Raymond James raised the price target for the Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) stock from “an Outperform” to “a Strong buy”. The rating was released on July 27, 2021. We previously noted in another research note published on June 29, 2021 by TD Securities that upgraded the stock from a Hold to a Buy with a price target of $18.50 for AR stock. The research report from Wells Fargo has upgraded the stock from Equal Weight to Overweight, with a price target set at $16. The stock was resumed by Goldman, who disclosed in a research note on March 23, 2021, to Neutral and set the price objective to $10.25. In their research brief published March 11, 2021, Morgan Stanley analysts upgraded the Antero Resources Corporation stock from Underweight to Equal-Weight with a price target of $11.
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The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) raised 3.70% to close Monday’s market session at $16.52, higher as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $16.29 and $17.03 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 7971580 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 6.32 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated 1.47% within the last five trades and 22.46% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 63.73% in the last 6 months and 20.23% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. AR stock is trading at a margin of 20.27%, 19.63% and 59.47% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, AR deals in the Energy domain. The stock is trading -2.07 percent below its 52-week high and 546.58 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 332.47. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does Antero Resources Corporation’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at -36.10 percent and the profit margin is -29.70 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 63.50 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $5.22 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 9.52. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 1.55 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 0.94, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 8.20 percent of Antero Resources Corporation shares are owned by insiders, and 76.50 percent are held by financial institutions. Keenan W Howard JR, the Director at Antero Resources Corporation (AR) has sold 77,495 shares of firm on Aug 31 at a price of $13.70 against the total amount of $1.06 million. In another inside trade, Keenan W Howard JR, Director of Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) sold 265,013 shares of the firm on Aug 30 for a total worth of $3.67 million at a price of $13.84. An inside trade which took place on Aug 27, Director of Antero Resources Corporation Keenan W Howard JR sold 600,000 shares of firm against total price of $8.18 million at the cost of $13.64 per share.