Digging Into The Data: Gulfport Energy Corp. (NASDAQ:GPOR)

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Gulfport Energy Corp. (NASDAQ:GPOR) closed its last session at $8.52. The stock traded within a range of $8.11 and $8.61. The company operates in the Energy sector with a market capitalization of 1.51 Million. Trading volume for Gulfport Energy Corp. was 5.76 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, Gulfport Energy Corp. (NASDAQ:GPOR) has an average volume of 4.14 Million.

Company Profile

Gulfport Energy Corporation is an independent natural gas and oil company focused on the exploration and development of natural gas and oil properties in North America and is one of the largest producers of natural gas in the contiguous United States. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Gulfport holds significant acreage positions in the Utica Shale of Eastern Ohio and the SCOOP Woodford and SCOOP Springer plays in Oklahoma. In addition, Gulfport holds an acreage position along the Louisiana Gulf Coast, a position in the Alberta Oil Sands in Canada.

Analyst Views

Gulfport Energy Corp. (NASDAQ:GPOR) received a Buy rating from 0 analysts. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 2 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

Gulfport Energy Corp. (NASDAQ:GPOR) touched its 1-Year High price of $21.36 on 02/16/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $ 8.11 on 02/14/18.

EPS & Financials

Gulfport Energy Corp. (NASDAQ:GPOR) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.32/Share lagging the analyst estimate of $0.33/Share by a difference of $-0.01. This showed a surprise of -3% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 28 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.39/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.55/share and a low EPS of $0.26/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $339.27 Million for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 357.8 Million and 325 Million respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BULLISH with HIGH volatility. Gulfport Energy Corp. (NASDAQ:GPOR) has a 20-Day average volume of 6.09 Million. According to today’s trading volume Gulfport Energy Corp. is BELOW its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BEARISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BEARISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BEARISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 0.3 Percent and Institutional ownership of 89.5 Percent. The return on assets stands at 0.8%, Return on Equity currently is 1.4% and the Return on Investment value is -23.5%.

Gulfport Energy Corp. (NASDAQ:GPOR) gross margin percentage stands at 90% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 16.3 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 3.9 Percent. The stock is currently moving below its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -21.15% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -28.84 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of -35.77 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of -33.23 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 16.3%. The return on invested capital is at -23.5%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 2.72.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a -ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately -35.77%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of -33.23% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.