Media stories about Antero Resources (NYSE:AR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Antero Resources earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the oil and natural gas company an impact score of 46.2794656964437 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- $0.19 Earnings Per Share Expected for Antero Resources Corp (AR) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
- Antero Resources Set to Possibly Pullback After Yesterday’s Rally of 4.33% (mysmartrend.com)
- Antero Resources (AR) Shares Cross Above 200 DMA (nasdaq.com)
- KeyCorp Analysts Give Antero Resources (AR) a $29.00 Price Target (americanbankingnews.com)
- Q4 2017 EPS Estimates for Antero Resources Corp Lowered by Analyst (AR) (americanbankingnews.com)
AR has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Robert W. Baird set a $38.00 price target on Antero Resources and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 12th. BMO Capital Markets set a $24.00 price target on Antero Resources and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Antero Resources from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. KeyCorp set a $29.00 price target on Antero Resources and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday. Finally, Morgan Stanley reiterated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Antero Resources in a report on Thursday, December 14th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $25.18.
Antero Resources (NYSE:AR) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The oil and natural gas company reported ($0.04) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.03) by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $775.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $798.88 million. Antero Resources had a negative net margin of 12.82% and a positive return on equity of 0.78%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.18 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that Antero Resources will post -0.13 EPS for the current year.
In related news, insider Kevin J. Kilstrom sold 82,760 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.99, for a total transaction of $1,654,372.40. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider K. Phil Yoo sold 10,865 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.25, for a total value of $209,151.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 9.20% of the company’s stock.
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About Antero Resources
Antero Resources Corporation is an oil and natural gas company. The Company is engaged in the exploration, development and acquisition of natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and oil properties located in the Appalachian Basin. The Company’s segments include the exploration, development and production of natural gas, NGLs and oil; gathering and processing; water handling and treatment, and marketing of excess firm transportation capacity.
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