Guidance Software Inc. (GUID) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Brokerages
Shares of Guidance Software Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID) have earned an average rating of “Buy” from the seven brokerages that are covering the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $16.33.
GUID has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Guidance Software from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 5th. Bank of America Corp. cut shares of Guidance Software from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $60.00 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Friday, September 16th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Roth Capital initiated coverage on shares of Guidance Software in a research report on Wednesday, November 16th. They set a “buy” rating and a $10.00 price objective on the stock. Imperial Capital upgraded shares of Guidance Software from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from $5.75 to $7.00 in a research report on Friday, November 11th. Finally, B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $8.00 price objective on shares of Guidance Software in a research report on Tuesday, August 9th.
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Guidance Software (NASDAQ:GUID) traded up 2.42% on Monday, reaching $7.62. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 20,540 shares. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $5.80 and a 200-day moving average price of $5.86. The company’s market capitalization is $220.47 million. Guidance Software has a 1-year low of $3.27 and a 1-year high of $7.62.
Guidance Software (NASDAQ:GUID) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 3rd. The company reported $0.01 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.05) by $0.06. Guidance Software had a negative net margin of 20.89% and a negative return on equity of 357.86%. The firm had revenue of $27.71 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $27.70 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted ($0.03) EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 3.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts predict that Guidance Software will post ($0.11) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company acquired a new stake in shares of Guidance Software during the third quarter worth about $102,000. Rhumbline Advisers boosted its stake in shares of Guidance Software by 2.4% in the third quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 21,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $125,000 after buying an additional 500 shares in the last quarter. Summit Securities Group LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Guidance Software during the second quarter worth about $129,000. Alliancebernstein L.P. boosted its stake in shares of Guidance Software by 1.8% in the second quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 23,200 shares of the company’s stock worth $144,000 after buying an additional 400 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Teachers Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Guidance Software by 19.1% in the second quarter. Teachers Advisors Inc. now owns 32,871 shares of the company’s stock worth $203,000 after buying an additional 5,266 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 49.02% of the company’s stock.
Guidance Software Company Profile
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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