Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results, Meets Expectations

Gastar Exploration has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $1.79. The shares have accelerated in recent weeks, with their price up about 25.38% in the past three months. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Gastar Exploration from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $1.75 price target for the company in a research report on Monday, January 16th. Given that liquidity is king in short-term, GST is a stock with 150.81 million shares outstanding that normally trades 4.11% of its float. Canaccord Genuity set a $2.00 target price on shares of Gastar Exploration and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Saturday, February 11th.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock.

10/21/2016 - Gastar Exploration Inc. had its " rating reiterated by analysts at Imperial Capital. The biggest holder now is Mr. J. Russell Porter who owns 2,276,857 shares (1.45% of those outstanding), whilst Mr. Michael A. Gerlich holds 1,134,733 (0.72% of shares outstanding) and Mr. Michael McCown holds 522,673 (0.33% of shares outstanding). Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 632,554 shares of the energy company's stock worth $980,000 after buying an additional 532,580 shares in the last quarter. If you are reading this piece of content on another website, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of US & worldwide trademark and copyright laws. The correct version of this news story can be accessed at

Gastar Exploration Inc. (NYSEMKT:GST) rose 3.91% or 0.07 points on Friday and made its way into the gainers of the day. The company maintains price to book ratio of - industry average at 0.48.

The company's stock now has 217.17 Million in market capitalization.

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The 6 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Gastar Exploration Inc have a median target of 2.38, with a high estimate of 4.00 and a low estimate of 1.75.

NYSEMKT:GST) was down -8.43% (-$0.15) to $1.63 and showed a volume of 2.71 mln shares. Analysts expect Gastar Exploration to post earnings of ($0.06) per share for the quarter.

Analysts are also projecting an Average Revenue Estimate for Gastar Exploration $18.78 Million in the Current Quarter. The brokerage had Hold rating prior to this move. The business's quarterly revenue was down 19.5% on a year-over-year basis. While in the same Quarter Previous year, the Actual EPS was $-0.22.

Gastar Exploration Ltd is an exploration and production company focusing on developing primarily natural gas. The Company's principal business activities include the identification, acquisition, and subsequent exploration and development of natural gas and oil properties with an emphasis on unconventional reserves, such as shale resource plays.

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