Gulfport Energy (GPOR) Given Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.21

Media headlines about Gulfport Energy (NASDAQ:GPOR) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Gulfport Energy earned a daily sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 46.695541387139 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Gulfport Energy (NASDAQ:GPOR) opened at $13.36 on Monday. Gulfport Energy has a 12-month low of $10.90 and a 12-month high of $22.35. The company has a market cap of $2,450.00, a PE ratio of -49.48, a PEG ratio of 0.28 and a beta of 0.69. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67, a current ratio of 0.57 and a quick ratio of 0.57.

Gulfport Energy (NASDAQ:GPOR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The oil and gas producer reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.35 by ($0.03). Gulfport Energy had a net margin of 3.88% and a return on equity of 7.99%. The firm had revenue of $265.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $302.33 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.16 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 37.1% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts expect that Gulfport Energy will post 1.36 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of brokerages recently commented on GPOR. Barclays lowered shares of Gulfport Energy from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $16.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Monday, November 20th. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Gulfport Energy in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Credit Suisse Group started coverage on shares of Gulfport Energy in a research report on Monday, December 11th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $15.00 target price for the company. Williams Capital set a $18.00 target price on shares of Gulfport Energy and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, November 27th. Finally, Scotiabank reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $23.00 target price on shares of Gulfport Energy in a research report on Monday, October 9th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and seventeen have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $20.86.

In other news, SVP Robert Alan Jones sold 5,700 shares of Gulfport Energy stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.15, for a total value of $69,255.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 44,827 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $544,648.05. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Michael G. Moore sold 118,494 shares of Gulfport Energy stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.16, for a total transaction of $1,440,887.04. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 295,449 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,592,659.84. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 151,253 shares of company stock valued at $1,839,219. Insiders own 0.31% of the company’s stock.

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About Gulfport Energy

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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