Guidance Software Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID) was up 4.8% on Thursday . The company traded as high as $6.19 and last traded at $6.14, with a volume of 52,525 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $5.86.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on GUID shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Guidance Software from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $6.50 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday. Imperial Capital restated an “in-line” rating and issued a $5.50 target price on shares of Guidance Software in a report on Sunday, July 24th. Benchmark Co. increased their price objective on shares of Guidance Software from $6.00 to $7.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, May 6th. Finally, B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $8.00 price objective on shares of Guidance Software in a research note on Friday, May 6th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Guidance Software currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $6.81.

The company’s 50 day moving average is $5.96 and its 200-day moving average is $5.24. The stock’s market capitalization is $177.52 million.

Guidance Software (NASDAQ:GUID) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August 2nd. The company reported ($0.08) earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.10) by $0.02. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.05) EPS. The company had revenue of $27.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $27.87 million. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up .4% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts forecast that Guidance Software Inc. will post ($0.24) earnings per share for the current year.

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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