Gastar Exploration Stock Price, News & Analysis (NYSEAMERICAN:GST)

$1.01 0.04 (4.12 %)
(As of 12/12/2017 05:07 AM ET)
Previous Close$0.97
Today's Range$0.97 - $1.05
52-Week Range$0.38 - $2.19
Volume932,200 shs
Average Volume1.82 million shs
Market Capitalization$216.75 million
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A

About Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN:GST)

Gastar Exploration logoGastar Exploration Ltd (Gastar) is an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development and production of natural gas and oil in the United States. 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. As of December 31, 2011, it is pursuing the development of liquids-rich natural gas in the Marcellus Shale in the Appalachia area of West Virginia and, to a lesser extent, central and southwestern Pennsylvania. The Company also holds prospective acreage in the deep Bossier play in the Hilltop area of East Texas and conduct limited coal bed methane (CBM) development activities within the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana. The Company is a holding company.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Oil Gas & Consumable Fuels
Sub-IndustryOil & Gas Exploration & Production


Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current RatioN/A
Quick RatioN/A


Trailing P/E RatioN/A
Forward P/E RatioN/A
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual SalesN/A
Price / SalesN/A
Cash FlowN/A
Price / CashN/A
Book ValueN/A
Price / BookN/A


Trailing EPSN/A
Net IncomeN/A
Net MarginsN/A
Return on EquityN/A
Return on AssetsN/A


Outstanding Shares218,940,000

Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN:GST) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Gastar Exploration's stock symbol?

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

How were Gastar Exploration's earnings last quarter?

Gastar Exploration Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:GST) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, November, 8th. The energy company reported ($0.05) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.03) by $0.02. The energy company had revenue of $15.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $20.06 million. The company's revenue was up 17.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted ($0.08) earnings per share. View Gastar Exploration's Earnings History.

When will Gastar Exploration make its next earnings announcement?

Gastar Exploration is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, March, 8th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Gastar Exploration.

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

7 brokerages have issued 12-month price targets for Gastar Exploration's stock. Their predictions range from $1.00 to $2.50. On average, they expect Gastar Exploration's stock price to reach $1.54 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Gastar Exploration.

Are investors shorting Gastar Exploration?

Gastar Exploration saw a increase in short interest in the month of November. As of November 30th, there was short interest totalling 21,151,977 shares, an increase of 0.3% from the November 15th total of 21,095,674 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,116,284 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 18.9 days. Currently, 10.5% of the shares of the stock 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 with access to the U.S. stock market 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 $1.01.

How big of a company is Gastar Exploration?

Gastar Exploration has a market capitalization of $216.75 million.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Gastar Exploration (GST)

Community Ranking:  3.0 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  302 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  203 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  505
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Analyst Ratings

Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN:GST) Analysts' Consensus Rating

  (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Today30 Days Ago90 Days Ago180 Days Ago
Consensus Rating: HoldHoldHoldHold
Consensus Rating Score: 2.302.182.312.40
Ratings Breakdown: 0 Sell Rating(s)
7 Hold Rating(s)
3 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
1 Sell Rating(s)
7 Hold Rating(s)
3 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
1 Sell Rating(s)
7 Hold Rating(s)
5 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
1 Sell Rating(s)
7 Hold Rating(s)
7 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
Consensus Price Target: $1.54$1.54$2.00$3.33
Price Target Upside: 99.44% upside20.44% upside139.75% upside152.27% upside

Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN:GST) Consensus Price Target History

Price Target History for Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN:GST)

Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN:GST) Analyst Ratings History

DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
11/13/2017KeyCorpReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
9/19/2017Imperial CapitalReiterated RatingIn-LineView Rating Details
8/4/2017Williams CapitalSet Price TargetHold$1.00View Rating Details
6/21/2017Seaport Global SecuritiesDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
3/10/2017FBR & CoReiterated RatingMarket Perform$1.50View Rating Details
4/23/2017EuroPacific CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$2.25View Rating Details
3/22/2017Canaccord GenuitySet Price TargetBuy$2.50View Rating Details
3/23/2016WunderlichReiterated RatingBuy$4.00View Rating Details
10/19/2016Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingMarket PerformView Rating Details
10/26/2016Iberia CapitalReiterated RatingSector PerformView Rating Details
10/20/2016Johnson RiceInitiated CoverageBuyView Rating Details
5/17/2016SunTrust BanksDowngradeNeutral -> ReduceView Rating Details
5/6/2016Topeka Capital MarketsDowngradeBuy -> Hold$2.00View Rating Details
2/3/2016GMP SecuritiesInitiated CoverageBuy$2.00View Rating Details
1/22/2016Sterne Agee CRTReiterated RatingNeutralView Rating Details
(Data available from 12/12/2015 forward)


Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN:GST) Earnings History and Estimates Chart

Earnings by Quarter for Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN:GST)

Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN GST) Earnings History by Quarter

DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/8/2017Q3 2017($0.03)($0.05)$20.06 million$15.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
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
3/9/2017Q4 2016($0.06)($0.06)$17.45 million$18.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/4/2016Q216($0.11)($0.12)$13.75 million$12.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2016Q116($0.18)($0.22)$17.02 million$14.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/10/2016Q415($0.14)($0.16)$24.53 million$22.61 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/9/2015Q315($0.14)($0.18)$29.21 million$28.39 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2015Q215($0.07)($0.13)$31.63 million$21.93 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2015Q115($0.06)($0.09)$28.90 million$34.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/12/2015Q414$0.05$0.02$38.50 million$33.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2014Q314$0.03$0.03$34.90 million$41.74 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2014Q214$0.02$0.03$33.18 million$35.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/8/2014Q114$0.04$0.02$32.24 million$32.33 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/13/2014Q413$0.06$0.01$26.91 million$26.74 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/4/2013Q213$0.07$0.03$26.06 million$23.84 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2013Q2 2013$0.09$0.05$24.62 million$30.93 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2013Q1 2013$0.03$0.09$16.81 million$11.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/11/2013Q4 2012$0.03$0.07$18.85 million$17.42 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN:GST) Earnings Estimates

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Dividend History for Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN:GST)

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Insider Trades

Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN GST) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History

Insider Trades by Quarter for Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN:GST)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN:GST)

Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN GST) Insider Trades by Quarter

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  
2/24/2016Undervalued Securities GlobalInsiderSell149,519$0.77$115,129.63View SEC Filing  
2/22/2016Undervalued Securities GlobalInsiderSell50,000$0.99$49,500.00View SEC Filing  
1/13/2016Undervalued Securities Globalmajor shareholderBuy658,550$1.11$730,990.50View SEC Filing  
1/12/2016Undervalued Securities Globalmajor shareholderBuy241,450$0.99$239,035.50View SEC Filing  
1/11/2016Undervalued Securities Globalmajor shareholderBuy411,770$1.04$428,240.80View SEC Filing  
4/1/2015Michael A GerlichCFOSell60,000$2.65$159,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/31/2015J Russell PorterCEOSell50,000$2.64$132,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/23/2015John Michael Sr Selser SrDirectorSell20,000$2.63$52,600.00View SEC Filing  
1/20/2015John Michael Sr Selser SrDirectorSell6,032$18.36$110,747.52View SEC Filing  
1/16/2015John Michael Sr Selser SrDirectorSell15,500$20.75$321,625.00View SEC Filing  
12/29/2014Jerry R SchuylerDirectorSell14,000$2.54$35,560.00View SEC Filing  
12/5/2014John Michael Sr Selser SrDirectorBuy1,000$21.75$21,750.00View SEC Filing  
12/2/2014Michael MccownCOOBuy4,800$8.24$39,552.00View SEC Filing  
12/1/2014Stephen A HolditchDirectorBuy10,000$2.86$28,600.00View SEC Filing  
11/28/2014J Russell PorterCEOBuy30,900$3.13$96,717.00View SEC Filing  
11/12/2014Stephen A HolditchDirectorBuy6,000$4.18$25,080.00View SEC Filing  
9/24/2014Michael A GerlichCFOBuy5,000$6.25$31,250.00View SEC Filing  
9/11/2014Stephen A HolditchDirectorBuy7,500$7.30$54,750.00View SEC Filing  
7/5/2013John Michael Sr Selser SrDirectorBuy10,000$2.90$29,000.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN GST) News Headlines

Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) Sees Large Growth in Short InterestGastar Exploration Inc (GST) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest - December 11 at 7:58 PM
ETFs with exposure to Gastar Exploration, Inc. : December 5, 2017ETFs with exposure to Gastar Exploration, Inc. : December 5, 2017 - December 5 at 3:26 PM
Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by AnalystsGastar Exploration Inc (GST) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts - December 3 at 2:20 AM
Gastar: The Case For A Strong Buy - Seeking AlphaGastar: The Case For A Strong Buy - Seeking Alpha - November 30 at 9:11 AM
Gastar: Q3 2017 Results Reviewed - Seeking AlphaGastar: Q3 2017 Results Reviewed - Seeking Alpha - November 29 at 6:03 PM
Stock Review for Independent Oil & Gas Investors -- Gastar Exploration, Gran Tierra Energy, Approach Resources, and Marathon OilStock Review for Independent Oil & Gas' Investors -- Gastar Exploration, Gran Tierra Energy, Approach Resources, and Marathon Oil - November 29 at 8:55 AM
Gastar: In The Aftermath Of An Operational Debacle - Seeking AlphaGastar: In The Aftermath Of An Operational Debacle - Seeking Alpha - November 28 at 9:17 AM
Short Interest in Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) Drops By 1.4%Short Interest in Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) Drops By 1.4% - November 27 at 9:58 PM
Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) Receives "Hold" Rating from KeyCorpGastar Exploration Inc (GST) Receives "Hold" Rating from KeyCorp - November 25 at 5:28 PM
Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) Cut to Sell at Zacks Investment ResearchGastar Exploration Inc (GST) Cut to Sell at Zacks Investment Research - November 21 at 11:36 PM
Stock Buyback Program Initiated by Gastar Exploration (GST) Board of Directors Stock Buyback Program Initiated by Gastar Exploration (GST) Board of Directors - November 15 at 12:38 PM
KeyCorp Reaffirms "Hold" Rating for Gastar Exploration Inc (GST)KeyCorp Reaffirms "Hold" Rating for Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) - November 14 at 8:28 PM

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Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN:GST) SEC Filings

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