Monday, 20 November, 2017

Stock to Keep Your Eyes on: Chesapeake Energy Corp (CHK)

Chesapeake Energy Stock Wall Street Analysts’ Recommendations Two Stocks in Concentration: Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK), EQT Corporation (EQT)
Conrad Doyle | 15 November, 2017, 05:20

Two analysts have issued estimates for Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's earnings. It has been assigned a low target price of $24 and a high target price of $36.

Chesapeake Energy Corp (NYSE:CHK) as of recent trade, has shown weekly downbeat performance of -0.72% which was maintained at 6.96% in 1-month period. For the full year, analysts expect earnings to decline -1580% yoy to $0.74. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.09 EPS.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) reported sales (ttm) of 9 Billion, whereas, 7 number of analysts estimated the mean sale of 2224.37 million. Finally, Sidoti started coverage on Chesapeake Utilities Corporation in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Also, the Hold rating count is 9 as of 11/13/17. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a "buy" rating on shares of Chesapeake Energy Corporation in a report on Friday, July 21st. Chesapeake Energy Corporation posted earnings of $0.07 per share during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 228.6%.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) has a beta of 2.15, compared to a beta of 1 for the market, which implies that the stock's price movements are more extreme than the market as a whole.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in CPK.

Clear Harbor Asset Management Llc holds 1.17% of its portfolio in Chesapeake Utilities Corporation for 79,290 shares. At current levels, shares have been seen trading 1.74% away from the 20-day moving average. CHK institutional ownership is held at 67.5% while insider ownership was 1%. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 1,472,577 shares of the oil and gas exploration company's stock valued at $7,319,000 after acquiring an additional 250,972 shares during the last quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. increased its position in shares of Chesapeake Energy Corp.by 12.4% in the third quarter. Kennedy Capital Management Inc. now owns 144,753 shares of the utilities provider's stock worth $10,849,000 after buying an additional 55,216 shares during the period. A reading above 70 indicates that a stock is overvalued, and a reading below 30 implies that it is undervalued.

EPS is the portion of a company's profit allocated to each exceptional share of common stock. Based on an average daily volume of 43,248,266 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.3 days.

The company now has an insider ownership of 1 Percent and Institutional ownership of 67.5 Percent. If you are reading this news story on another website, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of US and worldwide copyright and trademark law. The legal version of this article can be read at https://www.truebluetribune.com/2017/11/14/chesapeake-utilities-corporation-cpk-expected-to-announce-quarterly-sales-of-148-10-million.html. Citadel Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation in the first quarter worth approximately $235,000. In the past 52 weeks the company's stock price has moved within the range of $3.41 to $8.20. The stock has a market cap of $1,310.00, a P/E ratio of 29.91, a P/E/G ratio of 4.74 and a beta of 0.26.

Price to Sale ratio of the company stands at 0.42 while Price to Book Ratio stands at 0.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 5th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 14th. Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's dividend payout ratio is presently 48.51%. The company now has a Return on Equity of 16.2% and a Return on Investment of -56.9%.

Chesapeake Energy Corp.is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the development, exploration, acquisition and production of onshore natural gas and oil reserves. The Company provides natural gas distribution and transmission; natural gas supply, gathering, processing and marketing; electric distribution and generation; propane distribution; propane and crude oil wholesale marketing; steam generation, and other energy-related services.

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