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 price target was 50, implying potential capital gains of 22.4 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 35, which equates to a potential downside of -14.32 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average 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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 3.79 percent in FY estimates.

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. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of QLYS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -47.71 percent. 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, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of QLYS is -0.92.

QLYS has traded between a high of 44.35 and a low of 30.00 over the past year. Today's price is 36.17 percent above the 52-week low, and 7.89 percent below the high. 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.