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Increased Earnings Estimates Seen for Guidewire (GWRE): Can It Move Higher?
March 10, 2014

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Guidewire Software, Inc. (GWRE - Free Report) is a Business Software Services provider that could be an interesting play for investors. That is because, not only does the stock have decent short-term momentum, but it is seeing solid activity on the earnings estimate revision front as well.

These positive earnings estimate revisions suggest that analysts are becoming more optimistic on GWRE’s earnings for the coming quarter and year. In fact, consensus estimates have moved sharply higher for both of these time frames over the past four weeks, suggesting that Guidewire could be a solid choice for investors.

Current Quarter Estimates for GWRE

In the past 30 days, 1 estimate has gone higher for Guidewire while 1 has gone lower in the same time period. The trend has been pretty favorable too, with estimates narrowing from a loss of 14 cents a share 30 days ago, to a loss of 13 today, a move of 7.1 %.

Current Year Estimates for GWRE

Meanwhile, Guidewire’s current year figures are also looking quite promising, with 2 estimates moving higher in the past month, compared to no downward revision. The consensus estimate trend has also seen a boost for this time frame, narrowing from a loss of 35 cents per share 30 days ago to a loss of 27 cents per share today, an increase of 22.9 %.

Bottom Line

The stock has also started to move higher lately, adding 17.0% over the past four weeks, suggesting that investors are starting to take note of this impressive story. So investors may definitely want to consider this  Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stock to profit in the near future.

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