Gastar Exploration Company Profile (NYSE:GST)

About Gastar Exploration (NYSE:GST)

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Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: N/A
  • Industry: N/A
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:GST
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: N/A
  • Market Cap: $141.66 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 162,829,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $1.13
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $1.45
  • 52 Week Range: $0.80 - $2.19
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: -8.70
  • P/E Growth: 0.71
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $62.27 million
  • Price / Sales: 2.27
  • Book Value: ($0.25) per share
  • Price / Book: -3.48
  • EBIDTA: $24.93 million
  • Average Volume: 1.78 million shs.
  • Short Ratio: 5.09

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 declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program on Sunday, June 4th 2017, which allows the company to repurchase $9,800,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to purchase up to 7.7% of its stock through a private placement purchase. Stock repurchase programs are generally a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Gastar Exploration's earnings last quarter?

Gastar Exploration Inc (NYSE:GST) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May, 10th. The company reported ($0.06) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.05) by $0.01. The business had revenue of $18.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $17.28 million. The business's revenue was up 26.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted ($0.22) earnings per share. View Gastar Exploration's Earnings History.

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

4 equities research analysts 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 stock price to reach $1.75 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Gastar Exploration.

Are investors shorting Gastar Exploration?

Gastar Exploration saw a increase in short interest in the month of May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totalling 11,037,264 shares, an increase of 41.8% from the May 15th total of 7,785,474 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,337,827 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 4.7 days. Currently, 6.3% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

Who are some of Gastar Exploration's key competitors?

Who owns Gastar Exploration stock?

Gastar Exploration's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include ARES MANAGEMENT LLC (45.60%) and ARES MANAGEMENT LLC (45.00%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Gastar Exploration.

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 $0.87.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Gastar Exploration (NYSE GST)
Community Ranking:  2.9 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  14 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  10 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  24
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Gastar Exploration (NYSE:GST) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.25)
Consensus Price Target: $1.75 (101.15% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Gastar Exploration (NYSE:GST)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
6/21/2017Seaport Global SecuritiesDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$3.00 -> $1.00HighView Rating Details
5/11/2017Williams CapitalSet Price TargetHold$2.00HighView 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 6/22/2015 forward)


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
5/10/2017Q1 2017($0.05)($0.06)$17.28 million$18.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Gastar Exploration (NYSE:GST)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $-0.14 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $-0.10 EPS


Dividend History for Gastar Exploration (NYSE:GST)
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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)


Headline Trends for Gastar Exploration (NYSE:GST)
Latest Headlines for Gastar Exploration (NYSE:GST)
DateHeadline logoGastar Exploration Inc (GST) Short Interest Up 41.8% in May - June 9 at 5:18 PM logoGastar Exploration (GST) Board of Directors Announces Share Repurchase Program - June 4 at 11:28 AM logoAres Management Llc Acquires 514,227 Shares of Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) Stock - May 25 at 7:42 PM logoGastar Exploration Inc (GST) Short Interest Update - May 24 at 6:58 PM logoInsider Buying: Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) Director Acquires 1,333,035 Shares of Stock - May 23 at 10:25 AM logoWilliams Capital Analysts Give Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) a $2.00 Price Target - May 13 at 6:26 PM logoEdited Transcript of GST earnings conference call or presentation 11-May-17 2:00pm GMT - May 11 at 11:11 PM logoGastar Exploration Inc (GST) Announces Earnings Results - May 10 at 9:14 PM logoGastar Exploration Inc (GST) Short Interest Down 12.3% in April - May 9 at 6:28 PM logoGastar Exploration Inc (GST) Director Ares Management Llc Acquires 25,456,521 Shares - May 5 at 11:58 PM logoAres Management Llc Purchases 25,456,521 Shares of Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) Stock - May 4 at 3:18 PM logoSomewhat Favorable Media Coverage Very Likely to Affect Gastar Exploration (GST) Stock Price - April 18 at 12:35 AM logoSeaport Global Securities Lowers Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) to Buy - April 14 at 2:34 PM logoGastar Exploration Inc (GST) Short Interest Up 3.9% in March - April 14 at 8:30 AM logoGastar Exploration (GST) Given News Sentiment Score of 0.03 - April 13 at 12:28 PM logoGASTAR EXPLORATION INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events - May 23 at 4:32 PM logoGASTAR EXPLORATION INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Material Modification to Righ - May 16 at 6:58 PM logoGastar Exploration Prices Upsized Offering AT $0.95 A Share - May 12 at 11:13 AM logoGastar Exploration to launch 40M-share offering - May 11 at 5:03 PM logoGASTAR EXPLORATION INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits - May 11 at 4:25 PM logoGASTAR EXPLORATION INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and E - May 5 at 5:08 PM logoGASTAR EXPLORATION INC. Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report - May 5 at 4:38 PM logoGASTAR EXPLORATION INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets, Regulation FD Disclos - April 14 at 4:58 PM logoGASTAR EXPLORATION INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Regulation FD Disclosure, Fin - March 30 at 2:39 PM logo6:32 am Gastar Exploration announces sale of Appalachian Basin is now expected to close on or before April 8 (initially on or before March 8) due to a delay in obtaining one required lessor consent - March 30 at 6:32 AM logoGastar Exploration Stock Sees Short Interest Decline 22.2% - March 28 at 7:16 PM logoGASTAR EXPLORATION INC. Financials - March 16 at 1:04 PM logoGASTAR EXPLORATION INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Results of Operations and Fin - February 24 at 6:27 AM



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This page was last updated on 6/22/2017 by Staff