Analyst Ratings for Qualys Inc. (QLYS)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Shares of Qualys Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for QLYS last month.

Of the 16 analysts covering the stock, 4 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 12 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 2 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for QLYS. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 50, implying potential capital gains of 22.4 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 35, implying potential capital losses of -14.32 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -4.55 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 3.79 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

QLYS has an estimated earnings growth rate of -47.71 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. QLYS has a PEG ratio of -0.92.

QLYS has traded between a high of 44.35 and a low of 30.00 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 36.17 percent, and 7.89 percent below the high. QLYS has a price/earnings ratio of 43.92. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The QLYS value stock report compares QLYS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of QLYS is $1.56 billion. QLYS is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.