Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) to Release Earnings on Thursday

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Heading into the stock price potential, Gastar Exploration Inc. needs to grow just 46.01% to cross its median price target of $2.38.

Analysts are speculating a 145.4% move, based on the high target price ($4) for the shares that is set to reach in the next 12 months. The business's quarterly revenue was down 19.5% on a year-over-year basis. The firm's market capitalization is $186.19 million. News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Gastar Exploration Inc. with's FREE daily email newsletter.

Gastar Exploration (NYSEMKT:GST) traded down 11.66% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $1.44. They now have a United States dollars 1 price target on the stock.

Having a glance at growth estimates of the company, it has current quarter growth estimates of 62.50% whereas for next quarter it has 81.80% estimations over growth. Given that liquidity is king in short-term, GST is a stock with 150.81 million shares outstanding that normally trades 4.11% of its float. A P/B ratio of less than 1.0 can indicate that a stock is undervalued, while a ratio of greater than 1.0 may indicate that a stock is overvalued.

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Net loss attributable to Gastar's common stockholders for the fourth quarter of 2016 was $8.2 million, or a loss of $0.06 per share, contrast to a fourth quarter 2015 net loss of $161.1 million, or a loss of $2.07 per share. The company had revenue of $13.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $16.28 million.

In terms of earnings per share, 10 analysts have a -0.04 EPS mean target for the quarter ending Mar-17, for the quarter ending Jun-17, 10 analysts have a -0.02 EPS mean target and for the quarter ending Jun-17 there are 10 estimates of -0.10 EPS. Earnings, with 10 analysts believing the company would generate an Average Estimate of $-0.04. Its forecasts over growth are 21.10% during current year while analysts' growth estimation for the next year is 77.80%.

While Looking at Sales Growth (Year/est), the company is now showing a percentage value of 21.1 percent.

Gastar Exploration Inc (NYSEMKT:GST) opened at 1.86 on Monday. GST has a beta of 3.6 and RSI is 37.34. The volatility rate is 9.08% percent and 6.73% percent each.

This year, the company showed a solid 21.1 percent of growth. For the next five years the analysts that follow this company are expecting its growth at 31.00%.