Media coverage about Gulfport Energy (NASDAQ:GPOR) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. 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 coverage optimism score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 47.1707979196942 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Gulfport Energy (NASDAQ GPOR) opened at $13.02 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67, a quick ratio of 0.57 and a current ratio of 0.57. The firm has a market cap of $2,380.00, a P/E ratio of -48.22, a PEG ratio of 0.27 and a beta of 0.69. Gulfport Energy has a 1-year low of $10.90 and a 1-year high of $22.35.
Gulfport Energy (NASDAQ:GPOR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The oil and gas producer reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.35 by ($0.03). Gulfport Energy had a net margin of 3.88% and a return on equity of 7.99%. The company had revenue of $265.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $302.33 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.16 EPS. Gulfport Energy’s revenue was up 37.1% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts anticipate that Gulfport Energy will post 1.36 earnings per share for the current year.
A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies cut their target price on shares of Gulfport Energy from $21.00 to $18.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, September 18th. Imperial Capital assumed coverage on shares of Gulfport Energy in a research note on Tuesday, September 19th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $19.00 price objective on the stock. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $18.00 target price on shares of Gulfport Energy in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. Mizuho reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $23.00 target price on shares of Gulfport Energy in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Gulfport Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and seventeen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $20.86.
In other news, CFO Keri Crowell sold 16,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.16, for a total transaction of $194,560.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 81,092 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $986,078.72. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Paul D. Westerman acquired 10,000 shares of Gulfport Energy stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The stock was bought at an average price of $12.75 per share, for a total transaction of $127,500.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 15,488 shares in the company, valued at approximately $197,472. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 151,253 shares of company stock worth $1,839,219. 0.21% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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About Gulfport Energy
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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