Antero Resources (NYSE:AR) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

Headlines about Antero Resources (NYSE:AR) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Antero Resources earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the oil and natural gas company an impact score of 47.2222440003102 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Several research firms recently issued reports on AR. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Antero Resources from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 24th. TD Securities assumed coverage on shares of Antero Resources in a report on Thursday, July 5th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $26.00 price target on the stock. Citigroup lowered their target price on shares of Antero Resources from $22.00 to $20.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, August 13th. Morgan Stanley boosted their target price on shares of Antero Resources from $20.00 to $22.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 24th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on shares of Antero Resources in a research report on Wednesday, May 23rd. They set a “buy” rating and a $24.50 price target for the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. Antero Resources has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $23.91.

Shares of NYSE AR opened at $18.53 on Friday. Antero Resources has a twelve month low of $16.31 and a twelve month high of $22.69. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.60, a current ratio of 1.06 and a quick ratio of 1.06. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.77 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 36.42, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.09 and a beta of 0.73.

Antero Resources (NYSE:AR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 1st. The oil and natural gas company reported $0.02 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by ($0.17). Antero Resources had a net margin of 6.24% and a return on equity of 1.83%. The business had revenue of $989.34 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $950.78 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted ($0.04) earnings per share. Antero Resources’s revenue was up 25.2% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that Antero Resources will post 0.84 EPS for the current year.

In other Antero Resources news, insider K. Phil Yoo sold 2,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.59, for a total transaction of $46,475.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 9.40% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

About Antero Resources

Antero Resources Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas company, acquires, explores, produces, and develops natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil properties in the United States. As of December 31, 2017 had approximately 484,000 net acres in the southwestern core of the Marcellus Shale; approximately 137,000 net acres in the core of the Utica Shale; and approximately 214,000 net acres of Marcellus Shale leasehold.

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