Goldman lifts Antero Resources Corporation [AR] price estimate. Who else is bullish?


Antero Resources Corporation [NYSE: AR] gained 3.48% on the last trading session, reaching $26.49 price per share at the time. The company report on February 16, 2022 that Antero Resources Reports Fourth Quarter Results, Announces 2022 Guidance and Return of Capital Program.

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Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE: AR) (“Antero Resources,” “Antero,” or the “Company”) today announced its fourth quarter 2021 financial and operating results, year end 2021 estimated proved reserves, as well as its 2022 capital budget and guidance. In addition, Antero announced targets for returning capital to shareholders. The relevant consolidated financial statements are included in Antero Resources’ Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021.

Antero Resources Corporation represents 313.98 million in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $8.37 billion with the latest information. AR stock price has been found in the range of $26.04 to $27.07.

If compared to the average trading volume of 8.38M shares, AR reached a trading volume of 7090622 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Antero Resources Corporation [AR]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for AR shares is $30.47 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on AR stock is a recommendation set at 2.20. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Goldman have made an estimate for Antero Resources Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on January 21, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, BMO Capital Markets raised their target price from $27 to $28. The new note on the price target was released on January 10, 2022, representing the official price target for Antero Resources Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $32, while The Benchmark Company analysts kept a Buy rating on AR stock. On October 18, 2021, analysts increased their price target for AR shares from 17 to 32.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Antero Resources Corporation is set at 1.25, with the Price to Sales ratio for AR stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.81. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.44. Price to Free Cash Flow for AR in the course of the last twelve months was 5.15 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.30.

Trading performance analysis for AR stock

Antero Resources Corporation [AR] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 4.54. With this latest performance, AR shares gained by 27.66% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 62.12% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 164.37% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for AR stock in for the last two-week period is set at 68.32, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 69.45, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 66.67 for Antero Resources Corporation [AR]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 21.63, while it was recorded at 25.60 for the last single week of trading, and 17.76 for the last 200 days.

Antero Resources Corporation [AR]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Antero Resources Corporation [AR] shares currently have an operating margin of +31.31 and a Gross Margin at +33.53. Antero Resources Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -2.85.

Return on Equity for this stock declined to -3.24, with Return on Assets sitting at -1.29.

Antero Resources Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.30 and a Current Ratio set at 0.30.

An analysis of insider ownership at Antero Resources Corporation [AR]

There are presently around $6,078 million, or 77.10% of AR stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of AR stocks are: FMR LLC with ownership of 28,521,103, which is approximately 9.358% of the company’s market cap and around 1.70% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 26,219,640 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $671.22 million in AR stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $586.88 million in AR stock with ownership of nearly 0.415% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Antero Resources Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 157 institutional holders increased their position in Antero Resources Corporation [NYSE:AR] by around 31,739,682 shares. Additionally, 139 investors decreased positions by around 31,846,379 shares, while 37 investors held positions by with 173,851,757 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 237,437,818 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. AR stock had 74 new institutional investments in for a total of 13,423,487 shares, while 40 institutional investors sold positions of 7,220,468 shares during the same period.