Guidance Software, Inc. (GUID) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday
Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID) is scheduled to be announcing its earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, November 1st. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.07 per share for the quarter.
Guidance Software (NASDAQ:GUID) last issued its quarterly earnings data 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 return on equity of 559.09% and a negative net margin of 4.73%. The company had revenue of $24.66 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $27.63 million. On average, analysts expect Guidance Software to post $0.31 EPS for the current fiscal year and $0.38 EPS for the next fiscal year.
Shares of Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ GUID) opened at 7.07 on Wednesday. The stock’s market cap is $216.10 million. Guidance Software, Inc. has a 12 month low of $4.52 and a 12 month high of $7.80. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $7.08 and a 200-day moving average price of $6.58.
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A number of research analysts recently weighed in on GUID shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Guidance Software from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Northland Securities set a $8.00 target price on shares of Guidance Software and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, July 22nd. Piper Jaffray Companies cut shares of Guidance Software from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and lowered their target price for the company from $8.50 to $7.00 in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. B. Riley cut shares of Guidance Software from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and lowered their target price for the company from $9.00 to $7.10 in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Gabelli restated a “hold” rating on shares of Guidance Software in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $8.35.
In other Guidance Software news, major shareholder Shawn Mccreight sold 185,516 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $7.07, for a total value of $1,311,598.12. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. In the last quarter, insiders sold 1,071,602 shares of company stock worth $7,572,456. Corporate insiders own 38.11% of the company’s stock.
An institutional investor recently raised its position in Guidance Software stock. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its stake in Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID) by 6.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 19,983 shares of the software maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,298 shares during the quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company owned about 0.07% of Guidance Software worth $132,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. 51.78% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
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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