California Public Employees Retirement System continued to hold its stake in Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 59,700 shares of the software maker’s stock at the close of the 2nd quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System owned approximately 0.20% of Guidance Software worth $395,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of GUID. Balter Liquid Alternatives LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Guidance Software in the second quarter worth $123,000. First Quadrant L P CA acquired a new stake in shares of Guidance Software in the second quarter worth $134,000. Alliancebernstein L.P. lifted its stake in shares of Guidance Software by 10.6% in the second quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 23,900 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $158,000 after buying an additional 2,300 shares during the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers lifted its stake in shares of Guidance Software by 1.1% in the second quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 23,953 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $158,000 after buying an additional 260 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Thrivent Financial For Lutherans acquired a new stake in shares of Guidance Software in the second quarter worth $158,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 51.78% of the company’s stock.

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Several equities analysts recently commented on the stock. B. Riley cut shares of Guidance Software to a “neutral” rating and set a $7.10 target price for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Gabelli reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Guidance Software in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Guidance Software from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $8.02.

Guidance Software, Inc. (GUID) opened at $7.07 on Friday. Guidance Software, Inc. has a one year low of $4.52 and a one year high of $7.80.

Guidance Software 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Guidance Software (NASDAQ:GUID)

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