Marshall Wace LLP reduced its position in shares of GeoPark Ltd (NYSE:GPRK) by 33.8% during the third quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 161,935 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 82,836 shares during the quarter. Marshall Wace LLP’s holdings in GeoPark were worth $3,303,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
A number of other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Putnam Investments LLC grew its holdings in GeoPark by 48.9% during the third quarter. Putnam Investments LLC now owns 321,467 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $6,558,000 after acquiring an additional 105,588 shares during the period. BlueMountain Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in GeoPark during the third quarter worth about $290,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC grew its holdings in GeoPark by 6.3% during the third quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 3,217,200 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $65,631,000 after acquiring an additional 191,997 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. grew its holdings in GeoPark by 0.4% during the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 2,378,610 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $48,524,000 after acquiring an additional 9,526 shares during the period. Finally, GSA Capital Partners LLP grew its holdings in GeoPark by 76.8% during the third quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 97,061 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $1,980,000 after acquiring an additional 42,174 shares during the period. 58.76% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
Separately, ValuEngine raised GeoPark from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 4th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $19.25.
GeoPark (NYSE:GPRK) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 6th. The oil and gas company reported $0.33 earnings per share for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $166.79 million for the quarter. GeoPark had a return on equity of 23.94% and a net margin of 6.23%.
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GeoPark Limited engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas reserves in Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Peru, and Argentina. As of December 31, 2017, the company had working and/or economic interests in 24 hydrocarbons blocks, as well as shallow-offshore concession in Brazil that includes the Manati Field.
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