Analysts See $0.24 EPS for Qualys, Inc. (QLYS); Shorts at Innophos Holdings (IPHS) Lowered By 7.94%

April 18, 2018 - By Pete Kolinski

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Innophos Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:IPHS) had a decrease of 7.94% in short interest. IPHS’s SI was 312,000 shares in April as released by FINRA. Its down 7.94% from 338,900 shares previously. With 200,200 avg volume, 2 days are for Innophos Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:IPHS)’s short sellers to cover IPHS’s short positions. The SI to Innophos Holdings Inc’s float is 1.63%. The stock increased 0.67% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $41.77. About 98,354 shares traded. Innophos Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPHS) has declined 27.20% since April 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 38.75% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) to report $0.24 EPS on May, 1 after the close.They anticipate $0.32 EPS change or 57.14% from last quarter’s $0.56 EPS. QLYS’s profit would be $9.27 million giving it 86.30 P/E if the $0.24 EPS is correct. After having $0.37 EPS previously, Qualys, Inc.’s analysts see -35.14% EPS growth. The stock increased 5.74% or $4.5 during the last trading session, reaching $82.85. About 659,372 shares traded or 113.85% up from the average. Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) has risen 101.10% since April 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 89.55% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.26, from 1.36 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 28 investors sold Innophos Holdings, Inc. shares while 54 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 50 raised stakes. 18.14 million shares or 1.26% less from 18.37 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Sg Americas Securities Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in Innophos Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPHS). Point72 Asset L P reported 110,000 shares. 7,825 are owned by Connor Clark Lunn Inv Mngmt. Teton Advsrs Inc invested in 0.03% or 7,000 shares. Blackrock Inc holds 0.01% or 2.49 million shares. Ahl Ptnrs Ltd Liability Partnership, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 19,835 shares. Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky holds 0% or 7,200 shares. Ifrah Financial holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Innophos Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPHS) for 4,360 shares. Ls Inv Advsr Lc invested 0% of its portfolio in Innophos Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPHS). Victory Cap Mngmt Incorporated invested 0% of its portfolio in Innophos Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPHS). The Kansas-based Meritage Port has invested 0.23% in Innophos Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPHS). Boston Prtnrs accumulated 166,578 shares. Alpha Windward Ltd reported 0.33% stake. Bancorp Of America De accumulated 0% or 194,894 shares. Parkside Finance Bancorp Trust holds 0% or 11 shares.

Innophos Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces performance-critical and nutritional specialty ingredients with applications in food, beverage, dietary supplements, pharmaceutical, oral care, and industrial end markets. The company has market cap of $816.26 million. It operates through Food, Health & Nutrition, Industrial Specialties, and Other divisions. It has a 36.96 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s specialty ingredients include specialty phosphate salts and specialty phosphoric acids, as well as other mineral, enzyme, and botanical based specialty ingredients that are used as flavor enhancers in beverages; electrolytes in sports drinks; texture additives in cheeses; leavening agents in baked goods; mineral and botanical sources for nutritional supplements; pharmaceutical excipients; and abrasives in toothpaste, as well as in industrial applications, such as asphalt modification and petrochemical catalysis.

Among 3 analysts covering Innophos Holdings (NASDAQ:IPHS), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Innophos Holdings had 7 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Sidoti on Friday, May 26 to “Buy”. Zacks downgraded the shares of IPHS in report on Thursday, September 3 to “Sell” rating. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, October 31 with “Hold”. The stock of Innophos Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPHS) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, December 16 by Sidoti. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Monday, August 24 by Zacks. On Wednesday, September 6 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Hold”. The rating was initiated by Sidoti on Thursday, October 20 with “Buy”.

Among 22 analysts covering Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. Qualys had 63 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Credit Suisse initiated it with “Outperform” rating and $35 target in Tuesday, February 9 report. The stock has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, November 1. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, September 29 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, February 13 by Stephens. Needham maintained the shares of QLYS in report on Thursday, February 15 with “Buy” rating. Wunderlich downgraded the shares of QLYS in report on Monday, March 7 to “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Tuesday, November 3 by Wunderlich. The stock has “Buy” rating by Wunderlich on Tuesday, September 13. As per Friday, October 16, the company rating was initiated by DA Davidson. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 1 by RBC Capital Markets.

Qualys, Inc. provides cloud-based security and compliance solutions in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $3.20 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 82.03 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.

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