Antero Resources (AR) Reaches $20.14 After 4.00% Up Move; Lithia Motors (LAD) Shorts Lowered By 4.14%

January 23, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

Lithia Motors Incorporated (NYSE:LAD) had a decrease of 4.14% in short interest. LAD’s SI was 1.99 million shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 4.14% from 2.08M shares previously. With 164,700 avg volume, 12 days are for Lithia Motors Incorporated (NYSE:LAD)’s short sellers to cover LAD’s short positions. The SI to Lithia Motors Incorporated’s float is 8.59%. The stock decreased 0.88% or $1.1 during the last trading session, reaching $124.23. About 38,491 shares traded. Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) has risen 16.88% since January 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.18% the S&P500.

The stock of Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) is a huge mover today! The stock increased 3.92% or $0.76 during the last trading session, reaching $20.14. About 3.42 million shares traded or 4.48% up from the average. Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) has declined 15.15% since January 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 31.85% the S&P500.The move comes after 6 months positive chart setup for the $6.36 billion company. It was reported on Jan, 23 by Barchart.com. We have $20.95 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:AR worth $254.28M more.

Antero Resources Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas company, acquires, explores, produces, and develops natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil properties in the United States. The company has market cap of $6.36 billion. As of December 31, 2016, the firm had 616,000 net acres of gas and oil properties located in the Appalachian Basin in West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. It currently has negative earnings. It also owned and operated 213 miles of gas gathering pipelines in the Marcellus Shale; and 113 miles of low-pressure, high-pressure, and condensate pipelines in the Utica Shale.

Analysts await Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) to report earnings on February, 27. They expect $0.05 EPS, down 68.75% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.16 per share. AR’s profit will be $15.78 million for 100.70 P/E if the $0.05 EPS becomes a reality. After $-0.05 actual EPS reported by Antero Resources Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -200.00% EPS growth.

Among 28 analysts covering Antero Resources (NYSE:AR), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Antero Resources had 96 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, November 16 by Jefferies. The stock has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, September 8. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Thursday, October 5. The firm has “Accumulate” rating by Seaport Global given on Friday, December 9. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, July 21 by Robert W. Baird. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Jefferies on Monday, August 15. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of AR in report on Monday, November 6 with “Buy” rating. Credit Suisse maintained Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) on Monday, April 3 with “Buy” rating. Cowen & Co maintained Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) rating on Tuesday, September 12. Cowen & Co has “Hold” rating and $25.0 target. The firm has “Underweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Wednesday, December 9.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.17 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.19, from 1.36 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 31 investors sold Antero Resources Corporation shares while 71 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 84 raised stakes. 291.74 million shares or 5.36% more from 276.89 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cibc Asset Management invested 0% in Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage reported 67,398 shares. S&Co stated it has 21,296 shares. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Limited Liability stated it has 1.52% of its portfolio in Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR). Blackrock reported 0.01% in Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR). Caymus Cap Prtn L P reported 4.26 million shares. Aviva Public Ltd Company reported 138,390 shares. Retail Bank Of America De reported 2.76M shares. Fjarde Ap has 0.02% invested in Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR). Hartford Mgmt reported 270,728 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. Raymond James Services reported 0% stake. Hamilton Lane Advsr Limited Co reported 46,080 shares. Prudential reported 161,863 shares. Earnest Partners Limited Liability Company has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR). The New York-based Two Sigma Securities Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.03% in Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR).

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $77,768 activity. Yoo K. Phil had sold 3,785 shares worth $77,768.

Lithia Motors, Inc. operates automotive franchises, and retails new and used vehicles in the United States. The company has market cap of $3.10 billion. The firm operates in three divisions: Domestic, Import, and Luxury. It has a 15.11 P/E ratio. It sells new and used cars, replacement parts, vehicle service contracts, vehicle protection products, and credit insurance products; provides vehicle maintenance, warranty, paint, and repair services; and arranges related financing.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.18, from 1.19 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 18 investors sold Lithia Motors, Inc. shares while 72 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 57 raised stakes. 24.47 million shares or 4.95% less from 25.74 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Pacad Invest Limited holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) for 1,100 shares. New Amsterdam Limited New York reported 103,025 shares. Dimensional Fund Advisors L P invested in 977,749 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Rhumbline Advisers has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD). Comerica National Bank reported 0.04% of its portfolio in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD). Vanguard Gp reported 2.13 million shares. Teacher Retirement Sys Of Texas invested in 0% or 1,963 shares. Manufacturers Life Ins The has 39,616 shares. Huntington Retail Bank invested in 865 shares. Df Dent Inc reported 0.03% stake. Stifel stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD). Zacks Management owns 11,757 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Mesirow Financial Inv holds 1.36% or 171,410 shares in its portfolio. Texas Permanent School Fund holds 17,538 shares. Intrust Bancorporation Na has 0.08% invested in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD).

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