Gastar Exploration Company Profile (NYSEMKT:GST)

About Gastar Exploration (NYSEMKT: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:
  • Sector: Oils/Energy
  • Industry: Oil Gas & Consumable Fuels
  • Sub-Industry: Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
  • Symbol: NYSEMKT:GST
  • CUSIP: 36729920
  • Web: N/A
  • Market Cap: $189.35 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 147,932,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $1.32
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $1.46
  • 52 Week Range: $0.80 - $2.21
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: -18.29
  • P/E Growth: 0.86
  • Beta: 3.24

Frequently Asked Questions for Gastar Exploration (NYSEMKT:GST)

What is Gastar Exploration's stock symbol?

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

How were Gastar Exploration's earnings last quarter?

Gastar Exploration Inc (NYSEMKT:GST) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March, 9th. The company reported ($0.06) EPS for the quarter, hitting the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.06). The business had revenue of $18.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $17.45 million. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 19.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned ($0.16) EPS. View Gastar Exploration's Earnings History.

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

10 brokerages have issued 1 year price targets for Gastar Exploration's shares. Their forecasts range from $1.50 to $3.00. On average, they anticipate Gastar Exploration's share price to reach $2.17 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Gastar Exploration.

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.

How much does a share of Gastar Exploration stock cost?

One share of Gastar Exploration stock can currently be purchased for approximately $1.28.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Gastar Exploration (NYSEMKT:GST) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Hold Ratings, 5 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: $2.17

Analysts' Ratings History for Gastar Exploration (NYSEMKT:GST)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
3/31/2017Seaport Global SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuy$3.00View Rating Details
3/10/2017FBR & CoReiterated RatingMarket Perform$1.50View Rating Details
4/23/2017EuroPacific CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$2.25View Rating Details
3/11/2017Canaccord GenuitySet Price TargetBuy$2.50View Rating Details
2/17/2017Williams CapitalDowngradeBuy -> Hold$2.00View Rating Details
3/23/2016WunderlichReiterated RatingBuy$4.00View Rating Details
10/19/2016Wells Fargo & CoReiterated RatingMarket PerformView Rating Details
10/26/2016KeyCorpDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details
10/26/2016Iberia CapitalReiterated RatingSector PerformView Rating Details
10/20/2016Johnson RiceInitiated CoverageBuyView Rating Details
10/22/2016Imperial CapitalReiterated RatingOutperform$1.30 -> $1.75View 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
8/20/2015Noble FinancialReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/25/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Gastar Exploration (NYSEMKT:GST)
Earnings by Quarter for Gastar Exploration (NYSEMKT:GST)
Earnings History by Quarter for Gastar Exploration (NYSEMKT:GST)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
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 (NYSEMKT:GST)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $-0.10 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $-0.07 EPS


Dividend History for Gastar Exploration (NYSEMKT:GST)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Gastar Exploration (NYSEMKT:GST)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Gastar Exploration (NYSEMKT:GST)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Gastar Exploration (NYSEMKT:GST)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Gastar Exploration (NYSEMKT:GST)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
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 (NYSEMKT:GST)
Latest Headlines for Gastar Exploration (NYSEMKT:GST)
DateHeadline logoGastar Exploration's (GST) CEO Russ Porter on Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - May 11 at 6:10 PM logoGastar Exploration reports 1Q loss - May 10 at 5:40 PM logoGastar Exploration Announces First Quarter 2017 Results - May 10 at 5:40 PM logoCommodity Correction Is Coming - May 4 at 5:43 PM logoGastar Exploration Stockholders Approve Convertible Notes and Exchange; Company Reschedules First Quarter 2017 Earnings Release and Conference Call - May 2 at 4:04 PM logoGastar Exploration Inc (GST) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages - May 1 at 6:14 PM logoGastar Exploration Announces First Quarter 2017 Earnings Release and Conference Call Schedule - April 26 at 7:50 PM logoFBR & Co Reaffirms "Market Perform" Rating for Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) - April 12 at 8:25 PM logoSeaport Global Securities Reaffirms "Buy" Rating for Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) - April 12 at 8:24 PM logoGastar Exploration Inc. -- Moody's withdraws all ratings for Gastar Exploration - April 11 at 10:21 PM logoETFs with exposure to Gastar Exploration, Inc. : April 11, 2017 - April 11 at 5:19 PM logoGastar Exploration (GST) to Terminate NOL Shareholder Rights Plan - - April 7 at 5:28 PM logoGastar Exploration Inc. Terminates NOL Shareholder Rights Plan - April 7 at 10:08 AM logoGastar Exploration Inc (GST) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages - April 4 at 3:07 PM logoGastar Exploration to Present at the IPAA 2017 Oil & Gas Investor Symposium - March 27 at 11:21 AM logoGastar Exploration Inc (GST) Given a $2.00 Price Target by Canaccord Genuity Analysts - March 26 at 9:09 PM logoCanaccord Genuity Analysts Give Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) a $3.00 Price Target - March 24 at 11:42 PM logoGastar Exploration (GST) to Acquire Net 5670 Acres of STACK Oil and Gas Leasehold for $51.4M - - March 23 at 3:47 AM logoGastar Exploration Inc (GST) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold - March 22 at 11:07 PM logoGastar Exploration Announces Acquisition of STACK Leasehold - March 22 at 5:46 PM logoGastar Exploration to buy STACK oil and gas leasehold for $51M - March 22 at 5:02 PM logoGastar Exploration, Inc. :GST-US: Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2016 By the Numbers : March 20, 2017 - March 20 at 7:11 PM logoGastar Exploration ready to buy after last week's 24% drop, Canaccord says - March 13 at 5:30 PM logoWith Gastar Down 25% Last Week, Canaccord Says Buy The Dip - March 13 at 5:30 PM logoGastar Exploration Inc (GST) PT Set at $2.00 by FBR & Co - March 12 at 10:51 PM logoGASTAR EXPLORATION INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Regulation FD Disclosure, - March 10 at 6:41 PM logoQ4 2016 Gastar Exploration Inc Earnings Release - After Market Close - March 9 at 5:59 PM logoGastar Exploration Announces Fourth Quarter, Full-Year 2016 Results and 2017 Guidance - March 9 at 5:59 PM logo4:39 pm Gastar Exploration reports EPS in-line, beats on revs; guides Q1, FY17 production - March 9 at 5:59 PM logoGASTAR EXPLORATION INC. Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report - March 9 at 5:59 PM logoGastar Exploration Inc (GST) to Release Earnings on Thursday - March 8 at 9:19 AM logoGASTAR EXPLORATION INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Creation of a Direct Financia - March 7 at 5:18 PM logoGastar Exploration Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2016 Earnings Release and Conference Call Schedule - February 28 at 5:42 PM logoGastar Exploration Inc Soars on Financing Plan - Motley Fool - February 19 at 10:32 AM logoGastar Exploration downgraded by Williams Capital Group - February 18 at 12:19 PM logo[$$] How Bill Walton's Son Made $1 Billion in the Oil Patch - February 17 at 4:08 PM logoGastar Exploration Announces Capital Transaction with Funds Managed by Ares Management, Updated STACK … - February 17 at 8:44 AM logoGastar Exploration Announces Capital Transaction with Funds Managed by Ares Management, Updated STACK Play Well Results, 2016 Year-end Reserves and 2017 Capital Plan - February 17 at 8:44 AM logoCan The Uptrend Continue for Gastar Exploration (GST)? - January 28 at 1:40 AM logoCan The Uptrend Continue for Gastar Exploration (GST)? - Nasdaq - January 28 at 1:40 AM logoGastar Exploration Adopts Tax Benefit Preservation Plan to Preserve Valuable Net Operating Losses - January 27 at 7:30 PM logoGastar Exploration declares special cash dividends - Seeking Alpha - January 11 at 4:31 AM


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