Headlines about Geopark (NYSE:GPRK) have been trending positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Geopark earned a daily sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.5605607574586 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Geopark (NYSE GPRK) traded up $0.67 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $11.50. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 217,739 shares, compared to its average volume of 137,091. The company has a market cap of $612.00, a PE ratio of -28.05 and a beta of 0.19. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.30, a current ratio of 1.29 and a quick ratio of 1.26. Geopark has a 12-month low of $6.42 and a 12-month high of $11.56.
Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Geopark from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, March 13th. GMP Securities reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Geopark in a report on Friday, March 9th. Scotiabank reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $14.00 price objective on shares of Geopark in a report on Thursday, March 8th. Canaccord Genuity set a $13.00 price objective on Geopark and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, March 2nd. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Geopark from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. Geopark currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $13.43.
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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, 2016, the company had working and/or economic interests in 26 hydrocarbons blocks, as well as shallow-offshore concession in Brazil that includes the Manati Field.
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