Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Guidewire Software (GWRE) Stock Price
News headlines about Guidewire Software (NYSE:GWRE) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. 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 daily sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the technology company an impact score of 45.3097855873376 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the company. DA Davidson assumed coverage on Guidewire Software in a report on Friday, February 2nd. They set a “buy” rating and a $92.00 target price on the stock. BidaskClub lowered Guidewire Software from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. TheStreet lowered Guidewire Software from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. Zacks Investment Research cut Guidewire Software from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, January 8th. Finally, Deutsche Bank reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $85.00 price target on shares of Guidewire Software in a research note on Thursday, November 30th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $81.30.
Guidewire Software (NYSE GWRE) opened at $75.27 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,672.50, a PE ratio of 278.78, a P/E/G ratio of 127.85 and a beta of 1.13. Guidewire Software has a 12 month low of $53.99 and a 12 month high of $83.52.
In other Guidewire Software news, insider Michael Polelle sold 3,241 shares of Guidewire Software stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $73.24, for a total transaction of $237,370.84. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 5,522 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $404,431.28. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Craig Conway sold 600 shares of Guidewire Software stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $79.23, for a total value of $47,538.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 8,847 shares in the company, valued at approximately $700,947.81. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 98,908 shares of company stock worth $7,407,175 in the last three months. 0.69% of the stock is currently owned by company 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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