Are Gastar Exploration Inc (GST), Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp. (SNTA), and BASF SE (ADR) (BASFY) Smart Investment Options?
New York, NY – GDP INSIDER – 12/16/2014.
This day trading article provides an investment analysis of Gastar Exploration Inc(NYSEMKT:GST), Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp.(NASDAQ:SNTA), and BASF SE (ADR)(OTCMKTS:BASFY)
Gastar Exploration Inc(NYSEMKT:GST) declared monthly cash dividends on its Series A and Series B Preferred Stocks for the month of December. Payable on Dec. 31st to shareholders of record at the end of the trading day on Dec. 15th, 2014, the payment will be for a total of $0.179688 per share. The company traded for a new 52 week low of $2.20 yesterday before finishing the day at a closing price of $2.23 after a 12.55% loss of thirty-two cents. Gastar Exploration has a beta of 3.9, which indicates that the stock is 290% more volatile than the market.
Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp.(NASDAQ:SNTA) announced on Dec. 10th that it had granted inducement awards to its Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Chen Schor, and its Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Mark Schneebaum. Schor will received 150,000 shares of restricted common stock, which Schneebaum will receive 75,000 shares. Like Gastar Exploration, Synta Pharmaceuticals also traded for a new 52 week low of $2.57 yesterday. This figure is $4.65 below the company’s high of $7.22 for the same period. Simply put, the company is on the decline.
BASF SE (ADR)(OTCMKTS:BASFY) had a trading volume of 0.12 million yesterday, which is 0.04 million greater than the company’s three month average volume of 0.08 million. These figures indicate that investor interest in BASF SE is on the rise. The company has a price to earnings ratio (TTM) of $12.51 and an earnings per share (TTM) of $6.69. Its closing price of $83.71 is just $0.70 above BASF SE’s 52 week low of $83.01.
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