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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for GWRE. The highest price target was 80, implying a possible profit of 9.88 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 70, which equates to a potential downside 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes -17.01 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 81.25 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, 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 decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of GWRE's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 57.51 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. 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. GWRE has a PEG ratio of 9.04.

In the trailing 52-weeks, GWRE hit 72.99 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 49.18. Today's price is 48.05 percent above the 52-week low, and 0.25 percent below the 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 market cap of GWRE is $5.4 billion. GWRE's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.