Marshall Wace North America L.P. Decreases Stock Position in GeoPark Ltd (NYSE:GPRK)

Marshall Wace North America L.P. decreased its holdings in GeoPark Ltd (NYSE:GPRK) by 40.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 11,610 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 7,779 shares during the quarter. Marshall Wace North America L.P.’s holdings in GeoPark were worth $201,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Macquarie Group Ltd. lifted its stake in GeoPark by 59.8% in the fourth quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 5,075 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $70,000 after acquiring an additional 1,900 shares during the last quarter. CarVal Investors LLC purchased a new position in GeoPark in the fourth quarter worth approximately $138,000. Victory Capital Management Inc. lifted its stake in GeoPark by 69.0% in the first quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 8,621 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $149,000 after acquiring an additional 3,520 shares during the last quarter. Barclays PLC lifted its stake in GeoPark by 57.1% in the fourth quarter. Barclays PLC now owns 16,002 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $221,000 after acquiring an additional 5,816 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Boston Partners purchased a new position in GeoPark in the first quarter worth approximately $241,000. 31.65% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Separately, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Zumiez from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 2nd.

Shares of NYSE:GPRK traded up $0.06 during trading on Friday, hitting $18.11. 112,586 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 133,503. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.11 billion, a PE ratio of 13.78 and a beta of 0.61. The company has a quick ratio of 1.08, a current ratio of 1.12 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.83. GeoPark Ltd has a 12-month low of $10.89 and a 12-month high of $21.74. The company has a 50 day moving average of $17.77.

GeoPark (NYSE:GPRK) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 8th. The oil and gas company reported $0.30 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.09. The business had revenue of $150.14 million during the quarter. GeoPark had a net margin of 11.75% and a return on equity of 50.69%.

GeoPark Profile

GeoPark Limited engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas reserves in Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, and Ecuador. 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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