Gastar Exploration Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:GST)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by KeyCorp in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday.

A number of other brokerages also recently weighed in on GST. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Gastar Exploration from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, October 13th. Imperial Capital initiated coverage on Gastar Exploration in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. They set an “in-line” rating and a $1.00 price target on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded Gastar Exploration from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Williams Capital set a $1.00 price target on Gastar Exploration and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $1.54.

Shares of Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN GST) traded down $0.08 during trading on Monday, hitting $0.80. The stock had a trading volume of 879,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,859,078. Gastar Exploration has a 12 month low of $0.38 and a 12 month high of $2.19.

Gastar Exploration (NYSEAMERICAN:GST) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The energy company reported ($0.05) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.03) by ($0.02). The firm had revenue of $15.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $20.06 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned ($0.08) earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 17.7% compared to the same quarter last year.

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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.

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