Qualys Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) went down by -1.45% during the previous trading session, and it is maintaining the win ahead of Monday’s trading session. The share price of the Software – Infrastructure giant went up by $101.61 to trade ended Monday trading at $103.11. This is down from the $103.11 price recorded on Friday’s trading session. Thanks to this latest performance, QLYS is closer to the higher price 52-week target of $125.00 and further from the lowest price target of $85.00. Its performance from the start of the year has also been positive, with QLYS up by 21.88% year-to-date.
Qualys Inc. (QLYS) started the day trading at $98.02 and recorded an intraday high of $102.38. It also recorded an intraday low of $97.1 during Monday’s trading session. Qualys Inc. is a very active stock that recorded a trading volume that is more than 43.39% of the average daily trading volume on Monday. The stock’s trading volume on Monday was 987585, which is more than 43.39 of the total average daily trading volume of 559.08K.
Qualys Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) 2020 Performance Impressive
The increase in QLYS’s stock price on Monday saw its overall performance boost over the past few months. We can quantify the performance of the stock so far this year using a few metrics. The 52-week high price of QLYS currently stands at $119.19, which is higher than the current trading price of the stock by 14.75%. However, QLYS’s current trading price is -60.34% lower than the 52-week low price of $63.37. In terms of trading volume, Qualys Inc. currently experienced healthy participation during the last trading session. 987585 shares of Qualys Inc. were traded on the stock exchange on Monday, which is more than 43.39% of the 559.08K average trading volume of the stock.
The performance of the stock has been positive over the past year. QLYS’s performance over the past one year has seen it surge by 18.95%, while the stock has gone up by 19.87% in the last six months. The quarterly performance of QLYS currently stands at 46.10%, and it is down by -2.85% in the last month. The only negative figure was from the weekly performance, which currently reads -5.93%. At the time of writing QLYS’s report, the company has a total market cap of $3.93B, making it one of the largest publicly-traded companies in the world.Qualys Inc. also has over 1289 employees all over the world.
QLYS Insider Activities
For Qualys Inc., insiders hold 93.70% of all company shares. The insider transactions over the past six months are up by 8.80%. During that period, insiders bought 234,250 shares in 18 transactions. In that same period, insiders sold 656,732 of their shares in 88 transactions. After these transactions, insiders at Qualys Inc. now hold 5.26M shares, which is over 92.17% of the total company stocks. Institutional investors currently hold a large chunk of the QLYS shares, as they control 13.51% of the company’s total stock.
QLYS Fundamental Analysis
For Qualys Inc., the stock’s diluted earnings per share (EPS) stands at 1.82. In the coming year, analysts expect the EPS to be 2.77. The EPS growth will up over the next five years to 8.00% after surging by 15.60% in the previous five years. In terms of revenue, Qualys Inc.’s quarterly sales (YOY) is growing at 0.64, which is lower than the average annual revenue of 15.60% over the past half a decade.
The Return on Investment (ROI) on Qualys Inc.’s stock currently stands at 15.90%, and it has a net profit margin of 22.50%. The operating margin of the company is 23.70%, and its gross margin is 78.90%.
QLYS Analysts Prediction
In May 11, 2020, several analysts reiterated their positions on the Qualys Inc. stock and predicted its performance to their investors. The analysts at Needham believe QLYS is still a Buy and set the price target between $105 and $118. Another analyst that has a Mkt Perform rating for QLYS is JMP Securities, which set a price target of between $135 and $125. Rosenblatt reiterate their Buy position on the stock ($93 and $120)
Nomura and Berenberg also believe that Qualys Inc.’s stock is outperforming at the moment.
At the moment, Qualys Inc.’s Total Debt to Equity ratio stands at 0.00, and they have a long-term Debt to Equity ratio of 0.00.
QLYS Technical Analysis
The Simple Moving Average (SMA) is one of the most powerful technical indicators. The 20-day Simple Moving Average of QLYS currently stands at -7.98%, while the SMA50 is -3.98%. The biggest one is the SMA200, which is currently reading 14.86% ahead of Monday’s trading session. The Relative Strength Index of this stock is 38.77, while its price to earnings ratio (P/E) is 55.83.