Media headlines about Guidance Software (NASDAQ:GUID) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Guidance Software earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the software maker an impact score of 44.7705752858206 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of Guidance Software (GUID) traded down 0.28% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $7.07. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 149,977 shares. Guidance Software has a 12-month low of $4.52 and a 12-month high of $7.80. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $7.08 and its 200-day moving average price is $6.58. The stock’s market capitalization is $216.10 million.

Guidance Software (NASDAQ:GUID) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The software maker reported ($0.01) EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.03) by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $24.66 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $27.63 million. Guidance Software had a negative return on equity of 559.09% and a negative net margin of 4.73%. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Guidance Software will post $0.31 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

GUID has been the subject of several research reports. Northland Securities set a $8.00 target price on Guidance Software and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, July 22nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Guidance Software from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Gabelli reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Guidance Software in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. B. Riley reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $7.10 target price on shares of Guidance Software in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies lowered Guidance Software from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their target price for the stock from $8.50 to $7.00 in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $8.35.

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In other news, major shareholder Shawn Mccreight sold 35,065 shares of Guidance Software stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, July 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $7.06, for a total value of $247,558.90. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. In the last quarter, insiders sold 1,106,667 shares of company stock valued at $7,820,015. Company insiders own 38.11% of the company’s stock.

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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