Qualys Inc (QLYS) Stock Forecast & Predictions

Qualys Inc QLYS: $120.75

919 E Hillsdale Blvd, Foster City, California, US. | Sector: Information | Exchange: NASDAQ | Web: www.qualys.com

  • Market Cap$4.75B
  • Change (52 Weeks)-7.09%
  • Low (52 Weeks)$90.26
  • Qualys Inc (QLYS) Stock Forecast By Analysts


    On Hold
    Analysts Recommendations for Qualys Inc (QLYS) is based on 21 Institutional Analyst Ratings where 33.33% are on Strong Buy, 14.29% on Moderate Buy, 42.86% remains on Hold, 0.00% are on Moderate Sell and 9.52% are on Strong Sell.

    Out of 21 Institutional Analysts, majority recommended QLYS stock as On Hold. This means investors are recommended to hold their existing positions if any, otherwise, the recommendation is neither to buy nor sell at this stage. Since most investors and traders follow analyst ratings closely, this can be a potentially driving factor for the future stock price of Qualys Inc.

    Qualys Inc (QLYS) Stock Price Prediction By Analysts


    HighLowAverage
    $183.75$111.10$139.74
    $139.7415.73% Upside
    Updated: 2022-01-13 00:00:00

    The Average Price target for QLYS set by the institutional analysts is $139.74 where High Estimate is $183.75, Median $142.8 and Low $111.10.

    The average price target for QLYS by Institutional Analysts is $139.74, which is 15.73% Upside from the current price. So according to the Institutional Analysts, QLYS Stock might be a bit undervalued at this stage and there’s potential for upside.

    However, although Institutional Analysts set their price targets after extensive research, they’re not always correct. After all, the market is mostly driven by investors speculation and emotion than just concrete numbers.

    Qualys Inc (QLYS) Stock Forecasts By Institutional Analysts


    Analyst
    Recommendation
    Action
    Summit Insights GroupBuyUpgraded
    RBC CapitalSector PerformMaintained
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    JP MorganOverweightUpgraded
    RBC CapitalSector PerformMaintained
    NeedhamHoldMaintained
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    Loop CapitalHoldDowngraded
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    WedbushOutperformMaintained
    NeedhamHoldDowngraded
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightDowngraded
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightMaintained
    Goldman SachsSellDowngraded
    Loop CapitalBuyInitiated
    RosenblattBuyMaintained
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightMaintained
    NeedhamBuyMaintained
    StifelHoldMaintained
    RBC CapitalSector PerformMaintained
    JP MorganUnderweightMaintained
    JMP SecuritiesMarket PerformDowngraded
    Cowen & Co.OutperformMaintained
    RosenblattBuyUpgraded
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightMaintained
    Goldman SachsNeutralInitiated
    WedbushOutperformMaintained
    BairdNeutralMaintained
    SunTrust Robinson HumphreyHoldInitiated
    RosenblattNeutralInitiated
    Stifel NicolausHoldMaintained
    FBN SecuritiesOutperformInitiated
    NomuraBuyInitiated
    Cowen & Co.OutperformInitiated
    WedbushOutperformMaintained
    JMP SecuritiesMarket OutperformMaintained
    Summit Insights GroupHoldDowngraded
    BerenbergHoldDowngraded
    JP MorganUnderweightDowngraded
    BTIG ResearchNeutralDowngraded
    JMP SecuritiesOutperformUpgraded
    BerenbergBuyInitiated
    BTIG ResearchBuyUpgraded
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightMaintained
    WedbushOutperformInitiated
    SusquehannaNeutralMaintained
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightMaintained
    Stifel NicolausHoldMaintained
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightMaintained
    First AnalysisOverweightUpgraded
    Stifel NicolausHoldMaintained
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightMaintained
    Imperial CapitalOutperformMaintained
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightMaintained
    JP MorganNeutralMaintained
    JP MorganNeutralDowngraded
    Summit Redstone PartnersBuyUpgraded
    JP MorganOverweightMaintained
    NeedhamBuyInitiated
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightDowngraded
    JP MorganOverweightUpgraded
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    SusquehannaNeutralInitiated
    Morgan StanleyOverweightInitiated
    Stephens & Co.OverweightUpgraded
    First AnalysisEqual-WeightDowngraded
    Northland SecuritiesOutperformInitiated
    Wells FargoMarket PerformInitiated
    JP MorganNeutralUpgraded
    DA DavidsonBuyUpgraded
    WunderlichBuyUpgraded
    DA DavidsonNeutralMaintained
    BairdNeutralDowngraded
    WunderlichHoldDowngraded
    Imperial CapitalOutperformMaintained
    JP MorganUnderweightMaintained
    DA DavidsonNeutralDowngraded
    JP MorganUnderweightDowngraded
    DA DavidsonBuyInitiated
    Credit SuisseOutperformUpgraded
    Stifel NicolausHoldInitiated
    MacquarieNeutralUpgraded
    BTIG ResearchNeutralInitiated
    WunderlichBuyInitiated
    BairdOutperformUpgraded
    BairdNeutralDowngraded
    TopekaBuyUpgraded
    Summit Research PartnersHoldInitiated
    JP MorganNeutralMaintained
    Credit SuisseNeutralMaintained
    JMP SecuritiesMarket PerformDowngraded
    MacquarieUnderperformInitiated
    Credit SuisseNeutralMaintained
    JMP SecuritiesMarket OutperformMaintained
    RBC CapitalSector PerformDowngraded
    JMP SecuritiesMarket OutperformMaintained
    Credit SuisseNeutralMaintained
    Imperial CapitalOutperformMaintained
    JMP SecuritiesMarket OutperformMaintained
    Pacific CrestSector PerformDowngraded
    Sterne AgeeNeutralInitiated
    JP MorganNeutralDowngraded
    TopekaHoldInitiated
    Imperial CapitalOutperformMaintained
    Imperial CapitalOutperformMaintained
    WedbushOutperformInitiated
    Imperial CapitalOutperformMaintained
    Imperial CapitalOutperformInitiated
    RBC CapitalOutperformInitiated
    JP MorganOverweightInitiated
    JMP SecuritiesMarket OutperformInitiated
    Credit SuisseNeutralInitiated
    BairdOutperformInitiated

    Qualys Inc (QLYS) Stock Earning Per Share (EPS) Forecast / Estimate


    $0.807
    The average consensus EPS for QLYS is $0.807 with a high estimate of $0.893 and Low of $0.725 for the period 2022-03-31 and based on 14 Institutional Analysts.

    Last Quarter


    Actual
    Estimate
    Date
    $0.86$0.80662021-09-30


    Earning Per Share (EPS) History


    Actual
    Estimate
    Date
    $$0.81162021-12-31
    $0.86$0.80662021-09-30
    $0.79$0.69292021-06-30
    $0.74$0.69842021-03-31
    $0.71$0.71752020-12-31
    $0.77$0.67962020-09-30
    $0.74$0.64812020-06-30
    $0.65$0.61382020-03-31
    $0.64$0.59982019-12-31
    $0.66$0.54422019-09-30
    $0.55$0.4792019-06-30
    $0.49$0.42692019-03-31
    $0.51$0.40732018-12-31
    $0.49$0.38762018-09-30
    $0.39$0.35042018-06-30
    $0.36$0.33662018-03-31
    $0.32$0.28982017-12-31
    $0.31$0.2282017-09-30
    $0.26$0.20272017-06-30
    $0.2$0.18742017-03-31
    $0.23$0.18292016-12-31
    $0.22$0.19072016-09-30
    $0.2$0.17282016-06-30
    $0.21$0.15712016-03-31
    $0.21$0.17462015-12-31
    $0.19$0.13362015-09-30
    $0.16$0.10722015-06-30
    $0.15$0.11412015-03-31
    $0.15$0.09112014-12-31
    $0.15$0.09472014-09-30
    $0.11$0.05932014-06-30
    $0.05$0.02782014-03-31
    $0.05$0.05082013-12-31
    $0.08$0.04872013-09-30
    $0.06$0.03472013-06-30
    $0.01$0.00342013-03-31
    $0.06$0.04722012-12-31
    $0.1$0.05872012-09-30

    What is Analyst Ratings & Price Targets?

    The analysts provide Buy, Sell or Hold ratings after extensive research of a companies financial reports, listening to conference calls and some of them even get in contact with upper management of the company to get an overall picture of operation.

    Although institutional Analyst’s are not always correct, their ratings are followed by millions of traders around the world and they can heavily influence trading activities for a company.

    As a retail investor, going through analyst ratings will instantly provide you an idea if the stock is worth buying. Top Analysts also provide their price targets. It’s a prediction of where the stock price might go based on their analysis.

    The best way to analyze price targets is to combined average price targets of major analysts. If the average price target is much higher than the current price of the stock, then the probability of a stock going up is also high.

    What is Technical Analysis?

    Technical Analysis refers to analyzing a stock's price over a period of time. In the financial market, past price patterns are one of the strongest indicators of an asset's future performance.

    In easier terms, millions of traders use Live Charts to watch the stock prices, it is actually a single source of truth for most traders. When a stock's price reaches a significant price level/pattern in the chart, millions of traders take buy/sell positions from those levels.

    As a regular investor, one of the easiest ways to check technical analysis of a stock is through Technical Indicators. Technical Indicators are programmed algorithms that monitor price changes in the Charts and indicate Buy/Sell based on market conditions.

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    What is Earnings Per Share (EPS) and Why is it Important?

    EPS, or Earning Per Share, can tell a lot about a stock’s performance. It’s calculated by dividing a company’s profit by the number of outstanding shares of its common stocks.

    In layman’s term, earnings is an indicator of a company’s profitability. Higher the earnings, the more profitable a company is.
    Some traders pick stocks solely based on EPS or earnings Analysis, it is a very powerful indicator of a stock’s price.

    Before you buy a stock, check the company’s earnings History and Surprises. A Surprise happens when a company reports a much higher or lower actual earnings/EPS than the forecasted earnings/EPS.

    If a company reports higher EPS surprises consistently, analysts keep raising their estimates, traders become more confident in the company, driving the share price higher.

    What is Stock Sentiment?

    Stock Sentiment refers to how people speculating about the stock or what kind of trading position investors are often taking.

    There are different kinds of sentiments you can find online for a company, this includes Investor Sentiment (Percentage of investors buying or selling), News Sentiment (Is the company getting positive or negative impressions from the Press?), Social Sentiment (The overall trends about the company in social media, is it negative or positive?).