Guidewire Software, Inc. (GWRE) Reaches $85.14 After 7.00% Up Move; Comcast – Class A (CMCSA) Shorts Raised By 3.57%

April 17, 2018 - By Richard Conner

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The stock of Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) is a huge mover today! The stock increased 2.88% or $2.38 during the last trading session, reaching $85.14. About 198,501 shares traded. Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) has risen 42.07% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 30.52% the S&P500.The move comes after 5 months positive chart setup for the $6.80 billion company. It was reported on Apr, 17 by Barchart.com. We have $91.10 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:GWRE worth $476.28 million more.

Comcast Corporation – Class A (NASDAQ:CMCSA) had an increase of 3.57% in short interest. CMCSA’s SI was 61.28M shares in April as released by FINRA. Its up 3.57% from 59.17M shares previously. With 35.01 million avg volume, 2 days are for Comcast Corporation – Class A (NASDAQ:CMCSA)’s short sellers to cover CMCSA’s short positions. The SI to Comcast Corporation – Class A’s float is 1.32%. The stock decreased 1.03% or $0.345 during the last trading session, reaching $33.185. About 11.61M shares traded. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has declined 11.10% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.65% the S&P500.

Guidewire Software, Inc. provides software products for property and casualty insurers. The company has market cap of $6.80 billion. It offers Guidewire InsuranceNow, a cloud platform that offers policy, billing, and claims management functionality to insurers. It currently has negative earnings. 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 underwriting application.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.48 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.20, from 1.28 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 33 investors sold Guidewire Software, Inc. shares while 51 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 82 raised stakes. 78.53 million shares or 2.80% more from 76.39 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Rmb Cap Mngmt Limited Liability has invested 0.2% in Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE). Deutsche National Bank Ag reported 83,922 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Trexquant Inv L P invested in 0.04% or 5,161 shares. Rhumbline Advisers has 75,744 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Brown Capital Mngmt Ltd reported 3.12% of its portfolio in Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE). St James Invest Company Limited Company holds 0.13% of its portfolio in Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) for 15,645 shares. Jennison Ltd Liability Corporation has 0.01% invested in Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE). Forward Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation reported 2,755 shares. Cornerstone Advsr reported 339 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Timessquare Ltd Liability invested in 0.19% or 394,100 shares. Td Asset, Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 109,900 shares. Moreover, Vanguard Group Inc Inc has 0.02% invested in Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) for 6.11M shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mngmt owns 17,700 shares. First Manhattan owns 0% invested in Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) for 600 shares. 11,600 are owned by Denver Advisors Ltd Liability Co.

Among 13 analysts covering Guidewire Software (NYSE:GWRE), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 77% are positive. Guidewire Software had 36 analyst reports since September 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Sunday, August 27 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 6 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Thursday, June 2. The stock of Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, June 1 by Piper Jaffray. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Buy” rating and $80 target in Thursday, June 2 report. Bank of America downgraded Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) on Friday, September 16 to “Underperform” rating. On Thursday, June 2 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy”. As per Monday, May 15, the company rating was upgraded by Bank of America. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, March 7 with “Buy”. Citigroup upgraded Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) on Friday, October 30 to “Buy” rating.

Analysts await Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) to report earnings on June, 7. They expect $-0.22 earnings per share, down 1,200.00% or $0.24 from last year’s $0.02 per share.

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 36 sales for $13.61 million activity. The insider Hung Priscilla sold $226,151. Shares for $48,102 were sold by Conway Craig on Thursday, February 15. Shares for $445,324 were sold by Kheirolomoom Ali. On Tuesday, January 2 Ryu Marcus sold $1.48M worth of Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) or 20,000 shares. Shares for $402,623 were sold by Sherry Steven P.. On Tuesday, December 19 the insider King James Winston sold $171,466. Polelle Michael also sold $237,367 worth of Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) on Tuesday, December 19.

Among 32 analysts covering Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA), 23 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 72% are positive. Comcast Corporation had 82 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $41 target in Friday, October 27 report. Scotia Capital maintained Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) rating on Friday, January 19. Scotia Capital has “Buy” rating and $52.0 target. As per Wednesday, August 19, the company rating was upgraded by MoffettNathanson. The rating was maintained by Pivotal Research with “Buy” on Tuesday, September 27. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Tuesday, January 31. Guggenheim maintained the shares of CMCSA in report on Tuesday, December 19 with “Buy” rating. UBS maintained Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) rating on Friday, July 24. UBS has “Buy” rating and $70 target. The rating was maintained by Pivotal Research with “Buy” on Thursday, July 27. The stock of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, November 17. HSBC initiated the shares of CMCSA in report on Thursday, January 19 with “Buy” rating.

Since December 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 insider sales for $62.55 million activity. $540,052 worth of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) shares were sold by BLOCK ARTHUR R. 131,447 shares were sold by WATSON DAVID N, worth $4.84 million on Tuesday, March 6. 190,756 Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) shares with value of $8.11 million were sold by BURKE STEPHEN B. ROBERTS BRIAN L sold $25.24 million worth of stock. Murdock Daniel C. sold 1,891 shares worth $67,320.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.10, from 1.03 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 75 investors sold Comcast Corporation shares while 544 reduced holdings. 122 funds opened positions while 455 raised stakes. 3.66 billion shares or 0.28% more from 3.65 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Kemper Master Retirement Tru holds 1.26% or 55,600 shares in its portfolio. Kentucky Retirement Tru Fund reported 123,869 shares. Cambridge Co has 0.03% invested in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Limited holds 83,330 shares. Svcs Automobile Association holds 0.62% or 5.65M shares. Carderock Management has 126,856 shares for 2.24% of their portfolio. Invest House Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 5,964 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Cornerstone Advsr has invested 1.27% of its portfolio in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Fincl Bank Of Stockton reported 0.97% stake. Stonebridge Advisors Limited Company holds 5,460 shares. First Mercantile Trust holds 64,470 shares or 0.51% of its portfolio. Clifford Swan Counsel Ltd Llc has 0.04% invested in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Lenox Wealth Mgmt holds 1,770 shares. Stratos Wealth Prns Ltd owns 0.14% invested in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) for 75,203 shares. Cetera Advisor Ntwk Limited Co holds 0.11% of its portfolio in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) for 64,387 shares.

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology firm worldwide. The company has market cap of $154.13 billion. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks divisions. It has a 6.99 P/E ratio. The Cable Communications segment offers video, high-speed Internet, and voice services to residential and business clients under the XFINITY brand.

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