Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Guidance Software (GUID) Stock Price

News headlines about Guidance Software (NASDAQ:GUID) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Guidance Software earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the software maker an impact score of 44.7589713541484 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on GUID. B. Riley reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $7.10 target price on shares of Guidance Software in a research note on Wednesday, September 20th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Guidance Software from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Gabelli reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Guidance Software in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Piper Jaffray Companies downgraded 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. Finally, Northland Securities set a $8.00 price objective on Guidance Software and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, July 22nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $8.35.

Guidance Software (NASDAQ:GUID) remained flat at $$7.07 during midday trading on Monday. Guidance Software has a 1-year low of $4.52 and a 1-year high of $7.80.

In related news, major shareholder Shawn Mccreight sold 150,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $7.07, for a total transaction of $1,060,500.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 613,596 shares of company stock valued at $4,334,354. 38.11% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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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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