About Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN:GST)
Gastar 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.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Oil Gas & Consumable Fuels
Sub-IndustryOil & Gas Exploration & Production
Trailing P/E Ratio-3.375
Forward P/E RatioN/A
Sales & Book Value
Price / SalesN/A
Price / CashN/A
Price / BookN/A
Return on EquityN/A
Return on AssetsN/A
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) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March, 15th. The energy company reported ($0.03) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.03) by $0.00. The energy company earned $15.48 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $22.65 million. View Gastar Exploration's Earnings History.
Where is Gastar Exploration's stock going? Where will Gastar Exploration's stock price be in 2018?
7 analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Gastar Exploration's shares. Their predictions range from $1.00 to $3.00. On average, they anticipate Gastar Exploration's share price to reach $1.96 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Gastar Exploration.
Are investors shorting Gastar Exploration?
Gastar Exploration saw a increase in short interest in February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 19,709,122 shares, an increase of 2.8% from the February 15th total of 19,173,981 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,285,868 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 15.3 days. Currently, 26.4% of the company's shares are short sold.
Who are some of Gastar Exploration's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Gastar Exploration include Amerisur Resources (ASUXF), Foresight Energy (FELP), Isramco (ISRL), CSI Compressco (CCLP), Key Energy Services (KEG), Ramaco Resources (METC), Cloud Peak Energy (CLD), Sanchez Energy (SN), Smart Sand (SND), Approach Resources (AREX), Pioneer Energy Services (PES), Rosehill Resources (ROSE), Seadrill Partners (SDLP), Emerge Energy Services (EMES), CARBO Ceramics (CRR), RGC Resources (RGCO), Hallador Energy (HNRG) and Blueknight Energy Partners (BKEP).
Has Gastar Exploration been receiving favorable news coverage?
News stories about GST stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Gastar Exploration earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the energy company an impact score of 45.95 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term.
Who are Gastar Exploration's major shareholders?
Gastar Exploration's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (5.50%), Kennedy Capital Management Inc. (1.14%), Geode Capital Management LLC (0.66%), Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. (0.42%), Deutsche Bank AG (0.18%) and Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. (0.17%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Gastar Exploration.
Which major investors are selling Gastar Exploration stock?
GST stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Kennedy Capital Management Inc., Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc., Wells Fargo & Company MN, Raffles Associates LP and SG Americas Securities LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Gastar Exploration.
Which major investors are buying Gastar Exploration stock?
GST stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Deutsche Bank AG, BlackRock Inc., Deprince Race & Zollo Inc., Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc., Squar Milner Financial Services LLC, Geode Capital Management LLC and The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company . View Insider Buying and Selling for Gastar Exploration.
How do I buy shares of Gastar Exploration?
Shares of GST 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 GST stock can currently be purchased for approximately $0.81.
How big of a company is Gastar Exploration?
Gastar Exploration has a market capitalization of $151.07 million.
MarketBeat Community Rating for Gastar Exploration (GST)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.
Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN:GST) Analysts' Consensus Rating (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus analyst ratings for company stocks using the most recent rating from each brokerage that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Since brokers often use different ratings systems, each rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Analyst consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. Each stock's consensus analyst rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months.
MarketBeat will no longer include ratings and price target data in its consensus calculation if a broker drops coverage and MarketBeat has received a report that coverage was dropped. Ratings from certain research firms that issue ratings using purely quantitative methods (such as Zacks, Vetr and ValuEngine) are not included in consensus calculations. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
|Today||30 Days Ago||90 Days Ago||180 Days Ago|
|Consensus Rating: ||Hold||Hold||Hold||Hold|
|Consensus Rating Score: ||2.43||2.38||2.43||2.30|
|Ratings Breakdown: ||0 Sell Rating(s)|
4 Hold Rating(s)
3 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|0 Sell Rating(s)|
5 Hold Rating(s)
3 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|0 Sell Rating(s)|
4 Hold Rating(s)
3 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|0 Sell Rating(s)|
7 Hold Rating(s)
3 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|Consensus Price Target: ||$1.96||$1.89||$1.88||$1.88|
|Price Target Upside: ||141.77% upside||136.61% upside||93.30% upside||46.48% upside|
Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN:GST) Consensus Price Target History
Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN:GST) Analyst Ratings History
(Data available from 3/20/2016 forward)
Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN:GST) Earnings History and Estimates Chart
Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN GST) Earnings History by Quarter
(Earnings results data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|3/15/2018||Q4 2017||($0.03)||($0.03)||$22.65 million||$15.48 million||View||Listen|
|11/8/2017||Q3 2017||($0.04)||($0.05)||$20.06 million||$15.30 million||View||N/A|
|8/3/2017||Q2 2017||($0.03)||($0.05)||$18.78 million||$22.60 million||View||Listen|
|5/10/2017||Q1 2017||($0.05)||($0.06)||$17.28 million||$18.70 million||View||N/A|
|3/9/2017||Q4 2016||($0.06)||($0.06)||$17.45 million||$18.20 million||View||Listen|
|11/3/2016||Q3 2016||($0.07)||($0.08)||$16.40 million||$13.00 million||View||N/A|
|8/4/2016||Q216||($0.11)||($0.12)||$13.75 million||$12.20 million||View||N/A|
|5/5/2016||Q116||($0.18)||($0.22)||$17.02 million||$14.80 million||View||N/A|
|3/10/2016||Q415||($0.14)||($0.16)||$24.53 million||$22.61 million||View||Listen|
|11/9/2015||Q315||($0.14)||($0.18)||$29.21 million||$28.39 million||View||N/A|
|8/7/2015||Q215||($0.07)||($0.13)||$31.63 million||$21.93 million||View||N/A|
|5/7/2015||Q115||($0.06)||($0.09)||$28.90 million||$34.40 million||View||N/A|
|3/12/2015||Q414||$0.05||$0.02||$38.50 million||$33.10 million||View||N/A|
|11/6/2014||Q314||$0.03||$0.03||$34.90 million||$41.74 million||View||N/A|
|8/7/2014||Q214||$0.02||$0.03||$33.18 million||$35.90 million||View||N/A|
|5/8/2014||Q114||$0.04||$0.02||$32.24 million||$32.33 million||View||N/A|
|3/13/2014||Q413||$0.06||$0.01||$26.91 million||$26.74 million||View||N/A|
|11/4/2013||Q213||$0.07||$0.03||$26.06 million||$23.84 million||View||N/A|
|8/5/2013||Q2 2013||$0.09||$0.05||$24.62 million||$30.93 million||View||N/A|
|5/2/2013||Q1 2013||$0.03||$0.09||$16.81 million||$11.30 million||View||N/A|
|3/11/2013||Q4 2012||$0.03||$0.07||$18.85 million||$17.42 million||View||N/A|
Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN:GST) Earnings Estimates
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: ($0.11)
2019 EPS Consensus Estimate: ($0.20)
(Earnings estimates data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Quarter||Number of Estimates||Low Estimate||High Estimate||Average Estimate|
Dividend History for Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN:GST)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com
Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN GST) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History
Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN GST) Insider Trades by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Shares Held After Transaction||Details|
|5/23/2017||Ares Management Llc||Director||Buy||514,227||$1.23||$632,499.21|| |
|5/22/2017||Ares Management Llc||Director||Buy||1,333,035||$1.16||$1,546,320.60|| |
|5/2/2017||Ares Management Llc||Director||Buy||25,456,521||$1.47||$37,421,085.87|| |
|2/24/2016||Undervalued Securities Global||Insider||Sell||149,519||$0.77||$115,129.63|| |
|2/22/2016||Undervalued Securities Global||Insider||Sell||50,000||$0.99||$49,500.00|| |
|1/13/2016||Undervalued Securities Global||major shareholder||Buy||658,550||$1.11||$730,990.50||9,649,519|| |
|1/12/2016||Undervalued Securities Global||major shareholder||Buy||241,450||$0.99||$239,035.50||9,649,519|| |
|1/11/2016||Undervalued Securities Global||major shareholder||Buy||411,770||$1.04||$428,240.80||9,649,519|| |
|4/1/2015||Michael A Gerlich||CFO||Sell||60,000||$2.65||$159,000.00|| |
|3/31/2015||J Russell Porter||CEO||Sell||50,000||$2.64||$132,000.00|| |
|3/23/2015||John Michael Sr Selser Sr||Director||Sell||20,000||$2.63||$52,600.00|| |
|1/20/2015||John Michael Sr Selser Sr||Director||Sell||6,032||$18.36||$110,747.52|| |
|1/16/2015||John Michael Sr Selser Sr||Director||Sell||15,500||$20.75||$321,625.00|| |
|12/29/2014||Jerry R Schuyler||Director||Sell||14,000||$2.54||$35,560.00|| |
|12/5/2014||John Michael Sr Selser Sr||Director||Buy||1,000||$21.75||$21,750.00|| |
|12/2/2014||Michael Mccown||COO||Buy||4,800||$8.24||$39,552.00|| |
|12/1/2014||Stephen A Holditch||Director||Buy||10,000||$2.86||$28,600.00|| |
|11/28/2014||J Russell Porter||CEO||Buy||30,900||$3.13||$96,717.00|| |
|11/12/2014||Stephen A Holditch||Director||Buy||6,000||$4.18||$25,080.00|| |
|9/24/2014||Michael A Gerlich||CFO||Buy||5,000||$6.25||$31,250.00|| |
|9/11/2014||Stephen A Holditch||Director||Buy||7,500||$7.30||$54,750.00|| |
|7/5/2013||John Michael Sr Selser Sr||Director||Buy||10,000||$2.90||$29,000.00|| |
Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN GST) News Headlines
|Edited Transcript of GST earnings conference call or presentation 16-Mar-18 2:00pm GMT|
finance.yahoo.com - March 17 at 9:29 AM
|Gastar Exploration (GST) Given a $1.00 Price Target at Williams Capital|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 16 at 7:46 PM
|Gastar Exploration, Inc. to Host Earnings Call|
finance.yahoo.com - March 16 at 9:33 AM
|Gastar Exploration (GST) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Hits Estimates|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 16 at 9:28 AM
|Q4 2017 EPS Estimates for Gastar Exploration Inc Raised by KeyCorp (GST)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 16 at 7:34 AM
|Gastar Exploration Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2017 Results|
finance.yahoo.com - March 15 at 5:06 PM
|Gastar Exploration EPS in-line, misses on revenue|
seekingalpha.com - March 15 at 4:30 PM
|Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 13 at 1:46 AM
|Short Interest in Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) Grows By 2.8%|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 9 at 6:25 PM
|FY2019 EPS Estimates for Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) Increased by Analyst|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 8 at 1:12 PM
|Gastar Exploration Closes Sale of Non-Core Acreage in Oklahoma|
finance.yahoo.com - February 28 at 5:10 PM
|Gastar Exploration (GST) Says J. Russell Porter, President and CEO, Will be Leaving|
www.streetinsider.com - February 28 at 9:11 AM
|Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) Short Interest Up 9.0% in February|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 27 at 6:00 PM
|Gastar Exploration President/CEO Porter to depart - Seeking Alpha|
seekingalpha.com - February 27 at 5:11 PM
|Gastar Exploration Announces Senior Management Change|
finance.yahoo.com - February 27 at 9:18 AM
|Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 16 at 1:54 AM
|Eurobank EFG Upgrades Gastar Exploration (GST) to Speculative Buy|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 15 at 2:46 PM
|Gastar Exploration (GST) Raised to Buy at UBS Group|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 15 at 12:32 PM
|Gastar Exploration Announces 68% Increase in Year-End 2017 Proved Reserves, 2017 4th Quarter Production, Operations Update, 2018 Capital Budget and Production Guidance|
finance.yahoo.com - February 15 at 8:37 AM
|Gastar Exploration: Profit As The Final Pieces Fall Into Place|
seekingalpha.com - February 12 at 4:23 PM
|Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) Short Interest Update|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 9 at 6:56 PM
|Gastar Exploration Announces Fourth Quarter 2017 Earnings Release and Conference Call Schedule|
www.prnewswire.com - February 9 at 7:31 AM
|Gastar Exploration (GST) PT Raised to $1.50|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 26 at 5:58 PM
|Gastar Exploration Inc to Post FY2018 Earnings of ($0.20) Per Share, Imperial Capital Forecasts (GST)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 26 at 11:42 AM
|Gastar Exploration (GST) to Sell Non-Core Reserves And Acreage in Oklahoma|
www.streetinsider.com - January 26 at 9:23 AM
|Gastar Exploration Signs Definitive Agreement To Sell Non-Core Reserves And Acreage In Oklahoma|
finance.yahoo.com - January 26 at 9:23 AM
|Gastar Exploration Inc Expected to Post FY2019 Earnings of ($0.23) Per Share (GST)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 25 at 3:28 PM
|Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) Short Interest Down 8.3% in January|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 25 at 1:10 AM
|Q1 2018 EPS Estimates for Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) Increased by Analyst|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 24 at 9:32 AM
|Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Analysts|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 22 at 2:06 AM
|Gastar Exploration (GST) Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 13 at 12:42 AM
|Short Interest in Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) Declines By 2.8%|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 11 at 2:36 AM
|Gastar Exploration (GST) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 11 at 12:10 AM
|Gastar Exploration (GST) Soars: Stock Adds 13.5% in Session - Nasdaq|
www.nasdaq.com - January 6 at 4:13 PM
|Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Analysts|
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 28 at 2:12 AM
|Gastar From The Perspective Of A Preferred Investor - An Update - Seeking Alpha|
seekingalpha.com - December 27 at 1:44 PM
|ETFs with exposure to Gastar Exploration, Inc. : December 26, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - December 26 at 12:59 PM
|FY2017 EPS Estimates for Gastar Exploration Inc Reduced by Seaport Global Securities (GST)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 22 at 6:52 AM
|Gastar Exploration (GST) Rating Increased to Buy at Seaport Global Securities|
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 19 at 12:28 PM
|Gastar Exploration (GST) Raised to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research|
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 15 at 10:40 PM
|ETFs with exposure to Gastar Exploration, Inc. : December 15, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - December 15 at 3:29 PM
|KeyCorp Research Analysts Boost Earnings Estimates for Gastar Exploration Inc (GST)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 15 at 11:52 AM
|Gastar Exploration, Inc. :GST-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : December 13, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - December 13 at 11:02 AM
|Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest|
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 11 at 7:58 PM
|ETFs with exposure to Gastar Exploration, Inc. : December 5, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - December 5 at 3:26 PM
|Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts|
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 3 at 2:20 AM
|Gastar: The Case For A Strong Buy - Seeking Alpha|
seekingalpha.com - November 30 at 9:11 AM
|Gastar: Q3 2017 Results Reviewed - Seeking Alpha|
seekingalpha.com - November 29 at 6:03 PM
|Stock Review for Independent Oil & Gas' Investors -- Gastar Exploration, Gran Tierra Energy, Approach Resources, and Marathon Oil|
www.prnewswire.com - November 29 at 8:55 AM
|Gastar: In The Aftermath Of An Operational Debacle - Seeking Alpha|
seekingalpha.com - November 28 at 9:17 AM
Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN:GST) SEC Filings
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Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN:GST) Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement
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