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Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) Seasonal Chart

Seasonal Chart Analysis

Analysis of the Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) seasonal charts above shows that a Buy Date of May 14 and a Sell Date of September 12 has resulted in a geometric average return of 12.9% above the benchmark rate of the S&P 500 Total Return Index over the past 6 years. This seasonal timeframe has shown positive results compared to the benchmark in 6 of those periods. This is an excellent rate of success and the return strongly outperforms the relative buy-and-hold performance of the stock over the past 6 years by an average of 7.79% per year.

The seasonal timeframe correlates Poorly with the period of seasonal strength for the Technology sector, which runs from October 9 to February 15. The seasonal chart for the broad sector is available via the following link: Technology Sector Seasonal Chart.

A word of caution: Only 6 years of data is available for shares of GWRE, perhaps insufficient to create a seasonal profile that accurately gauges the seasonal tendencies influencing the investment. Ideally, while 20 years is preferred, at least 10 years of data is required to perform a seasonal analysis that is considered to be reliable for future seasonal periods.

Guidewire Software Inc. is a vertical-specific application software vendor providing software product and subscription services to the property and casualty insurance industry. Guidewire InsuranceSuite is composed of Guidewire ClaimCenter, a claims management system; PolicyCenter, a system that digitizes processes around policy definitions, quotas, issuance, maintenance, and renewal; and BillingCenter, which manages billing, payment plans, and agent commissions. Guidewire?s InsuranceNow product is its cloud offering for smaller insurance clients. Guidewire add-on applications include underwriting management, rating management, and reinsurance management. Guidewire reports revenue in three segments: license, maintenance, and services.

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