Eclipse Resources Corporation (NYSE:ECR) is now up 72.5% compared to a 12-month low of $1.6. We have seen the price to move -2.82% lower and get settled at $2.76 on Friday. At recent session, it appeared stuck in a range of $2.73 to $2.87. This company shares are 18.12% off its target price of $3.26 and the current market capitalization stands at $735.04M. The recent change has given its price a 12.63% lead over SMA 50 and -27.56% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed 10.4% gains, 21.05% gains and 13.58% gains for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found ECR’s volatility during a week at 6.85% and during a month it has been found around 8.57%.

Eclipse Resources Corporation (ECR) Top Holders

Institutional investors currently hold around $692 million or 77% in ECR stock. Look at its top three institutional owners. Encap Energy Capital Fund Ix, L.P. owns $206.89 million in Eclipse Resources Corporation, which represents roughly 28.15% of the company’s market cap and approximately 29.9% of the institutional ownership. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Encap Energy Capital Fund Viii, L.P., which owns 59,687,619 shares of the stock are valued at $169.51 million. The third largest holder is Encap Energy Capital Fund Viii Co-Investors, L.P., which currently holds $114.79 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents nearly 15.62% of its market capitalization.

Eclipse Resources Corporation 13F Filings

At the end of March 2017 reporting period, 60 institutional holders increased their position in Eclipse Resources Corporation (NYSE:ECR) by some 10,834,788 shares, 42 decreased positions by 7,310,633 and 23 held positions by 225,388,368. That puts total institutional holdings at 243,533,789 shares, according to SEC filings. The stock grabbed 22 new institutional investments totaling 5,880,854 shares while 14 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 4,228,938 shares.

Eclipse Resources Corporation (NYSE:ECR) Insider Trades

Multiple company employees have indulged in significant insider trading. Eclipse Resources Corporation disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that EVP & COO Tolmachev Oleg E has sold 20,000 shares of Eclipse Resources Corporation (ECR) in trading session dated Jun. 12, 2017. These shares are worth $46,000 and were traded at $2.3 each. The SEC filing shows that DeNezza Matthew R performed a sale of 30,000 shares. The EVP & CFO disposed these shares by way of transaction on May. 31, 2017. The company’s shares were given away at $2.3 per share worth to an income of some $69,000 on account of DeNezza Matthew R.

President and CEO, HULBURT BENJAMIN WARD, sold 75,000 common shares of Eclipse Resources Corporation (ECR) in the open market. In a transaction dated May. 24, 2017, the shares were put up for sale at an average price of $2.5, raking in a sum of $187,500. After this sale, 2,191,109 common shares of ECR are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $6,047,461.

In the transaction dated Mar. 14, 2017, the great number of shares disposed came courtesy the EVP & CFO; DeNezza Matthew R disposed a total of 63,770 shares at an average price of $2.24, amounting to approximately $142,845. The insider now directly owns 613,986 shares worth $1,694,601.

Eclipse Resources Corporation (ECR) Analyst Guide

Several analysts have released their opinion on Eclipse Resources Corporation (NYSE:ECR), with 2 analysts believing it is a strong buy. Whereas 5 of them predict the stock is a hold. Also, there are 0 buy, 0 sell and 0 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 2.43 average brokerage recommendation.

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