Pershing Gold (PGLC) Reaches $2.20 After 8.00% Up Move; Qualys (QLYS) Has 1.63 Sentiment

February 14, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

The stock of Pershing Gold Corporation (NASDAQ:PGLC) is a huge mover today! The stock decreased 0.90% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $2.2. About 115,060 shares traded. Pershing Gold Corporation (NASDAQ:PGLC) has declined 33.03% since February 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 49.73% the S&P500.The move comes after 7 months positive chart setup for the $73.80M company. It was reported on Feb, 14 by Barchart.com. We have $2.38 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:PGLC worth $5.90M more.

Qualys, Inc. provides cloud-based security and compliance solutions in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $2.56 billion. The firm offers Qualys Cloud Suite, which includes Vulnerability Management, Continuous Monitoring, Cloud Agent, AssetView, ThreatPROTECT, Policy Compliance, PCI Compliance, Security Assessment Questionnaire, Web Application Scanning, and Web Application Firewall. It has a 61.34 P/E ratio. The Company’s integrated suite of security and compliance solutions delivered on its Qualys Cloud Platform enables clients to identify their IT assets, collect and analyze IT security data, discover and prioritize vulnerabilities, recommend remediation actions, and verify the implementation of such actions.

Goodman Financial Corp holds 4.44% of its portfolio in Qualys, Inc. for 175,450 shares. Ranger Investment Management L.P. owns 788,944 shares or 3.07% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Stanley has 2.04% invested in the company for 147,683 shares. The Massachusetts-based Portolan Capital Management Llc has invested 1.93% in the stock. Herald Investment Management Ltd, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 87,250 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 10 selling transactions for $2.48 million activity.

The stock increased 0.45% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $67.6. About 314,424 shares traded or 23.57% up from the average. Qualys, Inc. (QLYS) has risen 52.35% since February 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 35.65% the S&P500.

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Qualys’s analysts are positive. Out of 4 Wall Street analysts rating Qualys, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $40.0 while the high is $41.0. The stock’s average target of $40.50 is -40.09% below today’s ($67.6) share price. QLYS was included in 4 notes of analysts from September 12, 2016. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, November 4 by JP Morgan. The rating was initiated by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, January 11 with “Market Perform”. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, November 8 by Imperial Capital. First Analysis maintained Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) rating on Monday, September 12. First Analysis has “Overweight” rating and $41.0 target.

Pershing Gold Corporation engages in the exploration, development, and mining of gold and precious metals primarily in Nevada. The company has market cap of $73.80 million. It focuses on the exploration of Relief Canyon properties covering an area of approximately 25,000 acres in Pershing County in northwestern Nevada. It currently has negative earnings. The Relief Canyon properties comprise approximately 948 owned unpatented mining claims, 120 owned millsite claims, 172 leased unpatented mining claims, and 2,235 acres of leased and 2,770 acres of subleased private lands.

Among 4 analysts covering Pershing Gold (NASDAQ:PGLC), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Pershing Gold has $9.7500 highest and $4.10 lowest target. $6.09’s average target is 176.82% above currents $2.2 stock price. Pershing Gold had 14 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, August 12 the stock rating was initiated by Euro Pacific Capital with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 12 by Roth Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, June 30 by Noble Financial. The stock of Pershing Gold Corporation (NASDAQ:PGLC) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, April 4 by Roth Capital. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 24 by H.C. Wainwright. The stock of Pershing Gold Corporation (NASDAQ:PGLC) earned “Buy” rating by Noble Financial on Wednesday, November 15. On Monday, August 21 the stock rating was maintained by Noble Financial with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, June 5 by Roth Capital. On Tuesday, June 6 the stock rating was maintained by Noble Financial with “Buy”. The rating was initiated by H.C. Wainwright on Monday, July 27 with “Buy”.

Analysts await Pershing Gold Corporation (NASDAQ:PGLC) to report earnings on March, 30. They expect $-0.06 earnings per share, up 71.43% or $0.15 from last year’s $-0.21 per share. After $-0.09 actual earnings per share reported by Pershing Gold Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -33.33% EPS growth.

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