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.

Several price targets were given for GWRE by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 80, which equates to a potential upside of 9.88 percent. The minimum price target given was 70, implying potential capital losses of -3.86 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

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. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 81.25 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' 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. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of GWRE's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 57.51 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. GWRE has a PEG ratio of 9.04.

GWRE has a 52-week high of 72.99 and a 52-week low of 49.18. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 48.05 percent, and below the high by 0.25 percent. 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.