Guidewire Software (GWRE) Receives News Impact Score of 0.08

Press coverage about Guidewire Software (NYSE:GWRE) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news 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 positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Guidewire Software earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the technology company an impact score of 43.2596256397477 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Guidewire Software (NYSE GWRE) traded up $0.04 during trading on Friday, reaching $77.35. 418,800 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 493,300. The company has a market capitalization of $5,830.00, a P/E ratio of 309.40, a P/E/G ratio of 87.43 and a beta of 1.17. Guidewire Software has a 1-year low of $51.00 and a 1-year high of $83.52.

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

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on GWRE shares. KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and set a $86.00 price objective on shares of Guidewire Software in a research report on Friday, September 29th. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $85.00 target price (up previously from $80.00) on shares of Guidewire Software in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Guidewire Software from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Guidewire Software from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research 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 research report on Thursday, November 30th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $80.11.

In other Guidewire Software news, insider Scott Roza sold 782 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, October 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $78.51, for a total value of $61,394.82. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director Craig Conway sold 600 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $79.23, for a total transaction of $47,538.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 8,847 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $700,947.81. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 101,523 shares of company stock valued at $7,613,247. 0.69% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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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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