Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Antero Resources (AR) Share Price
News articles about Antero Resources (NYSE:AR) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Antero Resources earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the oil and natural gas company an impact score of 46.7415810337576 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Antero Resources (AR) Lifted to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- Natural Gas Traders Should Stay Cautious of Oil Rigs (finance.yahoo.com)
- Hot Mover to Watch – Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE: AR) – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
- Hot Tickers: Kimco Realty Corporation (KIM), Antero Resources Corporation (AR) – Market Movers (financialqz.com)
- Natural gas jumps as US temperatures plunge – Seeking Alpha (seekingalpha.com)
A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Antero Resources from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Antero Resources in a research note on Friday, September 22nd. Cowen reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $25.00 target price on shares of Antero Resources in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. Barclays reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $22.00 target price on shares of Antero Resources in a research note on Sunday, December 24th. Finally, Boenning Scattergood downgraded shares of Antero Resources from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating and set a $26.00 target price on the stock. in a research note on Saturday, September 23rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $26.26.
Antero Resources (NYSE:AR) remained flat at $$19.78 during midday trading on Wednesday. The company had a trading volume of 3,030,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,100,000. The company has a current ratio of 0.85, a quick ratio of 0.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.54. Antero Resources has a 12-month low of $17.59 and a 12-month high of $26.60. The company has a market cap of $6,240.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -17.35, a PEG ratio of 2.02 and a beta of 0.94.
Antero Resources (NYSE:AR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The oil and natural gas company reported ($0.04) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.03) by ($0.01). Antero Resources had a positive return on equity of 0.78% and a negative net margin of 12.82%. The firm had revenue of $775.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $798.88 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.18 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Antero Resources will post -0.14 EPS for the current year.
In other Antero Resources news, insider K. Phil Yoo sold 10,865 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.25, for a total transaction of $209,151.25. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Kevin J. Kilstrom sold 82,760 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred 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 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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