News stories about Guidance Software (NASDAQ:GUID) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Guidance Software earned a news impact score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the software maker an impact score of 45.5884520240987 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s scoring:
- 13D Filing: GAMCO Investors and Guidance Software Inc. (GUID) (insidermonkey.com)
- Guidance Software : OpenText Extends Tender Offer for Guidance Software, Inc. (4-traders.com)
- Financial Survey: Guidance Software (GUID) vs. CSG Systems International (CSGS) (americanbankingnews.com)
- BRIEF-Open Text extends tender offer for Guidance Software (reuters.com)
A number of research analysts have recently commented on GUID shares. Northland Securities set a $8.00 target price on shares of Guidance Software and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 22nd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Guidance Software from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. Gabelli reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Guidance Software in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. B. Riley cut shares of Guidance Software from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and reduced their target price for the stock from $9.00 to $7.10 in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies cut shares of Guidance Software from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and reduced their target price for the stock from $8.50 to $7.00 in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $14.61.
Guidance Software (GUID) opened at 7.09 on Wednesday. The firm’s market capitalization is $216.71 million. Guidance Software has a 52-week low of $4.52 and a 52-week high of $7.80. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $7.07 and its 200-day moving average is $6.58.
Guidance Software (NASDAQ:GUID) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The software maker reported ($0.01) EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.03) by $0.02. Guidance Software had a negative return on equity of 1,053.09% and a negative net margin of 6.56%. The company had revenue of $24.66 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $27.63 million. Equities analysts expect that Guidance Software will post $0.31 earnings per share for the current year.
In other Guidance Software news, major shareholder Shawn Mccreight sold 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $6.59, for a total transaction of $131,800.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 1,286,050 shares of company stock worth $9,018,084. Corporate insiders own 8.40% of the company’s stock.
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About Guidance Software
Guidance Software, Inc is a technology company. The Company is a provider of endpoint investigation solutions for cybersecurity analytics, security incident response, e-discovery, data privacy and forensic analysis. The Company has five segments, which include Products, Subscription, Professional services, Training and Maintenance.
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