Headlines about Gulfport Energy (NASDAQ:GPOR) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Gulfport Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 46.123079056943 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
Shares of NASDAQ GPOR opened at $9.77 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,788.94, a PE ratio of 6.93, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.38 and a beta of 0.33. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66, a quick ratio of 0.62 and a current ratio of 0.62. Gulfport Energy has a 1 year low of $8.11 and a 1 year high of $17.55.
Gulfport Energy (NASDAQ:GPOR) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February 21st. The oil and gas producer reported $0.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $397.85 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $337.95 million. Gulfport Energy had a net margin of 32.96% and a return on equity of 8.64%. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.34 EPS. analysts expect that Gulfport Energy will post 1.29 EPS for the current year.
Gulfport Energy declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase plan on Monday, January 29th that allows the company to repurchase $100.00 million in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization allows the oil and gas producer to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often a sign that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.
Several research firms have recently weighed in on GPOR. ValuEngine lowered shares of Gulfport Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Guggenheim reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $12.50 target price on shares of Gulfport Energy in a report on Tuesday, March 27th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Gulfport Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, March 22nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Gulfport Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, March 24th. Finally, Williams Capital set a $17.00 price objective on shares of Gulfport Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, February 22nd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and sixteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $18.13.
In other Gulfport Energy news, Director Paul D. Westerman bought 10,000 shares of Gulfport Energy stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 27th. The shares were bought at an average price of $10.14 per share, with a total value of $101,400.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 25,488 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $258,448.32. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. 0.21% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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About Gulfport Energy
Gulfport Energy Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation, and production of natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids (NGLs) in the United States. Its principal properties are located in the Utica Shale primarily in Eastern Ohio; and the SCOOP Woodford and SCOOP Springer plays in Oklahoma.
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