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 price target was 50, which equates to a potential upside of 22.4 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 35, which equates to a potential downside of -14.32 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

QLYS has an estimated earnings growth rate of -47.71 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, 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 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 below the high by 7.89 percent. 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.