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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for GWRE. The highest price target was 80, which equates to a potential upside of 9.88 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 70, implying a possible loss of -3.86 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

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 -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.

The growth rate of GWRE's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 57.51 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of GWRE is 9.04.

GWRE has a 52-week high of 72.99 and a 52-week low of 49.18. Currently the stock is 48.05 percent higher than its low, and 0.25 percent lower than its 52-week high. GWRE has a price/earnings 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 market cap of GWRE is $5.4 billion. GWRE's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.