Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twenty-five analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $27.65.

AR has been the topic of a number of research reports. Morgan Stanley dropped their target price on shares of Antero Resources from $23.00 to $22.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Antero Resources from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. KeyCorp restated a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price objective on shares of Antero Resources in a report on Sunday, September 3rd. Barclays downgraded shares of Antero Resources from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $21.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Monday, November 20th. Finally, Robert W. Baird set a $38.00 price objective on shares of Antero Resources and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 12th.

Antero Resources (NYSE AR) opened at $17.92 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.54, a quick ratio of 0.85 and a current ratio of 0.85. Antero Resources has a 1 year low of $17.89 and a 1 year high of $26.60. The stock has a market cap of $5,769.76, a price-to-earnings ratio of 96.21 and a beta of 0.94.

Antero Resources (NYSE:AR) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The oil and natural gas company reported ($0.04) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.03) by ($0.01). Antero Resources had a negative net margin of 12.82% and a positive return on equity of 0.78%. The company had revenue of $775.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $798.88 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.18 EPS. research analysts expect that Antero Resources will post -0.12 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, insider K. Phil Yoo sold 10,865 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.25, for a total value of $209,151.25. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, insider Kevin J. Kilstrom sold 82,760 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.99, for a total transaction of $1,654,372.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 9.20% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Toronto Dominion Bank grew its position in Antero Resources by 244.3% during the third quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 9,326 shares of the oil and natural gas company’s stock valued at $186,000 after buying an additional 6,617 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new position in Antero Resources during the second quarter valued at about $215,000. Linscomb & Williams Inc. bought a new position in Antero Resources during the second quarter valued at about $220,000. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. grew its position in Antero Resources by 22.3% during the second quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 10,353 shares of the oil and natural gas company’s stock valued at $223,000 after buying an additional 1,891 shares during the period. Finally, Balasa Dinverno & Foltz LLC bought a new position in Antero Resources during the third quarter valued at about $211,000. Institutional investors own 97.02% of the company’s stock.

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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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