Performance of Gastar Exploration Inc. (GST) Compared to Index

The analysts believe that the company stock price could grow as high as $4. The Stock Market opened sessions at 1.6 and closed at 1.44.

The stock has Return on Assets (ROA) of -75.1 percent. They now have a Dollars 1 price target on the stock.

Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on April 1, 2015, Michael A Gerlich (Senior VP & CFO) sold 60,000 shares at 2.65 per share price.On Mar 31, 2015, J Russell Porter (Chief Executive Officer & Pres) sold 50,000 shares at 2.64 per share price.On Mar 23, 2015, John Michael Sr Selser (director) sold 20,000 shares at 2.63 per share price.

Investors expected a price target of -0.01 for this quarter.

Analysts give IONS a mean recommendation of 2.70. (NYSEMKT:GST) a rating of 2.5 on a scale of 1 to 5.

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

They expect $-0.05 EPS, up 220% or $0.11 from last year's $-0.16 per share. 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.

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. While the actual EPS the company reported in the same quarter previous year was -0.16/share.

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.

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

Several research firms have recently issued reports on GST. Investors who are keeping close eye on the stock of Gastar Exploration Inc. The median estimate represents a +64.93% increase from the last price of 1.44. The analyst projections are -$0.06 in EPS on $17.83 million in revenues. The Company also offered guidance for the first quarter and full-year 2017. The stock has earnings growth of 135.90% yoy and showed a high EPS growth of 3.40% over the past five years.

Following U.S. election volatility some analysts have updated their recommended target prices on shares of Gastar Exploration Inc. The company posted a negative surprise factor of -14.29% by -0.02.

The biggest institutional shareholders in Gastar Exploration Inc. include NorthPointe Capital LLC which owns 7 million shares in the company valued at $6.07 million.

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