Guidance Software, Inc. (GUID) Major Shareholder Sells $612,368.05 in Stock

Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID) major shareholder Shawn Mccreight sold 86,615 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $7.07, for a total value of $612,368.05. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Large shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s stock are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

Shawn Mccreight also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Tuesday, August 15th, Shawn Mccreight sold 226,981 shares of Guidance Software stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $7.06, for a total value of $1,602,485.86.
  • On Friday, August 11th, Shawn Mccreight sold 150,000 shares of Guidance Software stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $7.07, for a total value of $1,060,500.00.
  • On Monday, August 14th, Shawn Mccreight sold 150,000 shares of Guidance Software stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $7.06, for a total value of $1,059,000.00.
  • On Monday, August 7th, Shawn Mccreight sold 76,404 shares of Guidance Software stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $7.07, for a total value of $540,176.28.
  • On Friday, August 4th, Shawn Mccreight sold 150,000 shares of Guidance Software stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $7.07, for a total value of $1,060,500.00.
  • On Thursday, August 3rd, Shawn Mccreight sold 185,516 shares of Guidance Software stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $7.07, for a total value of $1,311,598.12.
  • On Tuesday, August 1st, Shawn Mccreight sold 46,086 shares of Guidance Software stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $7.07, for a total value of $325,828.02.
  • On Wednesday, July 19th, Shawn Mccreight sold 35,065 shares of Guidance Software stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $7.06, for a total value of $247,558.90.
  • On Thursday, July 13th, Shawn Mccreight sold 9,383 shares of Guidance Software stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $7.02, for a total value of $65,868.66.
  • On Wednesday, June 28th, Shawn Mccreight sold 40,000 shares of Guidance Software stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $6.68, for a total value of $267,200.00.

Guidance Software, Inc. (GUID) opened at 7.08 on Thursday. Guidance Software, Inc. has a 12-month low of $4.52 and a 12-month high of $7.80. The company’s market capitalization is $216.41 million. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $6.95 and its 200 day moving average price is $6.59.

Guidance Software (NASDAQ:GUID) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The software maker reported ($0.01) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.03) by $0.02. Guidance Software had a negative net margin of 6.56% and a negative return on equity of 1,053.09%. The firm had revenue of $24.66 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $27.63 million. On average, equities research analysts expect that Guidance Software, Inc. will post $0.31 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in GUID. Susquehanna International Group LLP acquired a new position in shares of Guidance Software during the second quarter worth about $103,000. Balter Liquid Alternatives LLC acquired a new position in shares of Guidance Software during the second quarter worth about $123,000. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company raised its position in shares of Guidance Software by 6.9% in the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 19,983 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $132,000 after buying an additional 1,298 shares during the last quarter. First Quadrant L P CA acquired a new position in shares of Guidance Software during the second quarter worth about $134,000. Finally, Citadel Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Guidance Software by 38.6% in the first quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC now owns 22,707 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $134,000 after buying an additional 6,319 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 52.97% of the company’s stock.

Several analysts recently issued reports on GUID shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Guidance Software from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $6.75 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, May 9th. Northland Securities set a $8.00 price objective on Guidance Software and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, July 22nd. Gabelli reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Guidance Software in a report on Thursday, July 27th. TheStreet upgraded Guidance Software from a “d-” rating to a “c-” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies lowered Guidance Software from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their price objective for the stock from $8.50 to $7.00 in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $14.61.

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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