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.

EPAY was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 33, implying potential capital gains of 17.77 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 26, implying potential capital losses of -7.21 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 13.64 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 11.78 percent in FY estimates.

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 revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

In the last 52-weeks, EPAY has achieved a high of 29.00 and a low of 18.48. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 51.62 percent, and below the high by 3.38 percent. EPAY has a price/earnings 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.