Swiss National Bank raised its position in shares of Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) by 44.2% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 802,200 shares of the oil and natural gas company’s stock after acquiring an additional 246,000 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank owned approximately 0.25% of Antero Resources Corporation worth $17,336,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the business. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in Antero Resources Corporation by 4.9% during the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 16,668,954 shares of the oil and natural gas company’s stock valued at $380,218,000 after acquiring an additional 778,962 shares in the last quarter. Brave Warrior Advisors LLC boosted its position in Antero Resources Corporation by 9.8% during the 1st quarter. Brave Warrior Advisors LLC now owns 10,593,829 shares of the oil and natural gas company’s stock valued at $241,645,000 after acquiring an additional 946,603 shares in the last quarter. Sound Shore Management Inc. CT boosted its position in Antero Resources Corporation by 22.0% during the 2nd quarter. Sound Shore Management Inc. CT now owns 9,406,400 shares of the oil and natural gas company’s stock valued at $203,272,000 after acquiring an additional 1,697,858 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in Antero Resources Corporation by 2,440.4% during the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 8,550,873 shares of the oil and natural gas company’s stock valued at $195,044,000 after acquiring an additional 8,214,276 shares in the last quarter. Finally, State Street Corp boosted its position in Antero Resources Corporation by 21.4% during the 1st quarter. State Street Corp now owns 7,208,698 shares of the oil and natural gas company’s stock valued at $164,429,000 after acquiring an additional 1,271,005 shares in the last quarter. 93.61% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Several analysts have weighed in on AR shares. ValuEngine cut Antero Resources Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. BidaskClub raised Antero Resources Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 13th. Wolfe Research cut Antero Resources Corporation from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 15th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $26.00 price target on shares of Antero Resources Corporation in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. Finally, Scotiabank set a $27.00 price target on Antero Resources Corporation and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating, fourteen have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $29.82.

In other Antero Resources Corporation news, insider Ward D. Mcneilly sold 24,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $22.05, for a total value of $529,200.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider K. Phil Yoo sold 3,785 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.55, for a total transaction of $77,781.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 10.80% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) opened at 19.60 on Tuesday. The company has a 50-day moving average of $19.59 and a 200-day moving average of $21.40. Antero Resources Corporation has a one year low of $18.23 and a one year high of $28.30. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.18 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 455.81 and a beta of 0.95.

Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The oil and natural gas company reported ($0.04) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.03) by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $736 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $778.55 million. Antero Resources Corporation had a net margin of 0.48% and a return on equity of 1.44%. Antero Resources Corporation’s revenue was up 1.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.14 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts forecast that Antero Resources Corporation will post $0.30 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Antero Resources Corporation Company Profile

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR)

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