Qualys Stock Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation


USD 139.39  6.64  4.55%   

Given the investment horizon of 90 days and your above-average risk tolerance, our recommendation regarding Qualys Inc is 'Strong Buy'. Macroaxis provides Qualys buy-hold-or-sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding Qualys positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Qualys' available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site.
The advice is provided from Qualys' buy-and-hold perspective. Please see Qualys Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with the current analyst consensus. To check ratings for multiple equity instruments, please use the Instant Ratings tool. We conduct extensive research on individual companies such as Qualys and provide practical buy, sell, or hold advice based on selected investing horizon and risk tolerance towards Qualys Inc.

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For the selected time horizon Qualys Inc has a Risk Adjusted Performance of 0.1063, Jensen Alpha of 0.2405, Total Risk Alpha of 0.2842, Sortino Ratio of 0.1128 and Treynor Ratio of 0.1984
Macroaxis provides advice on Qualys Inc to complement and cross-verify current analyst consensus on Qualys Inc. Our recommendation engine determines the firm's potential to grow exclusively from the perspective of an investor's current risk tolerance and investing horizon. To make sure Qualys is not overpriced, please check all Qualys Inc fundamentals, including its number of shares shorted, current ratio, current asset, as well as the relationship between the ebitda and number of employees . Given that Qualys Inc has a number of shares shorted of 2.28 M, we recommend you to check out Qualys Inc market performance and probability of bankruptcy to ensure the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle given your recent risk tolerance and investing horizon.

Qualys Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

Over 92.0% of the company shares are owned by institutional investors
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Qualys current analysts advice

We track the performance of the top 100 financial experts across various large and mid-size financial boutiques. Qualys analyst recommendations are determined by taking all analyst recommendations and averaging them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, Strong Sell or Sell. There is no one specific way to measure analysis performance other than comparing it to the past results via a very sophisticated attribution analysis. Qualys analyst consensus and target price projections should be used in combination with other traditional techniques such as stock price forecasting, technical analysis, earnings estimate, and various momentum models.
Target Mean Price141.50
Target Median Price141.50
Target High Price175.00
Recommendation Mean2.60
Number Of Analyst Opinions12
Target Low Price113.00
Average Consensus Hold
The consensus estimates and target price estimation comprises individual analyst assessments, and may or may not mutch the Macroaxis buy or sell advice. It is determined by taking an average of all analyst recommendations and classifying them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, or Sell.

Qualys Returns Distribution Density

The distribution of Qualys' historical returns is an attempt to chart the uncertainty of Qualys' future price movements. The chart of the probability distribution of Qualys stock daily returns describes the distribution of returns around its average expected value. We use Qualys Inc price's Value At Risk and its Upside Potential as a relative measure of the distribution. The graph of the distribution of Qualys returns is essential to provide solid investment advice for Qualys.
Mean Return0.21Value At Risk-3.39
Potential Upside3.66Standard Deviation2.54
   Return Density   
Investment risk management requires an estimate of the probability of extreme price changes. Therefore, the correct representation of the distribution of Qualys historical returns presented in an easy-to-digest graphical form helps investors and money managers understand the risk-reward trade-off of different investement strategies.

Qualys Stock Institutional Investors

Have you ever been surprised when a price of an equity instrument such as Qualys is soaring high without any particular reason? This is usually happening because many institutional investors are aggressively trading Qualys Inc backward and forwards among themselves. Qualys' institutional investor refers to the entity that pools money to purchase Qualys' securities or originate loans. Institutional investors include commercial and private banks, credit unions, insurance companies, pension funds, hedge funds, endowments, and mutual funds. Operating companies that invest excess capital in these types of assets may also be included in the term and may influence corporate governance by exercising voting rights in their investments.
Security TypeSharesValue
Blackrock IncCommon Shares4.4 M554.2 M
Vanguard Group IncCommon Shares3.4 M432.6 M
Neuberger Berman Group LlcCommon Shares2.1 M270 M
State Street CorpCommon Shares1.2 M145.5 M
First Trust Advisors LpCommon Shares1.1 M135.9 M
Congress Asset Management CoCommon Shares1.1 M132.5 M
Legal General Group PlcCommon Shares989.1 K124.8 M
Note, although Qualys' institutional investors appear to be way more sophisticated than retail investors, it remains unclear if professional active investment managers can reliably enhance risk-adjusted returns by an amount that exceeds fees and expenses.

Qualys Greeks

Most traded equities are subject to two types of risk - systematic (i.e., market) and unsystematic (i.e., nonmarket or company-specific) risk. Unsystematic risk is the risk that events specific to Qualys or Technology sector will adversely affect the stock's price. This type of risk can be diversified away by owning several different stocks in different industries whose stock prices have shown a small correlation to each other. On the other hand, systematic risk is the risk that Qualys' price will be affected by overall stock market movements and cannot be diversified away. So, no matter how many positions you have, you cannot eliminate market risk. However, you can measure a Qualys stock's historical response to market movements and buy it if you are comfortable with its volatility direction. Beta and standard deviation are two commonly used measures to help you make the right decision.
Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW1.00
Overall volatility
Information ratio 0.09

Qualys Volatility Alert

Qualys Inc currently demonstrates below-average downside deviation. It has Information Ratio of 0.09 and Jensen Alpha of 0.24. However, we advise investors to further question Qualys Inc expected returns to ensure all indicators are consistent with the current outlook about its relatively low value at risk. Understanding different market volatility trends often help investors to time the market. Properly using volatility indicators enable traders to measure Qualys' stock risk against market volatility during both bullish and bearish trends. The higher level of volatility that comes with bear markets can directly impact Qualys' stock price while adding stress to investors as they watch their shares' value plummet. This usually forces investors to rebalance their portfolios by buying different stocks as prices fall.

Qualys Fundamentals Vs Peers

Comparing Qualys' fundamentals to the average values of its peers is one of the most widely used and accepted methods of equity analyses. It helps to analyze Qualys' direct or indirect competition across all of the common fundamentals between Qualys and the related equities. This way, we can detect undervalued stocks with similar characteristics as Qualys or determine the stocks which would be an excellent addition to an existing portfolio. Peer analysis of Qualys' fundamental indicators could also be used in its relative valuation, which is a method of valuing Qualys by comparing valuation metrics with those of similar companies.
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FundamentalsQualysPeer Average
Return On Equity23.34 %(0.31) %
Return On Asset10.03 %(0.14) %
Profit Margin22.47 %(1.27) %
Operating Margin28.96 %(5.51) %
Current Valuation4.34 B16.62 B
Shares Outstanding38.82 M571.82 M
Shares Owned by Insiders9.52 %10.09 %
Shares Owned by Institutions92.48 %39.21 %
Number of Shares Shorted2.28 M4.71 M
Price to Earning62.23 X28.72 X
Price to Book13.53 X9.51 X
Price to Sales12.65 X11.42 X
Revenue427.84 M9.43 B
Gross Profit321.73 M27.38 B
EBITDA159.72 M3.9 B
Net Income96.14 M570.98 M
Cash and Equivalents457.14 M2.7 B
Cash per Share11.77 X5.01 X
Total Debt45.33 M5.32 B
Debt to Equity0.11 %48.70 %
Current Ratio1.80 X2.16 X
Book Value Per Share10.31 X1.93 K
Cash Flow from Operations221.8 M971.22 M
Short Ratio5.51 X4.00 X
Earnings Per Share2.24 X3.12 X
Price to Earnings To Growth4.98 X4.89 X
Number of Employees1.88 K18.84 K
Market Capitalization5.41 B19.03 B
Total Asset323.51 M29.47 B
Retained Earnings(8.02 M)9.33 B
Working Capital117.06 M1.48 B
Current Asset229.24 M9.34 B
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Is Qualys' industry expected to grow? Or is there an opportunity to expand the business' product line in the future? Factors like these will boost the valuation of Qualys. If investors know Qualys will grow in the future, the company's valuation will be higher. The financial industry is built on trying to define current growth potential and future valuation accurately. All the valuation information about Qualys listed above have to be considered, but the key to understanding future value is determining which factors weigh more heavily than others.
The market value of Qualys Inc is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Qualys that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Qualys' value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Qualys' true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because Qualys' market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Qualys' underlying business (such as a pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Qualys' value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine Qualys value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Qualys' price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.