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Gastar Exploration (NYSE:GST) is set to post its Q214 quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 7th. Analysts expect Gastar Exploration to post earnings of $0.02 per share and revenue of $33.18 million for the quarter.

Gastar Exploration (NYSE:GST) traded down 0.32% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $6.31. 649,552 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Gastar Exploration has a 52 week low of $2.60 and a 52 week high of $9.10. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $8.01 and a 200-day moving average of $6.81. The company has a market cap of $390.1 million and a P/E ratio of 8.79.

A number of research firms have recently commented on GST. Analysts at Topeka Capital Markets raised their price target on shares of Gastar Exploration from $9.00 to $11.00 in a research note on Tuesday, July 22nd. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. On a related note, analysts at Eurobank EFG downgraded shares of Gastar Exploration to a “speculative buy” rating in a research note on Friday, July 18th. Finally, analysts at Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage on shares of Gastar Exploration in a research note on Wednesday, July 16th. They set a “buy” rating and a $12.00 price target on the stock. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Gastar Exploration has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $10.00.

Gastar Exploration Ltd (NYSE:GST) is an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development and production of natural gas and oil in the United States.

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