Recent Analysts’ Ratings Updates for Guidance Software (GUID)

A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for Guidance Software (NASDAQ: GUID):

  • 8/6/2017 – Guidance Software had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at B. Riley. They now have a $7.10 price target on the stock.
  • 8/1/2017 – Guidance Software was downgraded by analysts at B. Riley to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $7.10 price target on the stock.
  • 7/31/2017 – Guidance Software was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “GUIDANCE SOFTWARE INC., is recognized worldwide as the industry leader in digital investigative solutions. Its EnCase platform provides the foundation for government, corporate and law enforcement organizations to conduct thorough, network-enabled, and court-validated computer investigations of any kind, such as responding to eDiscovery requests, conducting internal investigations, responding to regulatory inquiries or performing data and compliance auditing – all while maintaining the integrity of the data. Validated by numerous courts, corporate legal departments, government agencies and law enforcement organizations worldwide, EnCase has been honored with industry awards and recognition from eWEEK, SC Magazine, Network Computing and the Socha-Gelbmann survey. “
  • 7/27/2017 – Guidance Software was downgraded by analysts at B. Riley from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $7.10 price target on the stock, down previously from $9.00.
  • 7/27/2017 – Guidance Software had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Gabelli.
  • 7/27/2017 – Guidance Software had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at B. Riley. They now have a $7.10 price target on the stock.
  • 7/26/2017 – Guidance Software was downgraded by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $7.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $8.50.
  • 7/22/2017 – Guidance Software was given a new $8.00 price target on by analysts at Northland Securities. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 7/4/2017 – Guidance Software was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “GUIDANCE SOFTWARE INC., is recognized worldwide as the industry leader in digital investigative solutions. Its EnCase platform provides the foundation for government, corporate and law enforcement organizations to conduct thorough, network-enabled, and court-validated computer investigations of any kind, such as responding to eDiscovery requests, conducting internal investigations, responding to regulatory inquiries or performing data and compliance auditing – all while maintaining the integrity of the data. Validated by numerous courts, corporate legal departments, government agencies and law enforcement organizations worldwide, EnCase has been honored with industry awards and recognition from eWEEK, SC Magazine, Network Computing and the Socha-Gelbmann survey. “

Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ GUID) opened at 7.06 on Wednesday. Guidance Software, Inc. has a 12-month low of $4.52 and a 12-month high of $7.80. The company’s market cap is $214.77 million. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $6.86 and its 200 day moving average price is $6.60.

Guidance Software (NASDAQ:GUID) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The software maker reported ($0.01) EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.03) by $0.02. Guidance Software had a negative return on equity of 1,293.38% and a negative net margin of 6.56%. The business had revenue of $24.66 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $27.63 million. Equities research analysts anticipate that Guidance Software, Inc. will post $0.31 EPS for the current year.

In related news, major shareholder Shawn Mccreight sold 76,404 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $7.07, for a total transaction of $540,176.28. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Insiders have sold 982,084 shares of company stock valued at $6,690,299 in the last ninety days. 8.40% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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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