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

$0.85 0.05 (6.00 %)
(As of 11/17/2017 02:16 PM ET)
Previous Close$0.85
Today's Range$0.80 - $0.90
52-Week Range$0.38 - $2.19
Volume989,249 shs
Average Volume823,880 shs
Market Capitalization$178.66 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.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Industry: Oil Gas & Consumable Fuels
  • Sub-Industry: Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
  • Sector: Oils/Energy
  • Previous Symbol: NYSEMKT:GST
  • CUSIP: 36729920
  • Web:
  • Outstanding Shares: 218,940,000

Frequently Asked Questions for Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN:GST)

What is Gastar Exploration's stock symbol?

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

How will Gastar Exploration's stock buyback program work?

Gastar Exploration announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback plan on Wednesday, November 15th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase $9,800,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy up to 7.7% of its stock through a private placement purchase. Stock repurchase plans are usually an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Gastar Exploration's earnings last quarter?

Gastar Exploration Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:GST) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, November, 8th. The energy company reported ($0.05) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.03) by $0.02. The energy company earned $15.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $20.06 million. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 17.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.08) EPS. 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 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives 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 decrease in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 21,392,284 shares, a decrease of 5.4% from the October 13th total of 22,619,776 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 913,048 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 23.4 days. Approximately 10.9% of the shares of the company are short sold.

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 $0.85.

How big of a company is Gastar Exploration?

Gastar Exploration has a market capitalization of $178.66 million.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN GST)

Community Ranking:  3.0 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  298 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  197 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  495
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

Analysts' Consensus Rating for Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN:GST)

  (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 0 Sell Ratings, 5 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings, 0 Strong Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.29)
Consensus Price Target: $1.54

Consensus Price Target History for Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN:GST)

Price Target History for Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN:GST)

Analysts' Ratings History for Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN:GST)

DateFirmActionRatingPrice 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 Banks, Inc.DowngradeNeutral -> 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 11/18/2015 forward)


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

Earnings by Quarter for Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN:GST)

Earnings History by Quarter for Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN GST)

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)


Earnings Estimates for Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN:GST)

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Dividend History for Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN:GST)
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Insider Trades

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

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

Insider Trades by Quarter for Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN 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  
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)


Headline Trends for Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN:GST)

Latest Headlines for Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN GST)

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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