GeoPark (GPRK) Earning Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

News articles about GeoPark (NYSE:GPRK) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. GeoPark earned a coverage optimism score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.4094130648926 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on GPRK shares. Canaccord Genuity set a $13.00 price target on GeoPark and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, March 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised GeoPark from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, March 13th. GMP Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of GeoPark in a report on Friday, March 9th. ValuEngine upgraded GeoPark from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, April 13th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded GeoPark from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 15th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $18.25.

GeoPark opened at $19.29 on Friday, MarketBeat reports. The company has a current ratio of 1.11, a quick ratio of 1.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.81. The firm has a market cap of $1.19 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -62.23 and a beta of -0.03. GeoPark has a fifty-two week low of $6.48 and a fifty-two week high of $20.40.

About GeoPark

GeoPark Limited engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas reserves in Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Peru, and Argentina. As of December 31, 2017, the company had working and/or economic interests in 24 hydrocarbons blocks, as well as shallow-offshore concession in Brazil that includes the Manati Field.

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