Analyst Ratings for Guidewire Software Inc. (GWRE)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Guidewire Software Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. GWRE had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

A buy rating was issued by 8 analysts, 0 gave an overweight rating, 4 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

GWRE was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 80, implying potential capital gains of 9.88 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 70, implying potential capital losses of -3.86 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. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -17.01 percent. 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 81.25 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' 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, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of GWRE to grow at a rate of 57.51 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. GWRE has a PEG ratio of 9.04.

GWRE has traded between a high of 72.99 and a low of 49.18 over the past year. Today's price is 48.05 percent above the 52-week low, and 0.25 percent lower than its 52-week high. GWRE has a P/E ratio of 520.07. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The GWRE value stock report compares GWRE to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.4 billion. GWRE is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.