Analysts Near-Term outlook: Gastar Exploration Inc. (GST), Staples, Inc. (SPLS)

Eidelman Virant Capital now owns 833,084 shares of the energy company's stock worth $703,000 after buying an additional 605,823 shares in the last quarter.

NYSEMKT:GST) was up +3.98% ($0.08) to $2.09 and showed a volume of 3.28 mln shares. While the actual EPS the company reported in the same quarter previous year was -0.16/share. The Stock Market opened sessions at 2.08 and closed at 2.01.

Williams Capital downgraded shares of Gastar Exploration Inc (NYSEMKT:GST) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Friday. Seaport Global Securities upgraded Gastar Exploration from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a report on Tuesday, October 25th.

08/14/2015 - Wells Fargo began new coverage on Gastar Exploration Inc. giving the company a "market perform" rating. The stock touched its high share price of $2.21 on May 5, 2016 and the stock also touched its Lowest price in the last 52-weeks of trading on Feb 25, 2016 as $0.57.

It's important to get a feel for how any stock is actually valued on the market based on its core numbers. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to hold steady in coming quarters.

The 6 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Gastar Exploration Inc have a median target of 2.00, with a high estimate of 3.00 and a low estimate of 1.50.

Price Target is basically a projection of future price of a company's stock by the expert analysis of investment analysts or investment firms. A month ago, they told us to expect earnings of US$-0.05 per share while three months ago their EPS consensus estimate was US$-0.06. The 1-year price target of the company is 2.58.

The analyst called the company's early results in the Stack play "uninspiring", mostly because 30% of the well didn't land in its primary target zone.

For the quarter ending 08/04/2016, The Analyst projected that the company could deliver EPS of -0.1 while the company provided its Actual EPS of -0.12 showing a difference of -0.02 Percent between the Estimated and Actual EPS.

Many Analysts provided their foresight on Revenue Estimates of Gastar Exploration Inc. where they believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $17.56 Million for the current quarter. Studies indicate that the stock prices of firms with significant positive earnings surprises show above-average performance, while those with negative surprises have below-average performance.

As for as concerns shares volumes, in share of capital Gastar Exploration Inc. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 161.3%. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of 34.84 percent. Leading up to this report, we have seen a 38.62% rise in the stock price over the last 30 days and a 60.8% increase over the past 3 months. GST has P/E (Price to Earnings ttm) value of 0, Forward P/E of 0, P/C (Price to cash per share) of 5.49 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) value of 0. The stock has a quick ratio of 1.00 and a current ratio of 1.60. The stock is showing its Operating Margin of 0 percent.

  • Salvatore Jensen