Gastar Exploration Company Profile (NYSEMKT:GST)

About Gastar Exploration

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
  • Exchange: NYSEMKT
  • Symbol: GST
  • CUSIP: 36729920
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $1.90
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $1.74
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $1.27
  • 52-Week Range: $129,301,000.00 - $0.64
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: -17.27
  • P/E Growth: -0.14
  • Market Cap: $245.67M
  • Outstanding Shares: 129,301,000
  • Beta: 3.24
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Gastar Exploration (NYSEMKT:GST) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 6 Hold Ratings, 5 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.46)
Consensus Price Target: $1.75

Analysts' Ratings History for Gastar Exploration (NYSEMKT:GST)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/17/2017Williams CapitalDowngradeBuy -> Hold$2.00View Rating Details
2/11/2017Canaccord GenuitySet Price TargetBuy$2.00View Rating Details
11/7/2016FBR & CoReiterated RatingMarket Perform$1.50 -> $1.00View Rating Details
10/20/2016EuroPacific CanadaUpgradeHold -> BuyView Rating Details
10/26/2016WunderlichReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
10/19/2016Wells Fargo & CoReiterated RatingMarket PerformView Rating Details
10/25/2016Seaport Global SecuritiesUpgradeBuy -> Strong-BuyView 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 2/27/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Gastar Exploration (NYSEMKT:GST)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
3/8/2017        
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)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Gastar Exploration (NYSEMKT:GST)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $-0.45 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $-0.11 EPS

Dividends

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

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History 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)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Gastar Exploration (NYSEMKT:GST)
DateHeadline
News IconFBR & Co Analysts Lift Earnings Estimates for Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) (NYSEMKT:GST)
www.graffiotech.com - February 25 at 10:21 PM
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bvnewsjournal.com - February 24 at 10:52 AM
News IconThe Williams Capital Lowers Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) to Hold (NYSEMKT:GST)
giftedviz.com - February 22 at 6:04 PM
News IconGastar Exploration Inc (GST) Lowered to "Hold" at Williams Capital (NYSEMKT:GST)
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rivesjournal.com - February 19 at 10:32 AM
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www.fool.com - February 19 at 10:32 AM
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winfieldreview.com - February 18 at 5:05 PM
News IconGastar Exploration Inc (GST) is Downgraded by Williams Capital Group to ” Hold” - Highland Mirror (NYSEMKT:GST)
www.highlandmirror.com - February 18 at 5:05 PM
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finance.yahoo.com logoGastar Exploration Announces Capital Transaction with Funds Managed by Ares Management, Updated STACK … (NYSEMKT:GST)
finance.yahoo.com - February 17 at 8:44 AM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoGastar Exploration Announces Capital Transaction with Funds Managed by Ares Management, Updated STACK Play Well Results, 2016 Year-end Reserves and 2017 Capital Plan (NYSEMKT:GST)
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 17 at 8:44 AM
News Icon14 hedge funds buy Gastar Exploration Inc. (GST) for the first time - Post Analyst (NYSEMKT:GST)
postanalyst.com - February 17 at 8:44 AM
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News IconGastar Exploration Inc. (NYSEMKT:GST) shows monthly volitility of 7.63% - The Newburgh Press (NYSEMKT:GST)
newburghpress.com - February 8 at 6:11 PM
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istreetwire.com - February 6 at 10:37 PM
News IconGastar Exploration Inc. (AMEX:GST) reported Beta of 3.6 - The Newburgh Press (NYSEMKT:GST)
newburghpress.com - February 5 at 3:40 AM
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4-traders.com logoGastar Exploration : Adopts Tax Benefit Preservation Plan to Preserve Valuable Net Operating Losses (NYSEMKT:GST)
www.4-traders.com - January 29 at 3:45 AM
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finance.yahoo.com - January 28 at 1:40 AM
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www.nasdaq.com - January 28 at 1:40 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoGastar Exploration Adopts Tax Benefit Preservation Plan to Preserve Valuable Net Operating Losses (NYSEMKT:GST)
finance.yahoo.com - January 27 at 7:30 PM
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newburghpress.com - January 26 at 4:58 AM
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aikenadvocate.com - January 23 at 5:59 PM
News IconIntegrated Investment Consultants Boosts Position by $1636362 in Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) - Highland Mirror (NYSEMKT:GST)
www.highlandmirror.com - January 23 at 11:09 AM
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www.highlandmirror.com - January 21 at 5:26 PM
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capitalcube.com logoETFs with exposure to Gastar Exploration, Inc. : January 11, 2017 (NYSEMKT:GST)
www.capitalcube.com - January 11 at 6:08 PM
seekingalpha.com logoGastar Exploration declares special cash dividends - Seeking Alpha (NYSEMKT:GST)
seekingalpha.com - January 11 at 4:31 AM
us.rd.yahoo.com logo4:15 pm Gastar Exploration declares special cash dividends on 8.625% Series A Preferred Stock and 10.75% Series B Preferred Stock; enters into related amendment of credit agreement (NYSEMKT:GST)
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What is Gastar Exploration's stock symbol?

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

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

13 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Gastar Exploration's stock. Their predictions range from $1.00 to $2.00. On average, they anticipate Gastar Exploration's share price to reach $1.75 in the next year.

When will Gastar Exploration announce their earnings?

Gastar Exploration is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, March, 8th 2017.

Who owns Gastar Exploration stock?

Gastar Exploration's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Fir Tree Inc. (1.79%), GRT Capital Partners L.L.C. (1.50%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.84%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.75%), Gardner Lewis Asset Management L P (0.66%) and Renaissance Technologies LLC (0.49%). Company insiders that own Gastar Exploration stock include J Russell Porter, John Michael Sr Selser Sr, Michael A Gerlich and Undervalued Securities Global.

Who sold Gastar Exploration stock? Who is selling Gastar Exploration stock?

Gastar Exploration's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including GLG Partners LP, GRT Capital Partners L.L.C. and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP.

Who bought Gastar Exploration stock? Who is buying Gastar Exploration stock?

Gastar Exploration's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Fir Tree Inc., Russell Investments Group Ltd., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Gardner Lewis Asset Management L P and A.R.T. Advisors LLC.

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 $1.90.


Last Updated on 2/27/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff