GeoPark Ltd (NYSE:GPRK) traded up 5.3% during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $20.30 and last traded at $20.00. 792,600 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 184% from the average session volume of 278,738 shares. The stock had previously closed at $19.00.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 price objective on shares of GeoPark in a research report on Thursday, August 9th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of GeoPark from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of GeoPark from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 11th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $19.25.

The stock has a market capitalization of $1.14 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -64.45 and a beta of -0.15. The company has a current ratio of 1.22, a quick ratio of 1.15 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.83.

GeoPark (NYSE:GPRK) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 8th. The oil and gas company reported ($0.01) earnings per share for the quarter. GeoPark had a negative return on equity of 3.80% and a negative net margin of 1.43%. The business had revenue of $159.33 million during the quarter.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its position in GeoPark by 31.5% during the second quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 3,025,203 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $62,440,000 after acquiring an additional 725,303 shares during the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its position in GeoPark by 1.3% during the first quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 2,510,671 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $31,132,000 after acquiring an additional 31,923 shares during the last quarter. Compass Group LLC increased its position in GeoPark by 165.3% during the second quarter. Compass Group LLC now owns 1,724,462 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $35,593,000 after acquiring an additional 1,074,570 shares during the last quarter. Carmignac Gestion bought a new position in GeoPark during the first quarter valued at $8,658,000. Finally, Millennium Management LLC increased its position in GeoPark by 14.8% during the second quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 421,902 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $8,708,000 after acquiring an additional 54,475 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 29.56% of the company’s stock.

GeoPark Company Profile (NYSE:GPRK)

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, 2017, the company had working and/or economic interests in 24 hydrocarbons blocks, as well as shallow-offshore concession in Brazil that includes the Manati Field.

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