News stories about Antero Resources (NYSE:AR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Antero Resources earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the oil and natural gas company an impact score of 45.5718548445842 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE: AR) – Facts About In Play Stocks – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
- Active Stock Evaluation – Antero Resources Corporation, (NYSE: AR) – Stock Watch (stocksnewstimes.com)
- Antero Resources Corporation (AR) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Antero Resources’ (AR) Equal Weight Rating Reiterated at Morgan Stanley (americanbankingnews.com)
- Antero Resources Corporation to Post FY2017 Earnings of ($0.01) Per Share, KeyCorp Forecasts (AR) (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on AR shares. Robert W. Baird set a $38.00 price objective on Antero Resources and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 12th. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 target price on shares of Antero Resources in a research report on Sunday, September 3rd. Scotiabank set a $26.00 target price on Antero Resources and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Antero Resources in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. Finally, Morgan Stanley decreased their target price on Antero Resources from $23.00 to $22.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Antero Resources has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $27.16.
Antero Resources (NYSE:AR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. 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). The company had revenue of $775.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $798.88 million. Antero Resources had a positive return on equity of 0.78% and a negative net margin of 12.82%. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.18 earnings per share. research analysts forecast that Antero Resources will post -0.12 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In related news, insider K. Phil Yoo sold 10,865 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.25, for a total transaction of $209,151.25. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Kevin J. Kilstrom sold 82,760 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.99, for a total value of $1,654,372.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 9.20% of the company’s stock.
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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