Saturday, June 25, 2022

Qualys Inc. [QLYS] Chief Legal Officer makes an insider purchase of 2,500 shares worth 0.31 million.

Investors can speculate about the future of a stock by watching how its insiders buy and sell stocks. Qualys Inc. shares valued at $309,611 were sold by POSEY BRUCE K on Jun 21. At $123.84 per share, POSEY BRUCE K sold 2,500 shares. The insider’s holdings dropped to 62,927 shares worth approximately $7.82 million following the completion of this transaction.

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Also, Thakar Sumedh S sold 7,000 shares, netting a total of over 843,224 in proceeds. Following the sale of shares at $120.46 each, the insider now holds 162,526 shares.

Before that, Hank Jeffrey P had sold 1,001 shares from its account. In a trade valued at $131,176, the Director traded Qualys Inc. shares for $131.04 each. Upon closing the transaction, the insider’s holdings decreased to 1,001 shares, worth approximately $1.5 million.

As published in their initiating research note from Wolfe Research on April 11, 2022, Qualys Inc. [QLYS] has been an Outperform and the price target has been revised to $162. This represents a 23.27% premium over Wednesday’s closing price. As of November 04, 2021, JP Morgan has increased its “an Underweight” rating to a “an Overweight” for QLYS. Earlier on July 26, 2021, Loop Capital downgraded its rating. Their new recommendation was “a Hold” for QLYS stock which previously was a “a Buy”.

Analyzing QLYS’s Price Performance

On Wednesday, Qualys Inc. [NASDAQ: QLYS] rose 0.44% to $124.31. The stock’s lowest price that day was $121.61, but it reached a high of $126.31 in the same session. During the last five days, there has been a surge of approximately 3.69%. Over the course of the year, Qualys Inc. shares have dropped approximately -9.41%. Shares of the company reached a 52-week high of $150.10 on 04/14/22 and a 52-week low of $108.10 on 02/24/22. A 50-day SMA is recorded $129.94, while a 200-day SMA reached $127.65. Nevertheless, trading volume fell to 0.23 million shares from 0.85 million shares the previous day.

Support And Resistance Levels for Qualys Inc. (QLYS)

According to the 24-hour chart, there is a support level at 121.84, which, if violated, would cause prices to drop to 119.38. In the upper region, resistance lies at 126.54. The next price resistance is at 128.78. RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 47.81 on the 14-day chart, showing neutral technical sentiment. Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) is at -2.91, which suggests the price will decrease in the coming days. Percent R is at 53.42%, indicating low price movement. Stochastics %K at holding indicates that the stock is to be held.

Which companies own the most shares of Qualys Inc. (QLYS)?

According to BlackRock Fund Advisors filings, the company currently owns 3,506,514 shares, which is about 9.03% of the total QLYS shares outstanding. The investor’s shares have appreciated by 24,120 from its previous 13-F filing of 3482394.0 shares. With the completion of the buy, The Vanguard Group, Inc.’s stake is now worth $429,493,411. Neuberger Berman Investment Advis reduced a -2.56% interest valued at $285.86 million while First Trust Advisors LP sold a -272,419 stake. A total of 21,501 shares of Qualys Inc. were sold by SSgA Funds Management, Inc. during the quarter, and 12,811 were bought by Congress Asset Management Co. LLP. In its current portfolio, Fundsmith LLP holds 938,828 shares valued at $122.69 million.

In terms of Qualys Inc. share price expectations, FactSet research, analysts set an average price target of $141.27 in the next 12 months, up nearly 13.12% from the previous closing price of $123.76. Analysts anticipate Qualys Inc. stock to reach $175.00 by 2022, with the lowest price target being $113.00. In spite of this, 13 analysts ranked Qualys Inc. stock as a Hold at the end of 2022.

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