Geopark Ltd. (NYSE:GPRK) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Tuesday. The brokerage presently has a $5.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research’s price target points to a potential upside of 6.16% from the stock’s previous close.

According to Zacks, “GeoPark Ltd is an explorer, operator and consolidator of oil and gas. The company operates primarily in Chile, Colombia, Brazil and Argentina. GeoPark Ltd is based in Hamilton, Bermuda. “

Shares of Geopark (NYSE:GPRK) opened at 4.71 on Tuesday. Geopark has a one year low of $1.90 and a one year high of $5.42. The company’s market cap is $280.83 million. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $4.31 and its 200-day moving average is $3.48.

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In related news, major shareholder Financial Group Lp Manchester sold 1,890,547 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.62, for a total transaction of $8,734,327.14. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

A hedge fund recently bought a new stake in Geopark stock. Spark Investment Management LLC purchased a new position in Geopark Ltd. (NYSE:GPRK) during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor purchased 64,710 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $214,000. Spark Investment Management LLC owned 0.11% of Geopark at the end of the most recent reporting period. 36.10% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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