News coverage about Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Antero Resources Corporation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the oil and natural gas company an impact score of 45.9495088617506 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.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on AR shares. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $26.00 price target on shares of Antero Resources Corporation in a report on Thursday, June 22nd. Scotiabank set a $31.00 price target on shares of Antero Resources Corporation and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, May 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Antero Resources Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. Citigroup Inc. decreased their price target on shares of Antero Resources Corporation from $34.00 to $27.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, July 21st. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $25.00 target price on shares of Antero Resources Corporation in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $29.13.

Antero Resources Corporation (AR) traded down 1.75% during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $18.51. 2,062,766 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The company has a market capitalization of $5.84 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 430.47 and a beta of 0.95. Antero Resources Corporation has a 1-year low of $18.23 and a 1-year high of $28.30. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $20.57 and its 200-day moving average is $22.10.

Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The oil and natural gas company reported ($0.04) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.03) by $0.01. Antero Resources Corporation had a net margin of 0.48% and a return on equity of 1.44%. The business had revenue of $736 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $778.55 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.14 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts forecast that Antero Resources Corporation will post $0.32 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, insider K. Phil Yoo sold 3,785 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.55, for a total value of $77,781.75. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Ward D. Mcneilly sold 24,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $22.05, for a total transaction of $529,200.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 10.80% of the company’s stock.

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About Antero Resources Corporation

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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