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 most optimistic price target was 80, implying a possible profit of 9.88 percent. The minimum price target given was 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. 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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. 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. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of GWRE is 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 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 stock has a market capitalization of $5.4 billion. GWRE will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.