Guidewire Software (GWRE) Receives Media Sentiment Score of 0.17

News stories about Guidewire Software (NYSE:GWRE) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Guidewire Software earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the technology company an impact score of 46.1177138241661 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

GWRE traded down $0.64 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $85.72. The company had a trading volume of 313,903 shares, compared to its average volume of 605,662. The stock has a market cap of $6,508.27, a price-to-earnings ratio of 214.30 and a beta of 1.05. Guidewire Software has a 1 year low of $59.44 and a 1 year high of $92.65.

Guidewire Software (NYSE:GWRE) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, March 6th. The technology company reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.19 by $0.14. The business had revenue of $163.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $154.34 million. Guidewire Software had a positive return on equity of 2.54% and a negative net margin of 5.09%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 41.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.28 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that Guidewire Software will post -0.01 EPS for the current year.

GWRE has been the subject of a number of research reports. ValuEngine upgraded Guidewire Software from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. DA Davidson set a $100.00 price objective on Guidewire Software and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 8th. KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $91.00 price objective on shares of Guidewire Software in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Stifel Nicolaus upped their price objective on Guidewire Software from $78.00 to $88.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Guidewire Software from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $85.44.

In other news, Director Craig Conway sold 600 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $80.17, for a total value of $48,102.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Steven P. Sherry sold 4,783 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $84.18, for a total value of $402,632.94. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 7,255 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $610,725.90. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 79,297 shares of company stock valued at $6,374,404. Company insiders own 0.69% of the company’s stock.

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About Guidewire Software

Guidewire Software, Inc provides software products for property and casualty insurers. It offers Guidewire InsuranceNow, a cloud-based platform that offers policy, billing, and claims management functionality to insurers. The company's products include Guidewire InsuranceSuite comprising Guidewire PolicyCenter, an underwriting and policy administration application; Guidewire ClaimCenter, a lifecycle management application; Guidewire BillingCenter, manages billing, payment plans, agent commissions, and external payment systems; and Guidewire Underwriting Management, a cloud-based underwriting application.

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