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For Guidewire Software Inc. (GWRE), Piper Jaffray sees a drop to $90. What next?


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Guidewire Software Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) stock went on an upward path that rose over 1.04% on Thursday, amounting to a one-week price increase of more than 1.37%. Over the last 12 months, GWRE stock rose by 31.56%. The one-year GWRE stock forecast points to a potential upside of 0.01, with the average price target set at $114.43 per share. The average equity rating for GWRE stock is currently 2.10, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for GWRE stock reached $9.38 billion, with 82.03 million shares outstanding and 82.00 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 727.22K shares, GWRE reached a trading volume of 940700 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Guidewire Software Inc. (GWRE):

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for GWRE shares is $113.29 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on GWRE stock is a recommendation set at 2.10. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Piper Jaffray have made an estimate for Guidewire Software Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on March 04, 2019. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Citigroup raised their target price to Neutral. The new note on the price target was released on September 04, 2018, representing the official price target for Guidewire Software Inc. stock. On June 06, 2018, analysts increased their price target for GWRE shares from 88 to 93.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Guidewire Software Inc. is set at 2.27, with the Price to Sales ratio for GWRE stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 13.03. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 5.96, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 13.70. Price to Free Cash Flow for GWRE in the course of the last twelve months was 131.68 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 5.70.

GWRE stock trade performance evaluation

Guidewire Software Inc. (GWRE) gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.37. With this latest performance, GWRE shares gained by 8.97% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 9.66% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 31.56% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for GWRE stock in for the last two-week period is set at 61.53, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 65.21, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 61.55 for Guidewire Software Inc. (GWRE). The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 107.24, while it was recorded at 113.98 for the last single week of trading, and 100.38 for the last 200 days.

Guidewire Software Inc. (GWRE): An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Guidewire Software Inc. (GWRE) shares currently have an operating margin of +0.20 and a Gross Margin at +54.92. Guidewire Software Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +2.88.

Return on Total Capital for GWRE is now 0.08, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 1.15. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 1.39, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.99. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Guidewire Software Inc. (GWRE) has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 20.16. Additionally, GWRE Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 16.78, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 14.47. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 20.16, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 16.78.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Guidewire Software Inc. (GWRE) managed to generate an average of $8,803 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 4.80 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.34. Guidewire Software Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 5.70 and a Current Ratio set at 5.70.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Guidewire Software Inc. (GWRE) stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Guidewire Software Inc. posted 0.36/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.2/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 80.00%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for GWRE. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Guidewire Software Inc. go to 11.94%.

Guidewire Software Inc. (GWRE): Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $10,337 million, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of GWRE stocks are: WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT GROUP LLP with ownership of 10,456,790, which is approximately -3.749% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 7,385,028 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $835.0 million in GWRE stocks shares; and BAMCO INC /NY/, currently with $754.0 million in GWRE stock with ownership of nearly -0.085% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Guidewire Software Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of September and at the time of the September reporting period, where 164 institutional holders increased their position in Guidewire Software Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) by around 9,604,053 shares. Additionally, 156 investors decreased positions by around 5,642,854 shares, while 59 investors held positions by with 76,137,649 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 91,384,556 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. GWRE stock had 42 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,496,676 shares, while 56 institutional investors sold positions of 1,221,475 shares during the same period.


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