News stories about Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Chesapeake Energy earned a coverage optimism score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 47.9215166467513 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Substandard Sales Growth Holds Back Upgrade of Chesapeake … – Investorplace.com (investorplace.com)
- Chesapeake Energy Co. (CHK) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- Substandard Sales Growth Holds Back Upgrade of Chesapeake Energy (CHK) Shares (investorplace.com)
- Cramer says the S&P 500's biggest 2017 losers could be prime for speculation (finance.yahoo.com)
- $1.20 Billion in Sales Expected for Chesapeake Energy Co. (CHK) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of Chesapeake Energy (CHK) traded up $0.08 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $4.05. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 28,452,900 shares, compared to its average volume of 25,750,000. The stock has a market capitalization of $3,680.00, a PE ratio of -6.98 and a beta of 2.16. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -4.17, a current ratio of 0.53 and a quick ratio of 0.53. Chesapeake Energy has a fifty-two week low of $3.41 and a fifty-two week high of $7.29.
CHK has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $4.00 price objective on Chesapeake Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Credit Suisse Group initiated coverage on Chesapeake Energy in a report on Monday, December 11th. They issued an “underperform” rating and a $3.00 price objective for the company. Scotiabank reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $5.00 price objective on shares of Chesapeake Energy in a report on Friday, November 3rd. ValuEngine downgraded Chesapeake Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. Finally, BMO Capital Markets set a $3.00 price objective on Chesapeake Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $5.15.
Chesapeake Energy Company Profile
Chesapeake Energy Corporation produces natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids (NGL) in the United States. It operates in two segments: Exploration and Production, and Marketing, Gathering and Compression. Exploration and production is engaged in finding and producing oil, natural gas and NGL. Marketing, gathering and compression is engaged in marketing, gathering and compression of oil, natural gas and NGL.
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