Antero Resources Corporation (AR) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Finds

Media headlines about Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Alpha One Sentiment Analysis. The research firm, a service of Accern, identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Antero Resources Corporation earned a daily sentiment score of 0.10 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave news headlines about the oil and natural gas company an impact score of 58 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected AlphaOne’s rankings:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR)

A number of research firms have recently commented on AR. Wolfe Research cut Antero Resources Corporation from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 15th. BidaskClub raised Antero Resources Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 13th. ValuEngine lowered Antero Resources Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Scotiabank set a $31.00 price objective on Antero Resources Corporation and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, May 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Antero Resources Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 2nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Antero Resources Corporation presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $32.19.

Shares of Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) traded down 3.50% during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $20.68. 1,560,087 shares of the stock were exchanged. Antero Resources Corporation has a 12-month low of $19.51 and a 12-month high of $28.92. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $21.19 and a 200-day moving average price of $23.41. The company’s market cap is $6.52 billion.

Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, May 8th. The oil and natural gas company reported $0.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.01 by $0.17. The business had revenue of $801.65 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $762.70 million. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.17 EPS. On average, equities analysts predict that Antero Resources Corporation will post $0.54 EPS for the current year.

In other Antero Resources Corporation news, insider Paul M. Rady bought 500,000 shares of Antero Resources Corporation stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 17th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $21.11 per share, for a total transaction of $10,555,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Ward D. Mcneilly sold 24,000 shares of Antero Resources Corporation stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $22.05, for a total transaction of $529,200.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 10.80% of the company’s stock.

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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.

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