Gastar Exploration (GST) Given a $1.00 Price Target by Williams Capital Analysts

Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN:GST) received a $1.00 target price from analysts at Williams Capital in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. The firm presently has a “hold” rating on the energy company’s stock. Williams Capital’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 20.48% from the company’s current price.

A number of other research analysts have also recently commented on GST. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Gastar Exploration from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Gastar Exploration in a research note on Monday, November 13th. Seaport Global Securities upgraded Gastar Exploration from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. Imperial Capital upped their price target on Gastar Exploration from $1.00 to $1.50 and gave the stock an “in-line” rating in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Finally, Eurobank EFG upgraded Gastar Exploration from a “hold” rating to a “speculative buy” rating and set a $1.50 price target on the stock in a research note on Thursday. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. Gastar Exploration presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $1.84.

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Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN:GST) opened at $0.83 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization of $176.03, a P/E ratio of -3.46 and a beta of 3.48. Gastar Exploration has a 52-week low of $0.38 and a 52-week high of $2.19.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in shares of Gastar Exploration by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 12,045,670 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $12,647,000 after acquiring an additional 187,454 shares in the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Gastar Exploration by 6.5% in the fourth quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 1,455,720 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $1,528,000 after acquiring an additional 88,528 shares in the last quarter. Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. raised its stake in shares of Gastar Exploration by 24.3% in the fourth quarter. Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. now owns 921,358 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $967,000 after acquiring an additional 180,272 shares in the last quarter. Deutsche Bank AG raised its stake in shares of Gastar Exploration by 122.1% in the fourth quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 402,823 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $421,000 after acquiring an additional 221,437 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. raised its stake in shares of Gastar Exploration by 424.7% in the fourth quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 165,675 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $174,000 after acquiring an additional 134,100 shares in the last quarter.

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About Gastar Exploration

Gastar Exploration Ltd (Gastar) is an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development and production of natural gas and oil in the United States. The Company’s principal business activities include the identification, acquisition, and subsequent exploration and development of natural gas and oil properties with an emphasis on unconventional reserves, such as shale resource plays.

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