Gastar Exploration Company Profile (NYSE:GST)

About Gastar Exploration (NYSE:GST)

Gastar Exploration logoGastar Exploration Inc., an independent energy company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil, condensate, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in the United States. Its principal activities include the identification, acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and natural gas properties on unconventional reserves, such as shale resource plays. The company holds interests in the oil and natural gas-rich reservoirs, including the Meramec and Osage, the Oswego limestone, the Woodford shale, and Hunton limestone formations. As of December 31, 2016, its principal assets included the STACK play covering approximately 83,800 net acres located in the Mid-Continent area of the United States, as well as approximately 14,500 net acres in the Appalachian Basin in West Virginia. The company was formerly known as Gastar Exploration Ltd. and changed its name to Gastar Exploration Inc. in January 2014. Gastar Exploration Inc. is based in Houston, Texas.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Basic Materials
  • Industry: Independent Oil & Gas
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:GST
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.gastar.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $139.98 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 199,547,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $0.71
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $0.97
  • 52 Week Range: $0.38 - $2.19
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: -4.68
  • P/E Growth: -1.1000
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $64.5 million
  • Price / Sales: 2.17
  • Book Value: ($0.05) per share
  • Price / Book: -15.25
Profitability:
  • EBITDA: $36.39 million
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 1.79 million shs.
  • Short Ratio: 8.12
 

Frequently Asked Questions for Gastar Exploration (NYSE:GST)

What is Gastar Exploration's stock symbol?

Gastar Exploration trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "GST."

How will Gastar Exploration's stock buyback program work?

Gastar Exploration announced that its board has approved a stock buyback program on Sunday, June 4th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase $9,800,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to repurchase up to 7.7% of its shares through a private placement purchase. Shares repurchase programs are typically a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Gastar Exploration's earnings last quarter?

Gastar Exploration Inc (NYSE:GST) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company reported ($0.05) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.04) by $0.01. The business earned $22.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $18.78 million. Gastar Exploration's quarterly revenue was up 85.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.12) EPS. View Gastar Exploration's Earnings History.

Where is Gastar Exploration's stock going? Where will Gastar Exploration's stock price be in 2017?

5 brokers have issued 12-month target prices for Gastar Exploration's stock. Their forecasts range from $1.00 to $2.50. On average, they expect Gastar Exploration's share price to reach $1.40 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Gastar Exploration.

Are investors shorting Gastar Exploration?

Gastar Exploration saw a drop in short interest during the month of September. As of September 29th, there was short interest totalling 23,454,807 shares, a drop of 3.2% from the September 15th total of 24,239,974 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,217,173 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 19.3 days. Currently, 11.9% of the shares of the company are sold short.

Who are some of Gastar Exploration's key competitors?

How do I buy Gastar Exploration stock?

Shares of Gastar Exploration can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Gastar Exploration's stock price today?

One share of Gastar Exploration stock can currently be purchased for approximately $0.70.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Gastar Exploration (NYSE GST)
Community Ranking:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  47 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  40 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  87
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Gastar Exploration and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Gastar Exploration (NYSE:GST) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.20)
Consensus Price Target: $1.40 (99.57% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Gastar Exploration (NYSE:GST)
Price Target History for Gastar Exploration (NYSE:GST)
Analysts' Ratings History for Gastar Exploration (NYSE:GST)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/19/2017Imperial CapitalInitiated CoverageIn -> In-Line$1.00MediumView Rating Details
8/4/2017Williams CapitalSet Price TargetHold$1.00HighView Rating Details
6/21/2017Seaport Global SecuritiesDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$3.00 -> $1.00HighView Rating Details
3/22/2017Canaccord GenuitySet Price TargetBuy$2.50N/AView Rating Details
3/11/2017FBR & CoSet Price TargetHold$1.50N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/17/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Gastar Exploration (NYSE:GST)
Earnings by Quarter for Gastar Exploration (NYSE:GST)
Earnings History by Quarter for Gastar Exploration (NYSE GST)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
8/3/2017Q2 2017($0.04)($0.05)$18.78 million$22.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/10/2017Q1 2017($0.05)($0.06)$17.28 million$18.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Gastar Exploration (NYSE:GST)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $-0.1700 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $-0.1500 EPS

Dividends

Dividend History for Gastar Exploration (NYSE:GST)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Gastar Exploration (NYSE:GST)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Gastar Exploration (NYSE:GST)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Gastar Exploration (NYSE:GST)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Gastar Exploration (NYSE:GST)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/23/2017Ares Management LlcDirectorBuy514,227$1.23$632,499.21View SEC Filing  
5/22/2017Ares Management LlcDirectorBuy1,333,035$1.16$1,546,320.60View SEC Filing  
5/2/2017Ares Management LlcDirectorBuy25,456,521$1.47$37,421,085.87View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Headline Trends for Gastar Exploration (NYSE:GST)
Latest Headlines for Gastar Exploration (NYSE:GST)
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DateHeadline
americanbankingnews.com logoGastar Exploration Inc (GST) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 14 at 2:38 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoGastar Exploration Inc (GST) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 13 at 10:10 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoGastar Exploration Inc (GST) Sees Significant Decline in Short Interest
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 11 at 1:50 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoGastar Exploration Inc (GST) Raised to Hold at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 4 at 9:50 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo Brokerages Expect Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $20.13 Million
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 1 at 7:56 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoGastar Exploration Inc (GST) Coverage Initiated by Analysts at Imperial Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 24 at 1:32 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoCritical Comparison: Midstates Petroleum (MPO) vs. Gastar Exploration (GST)
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 23 at 8:30 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoGoodrich Petroleum Corp (GDP) vs. Gastar Exploration (GST) Head-To-Head Analysis
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 22 at 10:32 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoGastar Exploration Inc (GST) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 19 at 8:52 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoShort Interest in Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) Drops By 2.9%
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 12 at 6:34 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo Brokerages Anticipate Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $20.10 Million
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 12 at 6:08 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAnalyzing Bonanza Creek Energy (BCEI) & Gastar Exploration (GST)
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 8 at 12:30 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) Given $0.92 Consensus Price Target by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 7 at 4:28 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) Given $0.92 Consensus Target Price by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 2 at 12:34 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) Given Consensus Recommendation of "" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 29 at 2:50 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoGastar Exploration Inc (GST) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 24 at 6:24 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 24 at 12:20 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo Analysts Expect Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) Will Post Earnings of -$0.04 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 23 at 12:10 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoShort Interest in Gastar Exploration Inc (NYSE:GST) Expands By 0.4%
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 9 at 7:26 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoGastar Exploration Inc (NYSE:GST) PT Set at $1.00 by Williams Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 6 at 10:26 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo$19.66 Million in Sales Expected for Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 6 at 7:10 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo-$0.03 Earnings Per Share Expected for Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 4 at 8:28 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoGastar Exploration Inc (NYSE:GST) Announces Earnings Results
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 4 at 7:30 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoGastar Exploration Inc (GST) Sees Significant Increase in Short Interest
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 25 at 6:45 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoGastar Exploration Inc (GST) Short Interest Up 51.1% in June
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 12 at 6:24 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoGASTAR EXPLORATION INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events
biz.yahoo.com - May 23 at 4:32 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoGASTAR EXPLORATION INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Material Modification to Righ
biz.yahoo.com - May 16 at 6:58 PM
feeds.benzinga.com logoGastar Exploration Prices Upsized Offering AT $0.95 A Share
feeds.benzinga.com - May 12 at 11:13 AM
seekingalpha.com logoGastar Exploration to launch 40M-share offering
seekingalpha.com - May 11 at 5:03 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoGASTAR EXPLORATION INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits
biz.yahoo.com - May 11 at 4:25 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoGASTAR EXPLORATION INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and E
biz.yahoo.com - May 5 at 5:08 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoGASTAR EXPLORATION INC. Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report
biz.yahoo.com - May 5 at 4:38 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoGASTAR EXPLORATION INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets, Regulation FD Disclos
biz.yahoo.com - April 14 at 4:58 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoGASTAR EXPLORATION INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Regulation FD Disclosure, Fin
biz.yahoo.com - March 30 at 2:39 PM
thestreet.com logoGastar Exploration Stock Sees Short Interest Decline 22.2%
www.thestreet.com - March 28 at 7:16 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoGASTAR EXPLORATION INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Results of Operations and Fin
biz.yahoo.com - February 24 at 6:27 AM

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