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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for EPAY. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 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. 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 13.64 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 11.78 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

EPAY has a 52-week high of 29.00 and a 52-week low of 18.48. Currently the stock is 51.62 percent higher than its low, 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.15 billion. EPAY will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.