Antero Resources Corp (AR) Receiving Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

Media stories about Antero Resources Corp (NYSE:AR) have been trending positive on Saturday, according to AlphaOne Sentiment. The research firm, a division of Accern, identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. AlphaOne ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Antero Resources Corp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.40 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave media headlines about the oil and natural gas company an impact score of 78 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected AlphaOne’s rankings:

Antero Resources Corp (NYSE:AR) last issued its earnings results on Monday, May 8th. The oil and natural gas company reported $0.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.01 by $0.17. The business had revenue of $801.65 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $762.70 million. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 4.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.17 earnings per share.

A number of research firms have weighed in on AR. Stifel Nicolaus began coverage on Antero Resources Corp in a research note on Thursday, March 23rd. They issued a “hold” rating and a $26.00 target price on the stock. Evercore ISI downgraded Antero Resources Corp to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 19th. Credit Suisse Group AG reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Antero Resources Corp in a research report on Friday, March 31st. Scotiabank set a $35.00 price target on Antero Resources Corp and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, March 20th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 price target on shares of Antero Resources Corp in a research report on Wednesday, March 22nd. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $32.55.

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In other Antero Resources Corp news, insider Paul M. Rady bought 500,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 17th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $21.11 per share, with a total value of $10,555,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Corporate insiders own 10.80% of the company’s stock.

About Antero Resources Corp

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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