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Taking On Challenges And Growing? – Guidewire Software Inc. (GWRE)

After Hours

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Guidewire Software Inc. (GWRE) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.38, or -0.40%, to $93.77. The Guidewire Software Inc. has recorded 73,862 volume in the after hours trading session. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that Guidewire Announces Kano Evoleen as New Consulting Alliance Partner.

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Stocks Info

This NYSE-listed company operates within the Software – Application industry segment, falling under the Technology sector. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $94.15 and fluctuated between $95.88 as its day high and $89.71 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Guidewire Software Inc. is $6.91B. A total of 2.31 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 641.54K shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades can also provide insight into a stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, GWRE has seen 3 BUY and 8 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 3,088 and the disposition of 22,926 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 40 BUYs and 34 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 253,896 shares during that period but sold 124,952.

In the most recent transaction, King James Winston sold 42 shares of GWRE for 86.64 per share on Sep 01. After the transaction, the Chief Admin Officer, Gen Couns now owns 32,776 company shares. In a previous transaction on Jun 21, Hung Priscilla sold 2,513 shares at 70.18 per share. GWRE shares that President & COO owns now total 49,641.

Among the insiders who sold shares, King James Winston disposed of 1,915 shares on Jun 21 at a per-share price of $70.18. This resulted in the Chief Admin Officer, Gen Couns holding 32,776 shares of GWRE after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Cooper Jeffrey Elliott sold 1,254 shares at $70.18 per share on Jun 21. Company shares held by the Chief Financial Officer now total 57,073.

Even though price targets are rarely accurate, they do tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often considered important by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for GWRE in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $92.00 with high estimates of $103.00 and low estimates of $69.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, GWRE has a high of $87.07 and a low of $52.08.

As of this writing, GWRE has an earnings estimate of $Global Medical REIT Inc. per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of Guidewire Software, Inc. estimates, with a high estimate of $Green Plains, Inc. per share and a lower estimate of $Global Water Resources, Inc.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

In a balance sheet, you can see what assets and liabilities the company has, as well as how much equity investors have invested. These figures can be used to calculate a company’s financial ratios to give investors a better idea of its prospects. GWRE’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $1.12B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $459.20M in debt and $300.31M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $14.60, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $1.54B.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for GWRE is Buy with a score of 4.08.

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