Press coverage about Gulfport Energy (NASDAQ:GPOR) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Gulfport Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 47.3009055168539 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Today’s Hot Stock Under Review – Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: GPOR) – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
- Optimistic Trending Companies: News Corporation (NWSA), Gulfport Energy Corporation (GPOR) – Market Movers (financialqz.com)
- Analysts Speculate on Gulfport Energy Corp (GPOR) – ExpertGazette (expertgazette.com)
- Active Stock’s Volume Buzz: Gulfport Energy Corporation (GPOR) – Wallstreet Investorplace (wallstreetinvestorplace.com)
- Brokers Set Expectations for Gulfport Energy Corporation’s FY2017 Earnings (GPOR) (americanbankingnews.com)
Gulfport Energy (GPOR) traded up $0.06 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $12.84. 2,696,752 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,707,007. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67, a quick ratio of 0.57 and a current ratio of 0.57. Gulfport Energy has a 1 year low of $10.90 and a 1 year high of $22.35. The company has a market capitalization of $2,340.00, a PE ratio of -47.56, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.31 and a beta of 0.69.
A number of analysts have recently issued reports on GPOR shares. Jefferies Group set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Gulfport Energy and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. Williams Capital set a $18.00 price objective on shares of Gulfport Energy and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 23rd. KeyCorp set a $18.00 target price on shares of Gulfport Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Gulfport Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, Mizuho restated a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 target price on shares of Gulfport Energy in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and seventeen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $20.76.
In other Gulfport Energy news, Director Paul D. Westerman bought 10,000 shares of Gulfport Energy stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 30th. The stock was bought at an average price of $12.75 per share, with a total value of $127,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 15,488 shares in the company, valued at approximately $197,472. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, VP Steve Baldwin sold 4,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.17, for a total transaction of $48,680.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 32,634 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $397,155.78. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 151,253 shares of company stock valued at $1,839,219. Company insiders own 0.21% of the company’s stock.
Gulfport Energy Company Profile
Gulfport Energy Corporation is an oil and natural gas exploration and production company. The Company focuses on the exploitation and acquisition of natural gas, natural gas liquids and crude oil in the United States. The Company’s properties are located in the Utica Shale in Eastern Ohio and along the Louisiana Gulf Coast in the West Cote Blanche Bay (WCBB) and Hackberry fields.
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