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Guidewire

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Guidewire to acquire Cyence for about $275M

Guidewire Software announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement for Guidewire to acquire Cyence. Cyence is a software company that applies data science and risk analytics to enable P&C insurers to grow by underwriting "21st century risks" that have gone underinsured or uninsured. Total consideration for the acquisition is approximately $275M, or $265M net of $10M cash on hand, subject to customary transaction adjustments. Consideration provided at closing will consist of net cash of approximately $140M and approximately 1.6M shares of newly issued Guidewire common stock. Of those shares, approximately 260,000 are in the form of deferred equity consideration, which are subject to the achievement of certain retention and operating milestones. The transaction is expected to close early in Guidewire's second fiscal quarter.

GWRE Guidewire
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Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Tesla (TSLA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Berenberg with analyst Alexander Haissl arguing that the threat of traditional car manufactures to Tesla is overstated. Traditional carmakers are yet to demonstrate a clear pathway to mass-market electric vehicles that can realistically compete with Tesla, Haissl tells investors in a research note. He calls the near-term for Tesla "unimportant" and views company's margin and free cash flow potential over the long-term as "superior." 2. Tableau (DATA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs with analyst Jesse Hulsing saying the company's transition to predominantly recurring revenue can drive nearly $1.2B of annual recurring revenue by the second quarter of 2020. 3. Sherwin-Williams (SHW) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Longbow with analyst Dmitry Silverstein citing improving same-store volume trends, a growing DIY channel, Valspar integration and accretion, and possible margin upside form price increases and/or a reversal in raw material prices. 4. Regional Management (RM) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at JMP Securities with analyst David Scharf saying the company's delinquencies have reached the lowest level since it went public in 2012, and he thinks that changes it is making will enhance its credit management capabilities. 5. Guidewire (GWRE) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray with analyst Alex Zukin saying the recent quarter suggests accelerating revenue growth and improving profitability. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
08/28/17
PIPR
08/28/17
NO CHANGE
Target $80
PIPR
Overweight
Piper ups Guidewire target to $80, says buy into quarter
Piper Jaffray analyst Alex Zukin recommends buying shares of Guidewire Software into the company's Q4 results on September 6. Channel checks suggest Guidewire closed out the year with a "very strong quarter by successfully executing on a number of large deals," Zukin tells investors in a pre-earnings research note. He raised his price target for the shares to $80 from $75 and reiterates an Overweight rating on Guidewire.
09/05/17
KEYB
09/05/17
NO CHANGE
Target $75
KEYB
Overweight
KeyBanc would be a buyer of Guidewire on a pullback
KeyBanc analyst Monika Garg notes that Guidewire is expected to report results this week, and she expects a slight beat and the company to issue in-line to modestly higher FY18 guidance. Garg would be a buyer on a pullback. She reiterates an Overweight rating and $75 price target on the shares.
09/07/17
JMPS
09/07/17
NO CHANGE
JMPS
Market Perform
Guidewire cloud momentum accelerating, says JMP Securities
JMP Securities analyst Rishi Jaluria noted that Guidewire Software shares were down fractionally in afterhours trading following the company's Q4 report, attributable partially to lower than expected Q1 guidance and to commentary that gross margins could be pressured in FY18. However, the analyst points out that Guidewire's cloud momentum is accelerating and said higher subscription adoption and investments will benefit it in the long term. Jaluria keeps a Market Perform rating on Guidewire shares, citing valuation.

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