Analyst Ratings for Bottomline Technologies Inc. (EPAY)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Bottomline Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:EPAY) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. About 30 days ago, EPAY was issued an average rating of Overweight.

8 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 3 gave EPAY a buy rating, 1 gave an overweight rating, 4 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 1. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for EPAY. The maximum price target given was 33, implying potential capital gains of 17.77 percent. The minimum price target given was 26, which equates to a potential downside of -7.21 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes 13.64 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 11.78 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

EPAY has traded between a high of 29.00 and a low of 18.48 over the past year. Currently the stock is 51.62 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 3.38 percent. EPAY has a P/E ratio of 0. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The EPAY value stock report compares EPAY to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of EPAY is $1.15 billion. EPAY is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.