Stock On the Run: Gastar Exploration Inc. (NYSEMKT:GST)

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According to them, the median (average) EPS the company could deliver is -0.06/share. Gastar Exploration has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $1.79. Zacks Investment Research gave Gastar Exploration Inc. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock.

The Stock had a 2.25 Consensus Analyst Recommendation 30 Days Ago, whereas 60 days ago and 90 days ago the analyst recommendations were 2.11 and 2 respectively. Hence, the surprise factor was -20 percent.

Gastar Exploration Inc. had its " rating reiterated by analysts at Williams Capital.

Adjusted earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation, depletion and amortization ("adjusted EBITDA") (non-GAAP) for the fourth quarter of 2016 was $10.6 million contrast to adjusted EBITDA of $17.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2015 and $7.2 million for the third quarter of 2016. The Q1 2017 consensus earnings estimates for the company have stabilized at US$-0.04 per share. The firm earned $18.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $17.45 million. Its forecasts over growth are 21.10% during current year while analysts' growth estimation for the next year is 77.80%.

The High Revenue estimate is predicted as 21.19 Million, while the Low Revenue Estimate prediction stands at 16.6 Million.

The company's stock now has 217.17 Million in market capitalization.

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For the Current Quarter, the growth estimate for Gastar Exploration Inc.is 81.8%, while for the Next Quarter the stock growth estimate is 83.3%.

Shares of Gastar Exploration (NYSEMKT:GST) traded down 11.66% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $1.44.

1 Insider Sales transactions were made totaling 60000 shares traded. The analysts, on average, are forecasting a $2.58 price target, but the stock is already up 103.75% from its recent lows. Kleinheinz Capital Partners, Inc.is the second biggest holder with 7 million shares now valued at 6.11 million whilst Vanguard Group Inc has 4 million shares valued at 6.09 million. The Low Price target projection by analysts is $1.75 and the Mean Price Target is $2.58.

Gastar Exploration Inc. (NYSEMKT:GST) soared 5.16% year-to-date. Gastar Exploration Inc has a 12 month low of $0.80 and a 12 month high of $2.21.

The stock is now showing YTD performance of -7.1 Percent. The company has dropped -3.48% in past 3 months and in the last five trades has moved down -14.49%. The volatility rate is 9.08% percent and 6.73% percent each.

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