News stories about Guidewire Software (NYSE:GWRE) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Guidewire Software earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the technology company an impact score of 46.5266056337632 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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Several research firms have recently commented on GWRE. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Guidewire Software from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. TheStreet raised shares of Guidewire Software from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 6th. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $86.00 price objective on shares of Guidewire Software in a report on Friday, September 29th. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price target on shares of Guidewire Software from $70.00 to $75.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, September 7th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Guidewire Software from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $80.11.

Guidewire Software (GWRE) opened at 79.98 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.00 billion, a P/E ratio of 285.64 and a beta of 1.22. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $77.90 and its 200 day moving average is $70.59. Guidewire Software has a 12-month low of $49.18 and a 12-month high of $81.46.

Guidewire Software (NYSE:GWRE) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, September 6th. The technology company reported $0.59 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.20. The company had revenue of $181.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $168.61 million. Guidewire Software had a net margin of 4.13% and a return on equity of 3.59%. The business’s revenue was up 28.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.22 EPS. Equities analysts expect that Guidewire Software will post $0.97 EPS for the current year.

In related news, CFO Richard Hart sold 375 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.94, for a total value of $26,602.50. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 3,880 shares in the company, valued at approximately $275,247.20. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, Director Craig Conway sold 600 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.33, for a total transaction of $42,198.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 9,747 shares in the company, valued at $685,506.51. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 89,870 shares of company stock worth $6,930,430 over the last 90 days. Insiders own 0.96% of the company’s stock.

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Guidewire Software Company Profile

Guidewire Software, Inc is a provider of software products for property and casualty (P&C) insurers. The Company’s software serves as a technology platform for P&C insurance carriers. The Company’s InsurancePlatform consists of three elements: core transaction processing, data management and analytics, and digital engagement.

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