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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for EPAY. The most optimistic price target was 33, implying potential capital gains of 17.77 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 26, which equates to a potential downside of -7.21 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days 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. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. 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.

EPAY has a 52-week high of 29.00 and a 52-week low of 18.48. Today's price is 51.62 percent above the 52-week low, and 3.38 percent below the high. 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.