Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt raised its position in shares of Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) by 283.6% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 19,565 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 14,465 shares during the period. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt’s holdings in Antero Resources Corporation were worth $1,261,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. purchased a new position in shares of Antero Resources Corporation during the second quarter worth approximately $1,200,000. Shell Asset Management Co. increased its position in shares of Antero Resources Corporation by 18.7% in the second quarter. Shell Asset Management Co. now owns 4,946 shares of the company’s stock worth $128,000 after buying an additional 779 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can purchased a new position in shares of Antero Resources Corporation during the second quarter worth approximately $10,043,000. Strs Ohio increased its position in shares of Antero Resources Corporation by 176.3% in the second quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 66,050 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,715,000 after buying an additional 42,141 shares during the period. Finally, Hilton Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Antero Resources Corporation during the second quarter worth approximately $666,000. 86.66% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR)

Shares of Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) traded up 0.43% during trading on Friday, reaching $25.62. 4,273,369 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Antero Resources Corporation has a 12 month low of $19.70 and a 12 month high of $30.66. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $24.90 and a 200 day moving average price of $26.07. The firm’s market cap is $8.04 billion.

Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 26th. The company reported $0.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.12 by $0.06. The company earned $1.44 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $695.90 million. Antero Resources Corporation’s revenue for the quarter was up 29.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.05 EPS. On average, analysts forecast that Antero Resources Corporation will post $0.67 EPS for the current year.

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A number of research firms have recently issued reports on AR. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Antero Resources Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $31.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, October 11th. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and set a $29.00 target price on shares of Antero Resources Corporation in a research note on Wednesday, October 19th. Seaport Global Securities cut shares of Antero Resources Corporation from a “buy” rating to an “accumulate” rating in a research note on Friday, December 9th. Susquehanna upgraded shares of Antero Resources Corporation from a “neutral” rating to a “positive” rating and set a $35.00 target price for the company in a research note on Friday, October 28th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded shares of Antero Resources Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 31st. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $32.83.

In other Antero Resources Corporation news, insider Alvyn A. Schopp sold 40,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $26.70, for a total transaction of $1,068,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, insider K. Phil Yoo sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, January 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.00, for a total value of $50,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 10.80% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Antero Resources Corporation Company Profile

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 compression; water handling and treatment, and marketing of excess firm transportation capacity.

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