Press coverage about Gulfport Energy (NASDAQ:GPOR) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Gulfport Energy earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 46.5215179282743 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
Shares of Gulfport Energy (NASDAQ:GPOR) opened at $12.77 on Tuesday. Gulfport Energy has a twelve month low of $10.90 and a twelve month high of $29.92. The company has a current ratio of 0.57, a quick ratio of 0.57 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,407.52, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.04, a PEG ratio of 0.32 and a beta of 0.69.
Gulfport Energy (NASDAQ:GPOR) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The oil and gas producer reported $0.32 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.35 by ($0.03). The firm had revenue of $265.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $302.33 million. Gulfport Energy had a return on equity of 7.99% and a net margin of 3.88%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 37.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.16 EPS. research analysts forecast that Gulfport Energy will post 1.38 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of research firms have commented on GPOR. Barclays cut shares of Gulfport Energy from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $16.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Monday, November 20th. Williams Capital set a $18.00 price objective on shares of Gulfport Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, November 27th. Piper Jaffray Companies reduced their price objective on shares of Gulfport Energy from $21.00 to $18.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, September 18th. Scotiabank reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price objective on shares of Gulfport Energy in a research report on Monday, October 9th. Finally, Mizuho reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price objective on shares of Gulfport Energy in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and nineteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $22.26.
In related news, Director Paul D. Westerman purchased 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $12.75 per share, with a total value of $127,500.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 15,488 shares in the company, valued at $197,472. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 0.21% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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Gulfport Energy Company Profile
Gulfport Energy Corporation is an oil and natural gas exploration and production company. The Company focuses on the exploitation and acquisition of natural gas, natural gas liquids and crude oil in the United States. The Company’s properties are located in the Utica Shale in Eastern Ohio and along the Louisiana Gulf Coast in the West Cote Blanche Bay (WCBB) and Hackberry fields.
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