Williams Capital Group Initiates Coverage on Gulfport Energy Corporation to Buy

Williams Capital Group Initiates Coverage on Gulfport Energy Corporation(NASDAQ:GPOR). The shares have been rated Buy. The rating by Williams Capital Group was issued on Aug 29, 2016.

In a different note, On Aug 22, 2016, KeyBanc said it Maintains its rating on Gulfport Energy Corporation. In the research note, the firm Lowers the price-target to $40.00 per share. The shares have been rated ‘Overweight’ by the firm. On Aug 19, 2016, Jefferies said it Upgrades its rating on Gulfport Energy Corporation. The shares have been rated ‘Hold’ by the firm. On Aug 5, 2016, KLR Group said it Upgrades its rating on Gulfport Energy Corporation. The shares have been rated ‘Buy’ by the firm. On Aug 5, 2016, Barclays said it Maintains its rating on Gulfport Energy Corporation. In the research note, the firm Raises the price-target to $33.00 per share. The shares have been rated ‘Overweight’ by the firm. Wolfe Research said it Initiates Coverage on Gulfport Energy Corporation, according to a research note issued on Jul 26, 2016. The shares have been rated ‘Peer Perform’ by the firm. On Jul 8, 2016, Piper Jaffray said it Assumes its rating on Gulfport Energy Corporation. The shares have been rated ‘Overweight’ by the firm.

Gulfport Energy Corporation (GPOR) made into the market gainers list on Thursdays trading session with the shares advancing 0.28% or 0.08 points. Due to strong positive momentum, the stock ended at $28.68, which is also near the day’s high of $28.88. The stock began the session at $28.32 and the volume stood at 21,52,061 shares. The 52-week high of the shares is $36.12 and the 52 week low is $20.21. The company has a current market capitalization of $3,596 M and it has 12,53,67,167 shares in outstanding.

Gulfport Energy Corporation(GPOR) last announced its earnings results on Aug 3, 2016 for Fiscal Year 2016 and Q2.Earnings per share were $0.24. Analysts had estimated an EPS of $0.08.

Several Insider Transactions has been reported to the SEC. On Aug 24, 2016, Steve Baldwin (VP of Reservoir Engineering) sold 566 shares at $27.00 per share price.Also, On Jun 22, 2016, Stuart Maier (Vice President of Geosciences) sold 10,000 shares at $33.35 per share price.On Jun 17, 2016, Michael G Moore (President & CEO) sold 20,000 shares at $32.95 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.

Gulfport Energy Corporation (Gulfport) is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company focused on the exploration exploitation acquisition and production of crude oil natural gas liquids and natural gas in the United States. It has developed an oil and natural gas portfolio of proved reserves as well as development and exploratory drilling opportunities on conventional and unconventional oil and natural gas prospects. The Company’s principal properties are located in the Utica Shale primarily in Eastern Ohio and along the Louisiana Gulf Coast in the West Cote Blanche Bay (WCBB) and Hackberry fields. In addition the Company has producing properties in the Niobrara Formation of Northwestern Colorado and the Bakken Formation. It also holds an acreage position in the Alberta oil sands in Canada through its interest in Grizzly Oil Sands ULC (Grizzly) and interests in entities that operate in Southeast Asia including the Phu Horm gas field in Thailand.

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