Van Hulzen Asset Management LLC Has $871,000 Stake in Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS)

Van Hulzen Asset Management LLC increased its position in Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYSGet Rating) by 21.8% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 6,351 shares of the software maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,135 shares during the period. Van Hulzen Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Qualys were worth $871,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of QLYS. Barclays PLC boosted its stake in shares of Qualys by 12.8% during the 3rd quarter. Barclays PLC now owns 38,297 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $4,261,000 after buying an additional 4,359 shares during the period. Bamco Inc. NY boosted its stake in shares of Qualys by 232.1% during the 3rd quarter. Bamco Inc. NY now owns 232,500 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $25,875,000 after buying an additional 162,500 shares during the period. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Qualys by 12.4% during the 3rd quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 42,518 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $4,732,000 after buying an additional 4,692 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. lifted its stake in shares of Qualys by 7.2% in the 4th quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 161,382 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $22,142,000 after purchasing an additional 10,896 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lifted its stake in shares of Qualys by 2.3% in the 4th quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 44,856 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $6,155,000 after purchasing an additional 997 shares during the last quarter. 97.46% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on QLYS shares. StockNews.com started coverage on shares of Qualys in a research note on Thursday, March 31st. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. Wedbush lifted their target price on shares of Qualys from $146.00 to $160.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, April 14th. Wolfe Research assumed coverage on shares of Qualys in a report on Monday, April 11th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $162.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Qualys from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, April 14th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. According to MarketBeat, Qualys has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $130.33.

In related news, CEO Sumedh S. Thakar sold 1,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, April 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $150.00, for a total transaction of $225,000.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 180,978 shares in the company, valued at $27,146,700. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CEO Sumedh S. Thakar sold 6,900 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $145.13, for a total transaction of $1,001,397.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 180,978 shares in the company, valued at $26,265,337.14. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 36,900 shares of company stock worth $4,782,817. Company insiders own 15.60% of the company’s stock.

Shares of QLYS traded up $4.27 on Tuesday, reaching $146.49. 2,755 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 351,711. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.72 billion, a P/E ratio of 79.34 and a beta of 0.76. The business has a 50 day moving average price of $131.64 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $129.08. Qualys, Inc. has a 12 month low of $92.00 and a 12 month high of $150.10.

Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYSGet Rating) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 10th. The software maker reported $0.55 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $109.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $108.47 million. Qualys had a net margin of 17.26% and a return on equity of 16.99%. Qualys’s revenue for the quarter was up 15.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.61 earnings per share. As a group, equities analysts forecast that Qualys, Inc. will post 1.66 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Qualys Profile (Get Rating)

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; 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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