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.

QLYS was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 50, implying a possible profit of 22.4 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 35, which equates to a potential downside 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. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of QLYS to grow at a rate of -47.71 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. QLYS has a PEG ratio of -0.92.

QLYS has a 52-week high of 44.35 and a 52-week low of 30.00. Today's price is 36.17 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 7.89 percent. QLYS has a P/E 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.