Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results, Meets Expectations

While in the same Quarter Previous year, the Actual EPS was $-0.22. Given that its average daily volume over the 30 days has been 2.07 million shares a day, this signifies a pretty significant change over the norm. The stock has a market capitalization of $278.95M and it has 278.95M outstanding shares. The firm's revenue was down 19.5% on a year-over-year basis.

Insider Trades for Gastar Exploration Inc. show that the latest trade was made on 1 Feb 2017 where Penner (Robert David), the Director completed a transaction type "Sell" in which 12914 shares were traded at a price of $1.66. The company maintains price to book ratio of - industry average at 0.48. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company.

About Gastar Gastar Exploration a pure play Mid-Continent independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil, condensate, natural gas and natural gas liquids.

According to Zacks brokerage recommendations, Gastar Exploration Inc. The median estimate represents a +64.93% increase from the last price of 1.44.

Back on 3/10/2016 the company's estimated EPS value was $-0.14 and it reported $-0.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter ended on 12/2015. They now have a United States dollars 1 price target on the stock.

In terms of earnings per share, 10 analysts have a -0.04 EPS mean target for the quarter ending Mar-17, for the quarter ending Jun-17, 10 analysts have a -0.02 EPS mean target and for the quarter ending Jun-17 there are 10 estimates of -0.10 EPS. Gastar Exploration has a 1-year low of $0.80 and a 1-year high of $2.21. The March 2017 dividend payment will be an annualized 8.625% per share, which is equivalent to $0.1796875 per share, based on the $25.00 per share liquidation preference of the Series A Preferred Stock. The average analysts gave this company a mean recommendation of 2.30. The stock price recently experienced a 5-day loss of -10.44% with 0.13 average true range (ATR). The company posted a negative surprise factor of -14.29% by -0.02.

Gardner Lewis Asset Management L P raised its position in Gastar Exploration by 157.3% in the fourth quarter.

Analysts are also projecting an Average Revenue Estimate for Gastar Exploration $18.78 Million in the Current Quarter.

While Looking at Sales Growth (Year/est), the company is now showing a percentage value of 21.1 percent.