Gastar Exploration Inc (NYSEMKT:GST) was upgraded by research analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday.

A number of other equities analysts also recently commented on the stock. Seaport Global Securities downgraded shares of Gastar Exploration from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 21st. Imperial Capital reaffirmed an “in-line” rating on shares of Gastar Exploration in a research report on Tuesday, September 19th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $2.14.

Shares of Gastar Exploration (NYSEMKT GST) traded up 2.4443% on Monday, hitting $0.9011. The stock had a trading volume of 710,857 shares. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $0.67 and its 200 day moving average is $1.01. Gastar Exploration has a 1-year low of $0.38 and a 1-year high of $2.19. The stock’s market cap is $179.81 million.

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About Gastar Exploration

Gastar Exploration Ltd (Gastar) is an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development and production of natural gas and oil in the United States. The Company’s principal business activities include the identification, acquisition, and subsequent exploration and development of natural gas and oil properties with an emphasis on unconventional reserves, such as shale resource plays.

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