Gastar Exploration Inc (NYSEMKT:GST)‘s stock had its “in-line” rating reaffirmed by equities research analysts at Imperial Capital in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

Several other analysts have also recently issued reports on GST. ValuEngine cut Gastar Exploration from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Seaport Global Securities cut Gastar Exploration from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 21st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Gastar Exploration currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $2.14.

Gastar Exploration (NYSEMKT:GST) opened at 0.6942 on Tuesday. The stock’s market capitalization is $138.53 million. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $0.64 and its 200 day moving average is $1.05. Gastar Exploration has a 1-year low of $0.38 and a 1-year high of $2.19.

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Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. LMR Partners LLP purchased a new position in Gastar Exploration during the 2nd quarter valued at about $141,000. A.R.T. Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Gastar Exploration during the 4th quarter valued at about $144,000. Oxford Asset Management boosted its holdings in Gastar Exploration by 77.7% during the 2nd quarter. Oxford Asset Management now owns 149,234 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $164,000 after acquiring an additional 65,237 shares during the period. Alpine Partners VI LLC purchased a new position in Gastar Exploration during the 2nd quarter valued at about $189,000. Finally, Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. boosted its holdings in Gastar Exploration by 38.9% during the 3rd quarter. Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. now owns 684,225 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $578,000 after acquiring an additional 191,725 shares during the period.

About Gastar Exploration

Gastar Exploration Ltd (Gastar) is an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development and production of natural gas and oil in the United States. The Company’s principal business activities include the identification, acquisition, and subsequent exploration and development of natural gas and oil properties with an emphasis on unconventional reserves, such as shale resource plays.

Analyst Recommendations for Gastar Exploration (NYSEMKT:GST)

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