network Detection and Response; Policy Compliance; 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; Certificate Inventory; Cloud Inventory; Cloud Security Assessment; and Container Security.

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