Aperio Group LLC Acquires 44,364 Shares of Gulfport Energy Corporation (GPOR)

Aperio Group LLC raised its position in Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:GPOR) by 83.5% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 97,481 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after purchasing an additional 44,364 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC owned approximately 0.05% of Gulfport Energy Corporation worth $1,398,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Arizona State Retirement System increased its stake in Gulfport Energy Corporation by 1.5% in the second quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 67,100 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock valued at $990,000 after purchasing an additional 1,000 shares in the last quarter. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. increased its stake in Gulfport Energy Corporation by 65.6% in the second quarter. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. now owns 25,750 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock valued at $380,000 after purchasing an additional 10,200 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in Gulfport Energy Corporation by 122.4% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 3,260,408 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock valued at $48,092,000 after purchasing an additional 1,794,132 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC increased its stake in Gulfport Energy Corporation by 30.1% in the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 342,506 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock valued at $5,888,000 after purchasing an additional 79,224 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Swiss National Bank increased its stake in Gulfport Energy Corporation by 3.3% in the second quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 264,558 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock valued at $3,902,000 after purchasing an additional 8,500 shares in the last quarter. 84.80% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Gulfport Energy Corporation (GPOR) opened at $12.88 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 0.57, a quick ratio of 0.57 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67. Gulfport Energy Corporation has a 1 year low of $10.90 and a 1 year high of $29.92. The stock has a market cap of $2,369.08, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.88, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.31 and a beta of 0.69.

Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:GPOR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The oil and gas producer reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.35 by ($0.03). Gulfport Energy Corporation had a return on equity of 7.99% and a net margin of 3.88%. The firm had revenue of $265.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $302.33 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.16 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 37.1% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that Gulfport Energy Corporation will post 1.37 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several brokerages have commented on GPOR. Stifel Nicolaus lowered their target price on shares of Gulfport Energy Corporation from $21.00 to $18.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, August 14th. Williams Capital set a $18.00 target price on shares of Gulfport Energy Corporation and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. KeyCorp set a $18.00 target price on shares of Gulfport Energy Corporation and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Gulfport Energy Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co downgraded shares of Gulfport Energy Corporation from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and lowered their target price for the company from $22.00 to $17.00 in a research note on Thursday, July 20th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and twenty have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Gulfport Energy Corporation has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $22.83.

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Gulfport Energy Corporation Profile

Gulfport Energy Corporation is an oil and natural gas exploration and production company. The Company focuses on the exploitation and acquisition of natural gas, natural gas liquids and crude oil in the United States. The Company’s properties are located in the Utica Shale in Eastern Ohio and along the Louisiana Gulf Coast in the West Cote Blanche Bay (WCBB) and Hackberry fields.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:GPOR)

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