Shawn Mccreight Sells 20,000 Shares of Guidance Software, Inc. (GUID) Stock

Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID) major shareholder Shawn Mccreight sold 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $6.57, for a total value of $131,400.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Large shareholders that own more than 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 Thursday, May 18th, Shawn Mccreight sold 13,749 shares of Guidance Software stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $6.54, for a total value of $89,918.46.
  • On Tuesday, May 16th, Shawn Mccreight sold 15,000 shares of Guidance Software stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $6.56, for a total value of $98,400.00.
  • On Tuesday, May 9th, Shawn Mccreight sold 15,000 shares of Guidance Software stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $6.22, for a total value of $93,300.00.
  • On Monday, May 8th, Shawn Mccreight sold 10,000 shares of Guidance Software stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $6.13, for a total value of $61,300.00.
  • On Wednesday, May 3rd, Shawn Mccreight sold 2,871 shares of Guidance Software stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $6.10, for a total value of $17,513.10.
  • On Tuesday, May 2nd, Shawn Mccreight sold 25,000 shares of Guidance Software stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $6.14, for a total value of $153,500.00.
  • On Thursday, April 27th, Shawn Mccreight sold 15,000 shares of Guidance Software stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $6.21, for a total value of $93,150.00.
  • On Tuesday, April 25th, Shawn Mccreight sold 10,000 shares of Guidance Software stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $6.11, for a total value of $61,100.00.
  • On Wednesday, April 26th, Shawn Mccreight sold 25,000 shares of Guidance Software stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $6.18, for a total value of $154,500.00.
  • On Monday, April 24th, Shawn Mccreight sold 10,000 shares of Guidance Software stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $6.02, for a total value of $60,200.00.

Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID) traded up 0.7972% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $6.4611. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 117,526 shares. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $6.07 and its 200 day moving average price is $6.61. Guidance Software, Inc. has a 12 month low of $4.52 and a 12 month high of $7.80. The firm’s market cap is $195.40 million.

Guidance Software (NASDAQ:GUID) last issued its quarterly earnings data 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 18.77% and a negative return on equity of 953.92%. The firm had revenue of $26.79 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $26.80 million. Analysts expect that Guidance Software, Inc. will post $0.31 EPS for the current year.

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Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Citadel Advisors LLC increased its stake 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. Spark Investment Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Guidance Software by 153.7% in the third quarter. Spark Investment Management LLC now owns 34,500 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $205,000 after buying an additional 20,900 shares during the last quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP increased its stake in shares of Guidance Software by 143.6% in the fourth quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 29,632 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $210,000 after buying an additional 17,468 shares during the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Guidance Software by 10.7% in the first quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 36,398 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $215,000 after buying an additional 3,527 shares during the last quarter. Finally, TFS Capital LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Guidance Software during the first quarter worth about $225,000. 49.01% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Guidance Software from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 18th. Northland Securities assumed coverage on Guidance Software in a research report on Monday, April 10th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $8.00 target price on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies assumed coverage on Guidance Software in a research report on Tuesday, April 4th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $8.50 target price on the stock. TheStreet upgraded Guidance Software from a “d-” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Finally, Imperial Capital restated an “outperform” rating and set a $8.00 target price (up previously from $7.00) on shares of Guidance Software in a research report on Tuesday, February 28th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. Guidance Software currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $15.03.

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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