Media headlines about Guidance Software (NASDAQ:GUID) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis. The research group, a unit of Accern, ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Guidance Software earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave news articles about the software maker an impact score of 100 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely 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 effected AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Guidance Software (NASDAQ:GUID)

Guidance Software (GUID) opened at 6.67 on Friday. Guidance Software has a 52 week low of $4.52 and a 52 week high of $7.80. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $6.41 and a 200 day moving average of $6.69. The firm’s market cap is $201.72 million.

Guidance Software (NASDAQ:GUID) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, May 2nd. The software maker reported $0.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.05 by $0.02. Guidance Software had a negative net margin of 14.07% and a negative return on equity of 1,293.38%. The company had revenue of $26.79 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $26.80 million. Analysts anticipate that Guidance Software will post $0.31 EPS for the current year.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on GUID. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $9.00 price objective on shares of Guidance Software in a research note on Sunday, February 19th. TheStreet raised shares of Guidance Software from a “d-” rating to a “c-” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 3rd. Piper Jaffray Companies began coverage on shares of Guidance Software in a research note on Tuesday, April 4th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $8.50 price objective on the stock. Northland Securities began coverage on shares of Guidance Software in a research note on Monday, April 10th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $8.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Guidance Software from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 18th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $15.03.

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In related news, CEO Patrick Dennis sold 17,705 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $5.82, for a total value of $103,043.10. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 919,018 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,348,684.76. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder Shawn Mccreight sold 229,152 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $6.94, for a total transaction of $1,590,314.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 768,651 shares of company stock worth $4,992,079. Corporate insiders own 38.11% of the company’s stock.

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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