Media coverage about Guidewire Software (NYSE:GWRE) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Guidewire Software earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the technology company an impact score of 44.2446632475842 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Guidewire Software (NYSE GWRE) opened at $77.11 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $5,810.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 308.44, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 87.02 and a beta of 1.17. Guidewire Software has a 12 month low of $51.00 and a 12 month high of $83.52.

Guidewire Software (NYSE:GWRE) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 29th. The technology company reported ($0.06) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.04 by ($0.10). The firm had revenue of $108.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $100.61 million. Guidewire Software had a net margin of 3.82% and a return on equity of 3.29%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 15.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.02 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Guidewire Software will post 0.06 EPS for the current year.

GWRE has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Guidewire Software from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $87.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $85.00 target price (up from $80.00) on shares of Guidewire Software in a report on Monday, October 2nd. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $86.00 target price on shares of Guidewire Software in a report on Friday, September 29th. BidaskClub cut shares of Guidewire Software from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Finally, Citigroup set a $85.00 target price on shares of Guidewire Software and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, November 30th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $80.11.

In other Guidewire Software news, CEO Marcus Ryu sold 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $78.80, for a total value of $1,970,000.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 114,178 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $8,997,226.40. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Craig Conway sold 600 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $79.23, for a total transaction of $47,538.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 8,847 shares in the company, valued at $700,947.81. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 103,534 shares of company stock worth $7,767,441 over the last three months. 0.69% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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About Guidewire Software

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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