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(NASDAQ:GPOR) by 26.0% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. Piper Jaffray Companies reduced their target price on shares of Gulfport Energy Corporation from $21.00 to $18.00 and set an "overweight" rating for the company in a report on Monday, September 18th. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL's holdings in Gulfport Energy Corp. were worth $616,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Gulfport Energy Corporation by 6.3% during the 2nd quarter.

The company now has an insider ownership of 0.1 Percent and Institutional ownership of 86 Percent. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Gulfport Energy Corporation by 38.7% during the 1st quarter. Boston Partners now owns 12,524,347 shares of the oil and gas producer's stock valued at $184,734,000 after purchasing an additional 460,406 shares in the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC bought a new position in shares of Gulfport Energy Corporation during the 2nd quarter valued at $77,784,000. Gateway Investment Advisers LLC now owns 251,279 shares of the company's stock worth $7,855,000 after buying an additional 171,306 shares in the last quarter. The stock, after opening at $10.33, touched a high of $10.54 before paring much of its gains. GPOR trades with a P/S ratio of 2.59. GPOR's average trading volume during the past 20 days is higher than the average volume over the past 100 days, which could be an indication that investors are feeling more certain than usual about the direction of GPOR's future price movements.

AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:AMCX) has a market cap of $3.21 billion and over the last 12 months, AMCX has declined by -7.24%. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of -5.81 Percent.

Gulfport Energy Corp. had a positive return on equity of 3.30% and a negative net margin of 216.29%. This showed a surprise of 22.2% in the last quarter earnings. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Gulfport Energy Corporation's Q4 2017 earnings at $0.43 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $2.18 EPS. The company had revenue of $265.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $302.33 million. During the same period previous year, the firm earned $0.16 EPS. The oil and gas producer reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.35 by ($0.03).

A number of research firms recently issued reports on GPOR. BidaskClub cut shares of Gulfport Energy Corporation from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th.

Gulfport Energy Corporation (GPOR) now has the company's industry has 12.51 P/E and the sector P/E is 16.41. Wolfe Research began coverage on Gulfport Energy a research note on Tuesday, July 26th.

The company's stock is now moving with a -ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately -5.81%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of -33.69% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price. Finally, Mizuho restated a "buy" rating and set a $23.00 target price on shares of Gulfport Energy Corporation in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, Vetr cut Gulfport Energy Corp. from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $30.00 target price for the a research note on Thursday, October 6th. Of those analysts, 12 rate stock as a Strong Buy, 3 rate it as Hold, and just 1 analyst rates it as a Moderate Sell. Gulfport Energy Corporation has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $22.83.

The price of Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:GPOR) over the past year has decreased -37.93% while the S&P 500 has increased 24.12%. The Company has an oil and natural gas portfolio of proved reserves, as well as development and exploratory drilling opportunities on conventional and unconventional oil and natural gas prospects.

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