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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for QLYS. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 50, implying a possible profit of 22.4 percent. The minimum price target given was 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes -4.55 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 3.79 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of QLYS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -47.71 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of QLYS is -0.92.

QLYS has a 52-week high of 44.35 and a 52-week low of 30.00. Currently the stock is 36.17 percent higher than its low, 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.