Guidance Software Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID) shares shot up 4.8% during mid-day trading 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.

Several analysts recently issued reports on the stock. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $8.00 price target on shares of Guidance Software in a research report on Thursday, May 12th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Guidance Software from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $6.50 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday. Imperial Capital reiterated an “in-line” rating and set a $5.50 price target on shares of Guidance Software in a research report on Sunday, July 24th. Finally, Benchmark Co. increased their price target on shares of Guidance Software from $6.00 to $7.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, May 6th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $6.81.

The company’s market capitalization is $173.76 million. The company’s 50-day moving average is $5.96 and its 200 day moving average is $5.25.

Guidance Software (NASDAQ:GUID) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 2nd. The company reported ($0.08) EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.10) by $0.02. The company earned $27.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $27.87 million. The business’s revenue was up .4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.05) EPS. On average, analysts expect 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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